Tag Archives: mastering

Tony Dawsey on Bass

Tony Dawsey on Bass Q: People come to you for your bass. A: Yeah, I’m a bass head. It’s the first thing I deal with. Do I want to enhance it? Do I need to take something off? Because it’s got to sound good. As tight and punchy as possible. It’s totally key to get […]

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Ask the Engineer with Scott Hull: What Happened To My Vocal?

Today we’ve got a question from a reader about how her track was affected by mastering (at another facility). Scott Hull answers. Q: I had a song mastered and the vocals seemed to sound harsher, with a loss of ambience. Can this occur from the mastering? – Sherri A: Sherri, thanks for your email. The […]

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Masterdisk Presents: First You Get the Sugar

First You Get the Sugar is an exciting young band from Montreal who are building an impressive career through sheer hard work, talent and positive energy. Their first, self-titled album was mastered here at Masterdisk by Andy VanDette last year, and it’s a powerful, polished statement of power-pop and classic rock intent. Not “classic rock” […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Medium: Mastering for Vinyl in the Digital Age, Part 1

So I’m sitting down with a client friend today. He has a concept EP that he’s been working on for the past couple of months, but now it’s ready to go. As we sit and chat before the session I figure out he’s looking to do a vinyl as well as digital release. Things just got more interesting for me.

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Ellen Fitton on Mastering the Motown Catalog

Ellen Fitton’s work on The Complete Motown Singles box set series gave her the rare opportunity to remaster every (yes every) A and B side ever released on the Motown label.

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