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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, 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   

Mastering, Staff, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Ben Feggans on Loudness – Part 1

Loudness Part 1 One of the most common questions people ask a mastering engineer is “why is my track not as loud as everyone else’s?” In this article I’m going to explain in simple terms how humans perceive loudness and how it can be measured accurately.  Since the early Motown days of pressing vinyl, there […]

July 1st 2014   

Mastering, Staff, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Leon Zervos: Why I use VU meters.

To book Leon for a mastering session, contact Lynley via mastering@studios301.com or 02 9698 5888. Help me make your mixes tighter. If you can make your mixes sound tighter when you are mixing, then I can take it the next level when mastering. If you listen to the old vinyl “sound” that everyone loves, one of the reasons it […]

June 16th 2014   

Mastering, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

EQ Shootout with Ben Feggans: Dangerous BAX Hardware vs UAD’s BAX plugin

To book Ben Feggans for a mastering session, contact Lynley via mastering@studios301.com or 02 9698 5888. Dangerous BAX verses UAD BAX – Shootout. The Dangerous BAX EQ was released in 2009 and is based on the famous “Negative Feedback Tone Control” by P. J. Bandaxall designed in the 1950s. This circuit is used in many hi-fi equipment bass and treble […]

June 2nd 2014   

Mastering, Technical Insights

ISRCs explained

Lynley, our Mastering Coordinator explains the what, why and hows on everything ISRC. If you would like to obtain ISRCs, or book mastering, contact Lynley on mastering@studios301.com or 02 9698 5888 What is an ISRC? ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code, and is a unique 12 digit string of numbers that identifies a recording […]

April 24th 2014