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    woodsdenis
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    http://www.voxengo.com/group/free-vst-plugins/#span

    TT Dynamic Range meter is I think not free anymore, and still 32 bit possibly ?

    If you can get it go for it , if not the free Voxengo Span gives you Phase/RMS and spectrum analysis, Ksystem etc.

    #23590 Reply

    Onlinefrank
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    I’d also recommend Voxengo Span. But you have to set the RMS settings to +3dB to be accurate!
    Ian Shepherd has a great article about some meters on his site:
    http://productionadvice.co.uk/lufs-dbfs-rms/

    Cheers
    Frank

    #23592 Reply

    MichaelL
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    @Ariel — Because this thread initiated with tracks that were rejected by P5, let’s keep it in that ballpark.

    Here’s a top-selling Uke track at P5. http://www.pond5.com/stock-music/12314573/acoustic-ukulele-fun.html

    I’m not saying that this track is the ultimate measure of quality, but it is an indication of what sells on P5, and hence perhaps what they look for.

    Compare it to you track “Dance To Your Own Beat.” I think you’ll hear that your track sounds a muddy and muffled in comparison. TBH — the comparison track also sounds thin and brittle to me, But I think you’ll hear what I mean.

    This is a really cool plug that can help you A/B your mixes with other tracks. https://www.samplemagic.com/details/184/magic-ab

    Good luck.

    Michael

    #23596 Reply

    Dogged
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    Happy Ears (or anyone), can you please clarify the remark about the use of a guitar VI being unacceptable? I can see how the resulting sound might be too low-rent or cheesy to meet most libraries’ standards, but the reference to being “banned” suggests that the problem would be a legal/copyright/clearance thing. I don’t get why that should be the case–what’s the difference between a guitar VI and any other VI or sample library, in those terms? I’ve always assumed that as long as I carefully read through the license agreements for my VIs and sample libraries to ensure that they don’t have any relevant restrictions, I should be in the clear using them in my work. Is that a mistake?

    #23597 Reply

    MichaelL
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    but the reference to being “banned” suggests that the problem would be a legal/copyright/clearance thing.

    There are no legal issue with guitar VI’s in the general sense, other than whatever the terms of the individual EULA might be.

    I think Happy Ears is speaking about aesthetics. There’s a sound in #2 of group 2 that might be a guitar. I can’t tell. But,it sounds like it’s being played in block fashion on a keyboard rather than strummed. That kind of thing is not “illegal,” but it will keep you out of a library that cares about quality to any degree. There’s plenty of good guitar libs with great strumming engines and scripts.

    #23598 Reply

    Franklin

    This is a really cool plug that can help you A/B your mixes with other tracks. https://www.samplemagic.com/details/184/magic-ab

    I agree MichaelL. I have it in all my templates.
    Even though I have been recording for over 25 years, I still
    use high quality reference tracks as a safeguard/quality check.
    A great habit to get into.

    #23599 Reply

    woodsdenis
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    Yup magic AB sits on my master bus too, also the Nugen Visualiser which is really good for checking things.

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