Greetings from the Gem City, Dayton, Ohio

    • February 3, 2023 at 8:35 pm #4706
      Steve Gillson

        Hey All,

        Steve here from Gem City Mastering, a small studio based in Dayton, Ohio.  I frequent all of the facebook groups, and I also run a Mastering Engineers Discord server.  If anyone is interested in joining, feel free to reach out.  Whereas forums are great for longer, more technical discussions, Discord is real-time chat, and also has video conferencing features similar to Zoom.  At some point, I’d like to host a monthly get together of MEs over there, perhaps with a “topic of the month.”

        I primarily work with EDM, Synthwave, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop and similar genres.  I began producing music in my parent’s basement in 1996 as a high school Junior, and I accepted my first paying mastering client in 2008.


      • February 3, 2023 at 11:29 pm #4718
        Bob Katz

          Welcome, Steve. I considered a Discord server, but a forum like this seems more civilized and doesn’t drift. Moderators can curate.  And the nested threading more controllable. And it’s accessed over the web.

          But you’re right: live talk can be wonderful for its immediacy. We plan on running occasional Sessionwire seminars as supplements in the near future!

        • February 4, 2023 at 1:31 am #4723
          Steve Gillson

            Hey Bob, Happy to be here!

            Perhaps we could collaborate.  I’d be happy to host roundtable discussions over at my Discord, which could be recorded and posted to youtube for a wider audience, and we could promote the forum within those roundtables.

            I’m thinking of like a casual, monthly “coffee chat” for say an hour… say at 1pm EST on Saturday or Sunday.  Pick a topic each month… compression, DA/AD, equalization, limiting, loudness, SRC, studio showcases, monitors, room acoustics measurement, mastering for streaming, just a topic a month… get a bunch of ME’s in a video chat to discuss and debate… package it, throw it up on youtube.

            Discord is wonderful for off-the-cuff chat, forums are wonderful as a more persistent, long-form information resource.  It could be a nice cross-platform collab that would provide a huge amount of beneficial information to to the kids that are desperately trying to master their own music in their bedrooms, as well as up-and-coming, would-be mastering engineers in the post-local-studio-apprenticeship world.

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