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A Mastering Engineer’s Blog

A mastering engineer’s blog written in the from a mastering studio in Yorkshire. In this blog we talk about how to get your track sounding just right and we try and offer tips. There are opinions and talk about studio life. This blog is written by Andy Backhouse. These are opinions that he holds close – it is a mastering engineer’s blog…..

A Mastering Engineer’s Blog

Written At Sigil Of Brass – The Yorkshire Mastering Studio

So, Why Get My Music Mastered At Sigil Of Brass?

So, Why Get My Music Mastered At Sigil Of Brass?

It is simple, really; we use the best gear on the market and we have the best training to get your music sounding the best that it can sound. We are confident that we will hit the nail on the head first time around, but if you want a second pass...

Using A Third-Party App For Your Security

Using A Third-Party App For Your Security

[wpseo_breadcrumb] We have signed up to a third party app so that you are guaranteed safety in your transactions. We figure that we needed to go the extra step so that people knew they had the safety net of a larger corporation backing them up, to be safe when...

Our Mastering Studio Is Still Open, Despite Coronavirus

Our Mastering Studio Is Still Open, Despite Coronavirus

[wpseo_breadcrumb] We did consider furloughing - but, Creao Studio have given us the keys to the studio and we are open for business. We are still trading and we can get your music mastered to how you want it.  With Covid-19 going around, it has pretty much paused the...

What Is -8RMS In LUFS ???

What Is -8RMS In LUFS ???

In this blog article I am going to try and explain the difference between RMS and LUFS, from a Mastering Engineers point of view. Here at Sigil Of Brass, we use LUFS. LUFS is the modern measurement tool of stand alone loudness. Now here is the thing to think about:...

How Loud? The Best Solutions For Mastering For Online Audio

How Loud? The Best Solutions For Mastering For Online Audio

I get asked this question quite a bit now - And, it is to do with the Loudness Wars. Sometimes the question is framed with RMS, sometimes with the modern unit of LUFS (or, LKFS). We are a modern studio and we use LUFS (or, LKFS). And, a lot of people are asking online...

Start The New Year With A Sale

Start The New Year With A Sale

Me and Allan would like to wish you all a very happy and fun-filed New Year. 2019 has been a great start for the studio with Sigil Of Brass growing, attaining more equipment and more qualifications & certificates. It has been a good year for the business - do you...

Andy’s Reference List

Andy’s Reference List

Above, you will see a list of the reference tracks that Andy from Sigil Of Brass thinks is "Good" Mastering. These tracks are as good as it gets with Mastering Audio in mind. We have embedded the playist above if you want to check it out - we use Tidal for our...

Mastering For Vinyl

Mastering For Vinyl

Right then, vinyl masters. There’s no reason why you should need a different master for vinyl than you do for CD or streaming. Fact. It depends how far you want to go with your vinyl master, but if you’ve mastered it correctly, it should translate straight to a...

A New Team Member

A New Team Member

[wpseo_breadcrumb] I am very excited for the future of Sigil Of Brass. See, I have taken on a new partner in the business. We will be sharing responsibilities for the day to day mastering of the audio. But, I (Andy) will be responsible for the admin. I have teamed up...

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