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We Are (Over) Half Way Through 2019

Q2 Round-Up: We are half way through July so I thought I would write up what happened in Q2 of 2019 for Sigil Of Brass. It has been a good month with lots of work coming in through the door - we have sorted the website out so that people can upload audio...

First Quarter Round Up

Q1 Round-Up: Well, where did that go! It is halfway through March and I had better write a blog post to keep you all up to date with developments. The months have been slow as it always is at this time of year - there is noo sunshine and this...

So … That Was December

So ... that was December. I hope you do not mind but I will start writing a series of monthly blog posts, wrapping up the month that has just been. I cover other Blog categories in other posts, but this is a historical record of what I have been...

We Now Accept MP3 Files For Mastering

We now accept MP3 Files for Mastering. So, if you need mastering for MP3 files you can come and see us. Normally, most Mastering houses will turn down MP3 files - there is a purity to uncompressed files that is missing with the compressed format of MP3....

The Parish News Radio Show

The Parish News is my own radio show and podcast - I play experimental music to my listeners on FM and DAB Networks on both sides of the Atlantic. The show is pre-recorded in Creao Studio when I have a bit of downtime from mastering - normally...

IRSC Codes

WHAT ARE ISRC CODES AND HOW DO I GET THEM?If your CD is for commercial release then you will probably need ISRC codes. The ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the international identification system for sound recordings and music...

Sound Of Wonder

I took over the mastering duties from somebody I know for their Radio Show. Sound Of Wonder is an eclectic World Music Radio Show based in Harrogate. I am charged with the mastering of the show and I am good friends with the host,...

Words To Describe Music To Your Mastering Engineer

When it comes to Mastering Music, it all starts and it all ends with a conversation with your mastering engineer. I will need to know how you want your music to sound and take cues from that. I have prepared a list of terms that can...

What Is The Loudness War

"The Loudness War is a sonic “arms race” where every artist and label feel they need to crush their music onto CD at the highest possible level, for fear of not being “competitive” – and in the process removing all the contrast, all...

Are You Thinking Of Getting Music Mastered?

Are you thinking of getting some professional Mastering for your music? You may not be fully aware or may even be skeptical of how much mastering makes a difference to the way a song sounds. And, you’re not to blame. Since pretty much all the...

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