Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mixing and Mastering

I love this saying by Bob Katz, one of the best audio mastering experts in the music business. This is so true!

In an answer to a question on proper use of balance and reverb, Bob states: "Do I realize how much work it is? For sure, for sure---the last 10% of the job takes 90% of the time, all the time. So, if you think you're 90% done in your recording/mixing job, book almost the same amount of time to get it done if you want it to sound "good enough"! It's the basic principle of any artistic/perfectionist profession. Welcome to the club." So, when you hear that not quite optimized piece of music that is "90%", know what that final bit costs in effort!

Renew the Face of the Earth

Lord Send out Your Spirit In commemoration of the completion of the Year of St. Paul! Check out for higher resolution versions!