Recording :: Mastering

Beatles Vinyl Gets A New Spin

Dec 1, 2012, By Matt Hurwitz

Beatles fans got to know the group’s music from vinyl singles and LPs beginning in 1962, when EMI’s Parlophone Records released the band’s first single, “Love Me Do.” LPs based on the 1987 CD catalog masters have been out of print since the mid-1990s, but a new collection has just arrived: The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set, created from Apple Corps Ltd./EMI’s acclaimed 2009 re-mastered catalog....

Reliving the Grateful Dead

Jan 1, 2012, By Candace Horgan

The Grateful Dead’s Europe 1972 tour is legend among Deadheads, in no small part because it spawned four prior releases, including Europe 72 and Steppin’ Out. This year, Dead archivist David Lemieux spearheaded a 73-CD box set of the entire tour. All 7,200 sets sold out, and each show has been released individually. A three-person team made it happen. ...

Mastering Ignacio Val

Jan 1, 2012, By Sarah Benzuly

Symbiotic Records recording artist Ignacio Val has just completed mastering on his debut self-titled album at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The album was produced by Scott Pounds and engineered by Fausto Juarez at Lamat Studios (Glendale, Calif.). Mastering engineer Joe Bozzi received the 24-bit/44.1k split-mono WAV files, approaching his mix as if it were a rock album. ...

Elvis Presley 'Young Man With the Big Beat' Box Set

Dec 12, 2011, By Barbara Schultz

Open this treasure chest and feast your ears and eyes: RCA Legacy’s Young Man With the Big Beat contains five CDs of remastered classics, rare live performances and interviews, plus a vinyl-sized book packed with rare photos and facts, all documenting the year the King rose to national fame, 1956. Included are Presley’s classic versions of “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and dozens more. This is just the latest irresistible package to be culled from RCA’s vaults by producer Ernst Mikael Jorgenson, who has built a career on championing Presley’s catalog. ...

Mastering Hits at Zeitgeist

Dec 1, 2011, By Matt Gallagher

While New York City mastering engineer James Cruz celebrated the third anniversary of his facility, Zeitgeist Sound Studios (Queens, N.Y.), his longtime client, Puerto Rican hip-hop band Calle 13, won nine Latin Grammy Awards for 2011, including Album, Record and Song of the Year for Entren Los Que Quieran. Cruz also mastered Calle 13’s Los De Atrás Vienen Conmigo, which in 2009 won a Latin Grammy for Album of the Year. Cruz’s studio is outfitted with a Magix Sequoia workstation and gear from Z-Systems Audio Engineering, Algorithmix, Prism Sound and more. His clients include Beyoncé, the Music World Entertainment label, Grammy Award–winning gospel duo Mary Mary and many others. ...

SPARS SoundBite | Make Mine High-Res

Dec 1, 2011, By David Glasser

It’s hardly news that the marketplace for music is much different than it was when many of us started in this industry and built our studios and businesses. Our capability to produce audio to the highest technical standards is easier than ever, even as the trend has been to consume music at low resolution. But this is changing, at least incrementally, as high-resolution downloads are available for sale from several Websites. When iTunes starts to offer 96k downloads, the market for high-quality audio will greatly increase. ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers In Three Parts

Oct 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

It makes sense. As most listeners will check out a new album on iTunes—or at least the first single from a long-awaited I’m With You release—the Red Hot Chili Peppers and producer Rick Rubin opted to provide the album in three different formats: iTunes’ AAC, CD and vinyl. While creating three different versions from the final mixes may not seem too daunting, for mastering engineer Vlado Meller (pictured), pinpointing the most current AAC encoder proved tricky. ...

Extreme Mastering Makeover

Sep 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

When Extreme Music (London), the production music arm of Sony ATV, wanted to upgrade its layout and acoustics in its new mastering facility, the staff turned to White Mark, which employed its Fast Studio construction method, bringing the goal to fruition in just seven days. ...

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