Monitoring, separation vs. cohesiveness, dimension, distortion, listening room size, dimensions, acoustics, materials
Testing and comparing equipment, phase shift, power, gear modification, clocking, low end judgement & translation
Mastering console, analog vs. digital EQ & limiters, converters, effects of tape, solid state vs. tube circuitry
Mastering 'Baby I'm a Fool' by Melody Gardot – approach, techniques, process, commentary
Mastering 'It Gonna Come' by Melody Gardot – approach, techniques, process, commentary
Baby I'm A Fool
Melody Gardot(14 min / 1h08)
Hosted at Bernie Grundman Mastering studios in Hollywood, this special series dives deep into the art and science of mastering audio with Mr. Grundman himself! The iconic engineer goes into great detail on a variety of pertinent issues to mastering, from listening environment and speaker design to evaluating and modifying equipment. He imparts his philosophy on using only what is absolutely necessary in the signal chain, and elaborates on why he favours certain types of equipment, software, power supplies, cabling, and other elements that are essential in achieving the most pristine result possible. Aside from fascinating insight into the many facets of his profession, you can learn how Bernie applies his techniques by watching him master two songs by the singer Melody Gardot – 'Baby I'm a Fool' and 'It Gonna Come’.
Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
About Bernie Grundman
Bernie Grundman is one of the most prominent names in Mastering world wide. He has been directly or indirectly, by his studio staff of engineers, behind hundreds of gold and platinum recordings. He has personally mastered some of the industry's landmark recordings, such as: Carol King's "tapestry", Steely Dan's "Aja", Michael Jackson's "Thriller", Prince's "Purple rain", and Dr. Dre's "the Chronic". In addition He has worked on albums by a veritable who's who of the music industry, such as: The...