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Top Australian engineer Klaus Hill on mixing, mastering… - Hybrid Mixing from Down Under
“I've always mixed people's records,” Klaus Hill says, “it's just something I've always been very good at.” In the eleven years since he moved from England, Hill has established himself as one of the…
Weighing the pros and cons of DIY mastering - So You Want to Master Your Own Album?
For a long time the mastering process was a mystery for most musicians, even those with studio skills. But thanks to all the information now available online, it's a lot easier to learn about how mas…
Subway + Radio = Ouch - The Loudness War ─ Part 5
In this new installment in our race for volume, we'll see how changes in music listening have fueled the loudness war, and we'll look at radio's role in the escalation.
Understanding your Ears - The Loudness War - Part 4
After discussing volume in the previous article, this time we'll focus on your ears.
Louder Doesn't Mean Better - The Loudness War - Part 3
In this installment, we'll look at the consequences of the loudness war on music, sound and human ears.
Compression in the Volume Wars - The Loudness War - Part 2
Today we'll continue our series on the volume wars. This time, we'll focus on mainly on compression.
A multitalented producer/engineer who masters all his p… - Joey Sturgis Has it Covered
For bands on the alternative metal scene who have an album to record, Joey Sturgis is the closest thing to a one-stop shop. He’s a producer, songwriter, guitarist, as well as a tracking, mixing and …
Colin Leonard takes the analog path to mastering success - It's About the Vibe
Colin Leonard, owner and engineer of SING Mastering in Atlanta, has to be ready to handle any musical style that comes his way. “I could go from Gaelic Christmas music to hardcore hip-hop to pop to …
Mastering at Home - Part 22 - How to Use Volume in Mastering
This penultimate article in our series dedicated to mastering at home is surely the one you've all been waiting for. Indeed, today we will talk about a couple of tricks to get a really HUGE sound. Bu…
Mastering at Home - Part 21 - Best Audio Formats When Rendering a Mastered Track
In this antepenultimate installment, we'll discuss several points that you need to bear in mind to get an optimal final result, depending on how your music will be distributed.