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Articles Tagged Mastering

  • Monday, May 18, 2015
    fletcher greatness
    Fletcher 05/18/15 10:22 AM,
    When I was coming up as an engineer one of my mentors said something that I carry to every session: “There are two parallel universes in recorded music - greatness and perfection. At times they can touch, but they never intersect. And if you have to pick one, pick greatness”. This was an absolutely life changing moment, and these are words I’ve tried to live by ever since. There are times when a wrong note is very much the right… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureDigitalEducationMixerMonitoringSignalStudioSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/12/15 09:44 AM,
    iZotope has updated their free educational guide Mastering with Ozone to keep pace with the evolving world of mastering technology and technique. The free guide is a comprehensive resource for everyone who wants to learn more about the mastering process. The guide’s 68 pages cover mastering basics, general EQ tips, dynamics, loudness maximizing, stereo imaging, meters, dynamic EQ, and many other concepts. The final chapter provides insights from mastering pros like Greg Calbi, Adam Ayan, Bob Ohlsson, Scott Hull, and… View this story
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  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    PSW Staff 05/11/15 08:00 AM,
    Tracktion Corporation has announced an escalation in its support for the Linux operating system. The company’s flagship T6 digital audio workstation (DAW) platform has completed a lengthy public beta test program and is now released for Linux, as well as Mac and Windows, as a full version. T he DAW is priced at $60 for all operating systems. Tracktion’s Master Mix multi-band stereo mastering plugin and Micro Synth Pack virtual instruments are also available for Linux. These are priced at… View this story
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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/14/15 07:03 AM,
    RTW, maker of visual audio meters and monitoring devices, is presenting its new Mastering Toolsplug-in for loudness, level, audio analysis and mono-to-7.1 measurement at Musikmesse 2015 (Hall 5, Stand 1.A87). The second plug-in in RTW’s Masterclass PlugIns series ofsoftware-based metering solutions, the Mastering Tools are designed for music, radio and audio/video producers and engineers. Developed for operation by a broader user base, the new Mastering Tools plug-in brings analysis and display functions for mastering, metering and loudness measurement for single-… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, April 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/09/15 09:28 AM,
    After a year of building and redevelopment, mastering engineer Lewis Hopkin has moved Stardelta Audio Mastering into a new home even deeper into the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon in Biggleswade, UK. Housed in a former Victorian Baptist church that has been completely renovated, Stardelta now boasts a fully active PMC MB2S XBD-A loudspeaker system. “I had PMC monitors in my previous studio but as I was moving into a much larger room it made sense to invest… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingEngineerInstallationLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

  • Wednesday, April 01, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/01/15 11:19 AM,
    Universal Mastering Studios (UMS) in Los Angeles, which provides diverse mixing and mastering services for records, TV soundtracks, and even ringtones, is utilizing the iZotope Ozone mastering platform for a variety of needs. Key UMS staff members, including senior mastering/mixing engineer Peter Doell, senior mastering engineer Erik Labson, and engineers Warren Sokol and Gabriel Wallach, deploy several features contained in Ozone. For example, Sokol works a lot with Ozone’s multiband compressor and Exciter to perform changes such as making the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingVideoDigitalEngineerManufacturerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, March 20, 2015
    PSW Staff 03/20/15 02:02 PM,
    iZotope is releasing a free update to its Ozone mastering software, with new Ozone 6.1 offering powerful processing features and bringing back a popular feature from Ozone 5. Ozone 6.1 provides users with the ability to add an analog-type sound with the Maximizer’s new tube limiting mode, which combines the warmth of final stage limiting with the ease and precision of digital maximizing. The resulting audio has a tube warmth while remaining competitively loud and appropriate for modern mastering. The… View this story
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  • Friday, February 27, 2015
    PSW Staff 02/27/15 03:41 PM,
    At the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin (March 13-22), Audio Engineering Society (AES) president Andres Mayo has been invited to host two English and Spanish-language panels as well as participate as panel member of another. On Wednesday, March 18 at 3:30 pm, Mayo, a Grammy Award winner, will present the “AES Mastering Workshop for Musicians and Home Studio Owners”, in which he will offer insight from his 25-plus years in the mastering field. The presentation will address… View this story
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  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
    PSW Staff 12/18/14 12:28 PM,
    Tracktion DSP has released Master Mix, a professional stereo mastering-grade plug-in that offers multi-band dynamics processing and equalization. It’s available exclusively at the Tracktion MARKETPLACE on-line store. Designed as an upgrade of the Acuma Labs Final Mix plug-in, which sold for $399, Master Mix ($59.99) has three individual dynamics processors, each with its own set of controls and selectable crossover points. It also has two separate six-band parametric EQs, one located before the dynamics section, and the other after. Each… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, December 12, 2014
    Daniel Keller 12/12/14 04:01 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Most recording musicians, engineers and producers are well aware what a difference mastering can make to our mixes. And as we’ve discussed in previous columns (such as Audio Mastering Basics: Taking Your Music That Extra Step), mastering is an art form in itself, and is best placed in the hands of a specialist. But even expert mastering engineers can only accomplish so much, and it’s largely dependent on the raw materials they’re given to work… View this story
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