Fly Away by Stellita Loukas

I had great fun working on this hybrid cinematic rock track for Stellita Loukas. Setting up the track with the hard hitting drums and driving guitar to set the stage for the orchestra. Her wonderful writing and imagination gave me plenty to play with. It was also mastered more for streaming services so isn’t ridiculously […]

Blueland Tales by Frank Pfeiffer ft. Zefora Alderman

“Blueland Tales” is a wonderful track by Frank Pfeiffer and “A musical adventure through a world of tales and fantasy”. This atmospheric track features the ethereal and dreamy voice of the awesome Zefora Alderman. I really enjoyed mixing and mastering this track for Frank. Have a listen below and see what you think 🙂

Getting Some Sparkle With The Waves Aphex Exciter!

I was doing some mixing over the weekend and, due to seeing one of Waves’s often sales, I thought I’d give the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter a shot at it’s bargain price. (I may have also bought a couple of more toys in the sale!). Here’s the Waves blurb about the AVA Exciter When […]

Mike Holt - World In Your Hands

Last year I worked with the awesome Mike Holt by mixing and mastering this track that he wrote with the very talented Laura Conway. Laura’s amazing vocals were recorded by Éanán Patterson. Mike is now able to share the track online so enjoy listening to it below 🙂 World In Your Hands is available for […]

What does a brick have to do with mastering? Yesterday, I had a quick chat on Twitter with Andy Wilson, mixing & mastering engineer at Masterdisk in NYC, about how I’d asked for new mixes for a Latin album I was to be mastering today as the original mixes were too hot. With the much […]

I’ve had an excellent week with having Ant in the studio for his work experience. We’ve been able to do a variety of jobs to give him an idea of what music studio work can involve. Ant has had a full introduction to the studio environment, the room treatment, and the gear. We’ve mastered an […]

The rooms we perform, record, mix, and master in, should be the best they can be for the required role to help us achieve a great sound and performance. I was accompanying Trinity Guildhall exams today at St.George’s Church in Worcester and it reminded me of how important our surroundings are. I have accompanied a […]

There is a dream that many people share for an end to the mental loudness war that still continues after many years. One man who champions the idea of putting dynamic range back into music is mastering engineer Ian Shepherd (@ianshepherd) and he has come up with an excellent idea of Dynamic Range Day (#DYNAMICRANGEDAY). […]

Just been introduced to the talent of Kutiman via Paul Rostill with his post on the SOS Music Recording Technology Forum. Here’s his perfect description of what Kutiman does: “What he has done is use Youtube as a stonking great big sample library, of sorts. And he’s not using just the audio, but the video […]