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JHSound
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LANDR

Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with the LANDR online mastering site?  I get hit with ads for them all the time and wonder if their service is worth looking into.  This is serious question, not spam post for LANDR.

 

 

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I tested it with some raw

I tested it with some raw mixes. Nothing to do with a real mastering work. Just a sort of Maximizer (think Waves L3 or similar)

There is a lot of freeware VST stuff  (Comp, EQ, Limiter, enhancer, Stereo widening) that can do a better job.

My 2 cents

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Not sure I've seen these ads,

Not sure I've seen these ads, does it seem to be expensive, and if so, maybe buying a few tools instead, and a bit of DIY could get the job done, not sure

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Thanks, skarabee and Wellsley

Thanks, skarabee and Wellsley. The basic problem is not finding tools, I've messed around with Audacity before and perhaps the Caustic mastering app will appear. The problem is lack of knowledge as to a strategy for using the tools properly. So I guess the attraction of a LANDR is that you don't need any brains.... 

@Wells, you can go to landr.com to see their sales pitch.

 

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Ok just had a very quick look

Ok just had a very quick look at their web site. For unlimited hi res MP3's its €108 a yar, so about £100 uk stirling. But for every uncompressed WAV you pay another €6.99 ( and that's with a discount ) hmm I could see how it might be attractive, but perhaps only if you were churning out a lot of tracks and were looking for distribution, which they seem to offer. They do offer a non monetary subscription, which gives you 2 low res mp3's a month, but what sort of quality will that be, you might argue that a low res mp3 might be better than you could do, but not sure. At the end of the day you could get the free stuff and compare it, it hasn't cost anything, apart from maybe some marketing pushes from them...so hmm not sure

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Ive been using LANDR for

Ive been using LANDR for about half a year now...got a free full year membership as a price in a remix competition;)

It actually does an amazing job as long as you import a very well balanced/clean mix...
It gives you the option of downloading any hq wav or mp3.
There are option for trying it atleast a small preview of any of your wav files...
Remember to upload a well balance mix...they'll do the rest for you;)

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@LifeUp, thanks! It is good

@LifeUp, thanks! It is good to hear from someone who has tried their service. It at least confirms they aren't a scam. It isn't a substitute for me understanding mastering techniques but could be good way to quickly polish a song.

 

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Jason was not impressed.  
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Thanks, Edgey, I read through

Thanks, Edgey, I read through that thread and the biggest takeaway was that you must get your mix nailed down first. I think Jason was saying LANDR was a waste of time if you thought it could magically make a weak mix better.  However, as simply a tool to take a good, balanced mix a bit more commercially polished, maybe it could work so I might try a file to see. I wish I had the time to devote to learning this "whole different animal" of mastering, as Jason described it ...