AES San Francisco 2012
Tutorial T13

Monday, October 29, 1:30 pm — 3:30 pm (Room 133)


T13 - Mastering for Vinyl—Today's Challenges

Scott Hull, Masterdisk - New York, NY, USA

Scott Hull has been mastering for vinyl and digital for 28 years, seeing formats come, and go, and come back again. In the last few years there has been a renewed interest in producing vinyl among modern artists.

What has to be considered when you mix / master your music for vinyl? Scott will dig deep into the quality control issues and discuss several sure ways to sound great on your first pressing. Topics will include:

Why contemporary CD mastering techniques do not produce the best sounding vinyl records.
Long Sides—The relationship between Volume, Duration, and Quality.
The Turntable—what does yours sound like?
The quality control process: mixing – mastering – plating – pressing.
The realities of the current vinyl market.
Modern trends in record making / record sales.

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