Waves WLM plugin is my go-to choice for audio mastering metering.Read More »
Mastering is still an afterthought for many musicians. It’s a critical part to the recording process yet most musicians think they can do it themselves or worse, skip it altogether. Inside Audio Mastering you’ll find lots of information about this mysterious process.
Using UAD Ampex ATR 102 for Slapback
Throughout the 80’s and 90’s, the Ampex ATR 102 was the most popular two track in the music industry. Here’s how it was used for tape delay.Read More »
Insight Into Spatial Mixing with Logic 10.7
Do you want to gently apply tone to a track or mix? EQ Feathering may be the solution.Read More »
UAD Adds Neve Dynamic Collection to LUNA
New US-HR interface line from Tascam.
Equipped loopback function and OBS support makes this interface an excellent choice for podcasts and live streaming. The new US-HR offers simple and intuitive operation, sophisticated looks, a rich assortment of software bundles, and improved audio performance with 192 kHz support, thanks to the newly enhanced audio circuit.Read More »
121 Mastering Tips By Scott Hawksworth
My good friend Scott Hawksworth over at AudioSkills.com just published an amazing post about Mastering Engineers and how they perform their artistic skills.
The Title of the article is, 121 Mastering Tips from the Experts.
It’s worth the few minutes it takes to read.
Heck, keep an open tab and skim it in between takes, breaks or sessions.
It in you’ll find topics like:
- Mastering philosophies, theories and strategies.
- How to prep your mix for mastering (geared toward techie artists and mix engineers).
- Mastering chains from the Experts.
- A few comments about the loudness wars.
- And my favorite section, Sage Advice.
This is a handy reference for beginners and experienced alike.
- Michael Ramos, Renowned Broadcast Engineer for the Legendary Rick Dees.
It includes tips from industry experts like Bob Katz, Dave McNair and Ian Stewart (Top 3, of course).
As well as engineers I admire like Chris Blaney, Maor Appelbaum and Katie Tavini.
Yours truly is also represented; take a peek at #34. :)
Scott’s site includes a ton of other educational posts and tools.
In short, if you’re in the mood to upgrade your sonic abilities then head over to AudioSkills.com and check out his post.
It’s a great way to kickstart or continue your Mastering education.
Until next time!