Ian Shepherd is an acclaimed Mastering Engineer who’s mastering (and re-mastering) credits include Deep Purple, King Crimson, Tricky, The Orb, Culture Club and more.
He’s the founder of Dynamic range day, the creator of numerous plug-ins such as Dynameter and Perception.
In this episode, unsurprisingly we talk a lot about the loudness war, the culture of the industry and how it affects mastering engineers and how things have and are changing.
Other topics discussed include:
- Can you or should you master your own mixes?
- Should you have anything on the master buss when mixing?
- Finding a mastering an engineer you share taste with – creating a relationship
- How to have a career as a mastering engineer: making decisions that people like!
- Great mixing, arranging, mastering is all about balance. Not matched – balanced.
- Getting the master right is easier if the mix is right.
- Mastering: How the price doesn’t necessarily guarantee the results
- Landr is NOT mastering!
- Getting the sounds right at the source!