Audio Alchemy and Iconic Audiobook

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Sometimes the stars do align If you talk to anyone in the production side of the music industry a common theme is how long projects can take from concept to completion. This has much to do with budgets, rewrites, shifting timelines especially in film work and yes, sometimes neurotic directors. On the other side of the coin is I need it yesterday even though I told you about it today… That said, sometimes a production delay truly is a good […]

Audio Alchemy

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The classic definition of an Alchemist is someone who practices the medieval art/science concerned with the development of an elixir of life, which would confer youth and longevity; as well as transmutation: turning low-value base metal into the noble metals gold & silver. The Urban Dictionary defines Alchemists as people who are awesome and full of amazing powers.  I put forward, practicing audio alchemy is the act of transforming audio. Not simply recording audio, which is a craft in itself. […]

On Mastering

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Recently I was at the studio of a new client when his daughter a singer/songwriter walked in to say hello and asked what’s mastering and can we do it here?  That question gave me the idea for this post where I share a few of my favorite books on the mystical art of audio Mastering. So what’s Mastering? Here’s a concise explanation from our friends at Izotope:  There are many definitions of audio mastering.  Most commonly, though, the term mastering […]