I am proud to say Universal Audio are now supporting my mastering company. This means all engineering (mixing and mastering) done by yours truly will be using the whole range of all available UAD analog emulation plugins. This means even more analog sweetness in the chain. I have been a fan of UAD for a good while, so I am beyond stoked about this.
Massive thanks to msonic oy for initiating the co-operation.
I uploaded a few soundclips – after mastering / before mastering. NOTE: Soundcloud does compress the sound, so the examples uploaded cannot represent the full uncompressed quality. The files are available in .wav format at fanumusic.com/misc/fanu_mastering-examples.zip
This article is about compressing a song – I won’t go into compression in general or compressing individual tracks/elements of a song to keep this post on point and brief enough.
(The settings seen in the compressors above are made up – I just wanted to use a pic of Slate VBC because I like it a lot)
The reason I wanted to write about using a compressor to compress a song is that I see that there’s a lot of misinformation being thrown around on music forums (because so many people are doing it these days) Continue reading About compressing your song→
I haven’t written that much about mastering (aside from the somewhat exhaustive post about the process for me), so I wanted to write a few words about very attractive mastering prices and competition in the field. As I’ve been entering the field myself, I’ve seen a lot competition, stories about really low prices, crazy package deals, and some of that classic “My mate does it for a few pounds and a hot dog”.
Proud to be holding in my hands the first vinyl I’ve mastered. After having treated a few hundred digital masters, I had the honor of handling this beauty released by Boston-based Zakim Recordings.
Tunes are dope! Celebrate the divine wax.
I wanted to raise a point about loudness and mastering these days.
I was going thru some bigger label promos today and was struck by the same feeling I’ve got many times before: it’s too loud.
I know, I know – this is actually old news, and I’ve been happy to see a lot of artists and labels going for sound that’s way less crushed.
However, Continue reading A point about mastering / loudness these days→