145th AES CONVENTION Platinum Mastering—Past, Present, Future: Changes in Audio Mastering Technology/Aesthetics

AES New York 2018

Saturday, October 20, 10:45 am — 12:15 pm

SE16 - Platinum Mastering—Past, Present, Future: Changes in Audio Mastering Technology/Aesthetics

Presenters:
Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc. - Portland, ME, USA
Andres A. Mayo, Andres Mayo Mastering & Audio Post - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ron McMaster, Capitol Studios Mastering - Hollywood, CA, USA

The world of mastering changed dramatically in the past 10+ years due to two facts:

—Music production became a global business, with modern productions involving far more virtual collaborations than physical meetings
—Streaming changed the rules again and led artists to produce singles, much more than entire albums.

So now, mastering just one song for a producer on the other side of the world that you will never meet in person became regular business. How do mastering engineers face these completely new challenges? How do they stand up in the myriad of mastering studios worldwide offering similar services in online platforms? What are the new parameters to consider in order to be competitive?


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