When I’m recording, mixing or mastering, I have only one goal in mind:
I want people’s jaws to drop.
I want them to look at me, thunderstruck, and say – “This sounds incredible !”
Or maybe even better, I’ll be chatting casually to someone and something I’ve worked on will be mentioned, and they’ll say – “wow, I love the way that sounds, it’s one of my favourite albums ever”.
My guess is that if you’re reading this, you feel the same way.
If so, then this is the site for you – because I want to help you make people’s jaws drop. I’m lucky enough that this has happened to me numerous times in my career, and I know I can help you achieve it, too.
A good place to start is the Best-of post – enjoy the site, I hope you find it useful, and I hope I can help you make your music sound great !
Who am I ?
My name is Ian Shepherd, and I’m the founder of Production Advice. I’m a professional mastering engineer and owner of Mastering Media Ltd, specialising in High Definition audio services, Blu-ray and DVD authoring.
Over the last fifteen years I’ve worked on literally thousands of CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays for all of the major record labels, TV stations and independents, including several number one singles and award-winning albums.
Artists and clients include: Keane, Tricky, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Purple, The Orb, Leslie Garret, Culture Club, Porcupine Tree, Andy Weatherall, The Las, Ozric Tentacles, Christine Tobin, New Order and King Crimson amongst many others.
If you have Spotify, you can hear an eclectic selection of projects I’ve worked on over the years here:
And more recent projects here:
To find out the ways you can work with me, click here.
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