Should I limit my mixes before sending them to get mastered? This is a simple one, no. The best thing to do with your mixes is listen to them and mix them as mixes, without any master processing on the main buss. The issue you have with limiting and compressing a whole mix is that Read More →

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Our long time friend and client Brolly Brollyman is now an Emmy Award winning composer for his work on the TV show ‘Animal Misfits’! Congratulations to Brolly and all who worked on the show! Check out the video below from the Emmy’s!  

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  After Apple Music‘s cheek, it is nice to see that someone out there (good ol’ Swifty) has put their foot down. In 2014, Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify based on the fact that she eflt the streaming service didn’t pay artists fairly. Fast forward to now. Apple Music is announced, another streaming service Read More →

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Apple Music had its big reveal earlier this week, and it looks pretty good, and I’m worried it might do quite well… This is Apple’s first advance in the world of streaming, since the advent of their digital downloads service back in 2003. Does this mean the digital download will be over? Much like Jay Read More →

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If you watch a lot of TV…or just some TV, you will probably have seen the BBC Now trailer appearing in between programs. Recorded in Cardiff by the National Orchestra of Wales, Donal at Hafod Mastering had the pleasure of mastering this piece for the good folk of the BBC, check out the video below! Read More →

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  Two of my favourite things, coffee and music. Everyone remembers when Starbucks sold CD’s in store, right? Now, after ditching that, they’ve partnered forces with streaming giant, Spotify. According to BBC Newsbeat, Spotify is giving premium accounts to Starbucks employees to allow them to create their own playlists. Seems like a strange idea, giving Read More →

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I recently reported on the news that Spotify was thinking about dropping their free ad-supported tier, well, they’re not. According to Music Business Worldwide, Spotify have told them that the rumours are ‘totally false’. A report in Digital Music News last week claimed that streaming giant Spotify was planning to cut its free ad-funded streaming 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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Streaming is still causing a stir in the world of online music. Last week I read this blog discussing how Jay Z had pulled his remixes….now it seems that Sony are pulling the all their music and not reaching an agreement with SoundCloud. Sony have pulled artists such as Hozier, Adele, MsMr, Passion Pit and Read More →

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    You’re hopefully thinking ‘Wait, what? That’s not true’… And you’re kinda right. So over the last few months there has been talk of Spotify gaining some $400 million in funding, and that is now a reality. The company that have claimed to not make any money now are valued at more than the Read More →

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