The Attack & Release Show

A podcast on the music industry from the eyes of two mastering engineers. Warning: There will be dad jokes

About the show

Sam Moses of Moses Mastering (Nashville, TN) and Matthew Garber of For The Record Mastering (Charleston, SC) set out to demystify the music industry and mastering.

Warning: There will be dad jokes.

Podcast Merch: http://www.theattackandreleaseshow.com/

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Episodes

  • Episode 79: How To Start From Scratch

    November 18th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  49 mins 36 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about what they would do differently if they had to start over.

  • Episode 78: How Loud Is Too Loud?

    November 4th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 12 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about when clients return a mastering because it's too darn loud.

  • Episode 77: Gear Episode 2020

    October 21st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 11 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam do a rundown of their mastering rigs for 2020 and talk about what has changed and what has not.

  • Episode 76: How To Make Over Six Figures

    October 7th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 4 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how to make over $100,000 - Six Figures

  • Episode 75: I Don't Want To Do This Anymore

    September 23rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  38 mins 18 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam discuss their remedy for when they feel unmotivated.

  • Episode 74: James Rudder - What Are You Learning Today?

    September 9th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 11 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam interview James Rudder (Hillsong, The Rolling Stones, Damian Marley, Nas, Michael Buble, Bon Jovi, etc).

  • Episode 73: DDP and Metadata

    August 26th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 50 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam dive into the sexy topic of DDP and Metadata.

  • Episode 72: Limiters in Mastering

    August 12th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  52 mins 44 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how they use limiters in mastering.

  • Episode 71: Life After Covid

    July 29th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  56 mins 14 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam give their thoughts about life after Covid.

  • Episode 70: What A Mastering Engineer Can Do For You

    July 15th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  58 mins 26 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about what a mastering engineer can do for you (artists, mixers, producers, etc)

  • Episode 69: How To Buy Gear

    July 1st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 15 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam discuss their strategies on how they purchase gear.

  • Episode 68: Dylan Seals - Finding Your Unique Voice

    June 17th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 32 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam interview Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Dylan Seals. They talk all things audio engineering, the perfect way to mic a land cruiser, and Dylan's latest venture - HDAudioPost (linked below).

  • Episode 67: Revisions

    June 3rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  51 mins 22 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about client revisions and how to not take them personally.

  • Episode 66: Q&A

    May 20th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  57 mins 14 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam answer questions from listeners:

    1. Colors in mastering - solid-state vs tube vs analog and harmonic distortion
    2. Automation in mastering
    3. Setting final level first / mono-ing bass
    4. Accountability in work
    5. How to deal with difficult clients
    6. How to stay the course
    7. Favorite part of the process
  • Episode 65: Do You Need A Degree?

    May 6th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  56 mins 34 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about education and if you need a formal education to be a mastering engineer.

  • Episode 64: Our Philosophy On Loudness

    April 22nd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  48 mins 44 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about their own philosophies on loudness. If you strive for loud masters, this is your episode.