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The Business of Remote Mastering | with Justin Perkins
Episode 858th March 2023 • Progressions: Success in the Music Industry • Travis Ference
00:00:00 01:11:28

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Today’s guest is Madison, Wisconsin based mastering engineer Justin Perkins. Justin currently works out of his studio Mystery Room Mastering where he has worked on projects for artists such as The Replacements, Jason Mraz, Busta Rhymes, and North Mississippi Allstars, as well as countless independent artists from around the world. He’s also worked at Butch Vig’s Smart Studios, actively played in numerous bands, and written various articles for The Pro Audio Files. We have a great chat about the importance of communication, how to choose a mastering chain, and why relationships still matter more than social media.

🗒 In this episode we'll dig in on... 🗒

  • Remote mastering
  • Choosing a mastering chain
  • Analog vs Digital mastering
  • Working at Butch Vig's Smart Studios
  • Being a self-taught engineer
  • Matching the limited mix reference
  • Automations and Project Management
  • Moving to Milwaukee and starting a mastering business
  • The importance of communication
  • Relationships matter!

🎙 Travis' Intro 🎙

The Tyranny of the Urgent

🎶 ... Listening Recommendation 🎶

The Replacements

The War on Drugs

🗣 Mentioned in the Interview 🗣

Working Class Audio Podcast



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Guest: Justin Perkins

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

Theme Music: inter.ference