On behalf of all of us at Deluxe Mastering, we wish you a happy, healthy and musically prosperous new year. We look forward to serving you again in 2011.
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…
We’re proud to be involved with a new version and remixes of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In the Dark’ by Sarah McLeod for Youth Off The Streets, mastered by Jack the Bear.
See the short video below and download the track on iTunes here. All proceeds from now until Christmas go to Youth Off The Streets.
“Hi I’m Sarah McLeod
I am asking for your help.
Did you know that in Australia there are over 6,300 reports of child abuse each week?
That’s 340,000 reports each year. That’s the equivalent of three kids suffering abuse in every classroom in our country. These kids could be your friends at school, In your children’s classroom or a girl or boy you pass on the street.
I’ve recorded a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’.
From today through to Christmas I will be donating the proceeds of each download to helping these kids. Ministry of Sound and VDG will financially match my donation.
I can’t do this alone though and so I am asking for you to please help me.
Click here to download the single or the “gifting” option. It’s $1.69.
Your downloads will help provide services ranging from meals, through to somewhere to sleep at night and the opportunity to have an education.
To break it down – giving them a second chance at a better life.
$1.69. One download can’t do much, but together if we all take this action we can show these kids that they are not alone, specially at Christmas.
Adam’s back from checking out the Face the Music conference run by our friends at The Push (we’re proud to have worked on their compilations), and the standards are surely being raised for our burgeoning scene of music makers. Quote of the conference came from our friend and client Charles Jenkins on the traps and trappings of the music biz: “Make every release a masterpiece”. We couldn’t have put it better.
All geared for summer, just some of Jack’s latest projects include Jessica Mauboy, Sarah McCleod and Mesere, while Adam’s been finishing off the upcoming second album for Plastic Palace Alice and projects for The Sand Pebbles (7 inch), New Saxons (Tas) and a mix for Amy Meredith.