London O’Connor is getting a lot of attention for the remastered version of O∆, which Vlado handled for his new label, True Panther – London has had so many good things to say; we’re so pleased as this is what good mastering is all about! Excerpt and link to full interview are below!
“One of the first things they [True Panther] did was they got Vlado Meller to master it so I was like, “Ahhhh!” That’s why I was so excited about the remastered version because when you listen to it, you can feel the difference. Now I kind of understand what changes when Kanye West finishes an album. Like, I knew that they had more tools, I knew that there was something they would do when they were done with it. Mastering is like color correcting a photo, but for sound, so you line up the photo, you shoot it, it’s done, and then a person color corrects it at the end. That’s mastering for an album. I think it really does make a difference. I’m happy that people are going to get to hear it this way because that was the way I always wanted them to hear it.”
Full London O’Connor Interview
Congratulations to DJ Bless who stopped by the studio to master the second “Pull the Fuckin’ Trigger” single Power, off of their upcoming EP with Jeremy Lubsey. Available for download from their official Never So Deep Records store below.
Pull the Fuckin’ Trigger – Power
Produced By: DJ Bless
Mastered By: Jeremy Lubsey
Store Link – http://nsddigital.com/
CHARLESTON, S.C. – January 31, 2017: Mastering legend Vlado Meller and independent one-stop and distributor, Monostereo have announced a strategic partnership, which makes Vlado Meller Mastering the iconic company’s go-to source for vinyl mastering and lacquer cutting. Monostereo is also partnering with Truphonic Recording, the world-class studio in Charleston, S.C. where Meller masters albums by artists from around the world.
Monostereo, family-owned and operated since 1974, specializes in wholesale distribution of vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray, Turntables, and music accessories. Beginning as a small chain of record stores in Long Island, Monostereo has been developing and growing for over 40 years.
Meller’s career has spanned 40+ years and has included work with diverse recordings from Kanye West, Metallica, Frank Ocean, Paul McCartney, Shakira, Prince, A Tribe Called Quest, Celine Dion and many more. After many years at Sony and Universal, he now operates Vlado Meller Mastering from Truphonic Recording Studios in Charleston, SC.
“By partnering with Vlado Meller, we’re working with someone who truly understands how to prepare albums for vinyl, a nearly lost art,” Mike Gomez, General Manager of Monostereo, said. “He is the undisputed master of mastering and we’re thrilled to have him as an extended member of our team.”
“I’ve been prepping vinyl masters for decades now, and Monostereo has a true understanding of each step of the vinyl process,” Vlado Meller said. “They’ve grown into one of the most premier vinyl pressing and distribution companies, and it’s an honor to work with them as an official partner along with Truphonic Recording.”
For more information on Vlado Meller, please visit www.vladomastering.com, and for more information on Monostereo Vinyl, please visit www.monostereovinyl.com.
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Vlado Meller was interviewed about the recently released Lou Reed 17-disc box in a piece written by Mike Mettler, and published on Digital Trends. Click the link below to read Vlado’s experience working with Lou Reed himself in studio.
With the holidays just around the corner, we thought it was worth sharing that when it comes to mastering, Vlado is the king of holiday records! Here are just a few of the notable albums that have Vlado’s fingerprints on them and are worth breaking out as we move further into December:
Celine Dion – These Are Special Times
Harry Connick Jr. – Harry For The Holidays
Jackie Evancho – Heavenly Christmas
Jamie Cullum – Show Me The Magic
Josh Groban – Noel
Kermit Ruffins – Have a Crazy Cool Christmas
Mary J. Blige – A Mary Christmas
Michael Buble – Christmas
Rod Stewart – Merry Christmas, Baby
Susan Boyle – Home For Christmas
Chances are if you’re digging into one of your favorite recent holiday albums or listening to seasonal songs on the radio in the weeks ahead, you most likely will be hearing the work of Vlado in there somewhere, but if you’d like a sampling of his work all in one place, we put together a 15-song playlist for you featuring the above artists and more.
Season’s greetings and enjoy the music!