News

Sara Bareilles, 2x Platinum!

Posted on 08. Jan, 2015 in News

A big thank you to Epic Records for this RIAA sales plaque commemorating over 2 million in US sales of Sara Bareilles’ single ‘Brave‘, mastered by Brad here at Euphonic Masters. It was a real pleasure to be asked to work on a song that touched so many people’s lives!

Commemorating over 2 million in US sales!

Rest in peace, John Hampton and John Fry

Posted on 19. Dec, 2014 in News

In the last week, my two greatest mentors passed.

Grammy-award winning engineer / producer John Hampton died on December 12, 2014. John, a four-decade long engineer at Memphis’ Ardent Studios, had an illustrious career working with top artists including the White Stripes, Replacements, Gin Blossoms, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughn, and Travis Tritt, among many more. John was the man that taught me ‘how to listen’, and was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known.

John Fry, founder and legendary producer of Ardent Studios, died on December 18, 2014. For fifty years, he was the rock of Memphis music – a visionary who built a world-renowned studio, he was a sonic innovator and a local industry linchpin. More than anything, though, John Fry was a mentor: to the legendary band Big Star, and to a generation of musicians and music professionals for whom he served as a guiding light, father figure and friend.

Both of these men had a profound effect on me, but far beyond that was the effect they had on not just Memphis music, but the industry as a whole. Their loss creates a massive deficit that will be felt for a long time.

Rest in peace, my friends.

Congratulations to Mike Farris!

Posted on 05. Dec, 2014 in News

Longtime friend and client Mike Farris has been nominated for a Grammy award for his album, ‘Shine For All The People‘, which was mastered at Euphonic. Congratulations to all involved, we have our fingers crossed!

Amy LaVere – Stereophile’s ‘Recording of the Month’

Posted on 21. Aug, 2014 in News

Congratulations to Amy LaVere for her new album, ‘Runaway’s Diary‘, being selected as Stereophile Magazine‘s Recording of the Month! Produced by Luther Dickinson, mixed by Kevin Houston, and mastered by Brad at Euphonic. Vinyl sides were cut by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl.

From the article:
Runaway’s Diary is the sound of stars aligning, both personally (judging by her lyrics) and musically, much of the latter due to a knockout production job by Luther Dickinson. The album sounds spacious, and while clearly focused on her voice, is immensely attractive for its full-bodied sound, its spare, tasteful arrangements, and the original drumming and percussion by LaVere’s longtime collaborator Shawn Zorn. Dickinson plays guitar on eight of the ten tracks. Even better, the LP on gold vinyl, is superquiet and, for an indie release, of refreshingly high quality in both mastering and pressing. And for old school believers in analog sound, it’s a nice touch that the album’s credits include the line: “Principal recordings made on magnetic tape.” ”

Congrats to all involved!

TapeOp interview

Posted on 18. Jul, 2014 in News

We’re excited to announce that Brad was interviewed by TapeOp magazine, you can read it in the latest issue, TapeOp #102. Check it out!

The Pensado Awards: 2014 ‘Master of Mastering’

Posted on 02. Jul, 2014 in News

We are excited to announce that Brad has received the first ever Pensado Award in the category of ‘Master of Mastering‘ on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at the Pensado Awards show in Los Angeles!

The Inaugural Pensado Awards

Posted on 16. Jun, 2014 in News

We’re proud to announce that Brad is a nominee for the inaugural Pensado Awards in the category of ‘Master of Mastering‘!

In recent years, developments in music and technology have changed the landscape for producers, songwriters, engineers and musicians, encouraging artists and composers of all types to hone their craft. From the self-taught basement amateur to the seasoned industry producer, all manner of music professionals are discovering new methods of working and novel ways to reach fans. The science and art of music-making are in a rapid state of flux, with exciting opportunities awaiting among the talented figures in and out of the spotlight – the people who are currently engineering the next sound that will move the world in the music, film, television and digital realms.

For the past several years, the acclaimed online video series Pensado’s Place has given a voice to these individuals and celebrated this evolving landscape, and now the producers of that program have created the Pensado Awards, a new award show intended to acknowledge today’s emerging brand of music professionals.

Over 100,000 albums and millions of songs are released every year, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of concerts put on worldwide, but the awards often end up in the hands of a lucky select group. So the brilliance and hard work of all those producers, songwriters, DJ’s, engineers, mixers, live wizards and behind-the-scenes technicians in audio often go unnoticed – until now!

The Pensado Awards, recognizing these individuals, are a grand opportunity for the best pros, amateurs, brands and press to come together as one community to celebrate the uncelebrated. The live awards show, held on June 28 in Los Angeles, will be followed one week later by the global online broadcast. Join the over 100 leading music makers and manufacturers, representatives from 75 countries and over 100 schools who are already active supporters of and participants in the inaugural Pensado Awards.

More info here…

New RIAA sales plaques have arrived!

Posted on 07. May, 2014 in News

We were pleased to recently receive two more RIAA sales plaques for Brad’s work with Maroon 5 – ‘Never Gonna Leave This Bed‘ has achieved gold status for selling more than 500,000 copies while ‘Moves Like Jagger‘ has achieved 6x platinum status by selling more than 6,000,000 copies in the US alone!

 

Mastered For iTunes (MFIT)

Posted on 27. Jan, 2014 in News

In 2012 Apple introduced Mastered For iTunes (MFiT) – a combination of practices and tools that allow us to help ensure that your fans have a great listening experience with iTunes purchased music no matter where they listen. Euphonic was one of the first mastering studios approved by Apple for MFiT and since then we’ve created MFiT masters for dozens of artists, including Emerson, Lake and Palmer, KoRn, Maroon 5Three Days GraceBlues Traveler, POD, and Hatebreed. If you are interested in having your music sound as good as it can on iTunes, be sure to read a bit more about it on our FAQ page or ask us for more information.

Also, here is Apple’s explanation of Mastered For iTunes.

‘Y el Grammy es para…’

Posted on 21. Nov, 2013 in News

Congratulations to Beto Cuevas for ‘Transformación‘ winning the Latin Grammy award for ‘Best Rock / Pop Album’ at the 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards! The album, released by Warner Music México, was produced by Jared Lee Gosselin, mixed by Bob Horn, and mastered by Brad Blackwood – we’re very proud to have been a part of yet another Grammy Award winning recording here at Euphonic Masters and offer congratulations to all involved!