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 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.

  • Episode 93: If You're Guessing, You're Not Mastering

    June 2nd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  49 mins 29 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam tackle the controversial topic of "If You're Guessing, You're Not Mastering" and what that means for you as a mastering engineer, aspiring mastering engineer, or someone who is trying to self-master.

  • Episode 92: Gain Staging In Mastering

    May 19th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  45 mins 36 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam Talk about how they gain stage while mastering.

  • Episode 91: Christian Steinmetz - Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, & The Future of Music as We Know It!

    May 5th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 13 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam sit down with Christian Steinmetz and discuss how artificial intelligence will change how we produce and consume music in the future.

  • Episode 90: Forget Everything You "Think" You Know

    April 21st, 2021  |  Season 4  |  42 mins 50 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how everything you were taught is probably wrong.

  • Episode 89: The Guide To The Perfect Top End

    April 7th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  58 mins 3 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam give their tips and tricks on how they achieve the "perfect" top end on a master.

  • Episode 88: The Heartbeat of a Top 40 Master

    March 24th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  52 mins 57 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about why attack and release settings are the heartbeat of a chart-worthy master.

  • Episode 87: THE LYNX HILO (REVIEW)

    March 10th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  49 mins 26 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about their experiences with the Lynx Hilo.