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Randy Merrill on Mastering: Analog or Digital? And Is Bigger Really Better?

Mastering can make a huge difference in the translation, emotional impact, appeal, and competitiveness of your music. Unfortunately, some people just look it as an obligatory expense between the mixing and manufacturing/distribution stages of a music release. But it’s more accurate to think of it as the equivalent of the photo retoucher for a magazine […]

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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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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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Ask the Engineer: Randy Merrill on Managing the Bass In Your Jazz Mixes

Ask the Engineer is a new series here on the Masterdisk blog where our guys answer questions about music production. Our first “Ask the Engineer” question went to Tim Boyce. This time we had a question for Randy Merrill. Q: In your experience, what is the most common mix or recording issue you’ve seen in […]

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Inda Eaton’s “Go West,” and How To Choose a Mastering Engineer

Inda Eaton is a globe-trotting singer-songwriter-performer-bandleader now based in eastern Long Island. Her music has found favor with fans of rock ‘n’ roll, country, and acoustic music all over the world since she started touring behind her first album “Thin Fine Line” in 1996. Her latest album, “Go West,” was recorded by Cynthia Daniels at […]

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