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Harvey O'Sullivan, Mastering, News

Target Loudness for Streaming Services

written by Harvey O’Sullivan – There has been a great deal of discussion about target loudness for streaming services recently, particularly in relation to Spotify. This can be problematic for the mastering process, so let’s break it down…

May 7th 2020   

Competitions, Mastering, News, Recording

December & January – Recording Studios & Mastering Highlights

Recording Highlights We brought in 2020 with a star-studded January, featuring a lineup of global hitmakers international artists.  Superstar vocalist and Grammy Award winning artist Lizzo recorded vocals and put final touches on a new single in Studio 1, which was engineered by our very own Simon Cohen.  Fellow FOMO festival artists also took up […]

February 21st 2020   

Mastering, News, Technical Insights

‘Mastered for iTunes (MFiT)’ rebrands as ‘Apple Digital Masters (ADM)’

You may have noticed that with the introduction of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple’s iTunes software application has disappeared from the Mac and been replaced by three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts. The iTunes Store does still exist, however is now housed within the Apple Music application. In 2012, Apple […]

November 26th 2019   

Mastering, News, Recording

Studios 301 ARIA Nominations 2019

Congrats to all of the amazing artists who are nominated and recognised for their excellence at the ARIA Awards this year including many Studios 301 clients such as Thelma Plum, Guy Sebastian, Amy Shark, Jessica Mauboy, Peking Duk & Jack River, Illy, Holy Holy, Paul Kelly, Ocean Alley, Gang of Youths and Chaika.  Special congratulations […]

October 15th 2019   

Ben Feggans, Leon Zervos, Mastering, Uncategorised

Sign up for Australia’s First Mastering Industry Q&A Panel

Just under a week to go before Australia’s first Mastering Engineer’s panel takes place at Studios 301 hosted by Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz and featuring Mastering Engineers Leon Zervos, Ben Feggans, William Bowden and Klaus “Heavyweight” Hill.  Expect a night of fascinating stories, insights into running your own studio business and lifting the lid […]

October 11th 2019   

Mastering, Staff, Steve Smart

Steve Smart x Masalec MEA-2

With a continuing commitment to quality, we are excited to announce the recent installation of a Prism Sound MEA-2 Precision Mastering Equalizer into Steve Smart’s Mastering Room. The MEA – 2 is a four band stereo Mastering EQ with shelves on each band, offering a rich golden silky sound.The Equalizer can easily be switched into […]

October 4th 2019   

Andrew Edgson, Mastering, News, Recording

August – Recording Studios & Mastering Highlights

Studio & Recording August was headlined by legendary Australian rock band Cold Chisel locked out in our flagship space Studio 1 for 18 days to record a full album, produced by Kevin Shirley and assisted by Owen Butcher.  Ricochet Songwriting Camp locked out 3 of our main recording spaces for an all-female/non-binary rap and hip-hop […]

September 10th 2019   

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