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  • Inter-Sample Peaks (ISP’s)

    Inter-Sample peaks are one confusing topic! People sometimes freak out after reading about them on forums around the web and they call me to make sure the master they just received from us is ISP’s free! Before we delve into the technical details, we need to realise there are 3 camps: 1. People who claim […]

  • 88.2KHz or 96KHz?

    Sometimes I get in mixes which have been printed/exported at 88.2KHz. It seems some people believe that working at 88.2KHz somehow will translate better once converted down to 44.1KHz. The reason behind this is because 88.2K it’s a multiple integer number (x2), and therefore, once down-sampled, no approximation will be needed. This is rooted in the […]

  • Loudness War and Streaming Implications

    MASTERING FOR STREAMING PLATFORMS What is the Loudness War? The Loudness War is the trend developed over the years within the music industry where the loudness levels of commercial releases have been pushed to (and beyond) the limit of distortion in order to maximise the sonic impact to the end user/listener. This is something that […]

  • HOW TO PREPARE YOUR MIXES FOR MASTERING

    ver the past 15 years I got asked all sort of questions about mixes that were sent to me for mastering. From the most common “Do you think this is ok?”, “Do you think is it good enough?”, “How much headroom do I need to leave in my mix?”, “24 or 32fp?” to the most […]