"Chip Squeal" And Three Other Vinyl Record Abnormalities

The art of making a vinyl record is as much about what you don't do. Knowing the most common setbacks helps a mastering engineer keep it between the lines. Continue reading

Could Your Turntable Be Performing Better?

The sound quality of your turntable should be greater than the sum of its parts. Start by upgrading the cartridge and go from there. Continue reading

What Is The RIAA Curve?

Vinyl records don't just end up sounding good on their own. That's what standards and practices are for. Continue reading

Cutting Vinyl Records In Mono And Stereo

Wondering how records are actually made? As vinyl comes back into fashion, it's worth taking a look at the process with one of the biggest names in the biz. Continue reading

The Beautiful Experience Of Vinyl Records

Just because you can get an MP3 of every song ever written doesn't make it the perfect format. Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference. Continue reading

Vinyl Records: The Basics

With vinyl records making a big comeback, it's worth knowing a thing or two about where they came from and how they actually make sound. Continue reading

Vinyl, Through The Microscope Looking Glass

Scott Hull takes a microscopic look at the physical properties of vinyl records and the grooves that produce sound. Continue reading

Scott Hull On Mastering

World renown mastering engineer Scott Hull takes a look at mastering from the ten-thousand foot view. Continue reading

Mastering Steely Dan's Two Against Nature

Scott Hull talks about his time in the studio with Walter Becker and Donald Fagan mastering Steely Dan's Two Against Nature, for which he won a Grammy. Continue reading

What Does Your Music Say?

Mastering engineer Scott Hull offers advice on what to really consider about your music's sound during the recording and mastering process. Continue reading