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    Platinum Notes - anybody use it?

    Does anybody use this? What's your opinion of it? Is it worth the $98US?

    Platinum Notes.com - Audio Mastering Software for DJs

    Platinum Notes makes your tracks sound incredibly smooth. Designed by professional DJs and musicians, Platinum Notes improves your files and gives them warmth, perfect volume, and correct pitch. It removes distortion and clipped peaks.

    You can sit back while Platinum Notes scans your entire music collection and generates perfect music files that will keep the dance floor bouncing.
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    don't use it but looks very tempting, if it does what it promises it should be well worth it.
    I'm sure we both don't want to scan thru some Ks of files and apply effects, filters and normalisation to each track individually. Also helping with those badly mastered tracks that no matter how much you try to twist the mixers knobs will make your transition look n00bish, except you prepped it before.
    "Mixed in Key" got good reviews so with that pedigree it doesn't sound alot, providing it is as good as it claims.
    just wondering how it will treat breakdowns and intentionally weaker mastered parts of some tracks.

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    I can only guess it reads into the track, frequencies of certain parts perhaps, and if some lacks here and there it fixes it up!

    As for breakdowns, i can only assume it would adjust volume of it as compared to levels of the peaks, not loudening them as a whole, IMO

    def something to ask yakov or someone on the mixed in key forums, it may be there already, i cant remember!

    Mixed In Key - Harmonic Mixing DJ Software ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamensioN View Post
    Does anybody use this? What's your opinion of it? Is it worth the $98US?
    you wanna pay 98 US during this currency crisis, i am staring at the conversion like a hawk lately haha, but then again life must go on hey, we cant change it lets be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by lethalleigh View Post
    you wanna pay 98 US during this currency crisis, i am staring at the conversion like a hawk lately haha, but then again life must go on hey, we cant change it lets be honest
    LOL! Ironic as it is, I was thinking about buying Platnium Notes about 6 months ago when our dollar was almost parity with the US. Just today I looked at it again - and $98US = $146AU.

    I just hope the Aussie dollar gets better before my planned holiday next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamensioN View Post
    LOL! Ironic as it is, I was thinking about buying Platnium Notes about 6 months ago when our dollar was almost parity with the US. Just today I looked at it again - and $98US = $146AU.

    I just hope the Aussie dollar gets better before my planned holiday next year.
    .. I was Going To Buy That Program also As I Bought " Mixed in Keys " ,,, But I Think Mixmeister is Much better it 've The Keys Also ( Key Code ) & Also u can Master Ur Tracks By adjusting The Track Volume , Bass , Treble & Mid range Regarding The Track Levels ... I really Dont Trust A program to master My Sounds Automatically .. I Prefer To Use MY ears for That ...

    BTW 98$ = 540 LE Here in egypt !!!!!!!
    Last edited by Joe-Shadows; Dec 16th, 2008 at 09:08.

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    Ok .. 'm here Again after I bought The Program ,,, My review it's very Nice I Worked it on My mashups , it scanned it Then Started to fix Auto , Then Exported A clone file for The Mp3 , SO it also doesnt Overwrite The Original ,,, After listening , I felt Some Comfortable in The Track indeed , I did Compared The New With The Old & I like The New Better More , Then I Readed Each Peaks , & I found it Louded Some Peaks & Lowed Some Peaks ,, Really it's Working .. I DId Love it ,, BTW it's My Own Opinion , SO dont Balme me in Anything ... heheh ,, But I'm sure The Track 's better , If u wanna to see how it Works I could Send u The mashup before & after Fixing On The Program ....

    But I'm also dont Think I Lost Much for The 540 as I gained better sound for My mashups & Bootlegs ,,, 'll Try That on Mastering Production also

    CheeRz

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    Platinum Notes Tutorial

    Introduction
    Platinum Notes "heals" your music by analyzing MP3 and WAV files and correcting areas that need improvement. The goal of Platinum Notes is to give you the cleanest sound on any sound system.

    Platinum Notes does not delete your existing music files. For every song, Platinum Notes will create a new 320Kbit MP3 or WAV file based on your preference after applying the "healing" filters.

    How Does It Work?
    Platinum Notes is a "one-click" application. Just add your original files to the "Analyze and Process Songs" window and click "Start Processing". Platinum Notes will analyze your files and automatically apply premium-quality filters.

    How Do You Use Platinum Notes?

    • Add your original files into "Analyze and Process" window
    • Click "Start Processing."
    • After the file is loaded, Platinum Notes will run several filters. For each file, it will analyze your entire song and find areas for improvement. Analysis will be completed before the "healing" algorithms are applied.


    Steps Taken By Platinum Notes


    • Analyze Volume

      Platinum Notes detects the volume of each songs to see if it needs adjustment. The best average volume for a song is -13 decibels.
    • Analyze Pitch

      In order for your music to sound perfect, it has to be precisely on-key. Many songs are detuned at some point in the recording process. Platinum Notes detects the pitch of your song to see if the pitch needs adjustment.
    • Analyze Clipped Peaks

      Clipping occurs when the song is recorded too loud. Platinum Notes detects all clipped peaks.
    • Fix Clipped Peaks

      This is when the "healing" process begins.

