maor appelbaum mastering engineer talks about what is mastering

This week’s episode #83, November 9, 2012 – Learn About the Mastering Process with Engineer Maor Appelbaum.


Join me and Brian Thompson for a 45 min discussion about the artful process of mastering your music with Maor Appelbaum, Mastering Engineer.

After working as staff engineer (mixing, recording and mastering) for famed record producer Sylvia Massy, Maor moved to Los Angeles where he opened his private mastering suite.

He’s had the pleasure of mastering recordings for major international acts such as Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen, Halford, Fight, Armored Saint, Lita ford, Dokken and countless other artists across a broad spectrum of genres.

Here is a sample of a song unmastered.

Here is the same song after being mastered.

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Featured Track Of The Week: Jeff Campbell, “Laundry Day”

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About Michael Brandvold:

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.

Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.

Michael has also managed the online efforts for Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

About Brian Thompson:

Brian Thompson, Managing Partner for Thorny Bleeder Records, is a Vancouver based music industry entrepreneur, record label owner, artist manager, marketing consultant, radio promoter, publicist, web designer, blogger, and industry speaker.

Formerly the corporate head of music buying and marketing for a large national music retail chain, Brian has since moved on to become a well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, music marketing, social media, and technology.