The Mastering Show
By Ian Shepherd
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This is the show where we cover all aspects of mastering. If you're interested in mastering, want to learn how to get better results mastering your own music, or even want to be a mastering engineer, this is the show you want to hear.
||CleanThe Mastering Show #55 - How Bright Is Too Bright?||Everyone wants that glorious, sweet, silky-smooth…||12 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #54 - When Normalization Goes Wrong||As you know, we think normalization is a Good Thi…||22 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #53 - Fear Of Bass||We all want great low end - deep, fat, solid and …||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #52 - DON'T aim for LUFS targets online||All the online streaming services play music back…||8 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #51 - What IS the Loudness Penalty?||"How loud will my music sound online ?" It’s the …||26 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show # 50 - Mastering on Headphones ?!||You can’t master on headphones, right ? Well, let…||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #49 - Great Audio Podcasts||As well as running our own show, we’re huge fans …||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show # 48 - How to become a mastering engineer||Our guest in this episode is Katie Tavini, who sh…||29 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #47 - What’s the best DAW for mastering ?||It’s a question we get asked regularly, and our a…||9 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #46 - Answering questions again (QnA 5)||Another chance for us to catch up with some of th…||23 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #45 - Jonathan Wyner||Many of you will already know Jonathan from iZoto…||9 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #44 - Loudness Units 101||LUFS… WTF ?!? (And why aiming for -14 isn’t the …||24 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #43 - The Christmas Episode||Something a bit different to celebrate the festiv…||22 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #42 - Man versus machine - automated mastering||Can robots really master our music ? Kenny Gioia …||24 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #41 - The problem with loudness normalization - and TIDAL’s solution||This is huge. There’s a problem with loudness nor…||10 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #40 - Your Questions Answered - Live||A Q&A episode with a twist - we recorded it live,…||12 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #39 - Digital Gain Staging: what’s the point ?||Gain staging used to be a crucial consideration f…||3 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show # 38 - If you can't hear it, does it really matter ?||If something is technically wrong but inaudible, …||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #37 - Does Gear Matter?||Gear: does it matter ? And if so, how much ? And …||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtra - Introducing HMM||If you enjoy this podcast, you may also enjoy the…||10 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #36 - Compression versus compression (and sponges)||In which Ian probably goes too far with his analo…||5 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #35 - Even More Questions Answered||You asked questions. We answered them. Or tried t…||15 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #34 - What ARE dynamics ?||Dynamics. I talk about them ALL the time. “This s…||25 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #33 - Before Mastering||How should I prepare for mastering to get the bes…||8 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #32 - Bob Ludwig||Bob Ludwig is a mastering superstar. This show st…||25 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #31 - What IS loudness ?||Everybody wants their music to sound loud. But do…||27 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #30 - More Questions Answered||The first Q&A show got a great reaction, so we de…||13 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #29 - Mastering Live Sound||Some of our favourite albums are live recordings …||2 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #28 - Remastering & Restoration||What is re-mastering ? Why would you want to do i…||18 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #27 - Mastering Audio For Games||How do you master audio for games ? Can you maste…||30 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #26 - Clipping: What is it, and is it ever acceptable ?||Some people say clipping distortion is inaudible,…||16 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #25 - Stereo: width, depth and image - how to measure, monitor and master them||It’s amazing how much control you can have of the…||11 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #24 - Mastering for online streaming (including Mastered for iTunes)||How do you optimise your music for online streami…||24 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #23 - Balance (Or, How to Master an Album)||The most common question I’ve been asked since st…||14 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #22 - Your questions answered||Your questions answered. Well, some of them, anyw…||17 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #21 - Why digital “resolution” doesn’t exist - because dither||Yes - it’s The Dither Episode ! But hang in there…||27 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #20 - Steve Lillywhite||You’ve already seen who my guest is this week, so…||17 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #19 - Sylvia Massy||In this show Ian talks to the fabulous Sylvia Mas…||3 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #18 - The Emperor's New Ears||In this show we give a conclusive answer to all t…||18 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #17 - Hi Res Audio (New science proves...what?)||A new study proves that high sample rates really …||10 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #16 - Podcasts (Mastering, recording & mixing)||How to get great results mastering audio for podc…||1 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #15 - Perspective (How to know what your music is SUPPOSED to sound like)||In this episode I describe a simple, straightforw…||24 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #14 - Distortion (The good, the bad and the ugly)||In this show we talk about distortion. Good disto…||17 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #13 - Vinyl (This may ruffle a few feathers !)||How to master for vinyl, including key problems t…||9 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #12 - NOT Mastering||Why you might NOT want to master your music - or …||2 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #11 - You're going to love this||Full-length interview with Matt Colton from Alche…||27 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #10 - Dynamic Range Day||Why “Dynamic Range Day” is a really bad name. And…||11 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #9 - Analogue versus Digital||Can digital really sound as good as analogue ? Sh…||4 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #8 - You Need This||Some people may think this week’s topic is dull -…||28 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #7 - Advanced Techniques||At it’s heart, mastering is simple - but there ar…||20 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #6 - Loudness||Loudness is still one of the hottest topics in ma…||13 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #5 - EQ||Mastering EQ is about balance, not matching. In t…||6 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #4 - Compression||Compression explained - using pillows and punchba…||31 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #3 - Limiting||In this show we take a deep dive into the topic o…||22 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #2 - The Three M's of Mastering||We’re kicking off the show with a short mini-seri…||22 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mastering Show #1 - The Basics of Mastering||In this first introductory episode, we introduce …||22 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Insights from an expert
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Ian, and have been friends with him via social media for years now. He’s always polite and always insightful. This show is a great opportunity for budding mastering engineers (and even many of us more experienced engineers) to learn from Ian’s experience.
Great stuff !
This is a great introduction: easy to understand too !
Great pod casts
I have been following Ian for a while now, always informative, he has a great way of explaining things !!
I love these pod casts I have listened to them in the van over and over whilst driving round the M25.
Keep up the good work !! Your a legend !!
It would be great if you released some pod casts about mixing and balance with some bass/sub bass EQ/compression/limiting stuff !
Defiantly recommend !!