The Attack & Release Show

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

69 episodes of The Attack & Release Show since the first episode, which aired on January 17th, 2018.

  • 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.

  • Episode 63: What Your Clients Really Want

    April 8th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  38 mins 10 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how to deliver on what your clients actually want and how to not make money in spite of yourself.

  • Episode 62: EQ in Mastering

    March 25th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  53 mins 48 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt & Sam talk about how they use EQ while mastering.

  • Episode 61: 🚨 Coronavirus and You 🚨

    March 13th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  41 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam do a live episode and talk about how the Coronavirus is effecting the music industry.

  • Episode 60: Don't Catfish Your Clients

    March 11th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 34 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about what it means to run an honest business, playing to your strengths and not taking on work, and clients that you are not ready for. Matt demonstrates a proper pig call.

  • Episode 59: Mastering Workflow

    February 26th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  57 mins 32 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam chat about their signal chains in a mini gear episode with an emphasis on workflow.

  • Episode 58: Top 5 Things We Do To Stay Successful

    February 12th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 1 sec
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Yeah, it's a clickbait title BUT these tips have been proven to improve your personal health along with business health. These are the top 5 things that Matt and Sam do to keep in the fight.

  • Episode 57: Compression In Mastering

    January 29th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  47 mins 48 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    A listener wrote in saying they have yet to hear a good podcast on the topic of compression. Hope we don't let you down!

  • Episode 56: The Grammys

    January 15th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  59 mins 50 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk The Grammys and professional awards.

  • Episode 55: Community vs Competition

    January 1st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 9 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about why being in community with others is better than being in competition with them. Also, Sam might get a new dog...

  • Episode 54: How You Win In 2020 - Responsibility vs Authority

    December 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 15 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam UNPACK the concept of Responsibility vs Authority and how that will help you market your business in 2020