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"diagonal clipping" in recent pop music productions?

This is just a limited (or clipped through distortion) sound wave added through the normal mixing process, to a lower frequency soundwave. I've created a simple example to demonstrate what I mean. ...
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is there a common low-end level for a song?

Here, is there any common low-end level that every song should has? No or Does it just set by ear? Yes. In fact, it should be set by ear, not by eyes. Don't bother with what the spectrum analyzer ...
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What are important considerations when mixing and mastering a track for vinyl distribution?

This is a very big topic, I will start by redirecting you to a very useful site/article: Mastering for Vinyl from Recording magazine. Also I would like to state that I'm not a mastering engineer, I'...
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Can compressed music files be adequately recovered by remastering?

GIGO [garbage in, garbage out] does apply... ...however - a good mix, master or especially restoration engineer could pull apparent newness out of a low quality file - that's essentially the same ...
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Logic Pro X / Mastering / Volume / Soundcloud

"I mix everything as loud as possible". There is your problem. Right there. Mixing music is not about making it "loud". If you think it is, you are focussing on the wrong thing entirely. There are ...
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"diagonal clipping" in recent pop music productions?

You will note that this emulates the effect of a DC blocking capacitor, in a record player on clipped vinyl... i.e. no 0Hz being passed. This waveform's clipping slopes exclusively the same way, ...
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Is mastering music with some automated mastering program as good as mastering by professional humans nowadays?

No. There is actually no true AI in the world at this time. Everything that is called “AI” is actually just machine learning. These are systems that are given basic algorithms and then trained on a ...
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Should I start mixing my first ever produced track?

Let me start by saying mixing is an art by itself. If you're passionate about making music and producing it end-to-end you should learn how to mix, on the other hand, if you're passionate about ...
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Song mix sounds differently in computer and mobile phone

You have kind of answered your own question. You don't have monitors. The difference between monitors and home (Hi-Fi) speakers is that the first are designed to be as flat as possible. By flat we ...
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44100 Hz encoded in 24bit vs 16bit

It seems that as defined by the CDDA Red Book, CD quality is 16 bit with a maximum sample rate of 44.1 kHz. I understand 44.1kHz was chosen due to human hearing limitations so I assume 16 bit was ...
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Why does my sound so dull?

Vocals sound a little dry to me, maybe add some subtle reverb or delay. The method of EQing you're doing sounds right. Dullness usually comes from a lack of top end, maybe add a couple of DBs of top ...
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Why would different releases of the same song sometimes be out-of-sync?

It depends on how the "length" is measured. Exactly where does a song "end" that is faded out at the tail (as most popular music seems to be)? Or classical music where the venue ambience is included ...
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How to make tracks louder in Logic Pro X?

In Logic Pro, you have the option to normalize your track when you bounce. Normalizing is where the volume of the entire track is adjusted so that the loudest point is at full loudness (0dB), and ...
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Can compressed music files be adequately recovered by remastering?

Mp3 is a lossy compression format, the removal of frequencies is permanent. There are lossless files such as flac files which 'pack' the file down to a smaller file size that can then be 'unpacked'. ...
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Amplitude Too Low?

From what I can tell your sources sound just fine! You should definitely not record "hotter", i.e. with more gain. And the mixes are in general balanced - I'd be a little harder with compressors here ...
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Learning sound engineering, mixing and mastering, the hard way

Bro, it's a looong journey. There are no short cuts, and you'll never learn it all. But you can learn to be a competent mixer and recording artist. Forget mastering for the time being. Mastering is a ...
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How to blend vocals into music using Adobe Audition

You question is actually a pretty relevant and meaningful one. In order to blend vocals with muse you should apply a couple of principles: mix every siingle parameter of the music in quite a ...
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Ableton Live bypasses 3rd party plugins when exporting tracks to audio

After many headaches I finally found the answer: it has to do with a mismatch between global and export Sample Rate settings. Here is how to fix the issue: Go to Ableton Live's Preferences / Audio ...
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What steps I need to make and what equipment to use to make mastering of piano music?

Steps: Select music Rehearse music Record music. Not unusual to have several takes of each piece. Mix. Cut and glue together best parts of takes. Master. Apply EQ, dynamics. Add metadate. Export in ...
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Is mastering music with some automated mastering program as good as mastering by professional humans nowadays?

You be the judge. Will AI be as good? Well one should ask ones target audience. However that is not a thing that can be done preemptively. Only you can judge how much an AI can enhance your work. ...
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How do I use Adobe Audition for Spatial Audio Mixing?

You will need a set of plugins/tools that allow you to up-mix mono and stereo files to B-Format. This will usually involve orientation of the incoming signal around three planes (pitch, roll, yaw). ...
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Should I start mixing my first ever produced track?

Mixing and editing a track is comprised mostly of copying and pasting waves! and getting transitions! to sound good. To do this your deleting, adding, reordering minuscule waves or whole sections ...
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Should I start mixing my first ever produced track?

I agree wholeheartedly with @frcake's answer. I'll just add on some additional thoughts. If you are interested in learning to mix, but you want to get this particular track done quickly, I would ...
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How to crossfade between more tracks in Ableton Live?

It turns out that you can actually import Audio From another track -- using a Compressor Sidechain 'Audio From' -- then clicking the blue headphone, preview button. Not sure if there's a better way, ...
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How to blend vocals into music using Adobe Audition

what you are talking about is an effects chain, which usually consists of Equalization and Dynamics at the very least - the order of which is often personal preference. Again, this is an ear-...
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Learning sound engineering, mixing and mastering, the hard way

Hmm well, mixing is by nature a try and error procedure. Think of it like a function with an input and some output. The reason i put it this way is because the engineer knows the a lot of functions ...
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How to make tracks louder in Logic Pro X?

One suggestion I have, which is not a complete process of mastering but would usually be a part of it, is to add a limiter to the master track and boost the gain. This will allow you to increase the ...
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What is the difference between staged limitting and normal limitting?

There's a Compressor by FMR audio, called RNC , this compressor has a "Super-Nice" Mode , while this is not a 100% limiter, a limiter is just a very fast compressor (in simple terms). So , i have no ...
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Can compressed music files be adequately recovered by remastering?

You could take a look at Zynaptiq Unchirp and Unfilter, but they are expensive options. It's not guaranteed to work but it's an option worth demoing. It really depends on how important these files are ...
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