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Write:Record:Release - Mastering & Formats

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Mastering & Formats with Joe Caithness

The often referred to 'dark art' of mastering will be demystified by Subsequent Mastering owner Joe Caithness. Apart from explaining the process Joe will discuss how to get your tracks ready for mastering and the various format options available along with their implications. Topics raised will then be further discussed as Jason Marsall of 74Sound mastering studios joins us for debate, questions and answers.

Joe Caithness

Joe Caithness has been a mastering engineer for ten years, starting at the age of 21 mid recession with the most basic of tools available. In 2018 Joe celebrates not only his tenth year in the business but also the build of his first single room stand alone mastering facility in his home town of Nottingham. 

Joe works holistically within the audio industry and is credited with various professional roles from pop music digital mastering to archival tape handling and transfer to experimental music installations. Both analogue and digital processing is used where required and a wide range of playback formats are calibrated in house ready to go.

Outside of mastering Joe is a keen record buyer and is usually found going through stacks of weird old music somewhere on the outskirts of a city...

Credits include -

  • A wide range of video game music soundtracks for Laced Recordings (Hotline Miami, Yooka Laylee, The Talos Principle and many more)
  • The archive and re issue of the synth pop icon John Foxx (Ultravox)
  • Grime pioneer Dexplicit
  • Part Chimp's latest album on Mogwai's Rock Action Records
  • Composer Richard J Birkin
  • Local neo-classical electronica experimenters Haiku Salut
  • Joanna Gruesome's top 5 vinyl album "Peanut Butter"
  • Transfer and consultation for Earth Recordings re-issue of Bert Jasnch "Live at the 12 Bar" 

Write:Record:Release is a step by step guide for the musician explaining the processes of songwriting, composition, vocals & performance, recording & production, mastering, releasing and publishing, and the music business. Industry professionals will demystify each stage, adding valuable tips from their own wealth of knowledge giving each musician the necessary tools to improve their craft and further their career. These will take the form of a dedicated one hour workshop followed by an hour panel discussion and Q&A session with the group.