Audio Engineering

Recording, Mixing
& Mastering
I see the recording music as an opportunity to capture the best representation of a artist’s performance.

Making an artist feel at ease to deliver a killer performance and not having to worry about how and how well it’s being captured is a priority in the sessions I run.

Mixing audio is a creative process unto itself. There are guidelines, but there are no rules in my opinion. Mixing can be an endeavour to replicate the sound of a performance in a real-world acoustic space or a complete experimentation that defies anything natural.

To paraphrase mastering engineer Howie Weinberg: Mastering is to recorded audio as Photoshop is to photography. It can be used to subtly touch up sonic imperfections and nudge elements of a collection of tracks to be more balanced among themselves.

I see mastering as the final spit ‘n polish required to make a track or collection of tracks presentation-worthy. The EQ-curve is pleasing, focus elements are in the fore and things that shouldn’t be exposed are tucked away not drawing attention to themselves.

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Mix Selection Portfolio

  • Studio8
  • Studio1
  • Studio2
  • Studio3
  • 4
  • Studio5
  • Studio6
  • Cables
  • drumz
  • tracking
  • cabinet
  • bonnie
  • Teresa
  • Recording
  • mics