The Music Producers Guild (MPG) in partnership with the European Broadcast Union (EBU) have now standardized a metadata field for the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) in wav files! This issue has been a long time overdue, but now finally gained enough traction to make it into a standard. The ISRC can now be embedded in wav files inside the core metadata. This means it will follow the file where ever it goes. We also now have software that is able to add this info to your mastered wav files, so we can offer this service to clients.
Today, I mastered my 2000th project! I can't hardly believe it. I started working at Terra Nova in 2005. From then to today has been about 9 years, or 3229 days, or about 461 weeks. Over the last nine years, i've averaged about 4 albums a week. I would like to thank my family, my mentors and all my clients that let me work on thier music. I plan on having some kind of party or get-together for a celebration, details will be sent out later.
Nick Landis has been elected to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - Texas Chapter Board of Governors for the 2014-2016 term. Nick has previously served on the board of governors from 2008 to 2012 and as Vice President from 2011 to 2012.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel (on the lawn overlooking Lady Bird Lake) - 98 San Jacinto Boulevard - Austin, TX 78701
Live music - Food - Cash Bar
Starting spring 2014, Nick will be teaching at Texas State University in San Marcos as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Nick will be lecturing about mastering for the senior audio lab.
The new ExSRT website is up and going again! After about a year down, we have a lot of info that was lost when we lost the last server. If you are alumni of the SRT program, please go to the site and register/update your profile. If you know someone, send them that way too. We lost the contact info for much of our membership before. New content should be coming soon.
A Texas Chapter Professional Development Conference
Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Texas Chapter will present a day-long professional development event with insightful and inspiring presentations by trail blazers, innovators, and leaders in entertainment, business, and technology.
Admission is free for Voting, Associate and GRAMMY U members of The Recording Academy. $75 for non-members.
The Recording Academy P&E Wing hosted a great professional development retreat at Blue Rock Artist Ranch with Andrew Scheps, Eric Boulanger and Tim Palmer all speaking. Andrew spoke about delivering quality listening experiences to the music consumer, Eric spoke about the Mastered for iTunes program and Tim moderated a panel discussion with everyone. This was all capped off with a live performace by Phoebe Hunt. Just a wonderful way to spend a day!
I'll be speaking at the Firestation Studios at Texas State University about preparing your mixes for mastering. There will be listening examples and technical details. This event is open to non-members as well.
Tuesday April 16th 2013
7pm - 9pm
Fire Station Studios
224 N Guadalupe
After suffering a debilitating stroke, legendary bassist Chuck Rainey was making significant progress when his house burned down. We are organizing a benefit to help bridge the gaps caused by his financial losses. Let's show him how much we appreciate him while he's able to enjoy some love from the community. Want to know more about Chuck's career, look at his discography.