HOME MASTERING - ultimate guide (22 episodes) - Become a master in mastering. In your bedroom.Learning
After more than 20 weeks, the time has finally come for the last installment in our series dedicated to mastering at home. Today we won't be making any miraculous revelations. Instead, we'll give you…
THE LOUDNESS WAR (12 episodes) - Why and how levels are always higher. And how to fix this madness.Learning
Volume, more volume! Yes, but at what price? This series of articles will review the origins of the volume race, the physical considerations, new standards and tools, and their impact on public healt…
An interview with renowned mastering engineer Greg Calbi - Masterfully DoneInterview / Podcast
Greg Calbi has had quite a run as a mastering engineer — 43 years, to be precise — and he's still going strong. He’s mastered over 8,000 albums during that time, many of them classics.
Engineer Nathan Hamiel on the art of mastering - The Human FactorLearning
Mastering, like mixing, is an art form that requires good musical judgment and entails a great deal of decision-making. Just ask engineer Nathan Hamiel (pronounced “Hamel”), who does both mixing and …
Your Ears, Your Music, Your Hearing - The Loudness War - Part 12Learning
In this final installment of the series, we present a Q&A with Dr Thierry Briche, ENT specialist, and the former chief of the prestigious Val-de-Grâce Hospital in Paris, France. He was kind enough to…
Metering and Correction Software - The Loudness War - Part 11Learning
In this, the penultimate installment in our series discussing the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears, we look at tools for measuring loudness.
New Standards - The Loudness War - Part 10Learning
In this installment, we'll discuss the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears.
Play It By the Rules - The Loudness War ─ Part 9Learning
In this new installment we'll continue discussing the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears.
It Can Happen to Anybody - The Loudness War - Part 8Learning
This is the next installment in our article series dedicated to the race for volume, its consequences on music, sound and human ears.
Mastering and remastering - The Loudness War - Part 7Learning
Here's the latest installment in our series of articles dedicated to the race for volume, and its consequences on music, sound and human ears.
Compression Has Consequences - The Loudness War ─ Part 6Learning
In this new installment we'll continue discussing the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears, and we'll see how digital technology has enabled the reduction of dynamic range in recorde…
Weighing the pros and cons of DIY mastering - So You Want to Master Your Own Album?Learning
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 5Learning
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 4Learning
After discussing volume in the previous article, this time we'll focus on your ears.
Louder Doesn't Mean Better - The Loudness War - Part 3Learning
In this installment, we'll look at the consequences of the loudness war on music, sound and human ears.