Wales has produced some excellent artists over the years, and there’s a new artist emerging that I’m sure will follow in that fine tradition of taking our music to a wider audience. Trwbador is a two piece avant-pop duo from Llandeilo in south west Wales. Angharad Rijkswijk and Owain Gwilym use guitars, synths, loop stations 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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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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Back in the summer, the Welsh-speaking population of Wales came to our back yard and we decided to mark the occasion in a most unusual way. Wales’s premier cultural festival, the National Eisteddfod, is held in a different place each year, and this August it was our turn to host it. It was being held Read More →

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I’d like to bring to the attention of music fans outside India an amazing album that has just won our friend Gulraj Singh the Best Debut Composer award at the Global Indian Music Awards. Before I begin I’ll pop a link here so that you can have a listen as you read: Ganaraj Adhiraj. Gulraj Read More →

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A quick post to congratulate some artists that have been winning awards and nominations that we have been privileged to work with. Firstly, an awesome achievement by PJ Harvey, who won the Mercury Music Prize for her excellent album “Let England Shake” last month. Her producer, Flood, has a long-standing relationship with John Dent at Read More →

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We are often asked how to encode track titles and artist information for a CD release. It can be confusing because there are two places this information can be stored, so hopefully with this blog I can clarify things and tell you how to get it done. Firstly there is CD Text, where the artist Read More →

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It’s taken an age, a lot of hard work and some lost sleep, but thanks to the dedication of Marc Stafford, web-developer extraordinaire, and the rest of the team here at MWHQ, we are delighted to launch the new ship Mastering World v2.0 into the web ocean. We’ve made it look better, put in lots Read More →

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I was delighted to find out that today is Dynamic Range Day (click here to see the website). It’s good to discover that a lot of people feel passionately about this subject. There’s a dude called Ian Shepherd, who’s a mastering engineer and music producer in the UK, and he’s organised Dynamic Range Day for Read More →

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Reposted from the blog of Colum Regan, talented singer-songwriter, old friend and all-round dude, whose new album I’ll be mastering next week. We were late. The rest of the band was already waiting at the Uplands Tavern. They had done their sound check, so Donal, (trusty sax-player and co-conspirator), Zoe, (friend and music fan) and I Read More →

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