HD Vinyl Unveiled at the AES Mastering Conference in London

One of the more fascinating things unveiled at the AES Mastering Conference last fall in London was the development of HD Vinyl. The prospect of hearing some of the greatest albums ever recorded using digital technology to enhance our classic vinyl medium was too exciting!! HD vinly accomplished three different things; 1) It simplifies manufacturing […]

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Audio Engineering Society 2019 Convention – New York, NY

The 2019 AES Convention is a four day event for audio professionals and includes comprehensive papers, workshops, tutorials and pro exhibits.  Exhibits-Plus access gains you entry to the exhibition floor, exhibit floor theaters, pavilions and demo rooms, where manufacturers demonstrate and reveal some of the latest audio hardware advances and engineering tools.  AES New York 2019 will […]

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What is Video Mastering? (also called LUFS Mastering)

Video Mastering is a process which optimizes an analog master for playback with video and more specifically for playback on YouTube, Vimeo, and other streaming websites. Although not a necessary step in post-production it does address the issue that music streaming sites such as iTunes uses a very different audio compression than video streaming sites. […]

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Anatomy of a Hit Single

This is not a post designed to give you the ins and outs of how to write or record a hit single.  Nor will it show you how to promote your music or which labels to contact.  This is a post about an unsigned band from Michigan that doesn’t tour, doesn’t play at local clubs, nor […]

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2018 UK Mastering Conference Announced

The 2018 UK Mastering Conference has announced it’s workshops and topics for the weekend event.  The conference is scheduled to take place September 21-23, 2018, in London.  I am pleased to announce that I am planning to attend.  Some of the more interesting workshops include the following: Audio Mastering in the past, present and future […]

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Independent Artist goes Big in U.K.

The Audio Bay Mastering recently mastered an album from The Ultimate 3, their debut effort, titled “Day In The Sun.”  The first release of the album, a song titles “Sorry,” is currently in heavy rotation in the United Kingdom on 97.4 Rock (Preston), Viking FM (Yorkshire) and Northsound (Aberdeen) to name a few.  The album was recorded […]

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