Background, monitoring, room design, analog vs. digital workflow, client relationships, favourite plug-ins
Vinyl vs. streaming dynamics, mix vs. reference, loudness issues, platform levels, genre, aesthetic
Mentally disconnecting, general process, assistant’s role, comparing limiters, ‘Void’, ‘Love Again’, ‘Levitating’
Subtle treatment, vocal presence & softening, ‘Don’t Stop Now’, ‘Tickets to my Downfall’, ‘Nail Salon’
Favourable mix qualities, section-based processing, contrasting dynamics, ‘Solar Power’, ‘45’
Quality over level, business perspective, playback translation across media, file type & resolution
Mastering Workshop #7
Join us at Sterling Sound for the first MWTM series with distinguished mastering engineer Chris Gehringer!
This comprehensive workshop covers a number of topics pertinent to modern mastering, including studio design, monitoring, analog vs. digital workflow, loudness, and much more. Chris shares his background and discusses the evolution of his workflow throughout the past decades, explaining why he eventually chose to work fully ‘in the box’.
He compares and contrasts hybrid versus fully-digital workflow, providing a number of pros and cons to each from the perspectives of sonic character, reliability, and convenience. Further to insightful discussion, Gehringer demonstrates his approach and techniques on a number of highly successful projects by Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Lorde, Bleachers, and Machine Gun Kelly!
Subtitles in English, Spanish
About Chris Gehringer
Chris Gehringer is an American mastering engineer born in Teaneck, New Jersey and raised in Bergen County. He attended the Institute of Audio Research after high school, then landed his first music industry job at Greene Street Recording. From there, he went on to work as a cutting assistant at Trutone Records. In 1985, Gehringer joined Frankford-Wayne Mastering, then moved to the Hit Factory in 1988 where he spent twelve years. During his time there he mastered a number of landmark releases in...