What does a Mastering Engineer actually do, and how do you become one?
Although I’ve always known that a Master Engineer is crucial to a record sounding any good, I’ve never fully know exactly what their role is, let alone how you then become one and end up working on records by everyone from Bjork and Aphex Twin to Nick Cave, Paul McCartney and The Prodigy.
Mandy Parnell is the only person who could unpack all of this, here sharing her story of how she became obsessed with sound as a kid, ran away from home, trained with some legends and formed Black Saloon Studios.
Listen below or via your podcast app.
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