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Amy MacDonald - Life in a Beautiful Light | Sound Problems

post #1 of 6
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I just started listening to Amy MacDonalds Album called Life in a Beautiful Light and I think there are some problems regarding the mastering. I'm no audio expert, but I think if she starts singing really loud, her voice starts scratching. I took a look at some songs in Audacity and in my eyes it seems like there are some cut off loud parts.

 

Anyone else having the same problem, or did something go wrong with my CD rip?

 

Song tested:

 

The furthes Star (Acoustic)

 

 

1000

post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by Sleinzel View Post

 

I just started listening to Amy MacDonalds Album called Life in a Beautiful Light and I think there are some problems regarding the mastering. I'm no audio expert, but I think if she starts singing really loud, her voice starts scratching. I took a look at some songs in Audacity and in my eyes it seems like there are some cut off loud parts.

 

Anyone else having the same problem, or did something go wrong with my CD rip?

 

Song tested:

 

The furthes Star (Acoustic)

 

 

1000


Can't you try listening to the actual CD then? See if it still occurs?

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Downloaded it. ;)

post #4 of 6

I can confirm, on Spotify, her voice scratches too.

 

I'm finding this more and more.

 

Since its Acoustic, maybe its the mics fault, but are any other tracks like that?

 

I can confirm on the actual non-acoustic track, on places, her voice clips too.

 

Either Spotify really doesn't take care, or mastering is getting worse, or I'm noticing it more

 

EDIT:

 

Recorded on Audacity a sample, and yes, it clips


Edited by musical-kage - 11/23/12 at 12:34pm
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by musical-kage View Post

I can confirm, on Spotify, her voice scratches too.

 

I'm finding this more and more.

 

Since its Acoustic, maybe its the mics fault, but are any other tracks like that?

 

I can confirm on the actual non-acoustic track, on places, her voice clips too.

 

Either Spotify really doesn't take care, or mastering is getting worse, or I'm noticing it more

 

EDIT:

 

Recorded on Audacity a sample, and yes, it clips

 

If you look at the waveform of most of the album  (FLAC copy) it looks like it's compressed to ****, but Foobar's DR meter gives it a 10 which isn't bad for a modern recording (damn it!) but yes, I can confirm that there is defintely some clipping there. Sounds like her vocal was recorded pretty sloppily on some of it.

 

Bloody music industry gits confused_face.gif

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Ok... So my hunch proved to be true... Thank you guys.

 

I can confirm that not only the acoustic songs have this problem, but also the normal songs, but there it isn't that extrem.

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