Monthly Archives: June 2010

Interview: Mastering Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 with Tony Dawsey

Tony Dawsey is a Masterdisk mastering engineer with a long list of hit records under his belt. In the interview below, Tony discusses his experience mastering Jay-Z’s 2009 hit record, The Blueprint 3. Tony, you’ve got a lot of fans online — people who love the records you’ve mastered. I hear that a lot, that […]

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MASTERING AN INDIE PROJECT: The Diary of an Obsessive Artist, Part III

Part 3 of Kirsten Thien’s article about the ins and outs of the mastering process from an independent artist’s perspective. In this installment: mastering miracles with Scott Hull.

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MASTERING AN INDIE PROJECT: The Diary of an Obsessive Artist, Part II

Part 2 of Kirsten Thien’s article about the mastering process from an independent artist’s perspective. In this installment Kirsten discusses preparing her mixes for the mastering process, and describes her mastering session with Scott Hull.

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MASTERING AN INDIE PROJECT: The Diary of an Obsessive Artist, Part I

Independent artist Kirsten Thien had her 2006 album, “You’ve Got Me”, mastered by Scott Hull. In her article “Mastering an Indie Project: The Diary of an Obsessive Artist” she creates a veritable primer for the independent artist who needs to navigate the mastering process. This is Part I of the article.

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