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Now our clients will receive their masters in two different maximized versions. Version 1 is mastered without a noticeable limiter. This version is used for the online platforms. It has a much higher dynamic than version 2. The second variant is maximized as usual, as it is well-defensible and loud. to 1: Most online music platforms play their songs at a level of -18 to -14 lufs. Broadcasting establishes a level of -23 lufs (R-128 norm). Loudness Units Full Scale is a frequency weighted unit for loudness. The loudness is determined over the entire title. It makes no sense to create a master that is initially maximized to reduce it by at least 6 dB. So we have decided to create masters which are practically without noticeable use of a limiter. It does not depend one litte dB, because the level is also determined by the arrangement of the song. If a title contains quiet passages, then averaged the loud sections may be a bit louder than if the level were relatively consistent. It is important that this master does not influence the sound by limiting or maximizing. We welcome this development. to 2: The level on a cd is another topic. Depending on the genre, it still gets really loud here. With a cd master we proceed as usual with a level as loud as possible, without "overdoing it". Of course, it may also make sense to use a limiter as a sound-influencing element to deliberately create a sound of "compression".
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The new General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO)Stefan Noltemeyer 5/23/2018
About privacy. We only save the data of our customers who enter them themselves when registering. These data are used exclusively for contacting the customer and for invoicing. Our customers have the opportunity to change or delete their data at any time.
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Free technical analysis of produced musical tracks.Stefan Noltemeyer 1/10/2018
Every music producer knows that problem. You are working on a title for days, sometimes weeks and in the end you do not know : Is the work perfect or rather suboptimal? - Is in the sound enough or too much bass? - Is the balance of instruments good? - Are there too many heights? - Is the voice intelligibility good? - Does the title have enough pressure? Through the experience of more than 30,000 mastered songs, I recognize very quickly where the problems are. With five different monitor systems, I can control whether the song works under different conditions. If you are interested you can check here:
Stefan Noltemeyer 1/1/2018
Have a look at the mastering-online blog talking about tools and skills for music production.
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Have a look at the mastering-online blog talking about tools and skills for music production.
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mixing drumsStefan Noltemeyer 10/8/2017
In the current issue 6/2017 of the recording magazine there is an article written by me talking about mixing drums. The central question is: "How can I handle the crasstalk?"
VEIT - ÜBER DAS MEER VideoStefan Noltemeyer 10/5/2017
Song mixed and mastered by Stefan Noltemeyer
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Linear and non linear distortionStefan Noltemeyer 9/3/2017
For technically interested musicians and producers I have posted an essay about "distortion" in the mastering online blog. It starts with the distinction from linear and non-linear distortion .
Editing the voice while mastering in current Recording Magazine issueStefan Noltemeyer 8/16/2017
In the current issue of the recording magazine you will find a article done by Stefan Noltemeyer: Options for editing the voice in stereo mastering and stem mastering.
For Bellaphon Records, we digitize old master tapes.Stefan Noltemeyer 7/28/2017
The music from old 1/4 " analogue tapes, are played by on a Studer A 80 or Studer B67 tape machine and then digitized. Recordings of Blues singer and guitarist Lousiana Red and three albums from the rock jazz group Virgo are done. The material will go to the Bellaphon Records online shop . Further productions will follow.
10 tips for the perfect mixdown.Stefan Noltemeyer 7/28/2017
The perfect mix! This is of course a matter of taste, but there are a few basic rules that the work of a producer / sound engineer makes easier to get the best possible sound The mastering online blog is about ...
Mastering-Online on FacebookStefan Noltemeyer 7/25/2017
On our Facebook page, we post topics from our mastering studio. Thiscould be references to current productions, or technical articles, The individual aspects of our mastering or our music productions.
Talking about a album prductionStefan Noltemeyer 7/25/2017
In the new Recording Magazine (5/2015) is an article that talks about the production of the album "BluesBox" By Stefan Noltemeyer alias LouPoe.
