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 116: To Be Blunt ... About Marketing in 2022

    April 20th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  49 mins 9 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about the best ways to market your studio and small business in 2022.

  • Episode 115: Saturation in Mastering

    April 6th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  58 mins 22 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about how they use saturation in mastering.

  • Episode 114: "Can You Teach Me How To Master?"

    March 23rd, 2022  |  Season 5  |  59 mins 44 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk about teaching people how to master

  • Episode 113: Tubes or No Tubes

    March 9th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 4 mins
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam talk tube gear vs solid state

  • Episode 112: What The Record Needs vs What The Client Wants

    February 23rd, 2022  |  Season 5  |  58 mins 14 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam dive into the ever-heated debate of what the record needs vs what the client wants.

  • Episode 111: Why You Can't Make It Loud

    February 9th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  54 mins 28 secs
    audio, audio engineer, audio mastering, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam chat about why some people struggle to make their music loud.

  • Episode 110: Your "Crack" is Showing

    January 26th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 1 min
    audio, audio engineer, audio production, mastering, mastering engineer, mixing, music producer, producing, recording

    Matt and Sam revisit the Episode 1 topic of "Torrented Software"

  • 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.