Im ranting and venting here and trying to get a little understanding.
Just trying to figure out why you guys out there make attempts at mastering your beats or instrumental tracks???
What happens when the artist cannot pull off a proper mix because you've given them a section of their song that has been sealed off to any further enhancement or editing or obtaining a good balance between vocals and music?
What happens when the artist wants a song that is equal in sound quality to someone who took the time and proper steps of production and you've just prevented them from achieving this because you were only trying to deliver nothing more than a loud beat in hopes somebody would buy it?
What is this thing about a mastered beat? Is the right way of doing things just completely out of style or is there something else going on as to where bad quality is the in thing with Hip hop music?
I have rejected SO MANY hip hop mixes from artists looking to have their music mastered and the reason is because you can hear how they've recorded over a superslammed volume maximized beat that was stripped down to an mp3.
I guess it's ok because Lil Wayne recorded over an mp3 beat that helped his sales reach platinum status. Is that the justification for it?
In my day, well even rarely today, the beatmaker would create the beat, the artist would write to it, have his vocals recorded to the beat, the engineer would mix the pieces together to achieve a good balance and then someone like myself would master it to finalize the process which is the correct way to do it.
Help my old a-s understand what happened and what is going on here in the Hip hop genre because no other genre of music disrupts the process of production like hip hop does.