The Cabin Mastering


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Jake Hills & Nick Cunneen - Audio Mastering & Mixing with a creative, unique approach.

Audio Mastering & Mixing services from Melbourne, Australia. We will get your music ready for broadcast, digital & vinyl release.

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Interview with The Cabin Mastering

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Mastering the Black Guild's debut album was a standout. The album was a long time in the making & a ripper rock'nroll record, we were glad to see it put out to the world

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Mastering Turk Tresize Album #3 - recorded & mixed by Grammy nominated Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes)

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Us!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both! We really are in the golden age of audio technology. Take the best from both worlds (which we do!)

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: That we'll finalise their music, ready for release

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Hearing all the great music people are making from all around the world

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How long til we're done! People love a fast turnaround these days. We typically complete a project within one week.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it can be done at home with plugins. Big big difference

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What their favourite records are

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Get chatting, talk with us about your musical influences & goals, let us be a part of your journey

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Guitar, Drum Kit, Laptop, Microphone & a Fridge (full of beer)

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: We've been in bands forever, written, recorded, produced, mixed & mastered music

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Analog warmth + modern sheen

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: We get a kick out of working with the home studio producers. Taking their works to the next level of release quality & seeing it on Vinyl &/or iTunes is quite satisfying

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Don't squeeze the life out of your tracks by using limiters/maximisers on your master buss. Send it to us for the real deal- analog tube & solid state compression.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Anything with guitars seems to be our specialty, however we cover all styles of music. Country, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, RnB, Electro, Dance, Alternative, we love it all

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Mastering Albums!

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: We bring your music up to broadcast standard. We Master for iTunes and also can provide Masters specifically for Vinyl records.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Usually we receive audio files via our website. We then talk to the client about what they want to achieve, and if necessary we send previews of their song(s) along the way. Typically you music will be Mastered & returned within a week.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: ProTools 12, plenty of plugins however we lean heavily on analog gear. Manley & Neve compressors & eq's, & a vintage Neve console for summing when mixing.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: George Martin, Steve Albini, Butch Vig, The Neptunes, Bob Rock, Rick Rubin, Flood, Brian Eno, Manny Marroquin

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Audio Mastering- via direct file upload to our website

Gear Highlights
  • Manley VariMu Tube Compressor
  • Manley Massive Passive EQ
  • Rupert Neve Portico 2 Master Bus Processor
  • Vintage Neve Melbourne 12/2 Console
  • Apogee Converters.
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