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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2009, 01:23:43 AM »

All 18 songs are mastered to 16/44.1 wave format, The compositions this year are excellent - every one of them.

Now it is just a matter of applying a little more mastering compression in preparation for rendering to Ogg Vorbis and MP3. I'll use the LAME variable-bit-rate(VBR) MP3 codec for this year's album, because they have done some significant upgrades to the VBR performance in the last 18 months, and it sounds good.

Working with these productions is a distinct pleasure... Afro
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2009, 12:45:55 PM »

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Great to have you back on the case, young man.
It's going to be a superb project.   Cool

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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2009, 12:54:27 PM »

You're both doing a great job on this project  Cool

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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2009, 01:28:51 PM »

We are waiting with impatience
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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2009, 06:37:12 PM »

We are waiting with impatience
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« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2009, 07:02:06 PM »

All 18 songs are mastered to 16/44.1 wave format

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Cool  Cool Thanks !
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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2009, 07:05:21 PM »

It's going to be a superb project.   Cool
Yep !  Grin

 

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« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2009, 06:52:53 PM »

James has kindly offered to listen to the 36 compressed audio files to check for sound quality and silly glitches. He's at it now... Afro
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« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2009, 08:13:46 PM »

Good man!

That kind of listening is damn hard work Shocked
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« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2009, 09:16:36 PM »

Thanks you guys..

..you put massive amounts of work into this.

We appreciate you.

Cool

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« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2009, 07:38:00 PM »

Thanks, Wyatt and Will... Grin

Moon has offered three songs from his 2008 collection, one called "Circles", one called "Chilled Sun", and one in collaboration with Wyatt called "The Last Whale Song". That puts the song count up to twenty-one.
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After spending some time with compressed audio formats on the web, it looks like some players are going to have difficulty with variable bit-rate MP3 files (most notably, Windows Media Player Shocked), so we will go with 192 Kbit/sec MP3. The file size will be larger than I had planned, but audio quality will still be good. With the larger file size in mind, we can go with Ogg Vorbis compression level 6, rather than level 5, with a corresponding improvement in fidelity.

Comments regarding bit-rate and file size?

The compositions this year are so good, I feel this extra care is warranted... Afro
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« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2009, 08:36:33 PM »

Sounds like you nailed it Oren. I would never have thought of checking stuff could handle variable bit rate Shocked
Oh well, I guess that means there's a fair few people can't play some of the stuff on my website - shame Wink
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« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2009, 08:41:36 PM »


The compositions this year are so good, I feel this extra care is warranted... Afro

You have summed it up quite nicely.

Admirable solution.

Cool

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« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2009, 08:43:40 PM »

Having had the pleasure of previewing all the original tracks in both formats for 'quality control' I am certain that whatever you decide will work eminently, Oren.
You are working wonders, my man.  Grin
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« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2009, 03:54:44 PM »

I am certain that whatever you decide will work eminently, Oren.
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