The fourth episode in the Dubspot Original Programming series The Mix / Master Wyatt Show features Ken Bogdanowicz, founder and chief designer at SoundToys, creators of the best industry standard mixing and mastering plug-ins .
Please tune in HERE for the Google+ Hangout with Ken and Mitch from SoundToys. The live broadcast will take place on Sunday, July 20th.
The Mix/Master Wyatt Show gives an inside look at mixing and mastering approaches from accomplished professionals. The show is presented in two parts: a short pre-show video spotlighting the career highlights of this week’s guest, and the live interactive talk show using YouTube/Google hang-out. A select international studio audience of Dubspot graduates join host Daniel Wyatt in this fun and educational live experience.
SoundToys is a Burlington, Vermont-based company specializing in professional effects plugins. Their list of products includes Crystallizer, Decapitator, Devil-Loc Deluxe, EchoBoy, FilterFreak, Little PrimalTap, MicroShift, PanMan, PhaseMistress, Radiator and Tremolator. Their developers are also well-versed in hardware manufacturing, previously working at Eventide, designing the H3000, and the DSP4000. According to them, they’re “determined to make digital feel and sound truly organic and warm, and we hope you feel the same way.”
SoundToys is dedicated to bringing color, character, and creativity to the world of digital audio. We’re truly fanatical about audio toys – both creating new ones and collecting old ones. Our toy collection runs from the ‘classic’ gear like the EQP-1, 1176, 1073, LA-2, 550a, ATR-102 (all the must-have numbers) to pedals and effects like Binson EchoRec, JetPhase, EP-1, Federal Compressors, FuzzFaces, Dim-D, Tri-Stereo Chorus, and on, and on…. All of this stuff is great inspiration for us, and helps us to know what ‘good’ sounds like. We’ll try to get some pictures of our toy collection on-line, soon.
In our ‘past’, we were responsible for designing some pretty insane effects gear – the H3000 (and all it’s various colors) and the DSP4000, way back when we were designers at Eventide. We’ve somehow managed to morph ourselves from hardware designers to software designers.
SoundToys lives in Burlington, the biggest “city” in Vermont. We’ve probably got more cows than people in Vermont, so calling it a city is a bit of a stretch. It’s a very cool place to live, especially if you’re into sailing, hiking, skiing, or snowboarding, or just like living in a place where rush hour traffic is half a dozen cars at a stop light. And, it IS the home of SoundToys, as well as Burton Snowboards, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, Phish, and the University of Vermont.
You might think that Vermont’s a strange place for a high-tech software company to live, maybe expecting stuff like granola and organic dairy products. Well, we feel like we fit right in, and ‘organic’ is definitely something we’re into. We’re determined to make digital feel and sound truly organic and warm, and we hope you feel the same way.
Daniel Wyatt is a multi-platinum, Grammy and Emmy-nominated producer/engineer, who began his career as an artist on the Warner Brothers label and has lectured extensively in Amsterdam and Tokyo. He has worked with Norah Jones, Curtis Mayfield, Kool Keith, Elephant Man, Brazilian Girls, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, The Jackson 5 catalog, The Roots, Masters at Work and many more. Daniel is the course designer and lead instructor of Dubspot’s Mixing and Mastering program.
Future episodes will include:
Izotope Engineers of Alloy and oZone
Bob Power (Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Erykah Badu)
Chris Athens (Drake, Damien Marley, Coldplay)
Bob Brockman (Notorious B.I.G., Fugees)
Audio Ease Engineers of Altiverb 7
Andy of Shermanology (AfroJack)
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Learn the well-kept industry secrets of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, reverb and special effects and transform rough ideas and basic compositions into a commercial master. Investigate how to use key concepts and tools in your tracks, while paying special attention to techniques of metering and spectral analysis in order to apply science alongside the art.
Mixing & Mastering Level 1: Mix
Mixing & Mastering Level 2: Modify
Mixing & Mastering Level 3: Master
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This program gives you everything you need to refine tracks into a clear commercial quality release, including special mixing and mastering techniques for dubstep, techno, house, trance, downtempo, hip-hop, and the gamut of electronically-produced music.
You will learn to mix and master your tracks using the same plugins that top industry engineers use every day, including plugins by Sonnox, Metric Halo, Altiverb, Soundtoys, Izotope, Waves, URS, and Abbey Road.
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