It’s time to look at the online music production tools we have at our fingertips. We’ve done analogue, we’ve done digital, now it’s time for the ‘online’ music creation tools, it must be, right? For years we’ve had great tools like SoundCloud to showcase our sounds, and recently, Landr for AI mastering (sighs) but there’s 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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Everyday we have chats with clients, and between ourselves about dynamics and about loudness, and you’d think by now that loudness doesn’t matter, but it still does to a lot of people. But, with loudness comes problems, the louder you make a track the closer you come to peaking and distortion, and then there is Read More →

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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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Is all music compressed, and if so, why?  This blog is referring to Dynamic Range compression, not the lossy or  MP3 compression that we also have to put up with these days. Dynamic range compression has been around for as long as recorded music been around, but over the last few decades it has become 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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Here it is, the 2014 break down. So what happened in the world in the last year? 1. Bono annoyed people, couldn’t even give the U2 album away.  2. Apple annoyed people, couldn’t even give anyone the U2 album 3. Apple bought Beats 4. Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify, and people are still Read More →

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If you’ve just put your newly mastered CD into a computer and neither iTunes nor Windows Media Player are showing you all the album information, then fear not, the solution is straightforward. You (or we) may well have encoded this information onto the CD Master in CD Text format. This is the information that car Read More →

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