Barry Gardner
This is an article from mastering engineer Barry Gardner who operates SafeandSound music mastering services in London, UK. He has worked as an audio professional for 15 years.
  • Music & Audio
    The Future of Music Mastering for Multiple Distribution ChannelsMasteringmultipreview400
    I felt compelled to write about mastering audio for 2014 and onwards. Of late, there have been developments which suggest file formats and music distribution channels are likely to evolve over the forthcoming years, and as such you need to have some basic information about these changes.Read More…
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    The Ultimate Vocal Recording TutorialUltimatevocalpreview400
    Recording vocals often fills a beginner with a certain amount of trepidation. If it is your first time, it is a good idea to gather together as much information as possible in order to make the best possible job of it. The good news is that with some careful planning you should be able to make a completely professional sounding vocal recording the first time round. This tutorial is going to help you achieve that goal. Read More…
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    Mixing With HeadphonesPreviewheadphonemixing2
    For some people it is not practical to use loudspeakers to mix their music tracks. It might be that their neighbours are easily disturbed, or their acoustic environment is not up to scratch. Despite the fact it is not usually recommended, many people make decent mixdowns using only headphones.Read More…
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    8 Creative Ways to Tweak Your Home Studio EnvironmentStudiopreview
    There are quite a few ways to tweak your home studio environment and we are going to discuss some which you probably never considered or have not been commonly discussed on the internet.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Refining the Details in Your Audio ProductionPreview
    Have you ever wondered about what a mastering engineer thinks of the mixes he's given? The details he hears that the producer missed? The things he wished were fixed during tracking and production? Well, today you find out.Read More…