Welcome to soundhive

Soundhive is a boutique sound and music design {house|home} that has {collaborated|worked together|teamed up} with media designers for over fifteen years.

About us

At Soundhive, we produce music {designed|developed|created} and {synchronized|integrated} for animation, video soundtracks, and background music, sound design and voiceover.

Soundhive {sells|offers} sync licenses for music and sound, {as well as|in addition to|along with} design {contracts|agreements} for {bespoke|custom} music and sound {solutions|services|options}, {quoting|estimating|pricing quote|pricing estimate} on a per-project basis.
{Starting|Beginning} in 2000, Soundhive produced music and sound for design {agencies|companies|firms} on cutting edge marketing {projects|jobs|tasks} {across|throughout} all sectors.

From 2010 on, we {focused on|concentrated on} music and media education and training and {instrumental|important|critical|crucial} music production, and {music video|music video} production

Now we {concentrate on|focus on} community and youth music and sound {projects|jobs|tasks} and audio production for sustainable {environmental|ecological} and social justice media productions.

What does an audio engineer do when mastering music?

So you’re {a musician|an artist} that just recorded your {first|very first} album. You {probably|most likely} {went into|entered into} a recording studio and played all of your parts {a couple of|a number of} times, with the audio engineer {handling|dealing with|managing} all of the technical {stuff|things}. As far as you {know|understand}, they {should|ought to|must|need to} {be able to|have the ability to} take all the parts they recorded, burn it to a disc, {and then|and after that} it {should|ought to|must|needs to} be {ready|prepared|all set} to press. While this isn’t {completely|totally|entirely} {wrong|incorrect}, {most|many|a lot of|the majority of} {professional|expert} {musicians|artists} take their mixed down the recording and pass it off to {someone else|another person|somebody else} for mastering.

What is mastering?

Mastering is the {final|last} step in the production of an album where they add the {final|last} “polish” to the recording. This is done by technically {enhancing|improving|boosting} the {clarity|clearness} of the {mixes|blends}. This makes the {compilation|collection} of {songs|tunes} sound more {coherent|meaningful}, more “together”. This {also|likewise} {ensures|guarantees|makes sure} that the mixes sound well on all listening {devices|gadgets}.
Well, that’s all {fine|great} and dandy, but does {a professional|an expert} mastering {technician|specialist|service technician|professional} do when mastering a recording?

1. Volume Level Maximization
This is to {make sure|ensure|make certain} that all audio is at {maximum|optimal} volume so that all {songs|tunes} are at the {same|exact same|very same} volume level. Ever watch late-night {TV|TELEVISION}, where the volume of the commercials are a couple of notches higher than the {show|program} you were {watching|viewing|enjoying|seeing}? If {a professional|an expert} mastering engineer was involved, they would raise the volume of {a TV|a TELEVISION} {show|program} to match the volume of the commercials.

2. Ensuring {a Consistent|a Constant} Balance of Frequencies
This {ensures|guarantees|makes sure} that all frequencies are accounted for in the recording; bass, mids, and treble so that there are no areas where there is no bass/mids/treble.

3. Noise {Reduction|Decrease}
This is the process of {removing|eliminating|getting rid of} {noise|sound} from an audio signal. When {using|utilizing} analog technology, sound recordings {exhibit|display|show} a type of {noise|sound} {known as|referred to as|called} tape hiss. This {is related|relates} to the particle size and texture {used|utilized} in the magnetic emulsion that is sprayed on the recording media, and {also|likewise} to the relative tape {velocity|speed} {across|throughout} the tape heads.

4. Encoding.
{A professional|An expert} mastering {lab|laboratory} {may|might} {also|likewise} take your recording and encode the UPC (Universal Product Code), ISRC (International Standard Recording Code), CD-Text ({additional|extra} {information|info|details} about the CD, e.g. album name, {song|tune} name, and artist name) or other PQ {information|info|details}.

5. {Error|Mistake} {Checking|Monitoring}.
This {ensures|guarantees|makes sure} the {integrity|stability} of the {data|information} stream {during|throughout} CD duplication/replication at any CD {manufacturing plant|factory}.

