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.
We’re all able to record music; a smartphone will get you quick results. But for a good sound, a lot more is involved. Acoustics, microphone placement, and effects have a huge influence on the resulting sound. Music Production: Learn How to Record, Mix, and Master Music by Hans Weekhout will teach you how to record, […]
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…
How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins Learn a proven step-by-step mixing process that’s helped thousands of musicians make amazing mixes in their home studio, using only EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and saturation. Step By Step Mixing by Bjorgvin Benediktsson will help you make better mixes immediately in your home studio that translate […]
Paul’s perspective on mastering comes from decades of playing music, making recordings, critical listening, and rigorous comparative audio/sonic analysis. His mastering philosophy is that the highest-quality, properly matched analog gear produces the best sonic results.
Mastering guru, Paul Abbott from Zenmastering.com talks about the nitty-gritty of mastering in this in-depth discussion with Making Music Magazine’s Chuck Schiele. He’s mastered projects for thousands of clients, written articles for Tape Op, Recording, Mix and EQ magazines… and he plays guitar and composes music.
For many years, the recording studio was the exclusive dwelling of rock stars and millionaires; and for anyone wanting to produce high quality audio, a professional, well-equipped studio is still the number-one option. However, in the last 20 years or so, the cost of producing music yourself has come rocketing down, and we’ve published articles […]
TASCAM’s TASCAMs Model 12 Integrated Production Suite multi-track recording mixer is a compact all-in-one integrated mixer designed for music and multimedia creators, songwriters, and performers. Features include TASCAM’s critically acclaimed multi-track recorder, USB audio/MIDI interface, DAW control functions, and unique podcasting capability including mix-minus and smartphone inputs. Great for desktop-style audio and multimedia production, small […]
With ever-changing technologies, recording music can seem like a daunting task. First 50 Recording Techniques provides musicians with all the necessary information and tools to capture sound that will yield results and have them sounding like a seasoned vet in no time. Written by accomplished producer, engineer, and author Bill Gibson, topics covered in the […]
At the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, Making Music stopped by the PreSonus booth and got the lowdown from E-Commerce Market Manager Houston Dragna on the PreSonus StudioLive Series III ecosystem of networked products. The ecosystem of products, designed to complement each other, is easily expanded and quickly configured. StudioLive Series III digital mixers are the […]