Often the best method of really understanding the mastering process is to speak to a seasoned mastering engineer, and the following individuals more than fit that bill. Let’s turn over to them and get some insight into their approaches and perspectives on the intricacies of mastering.
With mental-health awareness thankfully a talking point, it’s time to make sure your production pastime or professional studio career is as non-stressful as you thought it would be when you started out. Sit back, relax and make music.
Despite the flexibility of modern DAWs, there are some tools out there that make home mastering a much more straightforward – and professional sounding – endeavour. Steinberg’s WaveLab is perhaps the king of these mastering-in-the-box solutions. Here’s why...
As we near the end of the decade, the once ‘dark art’ of mastering has now become a widely understood and documented process. In this feature, we’ll explore some of the newer innovations in this most vital of processes, including a guide to getting hands-on with stem mastering.
As we near the end of our synthesis masterclass, we turn our attention to how the evolution of the synthesizer has developed in tandem with computing technology, leading to the world of virtual synths that we all live in today…
Want to turn that (possibly very) expensive hobby of yours into a career? Want to make money from the flashing hardware and great software that you use? There are some obvious and not so obvious paths – and we cover them all here…
In the first of a new series, we compare several of the most widely used budget small-diaphragm condensers at Bristol’s Invada Studios to find out which stands tall as the best all-purpose microphone for guitar and vocal recording.
Though we can discuss the musical technicalities of songwriting in great detail, we’d be hard pressed to deliver the same level of insight that the following collection of people can offer. From academics such as Linton Bennett and Emma Hooper to acclaimed artist Catherine Davies and pro songwriters like Bernard Butler and Jez Ashurst, we present fresh perspectives on the world of modern songwriting from a range of experienced professionals.
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