9 November 2021
"I was like: "What are you talking about? Just put it out now!" Where is the barrier here? His barrier was that he believed he was too young or something, and so I thought that was fascinating because there is no such thing as too young or too old. Frankly, it's just a mindset. " - Andy Stewart
Andy Stewart is one of Australia's most highly regarded music producers and studio engineers with over 3 decades of experience.
Andy Stewart has worked with acts such as Gotyé, Paul Kelly, The Whitlams, Kutcha Edwards, CW Stoneking and Brighter Later. Whether as a musician, composer, engineer or producer, Andy has a long back catalogue of independent and commercial albums to his name.
In this episode:
In this interview, Andy shares his music production philosophy, including:
From the idea to a finished master
How to establish the right tempo for a song
The importance of contrast in music production
How to get lo-fi and hi-fi sounds to work together
The importance of 'pressure-testing' a song
The law of diminishing returns in mixing
The common character traits of successful musicians
How to measure 'success' as a musician
How magic happens in the studio
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"Too Low For Zero", published by Audio Technology Magazine in 2011, written by Jan 'Yarn' Muths and edited by Andy Stewart
Andy's The Mill Studio is one of Australia's most prestigious recording and mixing studios, with the recent purchase of a 56 channel SSL XL9000K console - arguably the most advanced analogue console ever built.
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