Master Your Mix Podcast

Master Your Mix Podcast

Helping musicians, engineers and producers create professional recordings and mixes from home.

Episodes

July 17, 2024 67 mins

Andrew Maury is an American record producer and mixing engineer based in NYC / New Jersey. Andrew started his career in 2008 touring with Ra Ra Riot mixing front-of-house while producing artists between tours. His unique experiences and skills as both a live and studio engineer have influenced a body of work with artists such as Lewis Del Mar, Lizzo, Madi Diaz, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Vagabon, Victoria Canal, Jeremy Zucker, Kimb...

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A Long Island native who got his start playing jazz trumpet, Andrew Scheps has mixed records for artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Metallica, Jay-Z and many others. After graduating from the Recording Engineering Program at the University of Miami, he spent some time working for New England Digital as a field service technician for the Synclavier, one of the first digital synthesizers/samplers/workstations, then on ...

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Brendan Duffey is a Grammy award-winning mixing and mastering engineer. 15 Grammy nominations, multiple certified Multi-Platinum records, and awards in film and advertising are some of the highlights of his 25+ career in music production. Brendan has worked with Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Kendrick Lamar, Sheryl Crow, Devin Townsend, Ella Mai, Mount Westmore (Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too Short, E-40), Milton Nascimento, Daniela Mer...

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Zakk Cervini is a Grammy-nominated producer and mixing engineer who has worked with artists like Blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and many more. He is well known for being a very versatile engineer in the studio. His persistence and eagerness to constantly learn and adapt to the changing musical landscape is one of his big strengths that keeps him high in demand.

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June 19, 2024 66 mins

Nicky Howard is a mastering engineer based in 'sometimes sunny' Yorkshire, UK.

He's worked alongside many Grammy-Winning & Nominated artists, producers, and mix engineers, including Rhymefest, Kipper Eldridge (producer for Sting, Gary Numan, and Mary J Blige), and Mikalai Skrobat (Mixing Engineer/Producer for Kanye West, and Pharell Williams). He is credited on Billboard Top 100 and UK Chart hits, and his work has amassed milli...

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Ryan Schwabe is a platinum-certified mixing and mastering engineer, a former professor of recording arts & music production at Drexel University's Music Industry Program, and a former Vice President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy, as well as Co-Chair of the Producer and Engineer's Wing. 

Currently, he is the Treasurer of the Philadelphia Chapter of the AES and the owner of Xcoustic Sound, a mixing and mast...

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Inspired by early punk and new wave, Adam Greenspan's journey through the vast soundscapes of the late 80s, to industrial and alt 90s, marked a lifelong immersion in music. With over 25 years in the industry, his career ignited with the engineering of Faith No More's "Album of the Year." Later, a serendipitous connection with fellow producer Nick Launay led to fruitful collaborations, shaping albums for luminaries such as Arcade Fi...

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We hit 200 episodes! In celebration of this giant milestone, I recorded a special Q&A episode where I answered questions submitted by our audience about all things production and more.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Mike’s thoughts on the production of Metallica’s “black” album
  • How many layers to record for heavy guitars
  • My mic of choice for recording vocals
  • How to find time to write a book
  • What to do if you’re workin...
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Tony Hoffer is most known for his colorful, gritty productions and mixes that pop out of the speakers. His work over the years spans across alternative, electronic, rock, pop and indie.

Hoffer spent his early years in Miami making music on 2 cassette decks and a reel-to-reel machine. As a teenager, he moved to Los Angeles and went ‘hi-tech’ upgrading to a Tascam 4-track cassette deck falling in love with music and the art of produc...

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As an active recording and touring musician for over thirty years, Brad cut his teeth as the guitarist and vocalist in From Ashes Rise, making music in a scene fraught with challenges to sound quality. He was raised in the North Mississippi Hill Country, surrounded by a rich and historic music scene, and, after studying Recording Industry Technology at Middle Tennessee State University in the late 1990s, Brad armed himself with a h...

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Max Morton is Ukrainian producer and musician best known for his work with Jinjer, IGNEA, Morton and other metal bands.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Being able to relate to musicians and coach them
  • Improving your own musicianship through recording
  • Making musicians comfortable in the studio
  • Recording guitars using DIs and reamping vs capturing live amps
  • Tips for recording with Dis
  • Should you record guitars using gates?
  • H...
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Carl Bahner is a mix engineer originally from Lancaster, PA.  Carl has worked with artists like The Wombats, St. Lucia, Joywave, and Hippo Campus.

Applying a contemporary slant on the "Wall of Sound" style to his productions, he offers his bright-eyed and open-hearted perspective by creatively framing vocals with imaginative instrumentation. He blends the organic with the synthetic, the digital with the analog, and the modern with ...

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Toby Campen, a mastering engineer based in Brighton, UK, is dedicated to helping artists elevate their music. With a focus on delivering exceptional mastering services, Toby aims to enhance creative visions and foster deeper connections with audiences.

Toby's professional journey began as a mixing engineer in various domains, spanning music, film, and television. He has garnered experience at renowned facilities such as Pinewood St...

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Marc Matthew is the driving force behind Synth Music Mastering, an online music mastering company. With a deep understanding of mastering's complexities, Marc aims to alleviate the common struggles musicians face in achieving sonic perfection. He offers a collaborative and straightforward mastering service, ensuring artists' visions are honored and their productions maintain their integrity. Marc's mission is to offer peace of mind...

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Adam Bentley has been deeply entrenched in the world of guitar playing and music production for the better part of his life. With nearly a decade of focused study in music production, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College, setting the stage for his professional journey. Upon graduation, he swiftly secured a position as a mix engineer in Nashville, immersing himself in the city's bustling music scene.

In addition to h...

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Will Beasley is an American producer/engineer, and musician from Richmond, Virginia. His credits include artists such as Turnstile, The Dangerous Summer, Emarosa, and Asking Alexandria. Will's love for music was developed at an early age and he spent his teenage years playing live shows with various bands and learning the mechanics of recording. At 18, Will moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and began working alongside legendary produce...

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March 27, 2024 65 mins

George Perks is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, and mixer with over 10 years of experience working across genres, with artists like Enter Shikari, The Darkness, Skindred, and You Me At Six. His portfolio has totaled over one billion streams worldwide, including 3 UK-chart topping albums.

George specializes in helping rock, metal, punk, and alternative artists craft powerful and exciting records - from developing and pr...

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Vince Ratti is a highly accomplished producer, songwriter, and recording/mixing engineer based in the Philadelphia area. Operating from two renowned studios, The Skylight in Fairless Hills, PA, and Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, Vince has become a sought-after figure in the music industry. His extensive portfolio includes collaborations with well-known bands such as Circa Survive, Brand New, The Wonder Years, Citizen, Balance & ...

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Johan Holmström is a highly accomplished Swedish composer renowned for his significant contributions to the realm of video game music, particularly in his role as the composer for Candy Crush Soda Saga. With an extensive background in both composition and orchestration, Mr. Holmström meticulously crafted and arranged the score for the game, which was recorded with the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra at the iconic Abbey Road S...

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Phil Ek is an American record producer, engineer and mixer. Ek began his career in Seattle, Washington in the early 1990s recording live sound in clubs. He then moved into studio recording, recording small projects and demos for local bands. Around this time, Ek was frequently working with influential producer Jack Endino. Producing Built to Spill's second album, There's Nothing Wrong with Love, proved to be Ek's mainstream breakth...

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