Hah! This is funny. Great site. I'll just forward all clients, who refuse to take off their squashed L2 on the mix bus before sending it here for mastering, to this silly website. They get what they want and save money.
A couple audio message-boards have found VLOUD. The genie is out of the bottle…online dsp. They’re, of course, not at all thrilled.
One “engineer” posted an image of a waveform after running a song through the site. It appears completely clipped. (yes if you run an Avril Lavigne song thru the DSP it will break up) But you can’t actually zoom in on the flat region to see what’s in reality a bunch of softly rounded waves. I can zoom in. It’s not clipped
This is an MP3 BETA site, with the most minimal feature set we could think of. We did this purposely. Why:
Because people LOVE sites like, MUXTAPE, VIRB, TUMBLR, etc. and they need easy access to online utilities exactly like VLOUD. “Damn song on my MUXTAPE is too soft”…go to VLOUD.
Now they don’t have to pay 300 to 600 dollars to digi, WAVES (especially), sonnox, to get fantastic results, online.
Would I master a record on VLOUD’s BETA, low-res, three-flavor site? No, it currently only processes MP3’s silly. Stay with me on the plot guys.
Would I run a song thru it, stranded on some DAW-less PC, to post on MUXTAPE, VIRB, or TUMBLR? Yes. Why, because it’ll sound better on a lot of lowest common denominator systems (mac speakers) and it’s FREE.
Wow, I've just send a client's new single and it turned out to be 'much' better what any ME can do! A little eq and it is done. I knew that it had to be that simple. lol great find, but it is hilarious you had to make it clear that's a joke!
wow you really did that for SEVEN times!? Cool track. Listening to the original after the 7th version was like waking from a LSD infused hallucinogenic dream. Maybe ppl would be addicted to that sound, it may be the next big thing
Actually, I'm working on a new limiter plugin, which you guys will probably be very interested in. It's called DeathLim. It can actually make mixes so loud that they can kill people. You'll have to sign a waiver during the purchase process. I assume no responsibility wrt to how this plugin will be used. So far it seems to remain under the RADAR screen of regulatory agencies, and careful use of campaign contributions should help keep it there, hence there's a $1000 surcharge on the product for that purpose.
Unlike other products, which are limited to full scale, this product actually uses a revolutionary process that sucks quietness out from above the 0dB mark, i.e. it removes latent quietness that other products leave in place, even when they have hit the 0dB full scale peak. By removing this excess quietness from the room, the user can be made to pyscho-accoustically experience effectively unlimited loudness levels. We have shown in the lab that this process releases certain flight response hormones in the listener that greatly increase listener excitement, but which paradoxically leave them unable to take proactive steps to reduce the volume level, preventing effective competition from other playlist material.
We are very excited about this product and the technical breakthroughs it represents. We feel that DeathLim will push the mastering profession into the 21st centry and break the restrictive boundaries of the full scale that have prevented mastering engineers from acheiving the ultimate results that they have been striving for.
this product actually uses a revolutionary process that sucks quietness out from above the 0dB mark, i.e. it removes latent quietness that other products leave in place, even when they have hit the 0dB full scale peak.
I'm reminded of the character in the remake of The Italian Job (2003) who wants to use his share of the loot to buy loudspeakers so powerful they'll blow the clothes off a bimbo twice his height.
The DeathLim may put this within reach for all of us, for which we owe Dean a hearty handshake.
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