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 […]