Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz has been working on releases for Jungle Traffic, Trond Werner Hansen, Jessica Mauboy, Danny T, Tommy Trash, Mason Rack, Amy Meredith, Red Squad, Kids of 88, Corpus, Charlie Lim and Brothers.
Self-described as “Joni Mitchell meets James Brown in Bob Marley’s pumpkin patch via the Muppets!” Mal Webb and Penelope Swayles of Totally Gourdgeous have finished mixing and mastering their new album with Adam Dempsey.
Also completed with Adam are debut upcoming releases from Brea Acton (expertly engineered by Dave Manton), The Domenic Bello Trio, Pro Rata, The Fallen Gentry, Beth Knights, 2010’s compilation from NMIT produced by Greg Arnold, new album for the Daniel Gassin Sextet (mixed by Myles Mumford), and a single for Heidi Elva as part of an Italian compilation.
Deluxe Mastering also welcomed Finn Keane to the team, who’s been wrapping up releases for The Noks (NZ).
What were your overall favourite releases of 2010…?
Listen to a podcast here featuring Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz on the philosophy of audio mastering as well as a case study.
Tony walks us through his process as we review a recent electronica/dance master, a collaboration between Chloe Vs. Imprint of France and Scott G of Austin Texas.
We also discuss Tony’s approach to mastering, mentoring and encouraging artists, the importance of fully engaging clients in the mastering process, and discover that you can learn a lot about a man from his ringtone…
The podcast is also available free on iTunes.
Interviewed and published by Adam Gonsalves of Telegraph Mastering.