Everyone loves music that’s loud, loud music sounds better, and as mastering engineers it’s our job to not only make the track sound better dynamically and tonally but to make it loud enough to compete with other commercial releases. One thing that we often get in the studio is mixes that have been run through Read More →

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Hafod Mastering’s head engineer Donal Whelan works with a lot of Indian clients on tonnes of different projects for film and non-film work. He is highly regarded in the Indian music community for his work on films such as Highway, Bombay Talkies, Queen, Lootera and loads more. Working on so many Indian movies has meant Read More →

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This might seem to be a silly question to people in the recording industry, but for the average Joe looking to get his/her tracks mastered there is a confusing line between these two completely separate processes, so below I have tried my best to explain how they both work and the key differences. What is Read More →

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Everyone wants their tracks to match up to their favourite artists, and everyone wants their tracks to stand out, right? So, how do your tracks weigh up against the biggest competitors? How do we know for sure that it stands up or not? The only way to check if your track will stand up next Read More →

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Last weekend it was the incredible Glastonbury Festival, it was sunny, muddy, stormy and everything in between.   We arrived on the Wednesday morning at around 4 am and queued up until the gates opened at 8 am, dedicated or what?! Luckily at this point in time the weather was holding out and was actually Read More →

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We’ve been busy with mastering an amazing amount of incredible music recently. Check out the recent tracks on the soundcloud playlist! Be warned, some of the content in the tracks below may be explicit, listen with caution. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/40409990″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=’450′ iframe=”true” /] We’ll add some more incredible tracks from amazing artists soon.

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Audio mastering is an essential part of the music production process, it is also the last stage of the process before being pressed and released. Music and art are expressions so when it comes to mastering, keeping the artistic edge and flare alive is still key to what we do as mastering engineers, we don’t Read More →

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The loudness wars, are they a thing of the past? Or are they still present? It’s pretty hard to judge these days. Bob Katz thinks that it may be over, or at least on the way out. The loudness war has been present for a long time, and was supposed to have began way back Read More →

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 Five essential things to remember when mastering your tracks. Mastering is a pretty tricky art, just like anything, it takes practice. If you’re a home producing musician/composer, then mastering is something that can really help your mixes sound really polished. Here’s a short, but important list of things to keep in mind when mastering: 1. Read More →

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Virtually Attended Mastering Over the last few days we’ve been super busy updating our website and adding tonnes of extra bits of info to it! One of these was ‘Virtually Attended Mastering’. What is ‘Virtually Attended Mastering’? Virtually attended mastering is the same as attended mastering, only you’re not physically in the room! The idea Read More →

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