Meet our newest studio coach. Steve Taylor has been in the music industry for fifteen years and is here to help you with your mixes.Read more »
Guys like Young miss the crisp, full range of a needle on vinyl — and the damage, the way he sees it, is coming from the inferior sound of MP3s. That’s why he’s working on a new audio format of his own to find something that’ll sound closer to vinyl, Rolling Stone reports.Read more »
Instead of sending it to CD and then having the AAC files ripped from that, mastering engineers can now use Apple’s tools to create custom AAC files from the high-resolution master. Some people think that mastering for a digital format is silly, but it’s downright stupid to ignore iTunesRead more »
With more and more football players with dreams of a music career the NFL decided to open a music camp. The players visited a professional music studio at one point, getting some instruction on how to make records.Read more »
It’s an organic, come-as-you-are approach that’s defined the Foo Fighters’ sound, and no doubt other bands are now more likely to drift in that direction. We’re not sure every band can pull off the kind of magic the Foo Fighters can in a garage.Contact us if you want some help with your sound …or if you can’t afford to have all that awesome gear in your garage.Read more »
There are fans of the group Metallica that publicly prefer the versions of a certain set of songs that appear in Guitar Hero opposed to the ones released on CD. Why? Better audio mastering. Certainly the quality of the original makes a huge difference in the quality of the audio mastering work, but excellence in mastering can make a world of difference for the listener.Read more »
Unlimited Mastering has arrived!Read more »
We never expected the mixing competition to be so popular. After some serious listening, we’ve narrowed it down to our favorite 10 songs. We don’t want to be the only ones to vote though, so we’re working on a way for our readers to vote for the best mix as well.
In the next few weeks [...]
We get questions from young artists and producers who are trying to prepare their mixes for mastering. Sometimes, they want to know what they can do to emulate the effects of high quality mastering without actually having to spend the money. Either way, we like to take time out and help, because we remember what [...]Read more »
Will was on a conference call with Greg Rollett the other day talking to Label 2.0 members about maintaining audio quality throughout the recording process, and the importance of mastering for independent artists.
We almost didn’t share this for two reasons…
The first is that the sound quality from recorded phone calls is notoriously bad (and this [...]