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[ music] Whale - Desert

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new remixed and mastered version.
https://soundcloud.com/peter-van-de-woestijne/whale
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Hello
I've been a fan of your music and this one is very good indeed . Reminds me of my own piece Humpback of Waterdame which like your piece was about whales ,so yeah I liked your piece very much. the synth in the second part was a little on the harsh side taking the chill away a little bit. was that intentional? anyhow even with that, it was great. ;)
here's a link to my song, I had added a little BBC footage to accompany it as well (I hope it's within copyright usage laws).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfGATN9 ... reload=101

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Thanks Masoomi for listening and your reply.
I am experimenting with a different workflow . I prepare and mix an ableton project realtime mixing and exporting it into cubase and add tracks there.
I try not to use any quantisation . Currently i am studying on improving my mastering. Use Wavelab 10 for that. I don't want my music becoming loud and try not to join the loudness hype. Mastering tutorials are great on the sound on sound channel on you tube so there's a lot to learn.

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Hi Peter, beautiful, once again. It all flows in an ambient way, which is what you're after. One thing I noticed is that starting at 2:32, there is a crackle introduced, which I hear up until about 4 minutes. From the standpoint of mastering, I am no expert. But I would say that your overall piece is lower in volume than others. No problem for me. I use Izotope, not Wavelab. I would agree with Masoomi that the introduction of the synth was a little harsh. Second time through with the synth was milder. I'm not against quantizing per se, but I don't hear anything that bothers me in that respect, so it's good. Thanks for posting. I hope there's a day where you, Masoomi, and I can meet at the Leidseplein for a beer to have a deeper discussion.
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thanx for the excellent ears ! you're right there is a digital crackle I think from the spdf connection between my Motu mk4 and my older motu A/I 20 with an in the mean time obsolete motu 308 device. So I wil change my workflow and wil give it another try importing the files in a different way.
I think my loss of hi frequent sounds due to age I fear😔 is worse than I thought .
So i will remove the track and come up with a better version later.
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My high frequency hearing may not be any better than yours; it was very faint. I have found in some of the live recordings of my band that there are hums and crackles, and they're usually masked by other stuff, but I thought it might help to mention one other mastering tool that I use: Izotope RX6. There's a newer version, but I have version 6. I originally got it for some of my classical concert recordings, and found it to be really really good at eliminating hums from heating, a/c systems, and in one venue, the LED lighting system. I even used it to remove coughs from a 20 minute piece, but that was a painstaking effort! Then when working on some band recordings, I noticed hums in certain instruments, and it's like an eraser. Just takes the hum out with almost no impact to the original sound. There's a de-crackle plug in; I'll bet it would eliminate it completely.
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changed the workflow exporting Ableton as stem files into cubase and remixed it.
Mastering it with wavelab, experimenting with the gain strukture, EQ and loudness.
A complex but interesting process, still a lot to learn.!
new uploaded file in soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/peter-van-de-woestijne/whale
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Music to chill by, this sent me off way above the clouds, very relaxing and don't we all just love wales..
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Peter, great job on the whole thing. I've been watching the SoS Mastering Essentials YouTubes as well. Kinda makes you want to get the latest WaveLab. I have an old WaveLab Elements version from a long time ago, but I am using Izotope now. Anyway, the composition is exactly what you want it to be, and the the recording is pristine. Just love it.
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shadowfax wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:31 am
Music to chill by, this sent me off way above the clouds, very relaxing and don't we all just love whales..
https://soundcloud.com/knmac ... Cubase 10.5..Windows 10..Intel Core i9 9900K Coffee Lake Refresh 3.6GHz Eight Core 1151 Socket Overclockable Processor, WD Black WDS250G3X0C SN750 - 250GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, ASRock AMD Radeon RX580 8GB OC Phantom Gaming D Dual Fan Graphics Card,
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Very Nice Peter, great use of sounds and build ups etc. Sorta of like waves moving in and out...bottom end was very warm too!
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