www.masteringworld.com | Online Mastering, MFiT Mastering, C.D. Mastering Get your tracks mastered: A guide through the Mastering Process So yesterday I was having a look through some old magazines and stuff lying around the studio and came across this little article in the mag Sound Nation (I don’t think it exists anymore) Read More →

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So Dynamic Range Day has come around again. Once again, thanks and respect to Ian Shepherd for conceiving it, running it every year and generally flying the flag for more dynamic music.   For today’s blog I’ll presume we are conversant with the concept that as you make a recording louder you decrease the dynamic range Read More →

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Congratulations to our friend and colleague, John Dent, who has just won Mastering Engineer of the Year at the Music Producers Guild Awards. This is a huge accolade, especially as it is music producers and mastering engineers that vote for the winner, so this is truly the respect of his peers. We have always said Read More →

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WOMEX 13 in Cardiff is now in full flow and we’ve been busy meeting lots of friends, delegates and hopefully future colleagues. We’re on stand 217 so come over and have a chat, we have tea, coffee, beer and a comfy sofa! Our stand turned into a TV studio yesterday as Bethan Elfyn interviewed Tauseef 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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Well, maybe not everybody, but in the last week we’ve mastered four albums at Hafod Mastering, and every single one of them is going to be released on vinyl. Hooray! Cian Ciaran of Super Furry Animals fame has recovered from the thoughtful introspection of his first solo album, “Outside In”, and this follow-up, “They are Read More →

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We got a call from India a couple of weeks ago asking us to do the mastering for Kingfisher Strong Backstage – a new platform for aspiring singers and composers to get their work in front of a large audience – and of course to give a good marketing push to Kingfisher Strong, India’s best-selling 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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