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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How well do you listen?

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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

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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

Finding and Keeping clients in the Music Biz

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What online and in-person activities have you found the most worthwhile in building a client base for mixing and mastering? I’m going to expand on this a bit, and make it a bit more generic for anyone trying to make

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Posted in Ask MusicTECH!, Music Business

Y cables for Input Switching

Looking for an audio solution – I have a DAW (laptop) that is using a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 as the soundcard, connected via a USB hub. I also have a Roland RD64 as a controller which has its own onboard

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Posted in Ask MusicTECH!
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