In my business I found we
would need several different types of mixes for a single song
depending on the pitch, so third party mastering became a huge
Then a few years ago, I worked on some productions
in a Scope assisted studio and realized how important this technology
could become, above and beyond what could be achieved on computers with
host processing only. It was then that it became clearer to me
that with DSP assisted production, that great sounding masters
could be achieved in-house very quickly often within the same
sessions as our recording and mixdown.
The finalizing technology used in expensive studios was now available to
private and home studios at a price we could afford. Multiband
compression, limiters, classic sounding valve EQ processing and even
some track level plug-ins could now bring our songs to a more polished
level. I was sold on the benefits of DSP and on the flexibility of
Scope as the producer showed me how these devices could be used.
Our showcase track 'Count On Me' was
one of the first tracks on which I used a Scope system for the
complete process of recording and mastering.