The Attack & Release Show

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 135: Dave McNair - The Mastering Engineer's Mastering Engineer

    December 28th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 23 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam sit down with Dave McNair and talk life, gear philosophy, cooking, and mastering. Dave is honest and salt of the earth; he shares honest wisdom from someone who has been through it all.

  • Episode 134: Happy Holidays from Matt & Sam!

    December 24th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  7 mins 42 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam drop in to wish everyone a happy holiday and a splendid new year!

  • Episode 133: What Happens When Life Happens?

    December 14th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 8 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam reflect on 2022 and discuss business planning for 2023.

  • Episode 132: Gear Episode 2022

    November 30th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  58 mins 48 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam give a rundown of what they are using for plugins and hardware in 2022.

  • Episode 131: Stop Running To Your Car

    November 16th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 15 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam discuss why you shouldn't be running to your car to check a master.

  • Episode 130: Hot Take on Hot Refs

    November 2nd, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 1 min
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam give their opinions on hot refs, heated mixes, and all the alike.

  • Episode 129: Wild Things We Have Done To Save A Mix

    October 19th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 1 min
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about some of the bizarre lengths they have gone to in order to "rescue" mixes.

  • Episode 128: Is Atmos Worth It?

    October 5th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  58 mins 18 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Is Atmos Worth It?

  • Episode 127: Color in Mastering & Sam's Rule of 2

    September 21st, 2022  |  Season 5  |  55 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Color in Mastering & Sam's Rule of 2

  • Episode 126: Normalization Is Not Working

    September 7th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  54 mins 5 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam address normalization and the current state of normalization in 2022

  • Episode 125: Q&A

    August 24th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 10 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam asked YOU for your questions and holy cow did you deliver!

  • Episode 124: Manley Massive Passive (Review)

    August 10th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 3 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam give a not-so-unbiased review of the Manley Massive Passive.

  • Episode 123: You Need A Hobby

    July 27th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 3 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about what they do outside of the studio.

  • Episode 122: De-essing & Mastering

    July 13th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 1 min
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam Talk about how they use de-essers in mastering.

  • Episode 121: HOW TO GET MONEY

    June 29th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  55 mins 36 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how to get paid.

  • Episode 120: Mastering In The Box

    June 15th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  58 mins 36 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam chat about when it's best to stay in the digital realm as opposed to going analog.