So glad to announce the release of “Bansuri” by Emmanuel Becker with Genesis Records. I was so excited when I first heard this song, I jumped on the opportunity to sign the single, and since then I’ve been nothing short of impressed with all of his work. At just 16 years old, Emmanuel was able to produce this monstrous track and obtain his first professional signing with a record label.
This track was a joy to master. Emmanuel had given the song such a thorough mix down, that the mastering process became more about coloring the sound, and achieving maximum clarity. We are so thrilled to have this record in our catalog, and I know that this young man has a very bright future in music ahead of him.
My most recent song, “Mind Control” is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud! This song was a favorite of mine to record. The vocals were processed through an old Roland VS-880 digital recorder which only has a maximum bit-rate of 12. I wanted an earthy haunting sounding vocal, with enough noise to make the voice discomforting but still easy to understand. The VS-880 uses a large internal hard disk for storage than I noticed made a horrid whirring noise. I crouched under my desk, where I store the vintage digital recorder, and whispered the first words that came to mind. These eerie vocals are the first take I captured, huddled under a desk, with the microphone as close as I could get it to this old Atari-looking machine – at 4AM. Hopefully that earns me your listen!
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Here is a first look at the upcoming release by Genesis Records: “Dark Matter Remix EP”. The original hit single “Dark Matter”, by Spanish producer Nine Flags, was released on February 17th, 2017. Genesis Records and its artists have been putting together a collection of remixes to kick-start their upcoming summer release schedule. The EP will include remixes by deep house and techno producer N-amouR, electro producer The Electroclassic, and the original producer, Nine Flags himself.
I have been tasked by the record company to master all three remixes together, in order to produce a well-received and standardized EP. I was lucky enough to have access to the Neve 88R console at SAE Institute of Technology in New York, where I completed the mastering for all three tracks. Luckily, the room is fitted with 12 inch Genelec Monitors, as well as a pair of six inch Focals for reference.
I mostly master in the box, using free plug-ins to my advantage. I did, however, route the signal through a Focusrite Red 3 stereo compressor, with all of the settings turned off to add some warmth to the master chain. Each track required its own form of love and care, but with the proper analysis, monitors, and compressor emulations, I was able to bring the tracks to an appropriate industry standard level, while maintaining their harmonic integrity. I look forward to hear how the work is received upon release.
Dark Matter Remix EP – Available June, 14th
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