Well, I thought it might be a crazy idea I’d come to regret, but my decision to offer 24 hours of free mastering as part of my Studio’s 5 year anniversary ended up being a real success. I was able to meet a lot of new producers, and quite a few former clients I hadn’t heard from in a couple years came out of the woodwork too. Not to mention the fact that it ended up being a lot of fun getting to work on so much new music, and across so many different styles too!
Quite a few of the producers I worked with were happy to let me use their tracks to update the before and after section of my website too, so I’ll have some mastering examples everyone can check out in a couple weeks. Gotta find time to update the website first 🙂
One of the comments I got from multiple people was that they were very impressed with the results given my minimal gear collection these days. It made me realize that perhaps that’s in fact why I like mastering so much, by it’s definition it’s almost minimalist processing of audio. Do only as much as is needed to improve the mix, and leave everything else untouched to let the producers’ intention and styles come through still.
It’s no wonder I like this job so much, being a confirmed minimalist myself these days! Though I have to say that new Fabfilter Pro-Q update is looking very sweet, so I might be adding to my EQ collection shortly! Check it out:
More than anything though, this recent anniversary made me realize how lucky I am to have the job I do. And that I need to redouble my efforts to reach even more producers who might need mastering. I want to make the world sound better one song at a time!
With that, time to get back to work. Until next time!
Peace and beats,