The Attack & Release Show

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 150: Genre Specific Mastering Techniques

    July 26th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  57 mins 39 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how their mastering varies based on the genre they are working on.

  • Episode 149: Analog Do's & Don't's

    July 12th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 28 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about some of their "do's" and "do not's" when using analog gear.

  • Episode 148: Marketing in 2023

    June 28th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 6 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about marketing in 2023

  • Episode 147: How To Review Your Master

    June 14th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  56 mins 49 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how to review the song you mastered before sending it off to the client.

  • Episode 146: The Best First Piece of Gear

    May 31st, 2023  |  Season 6  |  57 mins 14 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam discuss their 2023 opinions on how they would purchase their first piece of gear, today.

  • Episode 145: Spring Q&A 2023

    May 17th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  57 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam answer listener questions.

  • Episode 144: Is "Mastering Engineer" An Endangered Profession?

    May 3rd, 2023  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 40 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Is "Mastering Engineer" An Endangered Profession?

  • Episode 143: How To Sell A Rolls-Royce

    April 19th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  48 mins 47 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about customer service and how to bomb-proof your client list.

  • Episode 142: Waves & Plugin Subscriptions

    April 5th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  52 mins 52 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about plugin subscriptions and the recent news of the Waves subscription.

  • Episode 141: Dynamic Range - Stop Confusing People

    March 22nd, 2023  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 2 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam discuss the state of the dynamic range discussion as of 2023.

  • Episode 140: The Best Way To Train Your Ear

    March 8th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 5 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about the best way for you to train your ear to become a better mastering engineer.

  • Episode 139: How To Make A Song Exciting!

    February 22nd, 2023  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 38 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how they make songs exciting!

  • Episode 138: How We Used To Master VS How We Master Now

    February 8th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  52 mins 31 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam review how their mastering workflows have changed over the years.

  • Episode 137: Encouragement & Taking Care Of One Another

    January 25th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  58 mins 19 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about the importance of encouragement and taking care of one another.

  • Episode 136: The Deck Is Stacked Against You

    January 11th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 5 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about work ethic and why most businesses don't make it.

  • 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.