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 109: Atomic Habits & "The Aggregation of Marginal Gains"

    January 12th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 2 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about the concept of "The Aggregation of Marginal Gains" - How to leverage and improve the 1%.

  • Episode 108: Brittany Garber & Brittany Moses - Maintaining A Work/Life Balance

    December 29th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 14 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam interview their better-halves on the topic of work/life balance.

  • Episode 107: Prepare Your Business for 2022

    December 15th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 14 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how they are planning and preparing their studios for 2022.

  • Episode 106: Gear Episode 2021

    December 1st, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 2 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Here it is! Matt and Sam talk about the gear they used in 2021.

  • Episode 105: Gear Buying Theory

    November 17th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  57 mins 54 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam get into a little bit of theory behind buying gear.

  • Episode 104: Should A Mastering Engineer Have A Sound?

    November 3rd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  58 mins 18 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about if they think it is proper for a mastering engineer to have a tone/sound.

  • Episode 103: Mastering Converters

    October 20th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  55 mins 46 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about converters and the important roles they play in mastering.

  • Episode 102: Why I'm Lowering My Rate

    October 6th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  53 mins 34 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how to know if you're rate is too high.

    Matt's Formula (TE+Va)M=R

    T - Time invested into the field
    E - Experience in the field
    Va - How much value you add to your client
    M - What the market is willing to pay (values between 0 and 2)
    R - Rate to charge

  • Episode 101: Using Mid/Side While Mastering

    September 22nd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  48 mins 33 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how they use Mid/Side processing while mastering.

  • Episode 100: Episode 100

    September 8th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 7 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam review the past 100 episodes and talk about their plans for the next 100.

  • Episode 99: How To Listen Like A Mastering Engineer

    August 25th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  53 mins 8 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam dive into how they listen to music and approach client mixes.

  • Episode 98: Automation in Mastering

    August 11th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  57 mins 18 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how they use software and hardware automation while mastering.

  • Episode 97: Let's Talk Money

    July 28th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  58 mins 45 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about money. How to make it, how to use it, how to get your clients to pay, and their suggestions on how to financially structure and set up your studio.

  • Episode 96: "The Mistakes I've Made"

    July 14th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  49 mins 10 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about the mistakes they have made along the way.

  • Episode 95: Apple Spatial Audio

    June 30th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  59 mins 10 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam chat about mastering for the new Apple Spatial Audio and the future of music consumption.

  • Episode 94: The Most Important Word In Business

    June 16th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  46 mins 52 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about what they believe the most powerful word in business is.