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Jeremih - Birthday Sex awful master. Explanation?
Old 7th July 2019
Gear Head

Jeremih - Birthday Sex awful master. Explanation?

Hey all,

I've been listening to this sexy number as a reference for a film but it's quite tough due to the almost unbearable clipping in the track:

I think it's actually even worse on Spotify and mp3 from iTunes. I can't find a CD copy.

Can anyone offer any kind of explanation? I can't stop thinking about it!!!
Old 7th July 2019
Gear Head

It's doing my nut in. One explanation offered was that it may have been super hastily remastered for streaming services etc but I'm not satisfied with that.

Last edited by skillbard; 7th July 2019 at 02:14 PM..
Old 7th July 2019
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It's from 2009... sounds not too bad for that kind of music from then, a lot of what your ears don't like might be applied by design.
They probably took the full scale CD masters for streaming what caused clipping in conversion process.
I don't think it has to do with the master itself.
Old 8th July 2019
Gear Head

Right! So you agree with the other suggestion.

Yeah, agree mix/master sounds decent.

Wow, how disappointing.
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