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Pitchfork features Joe Lambert in “The Dark Art of Mastering”

Posted on: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 5:10pm

Pitchfork contributor, Jordan Kisner, contacted us to be involved in a feature that aimed to expose the mysterious practice of audio mastering.  The image used for the article is a mystical, hooded character and accurately describes how many people feel about the topic. Joe Lambert is a large part of the article and the reader gets

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As 2015 comes to a close…

Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 - 7:36pm

We’d like to congratulate client, Eighth Blackbird and producer, Bryce Dessner (The National) for their Grammy-nominated album, “Filament.” They are nominated for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and it is well-deserved! Joe also had the great pleasure of mastering the upcoming album from Daughter, mixed by Nicolas Vernhes.  “Not To Disappear” is to be released on 4AD/Glassnote

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Mix Tips From Your Mastering Engineer #6: Getting Better Balances

Posted on: Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 - 5:54pm

(This is part 6 of a 6-part series by staff engineer Justin Colletti. Check out part 1 on bass management, part 2 on high frequencies, part 3 on bus compression, part 4 on panning for width, part 5 on depth, and part 6 on getting better balances.) The last tip in our series is about balances. This

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Mix Tips From Your Mastering Engineer #5: Use the “Depth” Dimension

Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 - 6:36pm

(This is part 6 of a 6-part series by staff engineer Justin Colletti. Check out part 1 on bass management, part 2 on high frequencies, part 3 on bus compression, part 4 on panning for width, part 5 on depth, and part 6 on getting better balances.) “Depth”, the front-to-back dimension in your mix, is another area

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Mix Tips From Your Mastering Engineer #4, Going Wide: Panning to Leave an Impression

Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015 - 5:34pm

(This is part 6 of a 6-part series by staff engineer Justin Colletti. Check out part 1 on bass management, part 2 on high frequencies, part 3 on bus compression, part 4 on panning for width, part 5 on depth, and part 6 on getting better balances.) A great mastering engineer will often enhance the sense of

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July-August News at JLM!

Posted on: Monday, Jul 27, 2015 - 7:02pm

Summer doesn’t slow us down at JLM Sound. We’re just getting warmed up!  As always, our clients are in the news again: July started off with a track that Joe mastered—”4th of July” by The Dig—getting selected for Spotify’s official “Weekend Buzz” playlist (followed by almost 70,000 subscribers) and picked as track of the day

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Mixing Advice from Your Mastering Engineer, Tip #3: Masterful Mix Bus Compression Settings

Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015 - 7:23pm

(This is part 6 of a 6-part series by staff engineer Justin Colletti. Check out part 1 on bass management, part 2 on high frequencies, part 3 on bus compression, part 4 on panning for width, part 5 on depth, and part 6 on getting better balances.) Setting compressors is usually one of the last skills that

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Recently at JLM: Gold Records, Billboard Awards, New Videos and Album Reviews

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:57pm

Here at JLM, we’ve been pleased to see new clients from all over the world chalk up big successes: Just a couple of weeks ago, the indie rock band Intergalactic Lovers were awarded a Gold record in their native Belgium for Little Heavy Burdens, a full-length mastered by Joe. The record even won them an

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Mixing Advice from Your Mastering Engineer, Tip #2: Mindful Treble Boosts

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 3:53pm

(This is part 6 of a 6-part series by staff engineer Justin Colletti. Check out part 1 on bass management, part 2 on high frequencies, part 3 on bus compression, part 4 on panning for width, part 5 on depth, and part 6 on getting better balances.) The high-end, or “treble” region, is another area where your

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Mid-May Highlights at JLM: Featured in Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin & More

Posted on: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:33pm

  It’s beautiful outside, and another busy month inside at Joe Lambert Mastering! Here are a few of our favorite highlights from the past few weeks: Pitchfork named “Cowboy Guilt” by  Torres “Best New Track” of April 23rd. This one was mastered by Joe and features producer/drummer Rob Ellis and bassist Ian Ollivers, who played

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