Monthly Archives: April 2010

Masterdisk’s 18 in SPIN’s 125

Highlighting 18 Masterdisk-mastered albums out of SPIN magazine’s 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years article.

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Randy Merrill’s Mastering of Darcy James Argue’s “Infernal Machines”

Randy was very chill but very focused, a combination I appreciate. I am sure he sensed how much blood and toil had gone into every stage of this record, how hard we’d worked to get to this point, and how much we were counting on him to bring us over the finish line. Despite the marathon 14-hour overnight mastering session, I never once got the sense that Randy was operating on autopilot, or took any shortcuts in order to try to wrap things up.

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Record Store Day 2010 Wrap-Up

A wrap-up of the Record Store Day activities in some select NYC stores by Masterdisk reporter James Beaudreau.

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Countdown to Record Store Day, Part 5: Academy Records and CDs

The three Academy Records locations are the NYC top-spots for used vinyl and CDs. Here’s what’s going on for Record Store Day.

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Countdown to Record Store Day, Part 4: Downtown Music Gallery

Downtown Music Gallery is one of New York’s best record stores. THE place to go for experimental, downtown and avant garde music, as well as jazz, rock, psych, and prog.

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