CDmaker, a North American CD and DVD duplication studio based in Austin TX, interviewed Chris Sonia, owner and engineer at Dauntless Mastering based in Keene, NH using new video service. —
Using the Google Hangouts on Air technology, they were able to hold a video conferencing meeting and at the same time make it publicly available while it was happening as well as record it for future broadcast.
"Google Hangout set up was initially challenging but once I figured it out we really had fun. Chris is a great guy, very knowledgeable and is completely committed to helping the musician put out a commercially viable product, just the kind of person and organization we want to associate with," said CDMaker owner, Carolyn Holzman.
The topic they discussed was choosing an audio mastering studio and what questions to ask.
One of the first tips was asking a prospective mastering studio if a test sample could be submitted first which requires the band or artist to send in a sample of their music that they like to the studio. Then the studio would master the sample and send it back for a before and after listening.
"You really want a mastering studio that will make that which is uniquely 'you' sound better, not change your sound to something that doesn't sound like its you anymore," said Chris Sonia, Dauntless Mastering's owner and engineer.
Chris and Carolyn go through two more tips in the video which lasts just over 11 minutes.
The conversation came about due to the special arrangement between Dauntless and CDMaker. Starting in June 2013, CDMaker will offer mastering to its music clients working with Dauntless. They anticipate more videos will be forthcoming as well as a separate video series with Chris through Dauntless.
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