Introduction For my AUS230 Major Project, I decided to test and hone my mastering skills by mastering three pre-mastered songs as well as produce, mix (both in stereo and in 5.1) and master a dubstep track titled “Phoenix”. The aim this trimester, was to learn how to master music both objectively and subjectively and also […]Read more "AUS230 Post-Mortem Reflection"
In this blog post I will be looking at the loudness wars – the battle to make songs louder at the expense of its dynamic range through mastering. In the past, I often wanted to make my songs as loud as possible without realising how much life was being squashed out of them. But recently I […]Read more "Loudness Wars: The Dynamic Range Strikes Back?"
For this blog post I will be reflecting the future of 5.1 surround sound in the use of films with the rise of the Dolby Atmos. Does surround sound have a future, or is it on its way out? To answer this I will be looking at how Dolby Atmos has changed the format of […]Read more "The Future of Surround Sound"
Hey guys, for this blog I will explaining how I set up the Custom 75 Studio for recording. I will be discussing how I record vocals and then apply reverb to them by using the Lexicon hardware effects unit. I chose to work on this desk for this blog post because I have been fascinated […]Read more "Week 6 – Custom 75 Studio Signal Flow"
For this blog post, I will be analysing and comparing the technical and creative aspects of two songs, both representing different styles of dubstep. This will help me with my major project as one aspect of it involves producing a dubstep song. And so I will be comparing “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex […]Read more "Week 4 Production Technique Comparison: Brostep vs. Dubstep"
Having been recently (officially) inducted in SAE’s Mastering Suite, I thought I would go in and become more familiar with the equipment. I have been interested in mastering for a while, in fact learning mastering was one of the reasons I chose to do the Bachelor of Audio. As part of my upcoming AUS230 major […]Read more "Mastering Suite"
I’ve recently started my 5th trimester of SAE’s Bachelor of Audio. In this unit AUS230, I’ll be learning mastering, advanced studio production and sound design among other things. Recently I have revisited Native Instruments’ sampler plugin, Kontakt after learning the basics of it in my 3rd trimester. For a group task, we have to build […]Read more "AUS230 Week 1 – Kontakt Instrument Review"