I’m thrilled to announce that Bear Call Mastering has opened in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Instead of the droning of sirens and crashing of dump trucks, we’re now surrounded by the call of the wild. The acoustics in the new space sound fantastic and there’s been a nice equipment upgrade, records will sound better than ever. In addition to mastering,… Read more →
For the last year I’ve been working on sound restoration and rough mastering for 600+ tracks recorded by the late Tony Conrad. The project was organized by Cory Arcangel and the final web archive was released last week. MusicAndTheMindOfThe.World I’m really proud of all of the work that went into this project and it’s release coincides with of concerts and events… Read more →
Just finished a great new record by Fred the Godson with excellent production by Heatmakerz. There are a lot of great guests on this fine record, even the Magna Carte; Jay Z graces the record for a song.
The respected playwright Israel Horovitz (father of another Horovitz, Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys) has a new film out staring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Maggie Smith. It’s a fine film essential set in an old Parisian town house that only a playwright could pen. “Despondent New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) ventures to Paris with plans of liquidating… Read more →
Meklit’s record ‘We Are Alive’ is out now on Six Degree’s Records. . .
There’s new record out this week by the Brooklyn band Slothrust, on Ba Da Bing Records that I mastered last summer. They just release a new video on MTV to go with the record release.
“Can you make them sound better?” Making special masters for digital delivery is in fact nothing new. Long before Apple offered official guidelinesfor audio engineers to follow, mastering engineers already made their own attempts to create master recordings that sounded “better” when compressed into the standard iTunes Plus format. Even in the early days of the MP3’s rise to popularity, mastering… Read more →