Sam Lowe of Sam Lowe Sound talks about his experiences working with mastering engineers and the importance they have played in his process mixing and producing records.
Mike Trubetskov has put together my experience as a Metal producer and created this checklist. It covers Pre-Production, Arrangement, Materials, Self-Recording, Studio Choice, Editing, Mixing and Mastering (and even more!) steps of the process and serves as a comprehensive guide to your next recording regardless or particular circumstances.
Seeing the way stress affects people in the music industry eats me up inside. It pains me to see talented people hurting their potential with wrong approaches to dealing with stress. I am not a psychologist or educated in this field, but I wanted to share my experiences by discussing everyday stresses I face during my work day and be a catalyst for YOU to contemplate precisely how stress impacts your life
Let's not talk about gear, techniques, hacks, checklists, record deals. Let's talk about one thing that connects us with one another as humans in this fast-paced, cut-throat music industry. Empathy
Our health, routines and habits all play a significant part in how we perform in our given crafts. I'm no dietician, fitness freak or lifestyle coach, I'm just a human being who understands what has helped me and seen what has affected others to do their best work. I wanted to relay this information to you.
It's been a great journey over the past 4 years seeing my studio build up a reputation within Melbourne and international communities as a thriving establishment for artists of ALL genre's who demand the best in mastering. As for mixing, I've maintained a heavy focus on pop, dance music, hip-hop and RnB. However, over the course of the last 12 months, the demand to accommodate mixing for rock and metal records has increased;
My process is very close to me, and outside of the people I've worked with, few people are aware or know how I do my thing. This video is slightly long-winded, but you'll learn about me and my process from initial contact to final print. Enjoy!
I wanted to add something not so new, but not often discussed in the online dialogue regarding Mastering. Our job role as mastering engineers extend beyond the importance of dynamic control and tonal changes, but to the dialogue and rapport, we build with our clients through communications, the ability to quality control any unwanted elements that have slipped through onto the mix and also understanding and appreciating the musical nuances of different productions.
A question that has come up a lot is why you should mix your sub frequencies or low end in mono. I thought I'd answer this in a quick video summarising the reasons both acoustically and in relationship to speakers why we should consider keeping our sub frequencies in the centre of the stereo field.