Masterclass: Preparing for Mastering
Making music is easy and fun. Mixing songs is a slightly more difficult task but once the mixing is done what's next? How do you prepare your music for mastering? What is it about dynamics and mastering and what are some common mistakes producers make in the process? Find out about this and more during the Masterclass: Preparing for Mastering with Mastering Engineer and SAE Instructor Jeffrey De Gans.
Jeffrey De Gans Bio
Jeffrey was born in 1971 and was obsessed with music, sound, and technique from the day he was born. At the age of ten, he started messing with tapedecks, mixers, and turntables while playing his sisters disco records. Later he had his own (illegal) radio-station, worked for a drive-in-show, worked for several radio-stations, produced and released over 70 vinyl-records and played worldwide (and still does every now and then) on a zillion parties as a DJ. One of his passions is making espresso; always fine-tuning the machines to make the perfect espresso. This is something that can be found back in his mastering skills; always looking for the best and even push it just a bit more. Da Goose Music was founded as a music-production company in 1996. Jeffrey’s first real mastering-job dates back to the end of the nineties and in 2015 Jeffrey was nominated as one of the 4 best mastering-engineers from the Netherlands. Needless to say that he has a lot of experience, a great set of ears and serious knowledge of what he is doing. Jeffrey has also done the mastering on Lil' Kleine album that won the Worldwide Act Award at the MTV EMA 2017.