Mastering Music with Howie Weinberg – Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro

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I’m excited we got to sit down with legendary mastering engineer Howie Weinberg.

Howie has a seemingly endless credit list and over 200 Gold and Platinum selling records under his belt.
With Nirvana’s classic ‘Nevermind’ and U2, Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Soundgarden, Van Halen, Metallica, Herbie Hancock and Sheryl Crow, Howie has mastered records that – to this day – are considered the sonically best albums of all time.

Drawing from his rich pool of experience ranging from the 70s and Vinyl Mastering through Tape, CDs and finally Digital Formats, Howie gives us a history lesson in mastering, discusses the advantages and shortcomings of different mediums and gives us an outlook on today’s audio industry and production standards.

You’ll get a full tour of his mastering setup, including Speakers, Compressors, Limiters, EQs, Clocks, Converters and more, while Howie talks you through the characteristics of each unit and explains how he likes to use them.

I hope you enjoyed this video! It was truly inspiring to hear an accomplished mastering engineer’s perspective on technology, audio production and different audio formats. 

Please leave a bunch of questions and comments below the video, we’ll be back with Howie very soon!

Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,


Produce Like A Pro is a website which features great tips to help the beginning recordist make incredible sounding home recordings on a budget.


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