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Friday, October 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Now More Than Ever; The Importance of the Mastering Engineer

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Mastering is the final stage of music production after a song/record is mixed. Recent technological advancements have emerged, making the decision as to whether to hire a mastering engineer a difficult one. New software is available that will analyze and automatically correct and normalize mixes. But does this compare to the ears of a professional?

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avatar for Adam Ayan

Adam Ayan

Adam Ayan is a Grammy Award, 3x Latin Grammy Award, and TEC Award winning Mastering Engineer, who works at the world class mastering facility Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME. Adam’s diverse list of mastering credits includes projects for such artists as Nirvana, Madonna, the Foo... Read More →
avatar for Jay Franco

Jay Franco

native New Yorker, Jay Franco began his mastering career at the top, Sterling Sound. | | Since joining the staff in 2001, Jay has lent his technical expertise to a variety of top-selling releases from such varied artists as Coldplay, The Neptunes, Athlete, Erykah Badu, Johnny Cash... Read More →
avatar for Devin Kerr

Devin Kerr

Devin Kerr is a musician, designer, and sound engineer focused on creative audio mastering, production, and mixing. | | With a background as a bassist and multi-instrumentalist, Devin has worked in varied genres and contexts and has performed on stages in the U.S., Canada, Europe... Read More →
avatar for Drew Lavyne

Drew Lavyne

Drew Lavyne has been mastering Grammy winning albums and home made masterpieces for artists all over the world since 1993. A fixture on the New York City studio scene for nearly 20 years, Drew's clients include Kings Of Leon, Taylor Swift, The White Stripes, Stromae & Kanye West... Read More →
avatar for Andy VanDette

Andy VanDette

Andy VanDette started at Masterdisk as intern, summer of 1984. By 2000 he was promoted to Chief Engineer, with a growing collection of mastering awards from the US and around the world. | | Andy started out by supporting Masterdisk's top engineers. Beginning with digital editing... Read More →


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