This post offers some simple tips to help collectors extend the life of analog recording media and prioritize their preservation for the long term. We live in a lucky time: we have sound recordings available to us at our very fingertips. Recorded sound surrounds us, and recordings – spoken or sung – are an almost […]
Boulder, CO and Takoma Park, MD – 2014 is shaping up as a big Grammy year for Airshow engineers. Three out of five nominations for “Best Bluegrass Album” were mastered at Airshow, and two other projects mastered or recorded at Airshow have been nominated for Grammy awards this year. This year’s nominees include: “Ritual” (Mysterium […]
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the 14th annual Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit, a two-day meeting of musicians, producers, label executives, lawyers, and music technology developers held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. While I was aware of the Coalition’s work (and an avid fan of their website, which is […]
Here is a playlist of some recent projects mastered at Airshow. (Please view each track individually to see engineer and credit info.) Be sure to visit our SoundCloud page for a lot more music mastered by all of our engineers. Dive in and enjoy!
Everyone wants to get paid for their music, and with most releases widely available and streaming from all corners of the web, ISRC codes are the key to making sure you get your money. The ISRC, or International Standard Recording Code, is an electronic tag that tells a story about the track to which it is […]
Auditioning Headphones online? You’ve got to be kidding!? Well, no, not really. Thanks to great technological advances (increased bandwidth, faster transfer speeds, and of course great microphones, pre-amps, converters, and measurement equipment) along with cool online audio and video repositories (SoundCloud, YouTube), the audio industry and world at large have access to content and information […]
A listening session with your mastering engineer before mastering is a critical step in finishing your project. You can address potential sonic concerns and make sure you and your engineer are on the same creative wavelength. You are welcome to attend your listening session. You and your engineer will listen to your mixes on a […]