In the previous episode, I asked listeners to send me their recordings for my critique. In this episode, I play five of the songs submitted and offer my comments.
I try to limit my remarks to things that the engineer has some control over, like the mic’ing, amount of room sound, any eq or compression, the mix, the use of processing and effects, loudness and levels, and how the engineer might interact with the musicians to help them get the best recording.
Of course, my comments reflect my experience and my taste, so they are not the last word on the work submitted.
The songs are embedded in the podcast, but since podcasting uses a low bit-rate MP3, the audio quality is quite poor, especially for music. If you want to hear the full resolution versions of this music, go to my podcast web site, https:\\DougFearn.com. Look under “Extras” and then click on “Critique Audio.” Here is the direct link to the high-res versions: https://www.dougfearn.com/Extras/CritiqueAudio/critiqueaudio.html
I look forward to hearing from listeners to determine whether this is a useful endeavor or not. If the response is positive, I will do more critiques as an occasional feature. You can send your full resolution audio file to email@example.com, using whatever large file transfer service you prefer. Please do not send MP3s or equivalent.
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