In this video Freddie from Distinct Mastering explains what bit depths and sample rates are and why they matter in your recordings. Understanding sample rate and bit depth is a crucial step in the music production process. Some of our clients do not know the differences or sometimes send us files that vary in sample rates, causing problems with importing the files into another session.
You don’t want to get caught in this mess so make sure you check this video out if you need an understanding on the subject. This is part one of a two part series and we hope you enjoy learning about bit depths and sample rates.
In this video Freddie from Distinct Mastering discusses dynamics in electronic music and why dynamics are important. This is part of a two part video series about dynamics so if you missed last weeks video on What Dynamics Mean In Music then be sure to check that out. The video shows an example of a song he mastered for a client that had a loud master. He explains why he provides another master for streaming platforms if his clients request a loud master. A small example is shown of what could be happening to your music if you’re supplying loud masters to streaming platforms. Don’t let all the punch and clarity of your recordings get lost. Make sure you understand how mastering can affect this important detail.
In this video Freddie from Distinct Mastering explains what dynamics mean in music. He then shows examples of why dynamics are important. In today’s world where streaming platforms reign king, dynamics can affect how your music is affected by the loudness normalization. Streaming platforms use loudness normalization to control the end users volume. As a result the volume of songs uploaded to the platform can get turned up or down depending on the target level the platform is trying to achieve. Mastering with dynamics for streaming platforms is important. For instance, it is very common for songs to lose all the punch and clarity by crushing the dynamics and supplying that file to streaming platforms. As a result, make sure you’re not one of the victims of the loudness normalization. This video goes over the basics of what you need to know about music dynamics and why they can be important to pay attention to.
In this video Freddie from Distinct Mastering show’s you how to avoid mistakes when hiring a mastering engineer and gives seven tips to help you avoid audio mastering scams. Mastering is not a one size fits all approach, every song or album must be given the proper care and attention to detail that it deserves.