At this point, chose "save as" and make a backup copy with a different name than the original. You're going to do your editing on that backup copy. That way, if you screw things up, your original is still safe. The next thing you should do is go through the file and figure out where you're going to put all the track divisions.
This will probably take the majority of the time. Once you know where you're going to be splitting the file, the rest of the process should only take about fifteen minutes. Count how many separate tracks you have. For instance, if I was cutting up one of my old mixes Welcome To The Machine , I would make a list that looks like the following: Playsound, Spirit, Losing It, Waterfalls, Inkfish, PFN, Drifting, Lovely, Disorientation, Girl, I Love Techno, Musak, Tell You, Obviously, I have thirteen tracks on this particular mix.
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Data discs Now, if we're talking about data discs data CDs where you basically just have an mp3 file or a collection of mp3 files stored on a computer CD , then we need to do things ever so slightly different.
Reversing audio files So, that's the approach that I would take. Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in , Leo started Ask Leo! More about Leo. Replies: 17 Last Post: , Replies: 4 Last Post: , Replies: 7 Last Post: , Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. All times are GMT The limits set on them were based on maximum amplitude, whereas we perceive loudness based on the average volume.
By compressing, they could crank up the average volume while still staying under the max amplitude limit. This was done to grab your attention as you flicked through stations trying to find something to hear. Soon, TV commercials were doing the same thing stupidly, because we all now mute commercials, change the channel, or fast forward them. This is one way you can harm yourself, as mentioned above. Now pretty much all pop music is mixed and mastered in this way, with zero dynamics and fluctuations.
They've robbed themselves of one of the main tools for expressing emotion and letting the song breathe. You can see the abuse on the consumer loss of quality and therefore enjoyment in the race for loudness and attention. Too much loudness damages hearing and causes listening fatigue, which unfairly harms competitors as well as customers. This abuse led to government regulations. Long story short: commercials need to play at the same average volume that the shows they accompany play at AKA "stop destroying our hearing and making us reach for the remote every 10 minutes".
This came into effect December 13, Now check this out. It basically rules that every radio station and television station needs to adopt an average volume and stick to it and even suggests targets.
However, it doesn't say that all stations have to match each other. They only have to remain consistent within themselves, which is what I was telling you before. Consistency is everything. The key difference to note is Loudness versus Decibels. Decibels is a measurement of amplitude, mainly the height of the peaks at any given moment. Loudness, on the other hand, is a measure of the average or if you want to get technical, the root mean square and has less to do with the peaks than where the "weight" of the song or commercial rides.
The backstory is done. Note: Remember, this is not for mixing, but just for this aspect of mastering. Also, keep in mind that the VU meters on your analog gear is showing dBu. Zero on your VU meters is about dB digital. Here you can specify compressed mp3 or uncompressed wave. Now, this all being said, there are some other considerations. While ripping as a single mp3 with a cue file is the best thing to do for music that has continuity between tracks, the Lame codec has a header in it that basically helps prevent hearing audible gaps between tracks.
Winamp and Foobar both can read this header. So even if you were to rip individual tracks instead of one big mp3, so long as you encoded with the Lame codec, you'd have this safeguard. But what really determines whether or not you hear gaps between tracks really comes down to how good things were ripped from the CD in the first place.
If EAC is set up properly this will all be taken care of, but if a ripper is not configured properly it can add silence where there shouldn't be among other things. The crappier and more idiot proof rippers tend to do stuff like this.
No player on the market natively supports cue files, although this might be something we see in the next generation.Slicing your samples will give you everything you need to find the right arrangement for your track. But wait, there’s more: now that the individual hits are separated, you can also mix, arrange, and affect them individually. This gives you far greater control over your sample, allowing you to tailor it to your mix.