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Old 19-08-2017, 01:31 PM   #1
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is it possible to master any mp3?

here's one of ma tracks. wonder if I can make it radio ready

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Old 19-08-2017, 04:25 PM   #2
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Re: is it possible to master any mp3?

If this isn't an RB alt, I think your doppelganger used to post here.

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Re: is it possible to master any mp3?

To answer your question, no, I don't think you can "master" an MP3 file. You'd want to use a .WAV file.

TBH this has more of a JayMSay feel than RB. RB actually kinda came around out of his newbness by the time he disappeared...

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Old 19-08-2017, 10:11 PM   #4
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ah well, thanks anyway. thought there could've been an easy way out though
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Re: is it possible to master any mp3?

You technically could get an MP3 mastered, it's just not ideal. Judging by your track, though, nothing is going to replace structure and a good mix. It's what we're all striving for, and it's definitely not easy.
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Re: is it possible to master any mp3?

uh you can totally master an mp3. some have made millions from it. this slips past plebeian ears on a constant basis and cashes millions.

but if you do it you should be very ashamed of yourself. also this round of drinks is on you. good work.

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Re: is it possible to master any mp3?

also I didn't listen to your track and I won't.

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Re: is it possible to master any mp3?

Why do you only have mp3?

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Old 20-08-2017, 03:08 PM   #9
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Why do you only have mp3?
..because they were all out of mp4s when he went to the store? :problemofficer:

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Old 22-08-2017, 03:07 AM   #10
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alright. thanks for the replies
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Old 22-08-2017, 03:32 AM   #11
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We've got plenty more where they came from..trust me. :problemofficer:

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Re: is it possible to master any mp3?

you can enchant mp3 file by converting it to wav which adds a wider frequency spectrum because it adds more kbps. But you need to to this gradually. start with 128kbps then convert to 192kbps, then do 256kpbs and later move to 320kpbs. With highest possible mp3 quality you can then convert it to flac. Then do flac to wav conversion and you're good to go. It's called reverse engineering.

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really not good idea to master mp3s
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you can enchant mp3 file by converting it to wav which adds a wider frequency spectrum because it adds more kbps. But you need to to this gradually. start with 128kbps then convert to 192kbps, then do 256kpbs and later move to 320kpbs. With highest possible mp3 quality you can then convert it to flac. Then do flac to wav conversion and you're good to go. It's called reverse engineering.
I do this all the time.. it's not tedious at all once you get the hang of it. You also get a really nice old school distortion if you gradually bump the volume by 3dB at every stage.
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I think it's about time we had a dedicated thread for all things MP3..I mean, this info is gold dust!

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I mastered this pseudo electronic folk album for this singer song writer. I tried explaining to her to send me wav files but she kept sending me m4a. I think from garageband defaults or something. Since I could't get through or it was too difficult I ended up just doing it. And I don't think it mattered. There will obviously be some artifacts that nobody will really notice from the compression but those can also be covered up / polished. I don't think you loose anything unless you are going for extreme high fidelity. The same thing probably is true with starting with mp3. I am not sure but I want to say high quality mp3 might be better than high quality m4a.

It adds its own flavor that nobody can likely hear. Ending up with wav from the master will be nice though so it doesn't add further artifacts. I gave this girl wav, flac, and mp3 back. She can do what she pleases past that point.

Ozone has a cool feature where you can isolate artifacts from different compression algorithms like mp3. I'm not sure exactly how it works but it is interesting to listen to. Honestly I kind of want to record some of those artifacts for sound design reasons at some point because they kind of sound cool. I digress...

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I mastered this pseudo electronic folk album for this singer song writer. I tried explaining to her to send me wav files but she kept sending me m4a. I think from garageband defaults or something. Since I could't get through or it was too difficult I ended up just doing it. And I don't think it mattered. There will obviously be some artifacts that nobody will really notice from the compression but those can also be covered up / polished. I don't think you loose anything unless you are going for extreme high fidelity. The same thing probably is true with starting with mp3. I am not sure but I want to say high quality mp3 might be better than high quality m4a.

It adds its own flavor that nobody can likely hear. Ending up with wav from the master will be nice though so it doesn't add further artifacts. I gave this girl wav, flac, and mp3 back. She can do what she pleases past that point.

Ozone has a cool feature where you can isolate artifacts from different compression algorithms like mp3. I'm not sure exactly how it works but it is interesting to listen to. Honestly I kind of want to record some of those artifacts for sound design reasons at some point because they kind of sound cool. I digress...
If you do record them, then I#d love to get a copy of the same from you.

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To answer your question, no, I don't think you can "master" an MP3 file. You'd want to use a .WAV file.

TBH this has more of a JayMSay feel than RB. RB actually kinda came around out of his newbness by the time he disappeared...
Cocaineaudio tho

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