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#069 - IAN SHEPHERD: Mastering, and the Loudness Sweet Spot

Published November 15, 2022

Photo by Mike Banks

Podcast Summary:

  • Ian is a sound engineer with over 20 years of experience in the industry.

  • He explains the importance of having a well-designed recording studio with good acoustics.

  • He highlights the role of a sound engineer in optimising sound quality, and how this involves selecting the right microphones, monitors, and signal processors.

  • Ian emphasises the importance of capturing sound as accurately as possible during recording, and how this can be achieved through proper microphone placement and using the right equipment.

  • He also discusses the role of mastering in the music production process, and how this helps ensure a consistent sound across an album or collection of songs.

  • Ian shares his experience working with various artists, and how he approaches each project with a unique perspective to achieve the desired sound.

  • Finally, Ian emphasises the importance of communication and collaboration between the artist, producer, and sound engineer to achieve the best possible result.


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