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Vote SOS ON-LINE MASTERING Blind Test : The Resistance

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:51 am

Vote for what you consider to be the 'best mastered' version of this track
The WAV files are available on SOS DVD003 included with the MARCH 2006 issue of SOUND ON SOUND magazine.
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Re: Vote SOS ON-LINE MASTERING Blind Test : The Resistance

Postby E D » Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:14 pm

and on this, number 2 has my vote. It too me sounds the fullest. The difference between the original and the master 2, is of the greatest improvement. The original has a very small sound. a couple of the masters i think emphasized this, and came away with an even boxier sound. But it sounds like number 2 here I think had conciously worked on correcting it.
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Re: Vote SOS ON-LINE MASTERING Blind Test : The Resistance

Postby AustinJohn » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:34 pm

And yet again it said I'd voted which I hadn't. My choice is #2.

Great concept and great article. Unfortunate that after spending a couple of hours listening and comparing the system failed. (But PLEASE keep those DVD's coming! They're fabulous!)
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Re: Vote SOS ON-LINE MASTERING Blind Test : The Resistance

Postby Landman » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:00 pm

Terrible mix to work on, IMHO. The low end is undefined (bass?? bassdrum?? low tones of guitar??). Impossible to correct in mastering.
The singer is very uneven. Boosting/compressing the singers frequencies helps, but often distorts (master 2 & 6).
I voted for 1, because it sounded most natural and warm. Though I doubted for choosing master 2 (aggressive sound with the singer more present).


After two hours of intensive listening, I don't have any courage anymore to examine the other songs. Maybe later.
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Re: Vote SOS ON-LINE MASTERING Blind Test : The Resistance

Postby Guy Johnson » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:36 pm

I voted for 5
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Re: Vote SOS ON-LINE MASTERING Blind Test : The Resistance

Postby MBSound » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:39 pm

My vote goes to nr.2 Baltic Fleet, as with the other masterings of the other numbers i've listen too, I think this one has the most 'breath' in the low end and still a clear and polished mid and high spectrum, with a nice wide stereo-image.
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Re: Vote SOS ON-LINE MASTERING Blind Test : The Resistance

Postby MBSound » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:53 pm

Question, have i actually voted now, ... i've added my post as i couldn't find any tick-boxes with a submit vote button anywhere?
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Re: Vote SOS ON-LINE MASTERING Blind Test : The Resistance

Postby Mich H » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:24 am

#2 - by far the most massive and exclusive treatment!
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