Ian is the founder of Production Advice, a professional mastering engineer and producer, and owner of Mastering Media Ltd, specialising in High Definition audio services, Blu-ray and DVD authoring.
Over the last fifteen years he has worked on literally thousands of CDs 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.
He is the author of the respected Mastering Media Blog, where he’s possibly best-known for his criticism of excessively loud CDs like Metallica’s “Death Magnetic”, and for taking a leading role in the fierce debate over the so-called “Loudness Wars“. In 2010 Ian organised the first Dynamic Range Day – a day of online protest and awareness-raising about the issue.
You can contact him via Twitter, where he posts regular Production Advice hints and tips, and answers questions from anyone who wants to ask !