Blues In The Box Part IIStefan Noltemeyer 7/25/2017
After I described the recordings and production work on the example of my Blues album in the issue 5/2015, this issue of the new recording magazine is about the king's discipline: the mixdown. I describe the work on the title "Dust Heap". The result can be heard at:
Recording Magazine 6/2016 Article theme: Correct compressionStefan Noltemeyer 7/25/2017
Also my article from the current issue of Recording Magazine talks about the use of compressors. reducing the original dynamic as a creative design element
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Veit - Über das Meer VideoStefan Noltemeyer 5/10/2017
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Technical analysis of a produced songStefan Noltemeyer 5/5/2017
Stefan Noltemeyer is offering technical analysis of song productions. In his current blog (excerpt from his Book "Mastering") he explains what it is about.
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In the current issue of Recording Magazine 3/2017 there is an article with the topic: Level ratios in the mixdown written by Stefan Noltemeyer
Give AwayStefan Noltemeyer 1/6/2017
For all of our customers, there are five songs from the current album Box Of Chocolates - Limal for free download. Mastermind Stefan Noltemeyer was not only active as an engeneer, but also as a composer, producer and guitarist. Of course, all the songs are tape mastered. Information about Tape-Mastering at:
MasteringStefan Noltemeyer 10/6/2016
The current blog is about the topic of mastering: Why Mastering? Why can not the mastering be done with the mixdown? Why should the mastering be done by a specialist? How do I prepare a title for mastering?
Box of Chocolates - first single releaseStefan Noltemeyer 9/13/2016
Our studio band Box of Chocolates celebrates their first release: The punk meets Beach Boys (Girls) song´s called "Steal Away". All information including a nice strange video at:
Mastering: What is possible..Stefan Noltemeyer 7/12/2016
mastering: What is possible, where are the limits when it comes to optimize a mixdown? In the current issue of the recording magazine 1/2017 there is an article written by Stefan Noltemeyer.
Catch Your FallingStefan Noltemeyer 6/5/2016
ANAIAS - Catch Your Falling ... EDN track- mixed and mastered by myself
Artikel in Recording MagazinStefan Noltemeyer 4/2/2016
In the current issue of the Recording Magazine 3/2016 there is a article called special applications of compressors and variable gain amplifiers written by me. It´s about sidechain compression and the New York compression trick.
Box Of Chocolates Live in BerlinStefan Noltemeyer 3/13/2016
Here comes a little impression of our current project.This is a video sample of our latest live concert.
Stem-MasteringStefan Noltemeyer 3/2/2016
In my current blog post I am talking about the difference between stereo and stem mastering
Box Of Chocolates EmergenzaStefan Noltemeyer 2/23/2016
Thank you very much from all of our frinds and fans for supporting us. We won the first gig of the Emergenza Band Contest. with 125 votes.
Vinyl MasterStefan Noltemeyer 2/11/2016
For our studio band: Box Of Chocolates, we have now put the vinyl master on the way to the press company. What there is important for such a vinyl mastering you´ll in the current blog:
Logic Pro X Individual CoachingStefan Noltemeyer 2/7/2016
As individual courses, we offer coaching for Logic Pro X. It is about audio recording, editing, midi arrangement, midi instruments, sampling, effects and mixdown with Logic Pro X. The course to the interests of the participant.
EmergenzaStefan Noltemeyer 1/19/2016
Our current band-studio project: Box Of Chocolates will get on stage at the 20.02.16 in the Bi Nu Club in Berlin. At this evening we will supported by our dreamteam with Lars on drums and Pete on bass. I am happy to play the stratocaster. Tickets: email@example.com
Recording Magazine Special Thema MasteringStefan Noltemeyer 12/12/2015
In the extra issue of the current recording magazine is all about the topic Mastering. No less than 4 items from Stefan Noltemeyer are there to find. The themes: Loudness, the 10 No Goes in the mix, the different editing of the individual frequency bands and M / S mastering.
Box Of ChocolatesStefan Noltemeyer 10/23/2015
"Box Of Chocolates" is the name of our current in house production. We set up an album for the beautiful vocalist and composer "Eff" (Kate Bush meets Pearl Jam). Listen at:
Musotalk potcast visit our StudioStefan Noltemeyer 10/11/2015
Musotalk Moderator Non Eric and his cameraman as guests in our studio. The topic was: We tested three (almost) same headphones with different impedances.
Workshop-Special Digital Audio TechnologyStefan Noltemeyer 6/19/2015
In the current issue KEYS Magazine 06/15 is an article about the basics of digital audio technology written by Stefan Noltemeyer.
