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I use Ozone 5 for mastering and I like it. I have 6 and didn't care for the changes. Didn't add much and the functionality was too much for my small brain to handle. Bottom line, I fear change...but love upgrading... it's an issue.
#466 Posted Fri 03 Apr, 2015 8:53 pm
Fear change but love delimma.
#467 Posted Fri 03 Apr, 2015 9:12 pm
Soundcloud and the online mastering site "LANDR" have started a new joint venture for soundcloud users.
#1572 Posted Wed 22 Jun, 2016 12:54 pm
I can turn my music up myself, thanks LANDR!
#1573 Posted Wed 22 Jun, 2016 1:19 pm
I mean, if robots are really going to take the place of humans one day, why can't they do the boring jobs instead? Clean the toilets for us, Sound Cloud.
#1574 Posted Wed 22 Jun, 2016 1:25 pm
I'd like them to fill them also. I could use the rest!
: - )
#1575 Posted Wed 22 Jun, 2016 2:10 pm
+1000 if they can cook for me! ;)
#1579 Posted Wed 22 Jun, 2016 4:32 pm
The reality is this is the direction things are going. A few years ago when this first post appeared it was hard to imagine, but now there are dozens of automated online mastering sites out there.
I first created an automated smart mastering program back in 2003 (built using MS Visual C, if anyone is interested), but at the time it wasn't possible to make it work properly online due to limitations of the available technology and internet speeds. And, I also never really felt it was appropriate to allow the system I created to handle absolutely everything, so I simply used it as a tool to help streamline my mastering work for faster, and more efficient and consistent results. I never let a single project go through only the automated system. There were even built in steps that I placed in the program that required human engineer to take over for certain portions of the process to avoid this happening.
I remember seeing the first press release several years ago saying LANDR had developed a fully automated online mastering system. I laughed and said "it will never fly", because I assumed they would run into a problem with most people demanding that a real live human being apply the kind of artistry to mastering only an experienced engineer can provide. Which is what kept me from releasing a fully automated online version myself years earlier.
Boy was I wrong. Now here I am watching the whole world slowly turning to automated online mastering, which I had first invented over 15 years ago and had guffawed at ever being something people would take seriously because it could never fully take the place of a human being. Just goes to show you can't assume anything. Automated mastering CAN'T and WON'T ever take the place of an experienced human engineer. But, that doesn't really matter any more because people now believe it makes things sound good enough so they don't mind that it's not to the level a human engineer can provide. Oh goes on.
If you're interested, my website is - and I did finally release my system in a fully automated online mastering site at If you read the FAQ's and About page on that site you'll see that I recommend anyone serious about their music should always contact an actual pro audio engineer. Just trying to do my part to keep real human artistry alive.
#3867 Posted Wed 19 Jun, 2019 12:13 am

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