Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ask the Engineer: Should I Mix as I Go or All at Once?

Today’s “Ask the Engineer” question goes to mastering engineer Randy Merrill. Randy Merrill joined Scott Hull Mastering in early 2006 as Scott’s production engineer. Shortly thereafter he started building his own mastering clientele, and today he’s a staff engineer at Masterdisk. Randy’s approach is to be as attuned to his clients’ aesthetic and practical goals […]

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BBiB Record Store Day Listening Party Recap

Hope you all had a great Record Store Day this year! We closed our favorite holiday out in style, with a listening party for about 30 new friends here at Masterdisk. The party was one of a continuing series of listening parties organized by Mike Newman of the East Village Radio show and just-launched record […]

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RSD 2013 Vinyl Cut at Masterdisk

It’s Record Store Day! Hopefully you’ll find the list below “better late than never”. These are the RSD titles that were cut at Masterdisk. As you’ll see, some of them were mastered at the excellent Airshow, Kitchen and Welcome to 1979 studios, and sent to us for cutting. We often partner with other mastering studios […]

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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Ten

How many grooves are there on a typical record? The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) set all the parameters for the dimensions of the modern vinyl record. The parameters needed to be made consistent so that player functions would all work. So, as a mastering engineer, I need to know that the final locked […]

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Scott Hull on Vinyl, Part Nine

Scott chats with master cutting engineer, Tony Dawsey. This week I’d like you to hear from one of my master cutting engineers, Tony Dawsey. Tony, like myself, started mastering before there was digital recording of any kind. Well, we’re not that old. But at that time, everything we did was focused on producing the highest […]

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