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Staff, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Jack Prest on Analogue Vs Digital – Part 2

Analogue Vs Digital Part 2 – Synths and Drum Machines Read Part 1 Here For part two of the Analogue versus digital shootout we will be comparing (arguably) the worlds most famous drum machine, the Roland TR-808 with its software equivalent inside Ableton, and the monstrous Korg MS-20 with its software MS-20 from the Korg Legacy collection. Originally […]

July 3rd 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   


Jack Prest on Analogue Vs Digital – Part 1

Analogue Vs Digital Part 1 – Custom 75 Console Demo To book Jack for your next project, contact Danielle on danielle@studios301.com or 02 9698 5888 The analogue versus digital debate is always sure to draw some strong opinions. On the one hand champions of the old school will wax lyrical about the magic of analogue equipment and tape recording, while […]

June 18th 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   

Recording, Staff, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Bass on a Budget

I recently wrote this piece for our friends at Liveschool, but realised its relevant to our audience too. A wonderful thing about music production these days, is that you can do it without the need for a big studio. But if you’re interested in making bass heavy music, then there’s nothing more important than getting […]

May 27th 2014   


Korg Volca Beats – FREE Samples!

Late last year we collaborated with Ableton Liveschool on an Ableton Live pack featuring the Korg Volca Beats. For those that aren’t using Ableton Live, we now have the raw .wav samples available for download. Also see below for a special offer on the purchase of any Korg Volca… Download The Volca Beats Samples Enter your […]

March 27th 2014   

Steve Smart, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Producer Insight: Nick Launay – PT. 1

Producer Insights – with Nick Launay – PART 1 We have just completed a very special interview with none other than producer extraordinaire, Nick Launay. Nick is a veteran of the tape medium, and having had a long standing relationship with both 301 and Steve Smart, he was very kind to offer us his time to share […]

March 18th 2014   

Mastering, Staff, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Leon Zervos discusses mp3s and “Mastered for iTunes”.

It has been nearly two years since Apple launched “Mastered For iTunes” and almost as long since Studios 301 started mastering for the format. Over this time, Leon Zervos has mastered more releases for iTunes than most other mastering engineers combined, and as a result has a few thoughts about hi quality audio, good and […]

January 22nd 2014   

Staff, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Production Tips with Sameer: Tricks for mixing drums

To book Sameer Sengupta for a mastering or mixdown session, contact Lynley via mastering@studios301.com or 02 9698 5888. I have been one of the resident Mastering Engineers here at Studios 301 for almost 3 years. You can usually find me in MS2 where I specialise in mastering electronic music. Alongside mastering, I also make music, producing artists, and mixdown […]

November 18th 2013