Mastering of assessment 2 to make it louder/ clearer.
Mix Bus Compression:
Master of Assessment 2:
Brief Assessment 2 Evaluation
The recording techniques AB, Decca tree, MS, XY, and ORTF went well when we recorded them. Though given the time I would have recorded them again because of the background noise picked by the talk-back. To improve further I feel that we could have experimented with the sound distance, but given time we rushed recording the our techniques because we started recording them as a group with Cris on the guitar, but then realized we had to do it individually. We did this in 40 mins as we were running out of studio time, however felt the recording demonstrated the different recording technique and the different/ varieties sound that could be achieved. Given time I would have recording again, so that there was no background noise.
In the mixing process I created the illusion of being in a concert hall with the use of reverb and I also used a compressor to even out the recordings. Then I experimented with the EQ to achieve sounds I liked from each technique. Mastering was exceptional, by adding a mix bus compression, Dither, limiter, Maximizer to get a loud recording. I think that the mixing and mastering can be improved with use of recording monitors and a ideal acoustic environment such as RT60 as I discussed in assessment one you usually have 2 people do each mastering and mixing. Assessment 2 overall went well.
1. ‘Blowin in the wind’ Bob Dylan – Clean acoustic sound
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2. ‘Thinking Out Loud’ Ed Sheeran – AB recording technique
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3. ‘Drifting’ Andy Mckee – Acoustic guitar in a big room for reverb
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