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What is it?  And while we are at it, what is the best way to install Voxengo product updates?  I have several Voxengo plugs, and tried updating one (Span), but I could not get it to install.  Thanks for any help for this compu-dummy!!

K-System is introduced by Bob Katz.  You may get more information at http://www.digido.com.

About updating: read my answer https://www.voxengo.com/phorum/read.php?f=14&i=210&t=210


Thank you Aleksey for introducing the K-System, i think it is time for us to follow this way and stop the endless "loudness competition".  The life will sound better ;-)

Franck


I hope it will sound better :)

It does sound much, much better.

At first you need to get used to the (relatively) quieter levels with K-14 (stereo).  But once you do, you will really start to notice just how overcompressed modern CD is.  Which is a real shame IMHO.  16/44.1 CD can still beat everything except DVD-A hands down, as long as it is done properly.

When the resulting Audio file more closely resembles a block of cheese/Lump of 4x2 (delete as appropriate) than a Wave file, there is something seriously wrong.

And without starting to open up a can of worms, I will not do this at all - even if the client asks - unless there is a sensible reason along the lines of "The particular style of music actually sounds better slammed."

Doing this just to get things louder is a bad plan.

www.opusproductions.com

Multichannel Audio Specialists

DVD-A, DVD-V Authoring

Mixing & Mastering to most formats


Thanks for the metering option.

It´s great !

Greetings

Holger


Glad it is working fine!

@neil: do yo normalise final 'k'-mixes (for an audio-cd) or do you burn them straight away (don't care about possible unused headroom)?

@Dandruff.

I never normalize anything, ever.

There are 2 ways to normalize - Peak or RMS.

Using peak is pointless, as it means nothing

Using RMS destroys the purpose of the K-system.

Plus, of course, normalizing is introducing yet another layer of DSP & Signal degradation IMHO.

If I end up doing the mastering, then I try to convince the client not to go for an overcooked, crushed master - if it needs to be louder, turn up the amp.

www.opusproductions.com

Multichannel Audio Specialists

DVD-A, DVD-V Authoring

Mixing & Mastering to most formats


alright ;-) thanks!

have you some links (online) to some examples/tracks which are mastered/mixed using k-metering?

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