6 reasons why you should get some analogue gear!   We’ve all been to those studios with huge amounts of analogue gear, and we’ve all got friends who own a shed load of vintage gear that they never use, but why should we invest in analogue gear?   Whenever buying a new piece of equipment Read More →

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I love compression… to the point that it’s probably an issue. Day to day, I write dance music, so i love pumping as an artistic choice, rather than an accident or an unintentional production method. But, other than using compression for these types of arty (some might not find it arty) and creative reasons, compression Read More →

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In this series of blogs around mastering topics and mastering jargon, we take a look at what these practices are and why they are done. In the first one we covered headroom, which is directly related to our good old friend, compression. How is it related? It’s one of the most common mix mistakes; adding Read More →

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  We have some exciting news from Mastering World HQ – Hafod Mastering’s engineers are headed to Mumbai at the end of May to host their first Mastering Masterclass in India! Back in 2014, Hafod’s senior mastering engineer headed there to teach students about mastering and we hosted a live mastering session all the way Read More →

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Headroom in mastering is an important aspect, in fact it is probably the most important. In this series of ‘terms that you need to know’ set of posts, we’ll go ahead and talk through what they are and why they are important. Put simply, Headroom is the space you’ve got left in your mix.  This Read More →

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High-resolution audio is exactly as it sounds, audio that is of a particularly high resolution, higher than C.D. quality and most definitely higher than .mp3 files. Hi-res audio files are usually 24bit, and at a sampling frequency of 96kHz, or 192kHz. When getting your tracks mastered it is recommended that you give the mastering engineer Read More →

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Over the last few weeks I’ve been chatting to a lot of people in regards to their work and what formats they need the masters in, whether it’s WAV, high quality MP3 or a DDP. A lot of the clients I’ve dealt with have asked what is a DDP? So here it is – What Read More →

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So today is that wonderful day of the year, Dynamic Range Day. So with that in mind I figured it’s a good day to post a blog about something audio dynamics related, for months I’ve been trying to write about Spotify, maybe today is the day. Over the last few decades we have been suffering Read More →

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The internet is a fantastic place to hang out and read lots of interesting stuff, but I’m forever finding bits that are completely wrong and incorrect. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d collate my favourite 7 misunderstood facts about mastering. Enjoy. 1. “Hey, don’t worry that your mix is awful, the mastering guy Read More →

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Well it’s a good job we love mastering, really, we do, we do it every day. So why should everyone else love it? Not only because all the music you listen to on a daily basis will have been mastered at some point, but without mastering, music can sound totally different. Mastering adds an extra Read More →

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