      Here is the original sound wave with clipped peaks circled:



      And here is the wave after Platinum Notes processing:




      Clipped peaks make your music sound harsh and distorted. By restoring missing waves, Platinum Notes makes your music sound smooth at loud volumes.
    • Adjust Pitch

      Platinum Notes adjusts the song to be perfectly on-key.

      For DJs, this is a valuable adjustment because it enables perfect harmonic mixing. If the DJ plays two songs in the same key, and both songs have the same pitch, they will fit perfectly together.

      Here is an example of a detuned song:



      In the above example, melodies and vocals don't fall on any particular note.


      Platinum Notes adjusts the pitch to the closest key. Now, the song plays in the key of F instead of being between E and F:



      Your song plays perfectly on-key after processing. Song tempo (Beats Per Minute) remains the same.
    • Adjust The Dynamics

      Dynamics describe the difference between the loud and the quiet parts of your music. Songs with "good dynamics" have an audible difference between loud and quiet parts.

      Platinum Notes can fix dynamics in songs that had the daylights squeezed out of them in post-production. Platinum Notes will automatically adjust your dynamics to keep your loud parts loud, and quiet parts quiet.

      Here is the sound wave illustrating bad dynamics:



      Here is the Platinum Notes "Dynamics fix":




      When the beat kicks in, it should sound loud compared to the quiet breakdown. This creates a rush of excitement and energy on the dance floor.

      Platinum Notes uses premium-quality iZotope Multi-band Compressors and Expanders to create perfect dynamics.
    • Set Final Volume

      After your song is "healed", Platinum Notes sets the final average volume at -13 decibels. Your new song will have the same average volume as the rest of your music collection -- no more reaching for the volume knob.


    Benefits Of Writing New Files Platinum Notes creates new files after processing. Your original files are never overwritten.
    To write new files, we licensed the MP3 encoding patent directly from Fraunhofer Institute and Thomson Multimedia. Platinum Notes can store results in 320 Kbit MP3 or uncompressed WAV files.

    Compare The Results
    Here is the original sound wave before processing. It has clipped peaks, detuned pitch and -9.5 decibel average volume:




    Here is the Platinum Notes fix, with no clipped peaks, perfect pitch and -13 Average volume:




    Platinum Notes is easy to use because the entire process is fully automated.

    Summary of Platinum Notes
    Platinum Notes can analyze and process hundreds of files with one click of a button. To get started, simply add your favorite music to the "Analyze and Process" window. Click "Start Processing" and Platinum Notes will generate new files for you. From Ibiza to your living room, you music will sound perfect regardless of where you play it.

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    I use it and I'm quite satisfied with it :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe-shadows View Post
    Ok .. 'm here Again after I bought The Program ,,, My review it's very Nice I Worked it on My mashups , it scanned it Then Started to fix Auto , Then Exported A clone file for The Mp3 , SO it also doesnt Overwrite The Original ,,, After listening , I felt Some Comfortable in The Track indeed , I did Compared The New With The Old & I like The New Better More , Then I Readed Each Peaks , & I found it Louded Some Peaks & Lowed Some Peaks ,, Really it's Working .. I DId Love it ,, BTW it's My Own Opinion , SO dont Balme me in Anything ... heheh ,, But I'm sure The Track 's better , If u wanna to see how it Works I could Send u The mashup before & after Fixing On The Program ....

    But I'm also dont Think I Lost Much for The 540 as I gained better sound for My mashups & Bootlegs ,,, 'll Try That on Mastering Production also

    CheeRz
    Thanks joe-shadows - that's a very positive review. I would love to personally hear the before and after of your mashup - so I can hear it for myself. After your comments, it makes me want the program now. If I can hear what difference it made, and its good - I think I will buy it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBuff View Post
    I use it and I'm quite satisfied with it :-)
    Out of 10 - how would you rate it? And like joe-shadows's comments - do you find it makes a very noticable difference aswell?
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    I give it 9/10.
    + It really improves the sound from bad mastered / mixed tracks with a lot of distortion. Unfortunately are there nowadays more and more. Mostly from unexperienced FL Studio Producers :-(
    + You get all tracks on 1 level which is great for mixing...All chanel's gain on eg 0 db and mixes are good

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    I'll give that a shot, not right to spend two hours on an one hour mix to level out all the bad mastering. mostly distortion thru OTT compression.
    and what is it with those long breakdowns nowadays (2mins+)???

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    I'm a user and I love it. Another not jet mentioned positieve effect of healed tracks wich I haven't read in this topic .... cdj's generate much better graphs.

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    I use it too, noticeable changes on tracks, been using for 9 months or so now, i give it 9 out of 10 ;)

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