22 February 2022
"It's a little bit terrifying how much you can hear. They're so transparent. You can hear absolutely everything, every little mistake and problem that you may not have heard in mixing in a different room or when mixing at home. There's everything. Everything good, everything bad, everything that wasn't meant to be." - Tahlia-Rose Coleman
Tahlia-Rose is a mastering engineer at Studios 301 in Sydney. She's learned her craft under the mentorship of head engineer Steve Smart. She's got invaluable knowledge of analogue mastering processes and insight into mastering a chart-topping track. Working in both analogue and digital domains, she has recently worked with Jai Waetford, Electric Fields, Lipgloss, Warwick Kennedy and The Strangers and more.
In this episode:
Tahlia's career path from student to mastering engineer at Studios 301 Sydney
How Tahlia learned her craft from one of the best in the business
A typical day in the life of a mastering engineer
Tahlia's take on mastering analogue and digital
Mixing vs Mastering - why they require a different mental state
The Dos and Don'ts of mixing into a limiter
Mastering for digital release and for vinyl release
How Apple Digital Masters changes the game again, and what that means for
STEM mastering - Yay or Nay?
What's unique about mastering processors (as opposed to mixing processors)
Tahlia shares how she mastered Saphia Stone's song "Long Road Home"
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