Prepare for the Master (CD Mastering)

Written by Richard Dolmat

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Here is a list of things for you to check before you send out your songs for mastering:

-> If your final product is an audio CD, most mastering engineers prefer to receive 44.1 kHz (24bit) data files on CD-ROM (wav, aiff). This gives usrepparttar best source material to work with. -> Include all ISRC codes along with your songs, we need these before we burnrepparttar 139117 final master disc. -> DO NOT add any processing to your main mix bus (ie: compression etc). Keep it natural and clean. -> Do not clip your files, keep your peaks somewhere around -6dB and you'll be safe. It's nearly impossible to remove distortion. -> Leave space before and after your music (ie: 2-3 sec at head and tail of each song) -> If you have one, includerepparttar 139118 UPC number ofrepparttar 139119 disc. -> Make sure ALL your song names are in full. No abbreviations please! We need full names to add as CD-TEXT (which some CD players use to show your band name and song name). -> Include your CD album title. -> Give us a track list ofrepparttar 139120 order you would like your songs to appear onrepparttar 139121 final CD. -> Include your FULL contact information (Band Name, Album Name, Contact Person, address, tel, fax, web, email etc). We use this information to print onto your duplication master disc. -> Send along a few of your favorite songs as reference. Rip a couple of songs from your favorite CD and add these in with your original files. This can do wonders in helpingrepparttar 139122 mastering engineer understandrepparttar 139123 'sound' you are striving for. It's always easier to 'hear' an example than it is for you to explain it!

The absolute bottom-line in mastering is COMMUNICATION. Speak up if you have a concern. It's important that you get what you are paying for, and at Digital Sound Magic, we don't mind taking a little longer for a better product.

2005 Richard Dolmat (Digital Sound Magic)

About The Author Richard Dolmat is owner, engineer and producer for the Vancouver based recording and mastering studio Digital Sound Magic. Visit his site at:

Be careful or your poker nuts will get crushed!

Written by Ian McIntosh

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The turn card is Ace of hearts. John is now smiling to himself as he has just managed to makerepparttar poker nuts with a flush, his two hearts in his hand plusrepparttar 139037 3 onrepparttar 139038 table with Ace King high now gives him an unbeatable hand. John bets as he knows he's gotrepparttar 139039 nuts but he wants to extractrepparttar 139040 maximum cash fromrepparttar 139041 table so he keeps his bet low enough to get called. You still think you are winning withrepparttar 139042 straight, in factrepparttar 139043 Ace has strengthened that belief as you now reckon John probably has an Ace in his hand and maybe even two pairs.

He's fallen into your trap! Or so you think.

The river is dealt and it'srepparttar 139044 5 of hearts. This is a blow to you as there are now four hearts on view, so anyone with a heart is beating you with a flush. John is happy withrepparttar 139045 5 as he still feels he is winning withrepparttar 139046 top flush, while his opponents may also have made a flush and think they are winning. Amy of course isrepparttar 139047 real winner as she has just maderepparttar 139048 nuts with four 5s, her four of a kind can only be beaten by a straight flush or a better four of a kind. There aren't enough connected hearts showing onrepparttar 139049 table to make a straight flush and there isn't another pair showing so it is impossible to make four of a kind.

Amy winsrepparttar 139050 pot while you and John reflect on what should have been.

Both of you heldrepparttar 139051 poker nuts at one point inrepparttar 139052 game but failed to realise thatrepparttar 139053 poker nuts - and your fortunes - in Texas Holdem can change completely with one turn of a card.

Article by Ian McIntosh of Check out the site for all the latest information on Texas Holdem tournaments and freerolls. Please feel free to use this TV poker article on your website, newsletter or blog as long as this resource box is left intact and the link is made live.

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