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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Louder is Better? The EQ trap!

Loud

Loudness tricks of the brain! By now you should know all about the Loudness War, and how our ears & brain are easily fooled into thinking Louder is Better. If you are an experienced recording or mixing engineer, you are

Posted in Mixing, Music And Technology Blog, Music Production, Recording

Monitors and Mixing

Stephen – I have a question which may be difficult to verbalize. When we mix a song over a set of speakers, we attempt to get the song sounding the best we can over those particular speakers. Then, if we

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The Secrets top Mixing Engineers don’t want you to know!

Professional Mixing

Are the top mixing engineers hiding trade secrets and purposely misleading younger engineers about how to get great sounding mixes? Award winning mixing engineer Stephen Sherrard lets you in on the secrets!

Posted in Mixing

Robot Mastering

Less is More! Bigger Sounds through Simplification

Stephen – have you any experience with these “online” mastering services? Here is one: (link removed)¬†Apparently you can send in an MP3 file and they will plug it into an “algorithm” of some sort and then send it back to

Posted in Ask MusicTECH!

Questions regarding Analog vs Digital Compression

My favorite Recording and Mixing Gear - Analog Compressors

Hi Stephen, I am a third year music tech uni student. I was wondering if you prefer to use analogue hardware compression or a digital plug-in? Do you think that digital is taking over in studios when it comes to

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