Still {confused|puzzled} about what {a professional|an expert} mastering engineer does to your CD audio recording when you hand it off to them? {Don’t|Do not} {worry|fret|stress}, audio {mastering|learning} is {a very|an extremely|a really} {complicated|complex} process. We hope that you better {understand|comprehend} why {professional|expert} {mastering|learning} is {an integral|an essential|an important} part of {the whole|the entire} audio production process. It can make a world of difference!

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{Individuals|People} who {love|like|enjoy} music videos have gone from Beta to VHS and now find their {favorite|preferred} tunes {popping up|appearing} on DVD. With each new step of technology, the {pictures|photos|images} became more clear, the sound more {defined|specified} and {an improved|an enhanced} experience {overall|in general}. These qualities are all {very|extremely|really} {important|essential|crucial}, {especially|particularly|specifically} when it {comes to|pertains to} {music videos|video}. With crystal clear images, {incomparable|unparalleled|matchless} sounds and {tons of|lots of} {added|included} features, music videos on DVD are a hit.

Gone are the days when {music videos|videos} were {used|utilized} just to promote {a song|a tune}. {These days|Nowadays}, they are {so much|a lot} more. {Most|Many|A lot of|The majority of} {music videos|videos} {actually|in fact} {tell a story|narrate} through {a combination|a mix} of lyrics and video. If you are {looking to|wanting to|seeking to|aiming to} {purchase|buy|acquire} music videos, the {options|choices|alternatives} are {literally|actually} {unlimited|limitless|unrestricted|endless}. {Almost|Practically|Nearly} every {retailer|seller|merchant}, both online and local, {carries|brings} {a wide|a broad|a large} {selection|choice} of {music videos|videos} from today’s {hottest|most popular} new tunes and music {superstars|super stars}.

The new {music videos|videos} are {generally|typically|normally|usually} more {expensive|costly|pricey} than older titles so, if you’re on a budget, {check out|have a look at|take a look at} the titles that have been {released|launched} for a year or longer. You {may|might} be {surprised|amazed|shocked} at the {bargains|deals} to be found. In addition, video clubs are {a terrific|a fantastic|an excellent|a great} {way|method} to {build|develop} {a nice|a good|a great} collection of {music videos|videos} and they tend to offer {terrific|fantastic|excellent|great} {deals|offers} {every month|monthly|each month}.

If you’re still in the market for {music videos|videos} and {haven’t|have not} found a video rental {store|shop} or local {retailer|seller|merchant}, {check out|have a look at|take a look at} {one of|among} the {many|numerous} online {retailers|sellers|merchants} who offer {a wide variety|a wide range|a wide array|a variety} of {music videos|videos} on DVD. The {internet|web} is {perhaps|possibly|maybe} {the best|the very best} {way|method} to find the {widest|largest|best} {selection|choice} of {music videos|videos} with {vendors|suppliers} around the {globe|world}. This broad reach {offers|provides} {shoppers|consumers|buyers} with {an opportunity|a chance} to {purchase|buy|acquire} {music videos|videos} that they {may|might} otherwise not {be able to|have the ability to} find {locally|in your area}. With the {internet|web}, {a customer|a client|a consumer}’s {options|choices|alternatives} are {virtually|practically|essentially} {endless|unlimited|limitless}. {A never-ending|A continuous|A perpetual|A relentless|A nonstop} sea of {music videos|videos} is just a click away.

If you are {shopping for|looking for|purchasing|buying} music videos for {a child|a kid}, you will want to {make sure|ensure|make certain} that the {music videos|video} you are {selecting|choosing|picking} are {appropriate|suitable|proper} for the {child|kid}’s age. When many {think of|think about|consider} {music videos|videos}, they {think of|think about|consider} {the latest|the most recent|the current} in pop or rock ‘n roll when, in {fact|truth|reality}, there are actually other varieties. There are music videos {specially|specifically} {designed|developed|created} for {children|kids}, which feature cartoon characters and animated video for your {child|kid} to {enjoy|delight in|take pleasure in}. The most {important|essential|crucial} thing to {consider|think about} when it {comes to|concerns|pertains to} {music videos|videos}, {including|consisting of} both their audio and video features, is that it is age-appropriate.

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