25. mar. 2011

Loudness War Vs. Sales: The-Truth - Bringing Dynamics Back To Music

Loudness War Vs. Sales: The-Truth

On November 4, 2010, Earl Vickers presented his research paper at the 129th AES Convention in San Francisco with clear evidence that there is no connection between loudness and sales. (See the video below.)

Earl is the first to admit that further research is need on the subject, but his conclusions are striking. Here are a few:

  • Loudness is not correlated with sales figures
  • Loudness has almost no affect on listeners preferences when comparing different songs
  • Listeners tend to dislike the side-effects of hyper-compression, and prefer more dynamic music
  • Content trumps loudness, especially on the radio

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Dynamic Range Day 2011

Here's a short little bass theme I wrote for (or inspired by) the event.

Theme for Ian

I highly recommend that you check out http://dynamicrangeday.co.uk/ to read more about the subject.

If you care about music then you care about the dynamic range. Right? ;)

Spread the word:

Dynamic music sounds better !

NO MORE Loudness War

Join us on March 25th for the Competition and Award announcements


Follow the discussion on Twitter:


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Theme for Ian - moody bass theme in 7/8 for #DRD11

Theme for Ian by siggidori

This is a short little improvised theme I wrote for (or was inspired by) Ian Shepherd and his Dynamic Range Day 2011 project and challenge (@DynamicRangeDay and #DRD11 on Twitter)

The bass line is played on my fretted Lakland 5 string as are the harmonized lead lines. The harmonics where played on my fretless Zon Sonus 4 str. bass.

No loops were used. Few punch-ins and clean ups.

All bass parts were recorded directly to Pro Tools 9 through a Demeter VTDB-2b Tube Direct (boost ON). Fresh set of Lo-Riders strings from DR on the Lakland bass. The Zon bass also has DR strings, probably Hi-Beams, not as fresh though :)

Plugins used on all tracks when mixing:
Reel Tape Saturation (from Avid)
Digi EQ (mostly cuts, HPF, LPF, minor HF boost on the harmonics)
SPL TwinTube
Massey's Tape-Head
VintageWarmer & oldTimer from PSP
The Glue (buss compressor) from Cytomic.

Plugins used for mastering:
MEqualizerLinearPhase, MStereoProcessor, MMultiBandDynamics, MDynamicsLimiter from: Melda Producions http://www.meldaproduction.com/mmasteringbundle/

... oh and the dynamic range:

Peak value: -2.38 dB -2.10 dB
Avg RMS: -14.19 dB -14.01 dB
DR channel: 9.73 dB 9.63 dB

Official DR value: DR10

Enjoy and share!

Also available on last.fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Sigurdór+Guðmundsson/_/Theme+for+Ian

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1. mar. 2011

Twitter for Musicians | via Make It In Music

Twitter for Musicians

Twitter for Musicians the Basics Twitter for Musicians

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This page collates all our most important posts on Twitter for Musicians and gives you a handy reference for best practice in Twitter music marketing.

Our very comprehensive guide entitled ‘Top Twitter tips for Musicians‘ is where you should start as it covers everything you need to know about how Twitter should be a key part of your online music promotion in plenty of detail.

A musician who has never used Twitter should be able to read this series of posts and be amongst the best users of Twitter for music promotion and marketing.

Top Twitter Tips for Musicians is a six part series of posts.

Top Twitter Tips for Musicians – the Basics – Part 1

Top Twitter Tips for Musicians – Interaction – Part 2

Top Twitter Tips for Musicians – Facebook, Pictures & Video – Part 3

Top Twitter Tips for Musicians – Help, Lists & URL’s – Part 4

Top Twitter Tips for Musicians – Involvement & Music – Part 5

Top Twitter Tips for Musicians – TweetDeck, Hootsuite & TweetAdder – part 6

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Bass player, father, husband, band member, musician, son, brother, hobby photographer, friend, coffee drinker,
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