Ian Shepherd is a British mastering engineer, Blu-ray, and DVD author. He runs the Production Advice website and is the founder of Dynamic Range Day.
Join us on a musical journey from the Golden Age of analog mastering to the digital methods of today. We’ll find out why the music industry became obsessed with loudness, and learn how the digital era transformed the way that music sounds. Featuring Greg Milner and Ian Shepherd.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate.If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org.Check out Ian Shepherd’s podcast The Mastering Show.Check out Greg Milner’s book, Perfecting Sound Forever.Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/20k.Go to forhims.com/20k for your $5 complete hair kit.Check out SONOS at sonos.com.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/historyofmastering
Working Class Audio Session #132 with Ian Shepherd!!!Ian Shepherd is a mastering engineer owner of Mastering Media Ltd, host of The Mastering Show podcast as well as the founder of the website Production Advice. Over the last twenty years he's worked on literally thousands of CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays for all of the major record labels, TV stations and independents, including several number one singles and award-winning albums. Ian has been  a fierce critic of the so-called “Loudness Wars” and in 2010 he organized the first Dynamic Range Day to raise awareness about the issue. He also developed two plugins with MeterPlus – Perception, which received an AudioMedia Gear Of The Year award in 2014, and Dynameter, which helps you achieve optimal audio dynamics for your music, and competitive loudness for online streaming. Ian has worked with  Keane, Tricky, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Purple, The Orb, Leslie Garret, Culture Club, Porcupine Tree, Andy Weatherall, The Las, Ozric Tentacles, Christine Tobin, New Order and King Crimson amongst many others.Ian chats with Matt about the Loudness Wars, dynamics in music, family, clients, money matters and his plug in Dynameter.
On Vodkast 6 I chat with professional mastering engineer Ian Shepherd about loudness, mastering from home + he answers a pack of questions from Redditors from r/wearethemusicmakers!Reddit questions start at around 58:00Helpful Links : Ian's excellent site/blog is here: http://bit.ly/2fo31HeFree 7 Part email course: http://bit.ly/2fFHXeCHow to achieve dynamic EDM tracks: http://bit.ly/2eNyh4sDealing with people who want stuff too loud: http://bit.ly/2fUCGotIan's Spotify playlist: http://bit.ly/2fUCGotTo send me a question or topic idea for a future show, please email me at Vodkastpodcaster@gmail.com. Full disclosure: The four links above are affiliates links, meaning if anyone purchases any of Ian's great stuff like his mastering courses or plugins upon clicking those above links, they'll be supporting me as well.
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Apr 8th, 1971
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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3 hours, 6 minutes