Moving to America from Israel and initially working with Sylvia Massey, he is now the owner and operator of Maor Appelbaum mastering in L.A.
His credits include Faith No More, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen, Meatloaf, Mayhem, Angra, William Shatner, Therion, Dokken, Armoured Saint and many more.
Questions in this episode include:
Do you have a working relationship with bands where they send you mixes and you give feedback?
Do you sometimes not even hit analogue? Ie do a 100% digital master?
Using old DAW’s and plugins.
Running signal through gear for colour.
Auditioning different sets of converters and clocks.
Do you ever get colour from using plugins?
Do you ever throw up a reference master/mix when finishing a master?
Has loudness normalisation changed where your masters are arriving at in terms of overall level?
Do you make different masters for vinyl, CD and streaming?
What gives an album longevity and enjoyability in terms of production? (spoilers: not “loudness”)
The amount of compression necessary for “that” sound is less than what people think it is?
Maor’s room and monitoring (his room was done twice before he was happy with it).
Main difference between the initial room acoustics and what it is now.
Is your room super flat or does it have a curve that you like?
Thanks and goodbyes.
Catch you all next episode guys!