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Saturday
Jun282008

Using Speaker Impulse Responses for Mix Portability

When mixing and/or mastering for distribution via mp3, I generally want the mix to be reasonably portable – sure it sounds good on the monitors, but how about an ancient boom box, car stereo, and the modern ipod litmus test?

It seems like people deal with this in a number of ways: keep an inventory of playback systems in the studio (doesn’t work for me – I’m going for a very light-weight and minimal gear setup these days); dash about, to various playback systems and listening environments (probably the most authentic – but the time lag between trying a new eq setting and hearing the results is brutal).

I’m still dashing – but I started using the following technique to mix for portability:

First, get an audio unit or vst (I’m on a Mac) that has relatively flexible support for handling impulse responses. I really like the following, it’s easy to use, it’s functionality is general, it sounds good, and it’s stable:

LAConvolver from Lernvall Audio 

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Second, download this fantastic set of Speaker impulse responses:

Impulse Responses by Fokke van Saane

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Put LAConvolver as the last plugin on your Mix buss, and start auditioning your mix with a number of captured speakers and environments (Car radio, Small boom box, Tube radio (?!), Intercom speaker (?!), and so on)!

Tuesday
Jun172008

Distraction - Flock - Social Web Browser

Flock - Social Web BrowserInstalled - trying it out - testing it's blog capabilities. Certainly capable of accelerating waste of time.Flock
Blogged with the Flock Browser

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Sunday
Jun082008

Visualization of ccMixter Remix Relationships

Fascinating visualizations of relationships on ccMixter at Visualizations of remix culture:

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Found via http://hoikoinoi.wordpress.com/tag/ccmixter/

Thursday
May292008

A New Home for ccMixter - Request For Proposals

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Sometime ago - ccMixter - thinking about where to go - was posted on Lessig. In addition, there was a good amount of discussion at ccMixter. Around that time, I was working on my first ccMixter remix - eager to participate in this exciting and vibrant music community. I've been ignoring the possibility of this change - as I had really enjoyed something vaguely similar, which ended up someplace very different. I really like ccMixter - change is inevitable - I'm eternally optimistic:

ccMixter to the max: Request For Proposals

Saturday
May242008

Rain Lament (Pretty Mix) Music bed for Munich Airport Visitors Park

Via ccMixterblog - a video by ibogi, using Rain Lament (Pretty Mix) ft. Kaer Trouz:

Link: sevenload.com

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