Mastering feature articles
Masterfully Done - An interview with renowned mastering engineer Greg Calbi
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.
The Human Factor - Engineer Nathan Hamiel on the art of mastering
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 mastering, as well as recording, at The Freq Zone, his facility in Jacksonville, FL.
- 10/04/15Getting started
Your Ears, Your Music, Your Hearing - The Loudness War - Part 12
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 talk to us about the ear, its architecture, risks, and potential injuries.
- 09/29/15Getting started
Metering and Correction Software - The Loudness War - Part 11
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.
- 08/31/15Getting started
New Standards - The Loudness War - Part 10
In this installment, we'll discuss the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears.
- 08/04/15Getting started
Play It By the Rules - The Loudness War ─ Part 9
In this new installment we'll continue discussing the consequences of volume on music, sound and human ears.
- 07/19/15Getting started
It Can Happen to Anybody - The Loudness War - Part 8
This is the next installment in our article series dedicated to the race for volume, its consequences on music, sound and human ears.
- 06/24/15Getting started
Mastering and remastering - The Loudness War - Part 7
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.
- 05/28/15Getting started
Compression Has Consequences - The Loudness War ─ Part 6
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 recorded music.
So You Want to Master Your Own Album? - Weighing the pros and cons of DIY mastering
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 mastering works. That and the availability of affordable mastering software has led some recordists to start dipping their toes into the world of DIY m...