I just finished mastering the self-titled release of the band Papermouth, who are based in Belgium. This record will be available on Bandcamp starting November 1st.
Been really busy with a number of recording projects since my last post in April. I’ll be uploading links and some details soon enough.
Until then enjoy the new Jesse Gimbel record that I mastered in June…
Congratulations to Jason T. Lewis and the band! Nice to see this record getting a lot of love!
Congratulations to Jim and Nancy and the band! The CW network used “Recognize” from Draw Blood! Undead @ Stella Blue on last Monday’s episode of Life Unexpected! I spent some of last August assembling and mastering the live record from DAT recordings done at Stella Blue in Asheville, NC back in 2002.
Just finished mastering this record for Jason Lewis and the band. Give it a listen!
Wednesday night I’ll be picking up some mixes from my friend Dave Hartley, who plays bass in The War On Drugs, BC Camplight, and the Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society. Dave has recorded a really beautiful solo record during the last year, and I was flattered that he asked me to help out recording some drums tracks last fall. I am psyched that he has asked me to mix a few of tunes on the record. It’ll be a lot of fun. Really looking forward to this.
Later Wednesday evening I’ll be finishing up small mixing tweaks on the Young Lion Apprentice full-length Save The Soundtracks. I’ll then be mastering that record over the next few weeks.
During my free time this week I’ll be working on analog transfers for the new Sad Iron full-length, and starting the mastering process. I met Jason through the Tape Op Messageboard (TOMB). He’s a really talented songwriter (and singer, player, etc) currently residing in Iowa City, Iowa. I am really excited about this mastering project. Can’t get his songs out of my head since I first heard them last week.
Sunday I’ll be tracking lead vocals with Greg of the Blank Pages at his home studio in South Jersey. Their new record is getting close to being completely recorded. We’ll start mixing it in March or April.
Busy busy busy!
I just spent a few days mastering the new Audible EP. Mike and I did an analog transfer to convert the sample rate from 48K and 96K down to 44.1K using my Black Lion Audio modified MOTU 828mk2 and my Apogee Duet. Sounds great. Next I spent a bit of time setting the right amount of mastering compression and concentrating with Mike on getting the RMS levels completely consistent. Then a few days A/B’ing the rest of the mastering chain, trying some multiband stuff, Limiting the whole mix (No Waves L1, L2, etc is being used) a little reverb on the mix or not, dither from 24-bit to 16-bit, etc. All in all it has come out really well and the Masters definitely have a great deal of dynamic range. Loud but dynamic, the way nature intended. As soon as MK signs off on the last set of masters the record is finished.