Look Around is the fantastic new EP from Katie Morgan and I recently had the pleasure of working with Brian & Katie to master the tracks. The 6 tracks are a wonderful showcase to Katie’s singing talent and her writing partnership with Brian Clayton. Have a listen to the montage above for a quick delve […]

Today, February 29th, marks the launch of Emily Jones‘ album Aberration In Melancholy. Aberration In Melancholy by Emily Jones It was nine months ago when Emily first approached me about mastering her musical creation and it has been a pleasure to have been discussing it with her, and assisting her here and there, as the […]

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 […]

Eron Falbo’s song Beat The Drums now has a cool video! Having mastered this track, which was mixed and produced by Laurie Grandi, it’s great to see it now with the video I’d heard was in production. SINGER – Eron Falbo BACKING VOCALS – The Venusians: Joanna Shiel, Supapij Xoomsai Na Ayudhya (Bee), Samantha Carrie […]

Before my work experience bod Ant left last week we managed to slap some eletric guitar into the Mac so I could create an energetic orchestral track with it. The Depths Of Deception is the end result – hope you like it! Well done to Ant for his guitar playing. You can find him on […]

A null test is a simple check to see if one track is a perfect digital copy of the original. This requires lining up, sample accurate, the original and copy on two separate tracks and reversing the polarity of one track. On playback, with both tracks mixed together and at unity gain, you shouldn’t hear […]

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 […]

Ant is with me in the studio on work experience – work? 🙂 – this week and today we started recording a track that he’s putting together based around his main instrument, the guitar. This little video is of him practising the main chord progression on his acoustic earlier today. The link for this video […]

So far this year I have done eight DAT tape transfers and am being sent a couple more this week – in total that’s as many as I did for all of 2010! These jobs are mainly from musicians realising that they have their precious music on DAT and they have no way of playing […]

There are some people probably wondering what a DAT is. The joy of being young! When I was starting out not too many years ago way way back in the 1990s the Digital Audio Tape was, before the invasion of affordable hard drives and CD-Rs, a widely used stereo format in recording studios. I liked […]