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I suggest going with the TV-style mix. In which, I usually take the 85 SPL theatric mix, boost it by 6dB, slight remixing where necessary, and have a brickwall at -3dB for good measure to ensure nothing clips (TV often brickwalls dialogue around -10dB, but since it's for web-based display, I allow myself up to about -3dB. Going about 6dB hotter than ...


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In the UK, Masters level courses in arts subjects -tend- to focus more on theory/concept than the technical aspects; its generally expected that you know those already, and that what you're doing is of a personal research nature. I know that Edinburgh's course is fairly 'conceptually' focussed, for example. The balance of that may vary among these courses, ...


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Interesting question. I can understand your difficulty in making a decision. However I feel that you are overlooking the fact that you probably won't learn a whole lot, simply because you already have learned in practice. Most University courses I know focus a lot on technical aspects, that's not exactly what you need. (That is an impressive list of skills, ...


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as a general advice, i found this post very useful: http://audiocookbook.org/guidelines-for-making-a-sound-design-demo-reel/ good luck!


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I would go even further and compress/limit everything to -1.1 dB. I'm sure a lot of fellows won't agree but I'd rather have one showreel aimed at the web with these specs, and a separate one for the professionals which includes headroom and does not generate any loudness conflicts.


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