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Andrew Edgson, Antonia Gauci, Harvey O'Sullivan, Jack Prest, Leon Zervos, Mastering, Mixing, News, Owen Butcher, Recording, Stefan Du Randt, Steve Smart

May – Recording Studios & Mastering Highlights

Studio & Recording Dean Lewis spent 2 days in Studio 1 and Studio 2 recording songs and music videos for an upcoming single release with Universal Music. Steve Barry’s jazz trio recorded a live album in Studio 1 with Owen Butcher engineering. RØDE Microphones ran a session in Studio 1 with Jack Prest for one […]

June 12th 2019   

Mastering, News, Newsletter, Recording

Recording Studios and Mastering Highlights

While the festive season may be a quiet time for some, December and January were certainly very busy months for the recording department at Studios 301, having hosted an array of international artists, musical theatre casts, Australian recording icons, and local Aussie talent. Studio Highlights Straight off the touring stages of FOMO Festival, international rap […]

February 19th 2019   

Andrew Edgson, Ben Feggans, Jack Prest, Leon Zervos, Mastering, News, Recording, Simon Cohen, Stefan Du Randt, Steve Smart

AUGUST – Studios & Mastering Wrap Up

August was our biggest month this year in the studios! We were visited by global pop sensation Katy Perry and renowned DJ/Producer Zedd on the Australian leg of Katy’s ‘Witness World Tour.’ Katyand Zedd locked out Studios 1 and 2 for 10 days, recording some new material and working with our senior engineer, Simon Cohen and assistant team. Both artists got to hang out with our new studio […]

September 12th 2018   

Mastering, News, Steve Smart

Mastering Engineer Focus: Steve Smart

Steve Smart is one of Australia’s most respected mastering engineers; he is also one of the few engineers working today who can truly master the vinyl medium. Despite his rock star resume, Steve’s real passion lies in mastering records that help launch and define the careers of independent artists.This year Steve has kept busy working on […]

September 29th 2017   

Leon Zervos, Mastering, News

Mastering Engineer Focus: Leon Zervos

In a career spanning over three decades, Leon Zervos has mastered a swag of Grammy and Aria Award winning music with album sales totalling over 100 million. Moving to New York City in the early 90’s, Leon worked as a senior engineer at renowned mastering houses Sterling Sound and Masterdisk. In 2009 he relocated back […]

September 5th 2017   

Mastering, News, Technical Insights

How do I prepare my tracks / files for mastering?

Here at Studios 301, we field a lot of questions on how tracks should be prepared and submitted for mastering. Modern day digital audio workstations can throw up a dizzying array of options at the export window, thus we’ve outlined our preferences on how you can provide your mixes to our mastering engineers for optimal […]

March 13th 2017   

Mastering, News

Jacob Moore – ‘all in time’ EP

What do you get when you mix 50’s soul and RnB, and put them with textured and atmospheric electronic sounds? Sydney artist Jacob Moore and his EP, ‘All In Time’. We caught up with former 40 hours competition winner recently and here’s what he had to say about his journey of tirelessly putting his EP […]

September 16th 2016   

Mastering, Staff, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Ben Feggans on Loudness – Part 2

Loudness Part 2 In the second part of this blog on loudness I’m going to delve more into metering and dynamic range in order to compare your music to other releases. Level Matching I often receive feedback from people that their track doesn’t sound like it has the same low end impact and presence as […]

August 12th 2014   

Mastering, Recording, Staff, Technical Insights

Creating punch and width in your mix

  Creating width in your mixes. By Sameer Sengupta A lot of producers I meet are very interested in getting ‘width’ into their mixes, but there’s a common mistake that I frequently encounter in the mixes I’m sent for mastering. All too often, the producer’s obsession for width sees them dragging ‘stereo widening’ type plugins onto nearly every channel, […]

July 30th 2014   

Mastering, Staff, Uncategorised

Mixing with your Mastering Engineer with Steve Smart

Mixing with your Mastering Engineer By Steve Smart To book Steve for your mastering project, contact Lynley on 02 9698 5888 or mastering@studios301.com. In most mastering situations, stereo mixes are used for the final mastering session. But sometimes I go a little further than that…  And the producer or mixer brings in their computer, with […]

July 8th 2014