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Ask the Engineer: Randy Merrill on “How Loud Is Too Loud?”

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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Masterdisk Presents: Quorum

Masterdisk presents the Russian neo-progressive rock group Quorum, whose album Klubkin’s Voyage was mastered by Graham Goldman through the Masterdisk Indie program.

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Scott’s Guest Blog at The Vinyl District, Week 8

This week at The Vinyl District, Scott Hull discusses the different ways that vinyl reissues get made, particularly when the original masters are lost.

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The Making of Ike Sturm’s Jazz Mass: Interviews with Ike Sturm and Randy Merrill

Ike Sturm is a bassist, composer and the Music Director for the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Church (the “Jazz Church”) here in Manhattan. His remarkable Jazz Mass, a work for voices, strings and jazz ensemble, was commissioned by St. Peter’s, recorded in 2007-08 at Avatar Studios and mastered by Randy Merrill at Masterdisk. For this post, The Masterdisk Record interviewed both Ike and Randy about the making of the album.

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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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