Metalcore Mastering: RESONANCE “Prodigy” Video

RESONANCE,  a 5-piece metalcore band from Carlingford, NSW, had their heavy new single “Prodigy” mastered here at Nagasaki Sound. Check out the video and listen to a great example of what you can expect as a metalcore mastering client of our studio. Band Members Nik DeLay – Guitars & FX Christopher Osborn – Vocals Toto – Bass/Vocals Kid Canales – Guitars Adam B – Drums Resonance on Facebook:

Progressive Metal Mastering: Video Reel

Check out a selection of our progressive metal mastering work at Nagasaki Sound. This video contains progressive metal samples from several of our mastering clients. Not all mastering studios are capable of handling, or even understanding the expectations and characteristics of progressive metal. Let’s be real… most mastering engineers don’t “get” metal. There are certain loudness characteristics, EQ curves, and dynamic traits that are specific to progressive metal. Metal is in our blood and we understand the genre. We think it comes through in the quality, attention to detail, and level of customer service we deliver to our clients. Check out the video and contact us to discuss your progressive metal mastering project.

Pop Punk Mastering: BRIGHTENER “His Return, He Hoped For” Video

We recently mastered BRIGHTENER’s new single “His Return, He Hoped For” at Nagasaki Sound.  It is an epic 6:37 minutes of unique pop punk. The Brightener boys are an exciting new five-piece crew from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Formed in 2012, Brightener’s positive outlook and uplifting tunes set them apart from the crowd. I really enjoyed working on this pop punk mastering project, and the gang was a pleasure to deal with. We shot for a competitively loud but clear sound with the single, maintaining maximum transients and punch. Enjoy the video!

Electronica Mastering: MUSIC BY PROGRAMMERS

Listen to the album teaser for Music By Programmers, an electronica mastering project composed entirely by professional computer programmers in software. Proceeds from the album benefit The National Museum of Computing and Bletchley Park.  The electronica album was mastered by Steve Nagasaki at Nagasaki Sound. By special request, we used only software to master this project as per the spirit of the compilation, yet managed to give it a nice analog vibe in the style of early electronic artists. Project leader Jason Gorman recently spoke to Bit Tech and had this to say about our work:

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