Wales’s leading dedicated mastering studio have begun a partnership with Cardiff based record label Golden Boy Records. Golden Boy Records consists of vocalists, songwriters, DJ’s and producers, Cardiff’s new hub for musical talent. Earlier in 2015 we spoke with record label MD Tej about mixing and mastering, and drafted in the mixing wisdom of Hafod’s Read More →

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Another year, another unfeasibly long list of records being released especially for the nostalgic, vinyl loving elite (which is now everybody), Record Store Day is almost here. For a mastering engineer, anyone mentioning the word ‘vinyl’ will more than likely get a hug when they want an album mastering. Contrary to popular belief, vinyl records Read More →

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Ears are important, you find many musicians these days suffering from tinnitus – an irritating ringing in the ears, that affects around 10-15% of the population. We all wear sun glasses when the sun is out, right? We need to do the same for our ears, especially in the industry we work in, your ears Read More →

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Good mixing goes a long way, but without mastering, your mix can sound quiet and untidy. Mastering is the final stage for any musician or producer, it will give your music that edge and allow it to stand up against commercial music releases. These days everyone can produce music at home and has the ability Read More →

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Why do my audio files need to be hi-res when CD’s are 44.1/16bit? When you get your tracks mastered, the mastering studio will need the highest resolution files to get the most out of your mixes. If you get your tracks mastered at this hi res rate (usually 96k/24bit), the mastering engineer will then dither Read More →

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How Should My Masters sound? Mastering World Blog   This is completely up to you, but the mastering engineer will be able to gauge what kind of thing you want. It’s important to remember when mastering that this process is the refining process, it’s the tidying up and clarity element of your mixes. So, usually 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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  In response to Apple’s new service going live, Spotify have announced their user base has reached a massive 75 million monthly active users, 20 million of these are paying premium subscribers. This is a nice rise from the last figures released by the streaming giant, previous figures indicated 60 million active monthly users with Read More →

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  Before the release of the new Apple Music streaming service there were tonnes of blogs and rumored reports on what was going to happen with the service, how much it was going to cost and how they were planning on beating the streaming giant, Spotify. Which is a good point, how are they going Read More →

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