We've been working in a partnership with Eric James of Philosophers Barn Mastering for several years. We visited Eric in February 2010 in England. His unique facilities are housed in a superb converted 17th century, 50 foot, oak-beamed barn, nestled deep in the quiet Norfolk countryside.

Eric James has been deeply involved in the music business as a musician, producer and engineer for nearly 30 years. His work has ranged across the entire spectrum – from 70's punk to contemporary solo piano - and his recent credits include the classical finesse of Alfred Brendel, the emotional intimacy of Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, the musical intricacy of the John Taylor jazz trio, and the pianistic intensity of Victoria Salmon’s improvisations. Eric is also an academic and a writer, and he brings to his mastering work a very high level of both musical and technical knowledge. He is the editor of both editions of Bob Katz’ Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science and is a regular contributor of technique and review articles to Sound on Sound magazine.

Combining professional audio skills developed over many years with state of the art analog and digital outboard audio equipment, the expertise at Philosophers Barn Mastering can optimally shape your final mixes: enhancing clarity; adding warmth; and creating a natural tonal balance and a sense of space which opens up the finest musical detail. If you'd like to read more about Philosophers Barn Mastering please click on title above.

PETER RATNER RECORDING, MIRROR STUDIOS, AND UAA DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS organized Craig Anderton hands-on, information-rich “Mixing and Mastering of Audio Recording” Master class in Anchorage on May 15, 2010 in the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. Around 80 people attended this event.

Craig Anderton leads a dual life as a musician and author. During the early ’70s he played sessions on both guitar and synthesizer for Epic, Metromedia, Columbia, RCA, United Artists, and other labels. He has played on, mixed, or produced over 20 major label releases, including his solo album "Forward Motion."

He is also Executive Editor of "new" Electronic Musician Magazine and prolific author who writes about music and technology for magazines including EQ, Keyboard, Guitar Player, Pro Sound News, Performing Songwriter, Sound on Sound (UK), Music Run (France), Interface (Netherlands), Keyboards Recording & Computer (Germany), and many others.

Because of his ability to demystify complex technology with a practical, hands-on approach, Craig has given highly-acclaimed lectures on technology and the arts in 37 states, 10 countries, and in three languages.

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