Earlier this summer I finished mastering the new Tin Hat record, the rain is a handsome animal (New Amsterdam Records). It’s 17 songs from the poetry of ee cummings. Its a fresh record from Tin Hat thats a bit of departure from their signature sound bringing in more vocal arrangements to their quirky sound. It also utilizes Apples new “Mastered… Read more →
“Can you make them sound better?” Making special masters for digital delivery is in fact nothing new. Long before Apple offered official guidelinesfor audio engineers to follow, mastering engineers already made their own attempts to create master recordings that sounded “better” when compressed into the standard iTunes Plus format. Even in the early days of the MP3’s rise to popularity, mastering… Read more →
I just finished mastering a new record by “K.” , also know as Karla Schickele. It’s really well written and fun record. I’m not sure when its going to come out but be sure to have a listen when it does!
Cory Arcangel has a solo show at the Whitney Museum in New York. The show is called “Pro Tools”, a well played title. I’ve worked on several of Cory’s Projects over the years. In this show is a piece called “Paganini’s 5th Caprice”. Its hundreds of youtube videos edited together to play one of the hardest classical pieces to perform…. Read more →
I generally don’t post about my art projects on my mastering website, but this may be of interest to a lot of you. I’m in a research collective on sonic weapons, called AUDiNT together with Toby Heyes (Cocosolidciti), and Steve Goodman (Kode9 + Hyperdub). We have a show opening up in New York at Art in General called the “Dead Record… Read more →
The new Pt. Juncture WA record is out that I mastered in February. Pick it up. It’s really one of their best records, and I believe the third record that I’ve mastered for them. They are one of my favorite bands to work with. Congrats P.J. WA! http://mtfujirecords.com/mtfuji/releases/handsome-orders/
A bunch of new gear. We’ve picked up some nice new gear. Most notably a Manely Vari-Mu and a TK Audio SSL style buss compressor, only cleaner than the original. More of our gear here.
The artist and violinist, Laurie Anderson has release her new record, Homeland. Its a great mix of subtle and not so subtle social commentary, electronics, and great song writing. I worked in her studio from 2006-2008 and was a studio technician for parts of the record. It was almost ten years in the making but worth the wait.