Every man and his dog has the internet, cats have their own Instagram accounts and are way more famous than me. All of this data is easy to understand because we see it in day to day life, it’s everywhere. Because we search, we give up data, and it’s interesting to see what our musical Read More →

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We’ve all been there, getting creative sometimes comes easy, but not always.   Check out our top ways of boosting your creativity from making (differently) to meditation, it’s all here 1. Meditate Meditating is great, it gives you time to stop and not think about anything to do with your day, or with music. Had a 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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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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It really feels like the Welsh music scene is on a roll at the moment. I’m feeling particularly proud to be a part of it right now and really proud of all the creative, talented and hard-working people that make up our small but vibrant music industry. So here are my five highlights. 1 – 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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You’ll probably have seen this logo appearing on certain albums on iTunes recently. If you’re wondering how to get it onto your album on iTunes, then read on… Whether you love Apple or hate them, there’s no denying that by cleverly marrying their innovative hardware and software with a mind-boggling amount of content, they have Read More →

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Just a quick post to draw your attention (if it hasn’t already been drawn) to the rise of Josephine in the public consciousness and on radio, TV and the written press. Here’s a handful of quotes from reviews of her debut album, Portrait: “Portrait is so sophisticated Josephine could follow in the footsteps of Amy Read More →

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