Studio Session

Mastering Class with Mandy Parnell

What are the essentials of good mastering? How does one become a mastering engineer? What are the basic skills, equipment and techniques one needs? Can mastering be done “in the box” with a standard DAW or is specialized software and hardware required?

Award-winning mastering engineer Mandy Parnell will delve into into these questions and more in this one hour studio session on the theory and practice of mastering. Drawing on her decades-long experience mastering albums by the likes of Aphex Twin, Bjork,The xx, and The White Stripes, Parnell will demystify the process of giving recordings that final gloss. She’ll also discuss what music makers need to be mindful of in their productions to get the best results from mastering.


Studio Sessions are for small groups and require pre-registration. Sessions are only accessible if you have a ticket which includes access to the Workshops and Studio Sessions program – for information, check the FAQ. Registration is now open.