Phil English visited leading London Mastering Studios, Fluid Mastering, to find out more about what mastering engineers really do.
It's pretty obvious really what a mastering engineer does, or is it? We have been in the recording business for many years and we learned a huge amount and we hope that you also find this conversation as interesting as we did.
Phil recorded this for the Full English Podcast, where you will find the full, un-cut version that runs for over an hour. If this shortened video has got you thinking please do check out the podcast as there is so much more technical information to extract.
Fluid Mastering was formed in by former Townhouse Studios Mastering engineers Tim Debney & Nick Watson, they have over 30 years experience between them, mastering music in every style from traditional Rock, Jazz and Folk through to more contemporary electronic Dance, R&B and Pop. Fluid Mastering combines "major-studio experience and superior technical facilities, with a streamlined cost-effective business approach".
“We aim to provide our industry clients with the reliability and professionalism they are used to, whilst at the same time offering a personal and accessible service to independent artists and seasoned professionals alike.”
Whether you’re a new band or songwriter preparing to post your demos online
for the first time or an established artist / producer looking for a dependable UK mastering solution, Fluid Mastering are here to help.
The services Fluid have on offer include attended and unattended - online -mastering, vinyl mastering, re-mastering, editing and restoration. Fluid's studios are based in Hammersmith, close to the A4 and Ravenscourt Park tube station and they have access to off-street parking, and numerous great pubs just around the corner.
Special thanks to everyone at Fluid Mastering for making us so welcome!