RSR208 – Andy VanDette – Awesome Mastering Advice for Home Studio Mixes - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR208 – Andy VanDette – Awesome Mastering Advice for Home Studio Mixes

Andy talked about learning under Bob Ludwig, mix levels from CLA, monitors, mixing and mastering for the car stereo, the MFiT standard, and how you can deliver better mixes from your home studio.

My guest today is Andy VanDette a mastering engineer who started his career interning at the legendary Masterdisk under Bob Ludwig. After completing his degree in Tonmeister Studies, he was hired full time. During the CD’s explosion, he spent time with other mastering luminaries -Tony Dawsey, Howie Weinberg, Greg Fulginiti, Greg Calbi, and Vlado Meller. 

He learned more than just how to Master and cut vinyl. He observed their perspectives on processing and musicality. By the time the MFiT standard was introduced, Andy had been Chief Engineer for 14  years and had mastered classic albums from the Beastie Boys, Uncle Kracker, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Rush, Deep Purple, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, and more.

Andy has spoken at audio schools, AES conventions. Interviewed for the New York times, Ars Technica,,, and presented “Friends Don’t Let Friends Press Bad Vinyl” at SXSW 2015.

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