Note: Mastering online opens up the ability for recording studio services to be utilized by parties all over the globe, and employ alternative tools to complete projects in a modern or stress-free way. This reprise of a reference piece prepared for Storify profiles a great example of one such modern master, below.
Filip of redmastering.co.uk brings 30 years of passion for music mastering online and all varieties of audio mixing. It has been his passion and career mission ever since he got his first guitar and began playing the blues. Filip learned every phase of music creation and production, from being a musician, songwriter, hit maker, editor and mixer, until finally becoming a mastering engineer. This amount of expertise and wide experience comes in handy when it comes to challenging mixing projects.
An engineer with this amount of depth can easily identify the nature of an editing problem early on during the mastering process and address the issue successfully. Filip understands the role of the personal touch in communications when doing mixing projects and mastering online. To this end, he promptly answers e-mail and other communications to stay engaged with his clientele until a particular job was finished. In addition to being passionate about music mastering, he also devotes some of his time to playing chess – a discipline that teaches patience, something that every engineer sorely needs.
The room and monitors are among the most important elements of the music mastering equipment set up. The amplifiers and converters also share a vital role in creating the acoustic environment for producing a proper editing environment. Filip works with modern BMC monitors connected to high-performance amplifiers, and utilizes leading brand MDMA converters for the best or optimal clean and open sound. He also uses three different types of compressors. He employs a customized "blender" board to handle input output configurations. As for plug-ins, he uses two equalizers, one compressor and one limiter, based on his working philosophy that less is more.