iZotope Announces Audio Mastering Month

iZotope Announces Audio Mastering Month

  From iZotope Education – Learn to make your audio masters sound fantastic! This is a 4 week series on the art and science of audio mastering. Starting July 6, and for the entire month, the Education Group at iZotope will be on hand to help you improve your mastering skills. Up For Grabs Practical tips to improve your music sound Videos, webinars, live chats and more! Weekly mastering software giveaways A grand prize drawing to win a track mastered by Grammy-nominated Audio Mastering Engineer Jonathan Wyner, a GRAMMY-nominated audio mastering engineer, iZotope’s Director of Education, and on staff at Berklee College of Music. Register at this Link About iZotope, Inc. iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite,...
Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd’s Dynamic Range Day 2015

Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd’s Dynamic Range Day 2015

UK Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd’s Dynamic Range Day 2015 has over $10,000 of prizes up for grabs! WOW! *** SIGN UP BY 4:00PM EST MARCH27, 2015 *** An SSL Sigma remote control analogue summing unit, worth £2799 10 of Cambridge Audio‘s critically acclaimed DacMagic XS USB converters, worth £99 each Bowers & Wilkins‘ award-winning 685 Speakers, worth £499 MasterPack plugin suite from Loudness experts Nugen Audio, including Mastercheck, Visualizer 2 and ISL Limiter, worth $800 TC Electronic stereo loudness package, including LM-2n Loudness Meter & LC2n Loudness Correct software, worth $379 Three copies of Ian Shepherd‘s award-winning Perception Plugin, by MeterPlugs FabFilter Pro-L Mastering Limiter A pair of NAD VISO HP50 headphones 3-songs mastered by DRD founder Ian Shepherd Two 3-month free subscriptions to Joe “Home Studio Corner” Gilder & Graham “Recording Revolution” Cochrane’s Duelling Mixes site Three copies of the AudioIssues EQ Strategies Platinum Bundle Take multiple actions for multiple chances to win… ENTER DYNAMIC RANGE DAY 2015 HERE What is Dynamic Range Day? The “Loudness War” is built on the idea that “louder is better”. However this concept is fatally flawed. The goal of Dynamic Range Day is to reveal this flaw and spread an alternative message: Dynamic music sounds better You don’t need to compete in the “Loudness War”. In fact in the 21st Century your music can gain a competitive advantage – not by being “louder”, but more dynamic. To hear this simple secret in action, click here. The fatal flaw of the “Loudness War” sound In a nutshell: it doesn’t sound good. Research shows there is no connection between “loudness” and sales People don’t...
DIY Mastering: Get Loud, Bright, Balanced Tracks

DIY Mastering: Get Loud, Bright, Balanced Tracks

Here’s the scenario: You’re working on a track and you like how it’s sounding and want to take it to the club to test the reaction. The mix is 90% there but the arrangement needs work so it’s not ready to be professionally mastered. But how can you play it if it’s not going to stand up alongside the rest of your set? It needs to have the sound of a mastered track, without the fee. For many producers – beginner and advanced – this is an incredibly common scenario. We hear time and time again from producers who visit us for masterclasses about their own ‘mastering’ chain they use to test tracks before they’re finished and mastered by the label or their favourite studio for release. In fact, it was this that got us thinking – if you did want to beef up a work-in-progress, a modernised edit of a disco jam or your remix competition entry – anything that’s not necessarily going on sale – what are the best practices to do so? How DO you make something louder and what are the things to look out for? We decided to devote our next Friday Forum Live to this very topic, showing you that it’s possible to get great results with some simple techniques and more importantly, understanding how they work. This is not a replacement for mastering a piece of music for release – if you want to know more about advanced mastering check out our course – these are tips on getting the best pre-master possible, be it for use online, in the club or...