CD Mastering by Henry - Expert Audio Mastering in the UK
Professional audio mastering is vital - it's your last chance to get the best out of your material before you commit it to Disc or Download! Because of my huge…
A blast from the past - 1972 to be precise. Brinsley Schwarz was the band that gave us Nick Lowe the solo artist and producer, plus Bob Andrews and Brinsley Schwarz himself, who became the backbone of Graham Parker's Rumour. A great band captured Live in Cardiff and remastered by me for a limited edition release on Mega Dodo Records.
'Soultown EP' by the Fever 45s. I play the bass in this band, so it's only natural that I mixed and mastered this one. We recorded it in Tony's (keyboard player) home studio on his DAW system. He sent me the files of the individual vocal and instrumental tracks, and I loaded them on my MAGIX Sequoia system and did the mixes. It took me over a day for each song, but like I always say, better mixes mean better masters!
THIS is why it's a BAD idea to get your tracks mastered in the same studio where you recorded them!!! You get a good mix in the studio, but due to anomalies in the control room monitoring / acoustics it doesn't translate to the real world. This is the FFT curve I had to use to correct one of these issues! So next time the recording engineer says, "I can take care of the Mastering for you here...", just say NO.
In addition to my Mastering work, I've also got huge experience of putting artwork together for clients, using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat software. Because I'm familiar with the various packaging options for CDs, I can make sure that artwork is designed, laid out, and presented to the manufacturer to the correct specs an in exactly the right formats!