In case you haven't checked out my interview with Eric Conn, you may want to right now. Understanding Audio Mastering: An Interview With Eric Conn Eric must be doing something right at Independent Mastering because Garth Brook's “More Than A Memory” is #1. Check out Eric Conn's blog post Where do you go when you’ve got a great song? #1 COUNTRY NATIONAL AIRPLAY . It's my theory that maybe Eric's dealing with me may have somehow indirectly improved his mastering on the Garth Brooks record, but that is debatable.
You know, I really thought that I was getting a hell of a deal when Eric gave me a free bag of the best coffee on earth. But now I think I got completely ripped off. Garth Brooks gets a #1 hit and all I got was a bag of coffee beans. (Actually, Seven Hills Coffee is so good that if I had to choose between never having a #1 hit and never having Seven Hills Coffee, I may have to forget the #1 hit).
I'll let him slide this time, but the next time I had better have a #1 hit when I walk out of Independent Mastering.
Even Idiots Need Real Mastering
There was a day when I was very intimidated by the “big boys” of the recording industry. Granted, most of them are very talented at what they do, but very few of them are untouchable. In fact, I'm doing a little bit of web work for Eric Conn just to get Independent Mastering more exposure. In other words, Eric masters a whole lot more than just ultra robo stars. He even masters retards like me at a price that is quite fair (but with enough mark up to cover the coffee).