Kanye West mbdtf mixing and mastering

Started by thegoodguy, Jul 15, 2020, in Kanye West Add to Reading List

  1. thegoodguy
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    Jul 15, 2020
    i often revisit this album and i am high or what but there’s something to the mixing and mastering of this album that just doesn’t feel quite right. i mean maybe kanye wanted to keep it a bit gritty


    thoughts?
     
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  2. Boos
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    Jul 15, 2020
    He wanted it mixed and mastered like a 90s wu-tang or mobb deep album on purpose
     
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  3. WPG
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    WPG sxn80 Rory Gilmore

    Jul 15, 2020
    what you’re saying is absolutely true—compare the sound of this album, the depth of the mixes specifically, to late registration
     
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  4. Rodamon
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    always thought that, i especially notice very abrupt cuts in the beat in some songs
     
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  5. hargydon
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    I can't stand it.
     
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  6. relapse 2
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    vocals too loud and i swear its at the mastering process where they do this music in the 90s adn early 200's was mixed perfectly
     
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  7. hargydon
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    It has that “Loudness” mastering technique they’ve been doing since 2010(?) and onwards. Compress it all & amplify it. They know the majority of listeners aren’t using high end equipment/output’s anymore, streaming services & digital processors. Shame.

    Usually to combat this you can cop a vinyl as they require a quieter master as they can only handle lower audio signals. Maybe MBDTF vinyl press is a better sound, can anyone testify to this?
     
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  8. Boos
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    I have it on vinyl and there’s a noticeable difference between it and the 808s and LR vinyls. 10 year anniversary is coming up. Maybe a remaster
     
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  9. Marshall III
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    It's sad it sounds unmastered or something. Graduation beats were fire. And late registration. I feel the same way about some of Em' songs in the past 10 years that they weren't mixed right or mastered right. Back in the day every beat or the way his s--- was mixed was flawless.
     
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  10. thegoodguy
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    was graduation and lr mastering was done by mike dean too? i love that dude but maybe could be cus of him it sounds so muddy. dude always has a blunt between his fingers lol
     
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  11. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

    Jul 19, 2020
    Blame Mike Dean for this
     
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