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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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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We have mastered three albums at Hafod Mastering this week, and each of them was an attended session, even though two of the clients were in Mumbai and the third was in Glasgow. To achieve this we set up our mastering workstation to stream its output via an encrypted connection, sent the credentials to the Read More →

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In a word, communication. You could argue that it’s the foundation of any creative collaboration. I might have the best treated mastering studio in the world, a powerful workstation, expensive outboard gear, great attitude and loads of experience, but if I don’t actually find out what my client needs then I’m very unlikely to deliver Read More →

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