• Philip Zen posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    i’m more scared that they will tailor the winners to not spend a fortune in prize shipments, it’s not an hard thing to do: when in doubt between 2 winners who are close but one is clearly better, it’s a matter of “taste” to choose one over the other, i would not even blame them, i never saw an american contest with heavy prizes with no “US only…[Read more]

    • The Winners announced on Michael’s Channel in a few days! Loads of songs to go through, Michael just sent me his short list that he confirmed with David and it’s wonderful!

  • Philip Zen posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you!

  • Philip Zen posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you!

  • Philip Zen posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you! I was really fighting myself that it would sound too strange, but coming from a very extreme kind of electronic music i wanted to put my impression on the mix with that, i’m happy you like it! It wasn’t so crazy after all.

  • Philip Zen posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you! yeah the old voice level conundrum. I was actually counting on the mastering phase for that cause usually i see that voice, being already so massively present in a mix, tent to jump up fast when you start multi band compressing their frequency area, but there were so many other instruments i wanted to be able to hear and so i choose…[Read more]

  • Philip Zen posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    None taken, i’m not a pro. Thank you for your explanation, so much better than mine, i’m not English mother thong and you made me realise after, that amplitude is a precise term to explain “volume”, i didn’t mean it like that, but more like “you have more space where to put you audio wave” (in Italian amplitude is “ampiezza” which is width in…[Read more]

    • Philip, I think you understand this stuff pretty well, and I totally understand the language issues. That said, I’d like to help clarify some terms used in audio. Many people use the words “Level”, “Amplitude”, “Volume”, and “Loudness” as if they mean the same things. Two of them do – the other two don’t. In audio, “Level” only applies to…[Read more]

  • Philip Zen posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    if i understood your question: working on 16 or 24 bit has a massive difference in results. Steve Albini, who never has a good word for digital (kinda), said that 16 bit can’t achive sufficent results while 24 bit is something even he found sonicly legit. even if at the end, we still live in the loudness war era, and loudness means amplitude, and…[Read more]

    • With all due respect, your description of the advantages of higher bit rates is completely wrong. 24-bit does NOT mean “more amplitude” – it ONLY means more dynamic range, which results in less of the distortion caused by quantization. The output of a 24-bit, 16-bit, and even 8-bit signal peaking at 0dBFS will be exactly the same amplitude.…[Read more]

      • I sent that question to Philip. I didn’t see yours answer TCMixpro- Im reading now.

      • None taken, i’m not a pro. Thank you for your explanation, so much better than mine, i’m not English mother thong and you made me realise after, that amplitude is a precise term to explain “volume”, i didn’t mean it like that, but more like “you have more space where to put you audio wave” (in Italian amplitude is “ampiezza” which is width in…[Read more]

        • Philip, I think you understand this stuff pretty well, and I totally understand the language issues. That said, I’d like to help clarify some terms used in audio. Many people use the words “Level”, “Amplitude”, “Volume”, and “Loudness” as if they mean the same things. Two of them do – the other two don’t. In audio, “Level” only applies to…[Read more]

      • So if understood correctly. 16 bit or 8 bit means- less dynamic range which results in more of the distortion caused by quantization but 24 or 32-means more dynamic range which results in less of the distortion caused by quantization. So if we in the session with 16 bit we have to be careful with level and noise(dynamic range) but 24 bit doesn’t…[Read more]

    • So 24 is better than 16? So 32 bit is better than 24 – I’m guessing.You said “dynamic”. You mean
      range of sound dynamics, volume dynamics range, noise dynamic range? What exactly? And if put three the same tracks to the session but 16bit,24 bit,32 bit- will we be able to hear differences because you said it is massive difference?Would you like…[Read more]

      • Stated simply: YES. Mix your stuff in 24-bit if you can. The final mix will sound better, not because it will be louder, but because it will have less distortion. “Dynamic Range” refers to the range between the softest and loudest parts. In the digital domain, more dynamic range means the signal is described by more numbers, and more numbers means…[Read more]

  • Oh yeah!! I made it, i fought the entire night trying to remove some artifacts/clicks coming from the mastering plugins but no luck! I just bumped the level to the Spotify standard and hope for the best. Good luck everybody!

    • Cool mix!

    • 16 bit or 24 bit is that matter when we mixing?

      • if i understood your question: working on 16 or 24 bit has a massive difference in results. Steve Albini, who never has a good word for digital (kinda), said that 16 bit can’t achive sufficent results while 24 bit is something even he found sonicly legit. even if at the end, we still live in the loudness war era, and loudness means amplitude, and…[Read more]

        • With all due respect, your description of the advantages of higher bit rates is completely wrong. 24-bit does NOT mean “more amplitude” – it ONLY means more dynamic range, which results in less of the distortion caused by quantization. The output of a 24-bit, 16-bit, and even 8-bit signal peaking at 0dBFS will be exactly the same amplitude.…[Read more]

          • I sent that question to Philip. I didn’t see yours answer TCMixpro- Im reading now.

          • None taken, i’m not a pro. Thank you for your explanation, so much better than mine, i’m not English mother thong and you made me realise after, that amplitude is a precise term to explain “volume”, i didn’t mean it like that, but more like “you have more space where to put you audio wave” (in Italian amplitude is “ampiezza” which is width in…[Read more]

            • Philip, I think you understand this stuff pretty well, and I totally understand the language issues. That said, I’d like to help clarify some terms used in audio. Many people use the words “Level”, “Amplitude”, “Volume”, and “Loudness” as if they mean the same things. Two of them do – the other two don’t. In audio, “Level” only applies to…[Read more]

          • So if understood correctly. 16 bit or 8 bit means- less dynamic range which results in more of the distortion caused by quantization but 24 or 32-means more dynamic range which results in less of the distortion caused by quantization. So if we in the session with 16 bit we have to be careful with level and noise(dynamic range) but 24 bit doesn’t…[Read more]

        • So 24 is better than 16? So 32 bit is better than 24 – I’m guessing.You said “dynamic”. You mean
          range of sound dynamics, volume dynamics range, noise dynamic range? What exactly? And if put three the same tracks to the session but 16bit,24 bit,32 bit- will we be able to hear differences because you said it is massive difference?Would you like…[Read more]

          • Stated simply: YES. Mix your stuff in 24-bit if you can. The final mix will sound better, not because it will be louder, but because it will have less distortion. “Dynamic Range” refers to the range between the softest and loudest parts. In the digital domain, more dynamic range means the signal is described by more numbers, and more numbers means…[Read more]

    • Nice sounds and balanced mix!

    • Love the chord change in “I don’t think we can be…” also great sonics. Vocals are a little far back for my taste.

      • Thank you! yeah the old voice level conundrum. I was actually counting on the mastering phase for that cause usually i see that voice, being already so massively present in a mix, tent to jump up fast when you start multi band compressing their frequency area, but there were so many other instruments i wanted to be able to hear and so i choose…[Read more]

    • Great remix Philip! Very tasteful additions and balance.

      • Oh yeah forgot, love the changes in the middle with “I don’t think we can be friends…” where there’s a vocoder effect. Really creative and great sounding change there.

        • Thank you! I was really fighting myself that it would sound too strange, but coming from a very extreme kind of electronic music i wanted to put my impression on the mix with that, i’m happy you like it! It wasn’t so crazy after all.

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