Chris Athens is a senior mastering engineer at Sterling Sound, one of the world’s premier mastering facilities. Chris has mastered albums for Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Nas & Damien Marley, Ciara, Pitbull, Coldplay, Erykah Badu, Weerd Science, Ben Folds Five, and many others.
Great interview right ? It's funny and full of great insights.
"and every once in a while (and I hesitate to say this) I sometimes use a subharmonic synthesizer in a parallel circuit. That last one is a “don’t try this at home” technique – because I use it so subtly – you don’t even hear it unless you’re in my room. It creates distortion in like an octave. It’s a dbx, but the design is very clever. It sounds like shit if you use a lot or use it wrong."