Author Archives: Scott Hull

How To Pick The Right Studio Speakers

With so many good (and bad) monitors on the market, sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re making the right decision. How do you know if you’re buying the best speaker in your price range? How do you know if they’ll sound good when you get them set up at home? There really is no […]

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A Look Back With Scott Hull

Hi, my name is Mike Cervantes and I am currently an apprentice at Masterdisk in NYC. Aside from learning mastering from my mentor Scott Hull, I get to connect with all of you on the various social media outlets and of course participate in the odd jobs that need attention around the studio. I can’t […]

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Does The World Really Need Automated Mastering?

It’s here – Today – you can get your song “mastered” by a computer. and it’s heralded as a breakthrough for starving artists and the reviews all sound something like: “It sounds great for free.” It’s an, albeit, very sophisticated computer algorithm. That means that someone created a program that analyses the music and […]

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A Family Treasure Saved

Some days I am working on a brand new recording to hi resolution digital.  Other days, a recent live to 2 track analog blues record. But today was an interesting experience. I received a request to transfer records to digital.  Snore.. right that’s not so amazing.  But what I was sent was really cool. I […]

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Deciding How Long To Make Each Side Of Your Vinyl Record

A vinyl LP can hold over  40 minutes of music a side.  But, the sound quality isn’t good at all. So, to make a great sounding record I have to be concerned about the playing time, and how the music itself sets the parameters for sound quality.  It’s complex, but I will break it down: […]

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