Live RecordingStefan Noltemeyer 6/5/2015
In cooperation with the " Sound Float 64 " recording studio , Mastering-Online is able to realize recordings of drums and completely live performing bands. Three separate recording rooms are available. The Berlin Blues singer Kat Baloun has recently recorded 5 songs there with her Blues Power Band . Mixdown and mastering were realised with us in Berlin . You can listen a little demo at:
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In the current issue of the Recording Magazine 4/2015 is an article released from Stefan Noltemeyers new book . It´s about his basic philosophy , processes and equipment relating to mastering.
Das Neue Digitale Tonstudio written by Stefan NoltmeyerStefan Noltemeyer 4/20/2015
Just in time for Frankfurt Musikmesse is the new book by Mastermind Stefan Noltemeyer released. It´s called : " The new digital Tonsudio " published by PPV Medien Verlag. It's all about computer controlled music production, what is possible , and where are the limits Noltemeyer talks about has way of working with software and hardware . (Currently only available in german language) ISBN 978-3-941531-91-8
OnERStefan Noltemeyer 3/16/2015
We just finsihed the production of "OnER". It was a real fun job to mix and master Victoria Oners (Moscow) album. 11 Cool Electro-Tracks with her amazing voice. Listen at:
audiophile CD cd of the monthStefan Noltemeyer 2/23/2015
"Psychedelic Teatime" the cd from "Margin" gets the award of the "Audiophile cd of the month" in the german "stereopay" magazin. We gartulate Lutz Meinert the composer and producer of this beautitful work. This album is mastered by Stefan Noltemeyer. litte sample ?
Essay in RecMag Abhörbedingungen beim Mastering written by Stefan NoltemeyerStefan Noltemeyer 1/29/2015
In the current issue Recording Magzin is an essay about the monitoring situation in a mastering session, written by Stefan Noltemeyer.
Mallorca ChartsStefan Noltemeyer 1/18/2015
Dinell Montez reached No 11of the Mallorca Charts. His song "Dance Baby" was produced by us in the last year.
LouPoe BluesBox ReleaseStefan Noltemeyer 11/24/2014
Today is the day of Stefan Noltemeyer alias LouPoe 3rd album realease : "LouPoe-BluesBox" With help of some friends, wonderful musicians, it is a great album. April King, Kat Baloun, Roay Hawkins, Russ Spiegel, Bobby B., Oliver Zapf, Julius Velte, ... I will post a demo very soon.
11.000 songsStefan Noltemeyer 6/2/2014
We just did the mastering of the 11.000´th song via the Mastering-Online webside. This was launged in 2005. We started to do the mastering in 1990. (mainly for Sony Music) Since that time we already matered more 30.000 songs.
live-online Server for mixdown sessionsStefan Noltemeyer 6/1/2013
Mastering-Onlie offers their customers to be part of a mixdown session. Via Online-Server the customer gets the option to listen live to the studios work. Using a chat the coustomer can request edits.
Loudness custom made: Article in the current Recording MagazineStefan Noltemeyer 5/2/2013
Two articles by mastering engineer Stefan Noltemeyer were published in Recording Magazine (issue 2/2013): - "perfect loudness " - How do I bring the right power into the production? - Guitar sound design: - Creativity & six strings - Guitar modeling, effects and more
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Stefan Noltemeyer is nominated for the Amadeus 2013 Sound Engineer Award.
Mastering-Online: The BookStefan Noltemeyer 5/1/2012
MASTERING - Professional Audio-Editing and Mastering, by Stefan Noltemeyer
Tape-MasteringStefan Noltemeyer 1/1/2012
Mastering-Online offers a Tape-Master option for mastering-sessions. The analogue tape machine Studer A80 is integrated part of the mastering chain. The sound get an unique warm sound.
Stefan Noltemeyer 4/25/2011
We are happy to master our 6000 titel via our webside system From Island to Russia to Los Angeles. We work for customers from more than 40 countries.
Male BoxStefan Noltemeyer 7/30/2009
Album Release: 'Male Box ' - Electro meets Rock-Guitar Composed,Produced,Arranged, played all Instumente, Mixdown and Mastering, by Mastering-Online's Mastermind Stefan Noltemeyer/Loupoe ,
Kick It !Stefan Noltemeyer 10/5/2007
Marusha' Album Kick It released right now, mixed and mastered by Stefan Noltemeyer
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