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AES Paris Mastering Seminar - all Gearslutz welcome!
Old 16th May 2006
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Nigel Jopson's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 15 years
AES Paris Mastering Seminar - all Gearslutz welcome!

Featuring Dan Weiss, Thomas Lund ... on Sunday, May 21st at 11:30 am there will be a Mastering seminar at the Paris AES Pro Audio Expo. The title of the seminar is: Mastering - Challenging the "hot CD." What's the problem and what's the solution?

There will be presentations from three speakers, with a panel discussion and audience questions afterwards. The speakers are as follows:

Daniel Weiss ( )
Daniel will be discussing audio integrity in the production chain. He will consider fixed point / floating point differences, clipping in SRCs, clipping in minimum phase filters, and other issues which compromise the integrity of audio in modern DAWs.

Thomas Lund ( )
Thomas will be previewing some new research he has done, looking at the clipping frequency in music over time, with examples of CD tracks which generate distortion and listener fatigue. Thomas will also discuss clipping in consumer DACs, at broadcast stations and in data reduction codecs.

Graeme Durham ( )
The Exchange is a three room/five engineer mastering facility in London, recent clients include The Streets, Paul Oakenfold, Goldie Lookin Chain, Royksopp, Maximo Park, Basement Jaxx, Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Lamb, Stereophonics, Dizzee Rascal, Sigur Ros & The Darkness. The Exchange is well known for it’s punchy masters, especially in the Dance/Urban and Rock genres. Graeme is not only a first-call ME, he also owns the facility and will present his views from the client-facing perspective of a top practitioner with a business to run.

At the conclusion of the seminar there will be a panel discussion with questions from the audience. All Gearslutz are welcome!

If you are unable to attend and have a question you would like to ask one of the speakers, please post it here. I will be introducing and moderating the seminar and, if there is time, I will put your question to the relevant speaker.
Old 18th May 2006
Old 18th May 2006
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Sounds great, Nigel. It seems everyone wants to talk about clipping.... which is only the "tip of the iceberg". Maybe the last "straw." :-). I'm sorry I can't make it.

Well, here's a diagram I drew, a little present to start another discussion perhaps.
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Old 18th May 2006 | Show parent
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Nigel Jopson's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 15 years
The lads at Resolution mag are sad their very own mastering guru lives too far away! But my name IS Nigel, so perhaps I can be a good stand-in MC.

DiBergi: "Why donโ€™t you just make 10 louder and make 10 be the top number, and make that a little louder?"

Nigel (after taking a moment to let this sink in): "These go to 11."
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