I'm Stephen Sherrard. A professional music producer, recording engineer, and award winning mixing engineer, with more than 20 years of experience.

I love to write and share my knowledge for the next generation of music producers and engineers! The Music And Technology Blog will be where I post my own articles and advice on such topis as: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Music Production, and more.

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Mastering Work Flow

My favorite Recording and Mixing Gear - Analog Compressors

Hi ! My compliments for you clear summarizing answers (sorry for my English), I have seen different mastering suites plugin considering normalize option good about the album building starting from the several songs. Which is the correct workflow ? Master

Posted in Ask MusicTECH!

My Favorite plugin Reverb


For a long time, I stuck with hardware reverb when mixing, because I just didn’t feel like there were any plugin reverbs that could come close to sound of dedicated hardware, such as my Kurzweil KSP-8. Eventually we got some

Posted in Mixing, Music Production, Recording

How well do you listen?


A common thing to talk about among aspiring recording/mixing engineers is how well they can hear. There often seems to be a bit of a contest to see who can hear the highest frequency, as if somehow being able to

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Posted in Mastering, Mixing, Music Production, Recording

Advice for aspiring lyrics and song writers


Hi there – I was wondering if you would have any advice for an aspiring young person who wants to write lyrics   Not really my specialty, since I don’t write lyrics or sing very well myself. However, I can

Posted in Ask MusicTECH!, Songwriting

My favorite vocal widening effects

Actress and model Jenny Lin in the DBAR Productions studio

Sometimes you want to make a vocal sound wider, thicker, and fatter, but without excessive reverb or delays. Here are a few of my favorite methods for vocal widening. Back when I worked at the big studio, we had a

Posted in Mixing, Music Production
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