Analog Heart

Stephen Quinn's mastering/audio related blog/site/space.


Just a note to say the studio will be closed from June 26th though to July 14th.

Flux Alchemist v3

As I’ve mentioned before here, contrary to what music tech magazines and sites would have you believe, multi-band compression in mastering is not some secret weapon that’s used on every track to master like a Pro.

Personally I probably use it on about 1 in every 100 tracks, and always with problematic mixes. When I do need it I use the Flux’s excellent Alchemist, which they’ve just released v3 as a free update to licensed users. 

Which was very nice of them indeed. I haven’t had a chance to check out what has changed, but it’s a really nice move by the company.