Paul Abbott’s Zen Approach to Mastering – Part 3

Paul Abbott is an audio mastering engineer, musician, and owner of ZenMastering (located in San Diego, CA). Paul established ZenMastering in the late 1990s — at a time when there were very few high-end independent mastering studios. Since then, Paul has mastered over 1,000 projects for clients throughout the United States and around the world, ranging from up-and-coming indie bands to award-winning artists and labels.

Korg SoundLink MW-2408/ MW-1608 hybrid analog/digital mixer

Korg has collaborated with the legendary mixer design team of Greg Mackie and Peter Watts to create hybrid/analog mixing consoles that make creative mixing easy. Both the 24- and 16-channel models give you instant analog control for live mixing with stunning sound quality and musician-friendly features — paired with the power of high-quality digital. FEATURES: […]

D’Addario Loknob — Lock in Your Sound

Dial and lock in your sound settings with D’Addario’s easy-to-install Loknob. Once in place, simply rotate the knob to click into the sound you need. For larger sound adjustments, lift the knob, rotate to your desired sound, then release. Loknob retrofits to most amplifiers, effects pedals, instruments, and live/studio gear. Available in two sizes and […]

Mastering Process Explained with Alan Silverman – Part 1

Alan Silverman is a Grammy nominated engineer and producer. He coproduced, mixed, and mastered “Winter Stories” by Judy Collins, named “The Best Folk Album of 2019” by Digital Journal. “Mountain Girl,” a single from the album, hit #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. He mastered Catherine Russell’s “Alone Together” a Grammy finalist and the most played album on jazz radio in 2019, and the ground-breaking “SYSTEM EP” by DJ Delia Beatriz, listed in Pitchfork’s 10-Best EDM albums of 2019…

The Best Ways to Record Bass: Tracking All the Way to Mixing

No song is complete without the coveted low-end that only a bass can create. Famous songs have been built on (quite literally) the foundation of the kick drum and bass guitar, which is why engineers over the years have experimented with hundreds of techniques to capture that perfect low-end recording. As you may already be […]