Weiss EQ 1 MkII

Review of Weiss EQ

The Weiss EQ 1 Mk II was the very first piece of “quality” outboard that I ever purchased for my business. It was very exciting, and it was very expensive. It seemed like an enormous amount to pay for a single digital stereo EQ, but as it has now been in almost constant use in the studio for well over a decade, and has received exemplary support from Daniel Weiss himself in Switzerland, it has earned its keep many times over and has turned out to be almost a bargain.

There are two reasons why people spend the money to buy a Weiss. (Well, actually there are three, but we’ll come to the much more general Reason 3 in later posts). The sound, and the ergonomics. Read More »

Coming Soon at the Philosophers Barn Blog

Welcoming Remarks

Welcome to the Philosophers Barn Mastering’s Blog. We’ve had a lot of fun getting it started and we hope you get a lot of pleasure from reading it. We intend it to be:

A place where we will discuss our daily ways of working at our busy mastering facility.

  • Project notes – what we did to who and why
  • Equipment notes – reviews of equipment we use (and some we have refused)

A place where we will discuss our ways of working – and their ways of working – with some of the people we have worked with:

  • Musicians
  • Producers
  • Mix engineers
  • Manufacturers

A place where we will discuss some of the broader background of music and audio and technology: psychological, physiological, philosophical and cultural matters.

Reviews, interviews, and the wider-view …

(Dogs will probably be mentioned quite a bit too …) Read More »