Craig Anderton

Craig Anderton

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Electronic - General | Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Total Song Plays: 38   
Member Since: 2001
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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E-DILLA posted over 30 days ago to Craig Anderton


Hey Craig,
Should I perform over a track that isn't mastered, then have the track and my vocals mixed and mastered altogether ....OR.... should I perform over a track that is already mastered and then have it further mixed and mastered with my vocals?


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Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago


Well, there's no universal rule, but I would suggest performing over the track that isn't mastered because that would give you the most flexibility while mixing. There have been times when I've overdubbed a part on something that was already mixed because the producer felt it was necessary, but every time I pull it off I breathe a sigh of relief :)


E-DILLA posted over 30 days ago


O.K., thanks.


Al Hovden posted over 30 days ago to Craig Anderton


Hi Craig... I've been trying to figure out how to send you .aif file for mastering. The songs area in my Broadjam profile won't let me upload that kind of file and I don't think you're mastering mp3s are you? That's what it looks like if you follow the directions on the Broadjam site. What is the procedure for getting the uncompressed file to you?

Thanks!

-Al


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Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago


Sorry I didn't reply to this earlier. When someone signs up for a mastering project, I send a letter with details on how to send me the file. There are free services like YouSendIt, SendSpace, etc. that will let you store a file "in the clouds" for a limited period of time for others to download. As to MP3 files, I have mastered them, but it's definitely a last resort. Actually, it comes after whatever the last resort is :)


Al Hovden posted over 30 days ago


Thanks for that! You might want to make that more clear on the Broadjam site. Cheers! -Al


E-DILLA posted over 30 days ago to Craig Anderton


Thanks Craig, you did a great job mastering my songs. :0)

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Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago


Thanks - I like your music and hope I get to work with more of it!! Next time don't mix 'em so hot, though :) Let me add the heat, I have some pretty good "power tools" here! Good luck, and thanks again for the opportunity to work with your music.


E-DILLA posted over 30 days ago to Craig Anderton


Thanks, I'll submit my music using YouSendIt.

   
 
E-DILLA posted over 30 days ago to Craig Anderton


Hey Craig,
Could you send me that e-mail regarding my Mastering one more time? Thanks.


   
 
E-DILLA posted over 30 days ago to Roy Elkins


Hey Roy,
I've got a question about how I will be notified about the Mastering Services I acquired last Friday, Aug. 20th. Will they be contacting my regular e-mail address, or will they contact me via Broadjam?


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Roy Elkins posted over 30 days ago


E-Dilla, Thanks for the note. Craig Anderton, our mastering engineer, will be contacting you and requesting the appropriate materials.....BTW: We have been working with him for just about a year now and our members have been very satisfied with his work. Let me know how your project turns out.....Best of luck, Roy


Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago


I sent an email on Sunday, 8/22, at 4:19PM Mountain Time to the "wisedilla" email address (I'm assuming that's you!). The email contained instructions on how to send me the files. Please check for an email with "Broadjam Mastering" in the subject header.


Rude Guh posted over 30 days ago


yes


Sheever posted over 30 days ago


What tools they have for mastering?
I am just courious.


Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago


A ton...from plug-ins/digital audio editors (both Mac and Windows) to outboard analog hardware. I'm very much into choosing the right tool for the right job.


Sheever posted over 30 days ago


what analogue outboard sir?


Sheever posted over 30 days ago


difficult to choose for the music style.dont get me wrong I just would like to know the method behind.
I am not beginner either nut to doing masstering for my taste I dont trust anyone can do Sir.
plugins make the final too creamy.somewhere thats ok.but not for dry rockmusic forexample Kasabian last album.I wish to know what is on that album even I am not into Rock music.
thanks


Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago


You can't really generalize about plug-ins, they have very different sounds. For outboard, one fave is the Dolby 740. Fantastic. Also the Aphex tube EQ that reduces the Miller effect. Very clean, but sweet.


Sheever posted over 30 days ago


lots of people I ve seen these days to do mastering work with Behringer and and all cheap gears.
I ve a friend with Neve and Manley.I never heard so punchy kick what Hes done on my track.


Sheever posted over 30 days ago


I am using Nebula at the moment for finalize with Michaels R2R tape presets from Otari and studer.
Focal 115HD EQ preset,and the anagueinthebox Mommoth Eq.
I would say the quality is better than ~UADs.
might you interested in.
the plugins call it Nebula and based on Volterra kernel.better than IR.
loads of famous gear was sampled so far by mastering engineers.
about Nebula:

http://www.acustica-audio.com/index .php?option=com_content&view=articl e&id=23&Itemid=99

gear sample packs:
http://cdsoundmaster.com/site/nebul asoftware.html

http://www.alessandroboschi.eu/html /en/alexbprograms.htm

check the responses on Gearslutz.
You need Nasas computer to run lots of instance of nebula but the quality is impresive.
for quick software master I ld say IK multimedia Tracks the best I ve heard.


Sheever posted over 30 days ago


I thought compare the prices you work with Massive Passive at least.sorry but I just feel this too much for software master.


Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago


What people are paying for is expertise, and proprietary techniques that others don't know. These sometimes involve working at the sample level, as well as with 8,000+ stages of FIR EQ--techniques that are simply not possible with analog mastering. The sonic results speak for themselves; just ask the people whose music I've mastered.


Sheever posted over 30 days ago


but nothing will give you the harmonics of analogue gears.not accidentaly cost those gears so much.
anyway I understand you.
thanks


Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago


I definitely agree. That's why sometimes I do all the surgery and difficult fixes in digital, but use outboard analog gear for the final "sound." Now, if I could just convince people that MP3 files are NOT suitable for mastering!!


Sheever posted over 30 days ago


LOL
it shouldnt be a question at all.
btw the PLP Air EQ one of the best software eq for surgical work
and there is an AAMS mastering technology to do touchups and compare to reference styles.very useful software.might worth U to take a look too...

btw if you need to do fixes is too bad.
peoples needs to understand You cant work with bad mixes.

links:
http://www.curioza.com/

http://refinedaudiometrics.com/prod ucts-plpareq.shtml


Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago to Craig Anderton


Hey, no problem, it's what I do as part of having the best gig in the world :) Being able to do mastering for Broadjam is a real treat, I might add. Some great music out there.

   
 
U posted over 30 days ago to Craig Anderton


Craig, thanks for writing The Power User's Guide for the GNX4. That workstation and your guide inspired me to get into recording. Your articles in EQ are always top shelf as well. Thanks again.

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Craig Anderton posted over 30 days ago


Hey, no problem...it's just part of having the best gig in the world :) And I love doing the mastering for Broadjam - there's some really good music out there.