Chris Gehringer Mastering Workshop 7 TUTORIAL
Join us at Sterling Sound for the first MWTM series with distinguished mastering engineer Chris Gehringer! This comprehensive workshop covers a number of topics pertinent to modern mastering, including studio design, monitoring, analog vs. digital workflow, loudness, and much more. Chris shares his background and discusses the evolution of his workflow throughout the past decades, explaining why he eventually chose to work fully ‘in the box’. He compares and contrasts hybrid versus fully-digital workflow, providing a number of pros and cons to each from the perspectives of sonic character, reliability, and convenience. Further to insightful discussion, Gehringer demonstrates his approach and techniques on a number of highly successful projects by Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Lorde, Bleachers, and Machine Gun Kelly!
Background, monitoring, room design, analog vs. digital workflow, client relationships, favourite plug-ins
Vinyl vs. streaming dynamics, mix vs. reference, loudness issues, platform levels, genre, aesthetic
Mentally disconnecting, general process, assistant’s role, comparing limiters, ‘Void’, ‘Love Again’, ‘Levitating’
Subtle treatment, vocal presence & softening, ‘Don’t Stop Now’, ‘Tickets to my Downfall’, ‘Nail Salon’
Favourable mix qualities, section-based processing, contrasting dynamics, ‘Solar Power’, ‘45’
Quality over level, business perspective, playback translation across media, file type & resolution