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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum - The Mastering process - PART IV

Howie Weinberg is a master on the mastering process. Worked on – as he stated – between 2,000 to 3,000 records since the early 80’s. From James Brown to U2 and Nirvana to Public Enemy, Glasvegas, and Gorillaz . In fact, Howie received in 1996 a TEC award for “best record production/single-track” for his work on the “Feel Good Inc,” masterpiece. He’s with Masterdisk since 1977.

His recent work with Kasabian was the reason for this quick phone conversation a little while ago. So, let’s read what the Master has to tell us about this record:

On Kasabian’s record:

King_leer (KL):

Who made the call for Kasabian’s new record?

Howie Weinberg (WB):

In fact it was Dan. Dan is the client as well as Sony, the label. We have a very close work relationship. I have a amazing studio set-up and that’s all. We work together for 10 years now in all kind of projects.


When you are mastering (i believe) the producer or band members will ear the final result and then close the subject. How did it go with Kasabian’s record ? Who was following the process with you? It was Dan, the band or both? What kind of communication was in place between you and the producer/band?


Dan and I knew very well what to do and what the band wanted. Although, the band had a great input, they were very proactive also. We sat down and start promptly the work. We had a very good mix.

On You


Can you pick from all your discography the most difficult records you have worked in - technically speaking?


Well, this is not a easy one but, here it goes:

Nevermind - Nirvana

Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Pop – U2

It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back - Public Enemy

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