For every release there's one final step that often gets overlooked: mastering. The icing on the cake, the final stitch, the cherry on top, whatever you want to call it; mastering is the piece of the puzzle that elevates every piece of music for our listening pleasure.
In Amsterdam, many reputable labels (Rush Hour, Knekelhuis, Music for Memory) turn to one man for this task, Wouter Brandenburg of Brandenburg Mastering. With nearly 20 years of experience and numerous seminal releases to his name, Brandenburg knows the ins and outs of mastering as good as anyone.
For this edition of Light Conversation Brandenburg joins Gregory Markus to peel back curtain and give insight into the art of mastering. Join the two as they deconstruct pieces that Brandenburg has mastered, dive into the problem with the loudness war and geek out about music in general.
Light Conversation – is a series documenting the lives and experiences of personalities from across the creative spectrum.