If It Sounds Good - It Is Good!
— Duke Ellington

May 2017 Dynamics Check (and a few other things...)

Is it May Already? :)

Is it May Already? :)

Happy Friday Everyone!

The May Dynamics Check video is up on the Dropbox, and this time we're hitting the Latin Top Charts. Overall great tracks, but the lure of Pop Overkill is still present... (insert angry grumble here)

But in other news...

I've set up a mailing list over at MailChimp for anyone who wants an email notification when new posts go up. I aim for Fridays, but sometimes something comes up and I have to post sooner (or later!) because of life getting in the way. I also want to expand on a few things I talk about in the posts here and over at the APITE Twitterz, and figured that email would be the best way to do that. You'll find the list signup at the bottom of the Blogs page here at A Poke In The Ear.

As mentioned above, I created a new Twitter handle just for the music stuff and APITE related Twaddling. You'll find it here. My old handle still remains (@pimpdaddynash) but has been relegated to personal and non-musical things. Follow both for double the snarkiness. :)

Mastering Engineer and just amazing person Ian Shepherd has created a series of 'Two Minute Mastering Tips' videos on the Tube of Yous. I call him Saint Ian because of all he gives to the community at large (there are others, but that's a future post).  He is one of the best resources on all things Mastering and LUFS, and at two minutes each these videos are easily understandable and digestible. :) Go watch them here.

Lastly, a big shoutout to the HMM Facebook Group. All of you are just amazing, and I'm honored to be a part of the conversation and humbled by all the help and info you provide. You're all Saints in my book too. :)

Enough babbling. Here's the May Dynamics Check link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l5zyk86ucc9rji7/May%202017%20Dynamics.m4v?dl=0

Spotify moves to -14 (!)

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