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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It all began when I got an email from Murray in New Zealand with a link to an ebay auction for a pair of speakers and the instruction, “Whatever you  do buy these speakers. Sell your wife and boy if you have to, they’ll be easier to replace than a pair of these babies.”    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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At the time when streaming reigns supreme, it’s nice to know that  vinyl is having a serious revival. With sales of vinyl increasing from £3m to over £20m in a mere five year window it is obvious that vinyl is becoming even more popular. Below is the list of top selling vinyls this year! The Read More →

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A few weeks back we were talking about extending our office at Hafod Mastering, things soon escalated and we started demolishing the office in the studio. Here’s what happened… The Removal: This was by far the worst part. It’s like moving out or moving house, everything has to be packed and moved out of the Read More →

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  I’m forever thinking of blogs to post that are informative and give people awesome information that will help them do things better. I try to think of stuff like ‘Top 5 things to remember when mastering‘ or ‘How much headroom should I leave?’, and today I thought of something as informative, but not necessary Read More →

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It’s over 20 years since Nirvana released their incredible second album ‘Nevermind’. I was only a small child when Nirvana were dominating the world with this album, and by the time I turned 9 it was by far my main inspiration musically. I can remember being in year 6 and performing the track ‘Breed’ on Read More →

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Last night I stumbled on the news story about Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got to give it up’. I was chatting with my boss this morning and played him ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke (bear in mind he has never heard that track, which I know is hard to believe as it Read More →

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  Compression is used in almost every aspect or recording, mixing and mastering and has different effects depending on how you use it, and how subtly you use it. Compression is a good tool, if used correctly (check out our other blogs on compression and limiting), but if done wrong can completely ruin mixes. So, Read More →

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