Category Archive for: ‘Audio Professional’

And That’s A Wrap!

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Well, it was a bit of a marathon session this week trying to get everyone’s projects wrapped up before the shut down, but I’m happy to say everything is done and it’s time to start packing.  Well, I’m not happy about having to pack up the studio, but it’ll be nice to have one less thing to worry about before …

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Tarekith Bassgorilla.com Interview

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I was recently interviewed for the Bassgorilla.com podcast, and it’s now live!   In this episode I discuss some mixing and mastering tips, advice on acoustic treatment, and other production nuggets. https://bassgorilla.com/podcast-035-mixing-mastering-tips-tarekith/   Hope you enjoy! Tarekith

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2 For 1 Mastering

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At long last we finally have a date for our move to Luxembourg, which means only a few short weeks to keep the studio up and running.  The last day I will be able to accept any mastering jobs will be January 21th, any mixdowns I will need to have by January 16th to make sure I can complete them …

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Inching Forward

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Well, things are slowly marching towards my move to Luxembourg, even though we still don’t have a firm move date which is dragging things out a bit (waiting for our visas).  The process is going well for us so far otherwise, we sold our house without too much issue, and in the meantime have been slowly getting rid of all …

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Tarekith mastering interview on Haq Attaq

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  Earlier this month I was interviewed by Jakob Haq about my role as a mastering engineer, and how iOS devices and apps are starting to become part of my workflow.  Really happy with the way this interview went, hope you enjoy it too! http://www.ptc-crew.com/jakobhaq/interview-tarekith/        

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Mixing & Mastering in the 21st Century

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12PM PST – Mixing and Mastering in the 21st Century  | Jake Perrine and Erik “Tarekith” Magrini “As technology continues to advance, so do the practices for delivery in the audio industry.  With many producers working entirely on their own, how do we deliver the highest quality product we can?  Are CDs relevant?  What aout the MP3 and the many online portals for distribution? …

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Inner Portal Studio Is Moving!

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It’s been months in the process, but it’s finally official:  Inner Portal Studio is moving to Luxembourg!  While my wife and I love Seattle, we both felt lately it was time for a temporary change, and luckily an opportunity like this presented itself at the right time. The actual move date is still being worked on, but it’s tentatively going …

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Mastering Trends

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Now that I have been mastering other people’s music for around 15 years, it’s interesting to look back and reflect on some of the trends I’ve seen come and go over that time. Not so much in terms of musical styles, but rather the mixdowns I’ve been sent. So, how’s does the music I was sent 15 years ago compare …

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iOS8 Anti-Rant

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Given how much talk is going on in the iOS music community about iOS8, I wanted to share my thoughts on the situation. When I first switched to an OSX based computer from Windows, one of the first things I learned is that if you want things to go easy in Apple land, you stay current.  Apple has no qualms …

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The -6dB Rule

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Been seeing a lot of new producers asking why they should keep their DAW master meters around -6dBFS (or -3dBFS, -4dBFS, etc). While a lot of mastering engineers are the ones asking for mixdowns this way, there seems to be some confusion that this is something that is needed for mastering. In truth, mastering engineers could care less what the …

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