Audio demos of equipment question
« on: March 29, 2021, 10:13:49 AM »

Didn't know where to place this question...

Audio demos of audio hardware we all build, ¿should be mastered? (audio mastering), ¿or not?

Let's say i've built a mixer, made a mix with it, (Raw mix). ¿should i get the mix mastered or not?

I want to clarify that the final audio will end up as a stereo 24bits 44.1khz file at soundcloud, and also be included in a vídeo for Youtube.

So, i have two options:

1. YES. Mastering will not do harm the audio much.

2. NO. Mastering will do imprint a tone to the mix.

¿What is your opinion on this?, maybe i'm overthinking... ???

Jay x

abbey road d enfer

Re: Audio demos of equipment question
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 10:24:13 AM »
There are several aspects in mastering.
One aspect is conformity, i.e. making sure the program respects the restrictions of the final media. In particular some media/broadcasters apply restrictions to the Dynamic Range. And indeed the max level cannot be higher than 100% fs.
The other is more an aesthetic choice. Many people are not confident enough in their capability of producing a ready-to-broadcast product, so rely on a new set of ears to make adjustments
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
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Re: Audio demos of equipment question
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 06:24:19 PM »
If you are trying to creeate an audio demo of the mixer, then mastering will interfere with that so I would avaoid it.

I have made a demo recording of one of my EQs in action. I definitely do not need anyone to master that.



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