Matthew Herbert: The Recording at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Matthew Herbert: The Recording

In an age in which anyone can presume to be a composer and an unfathomable amount of music is produced every twenty-four hours, Matthew Herbert asks are we still connected to what we hear? The internationally acclaimed artist well-known for his uncompromising attitude towards music and its making invites the audience and special guests – musicians, theorists and politicians – to take part in a unique creative process. For seven days he and his band will be in residency in the Tischlerei, which will be turned into a functioning recording studio. Their goal: to compose, record, and mix an album from scratch in one week’s time.

The Recording – the process of recording as well as the final album itself – will be a unique collaboration with both the audience and the opera house. Together they will delve into the role music plays in our lives, both as entertainment and the often-dismissed idea of it as an agent for genuine social and political change and try to answer, in both a rhetorical and practical way, the increasingly relevant question: what can music do anymore?

The Tischlerei at Deutsche Oper Berlin will become an Open Space for listening, exchange and creation.Matthew Herbert is thinking about the following settings: a lecture, a bar, a playground, a pure academic exploration, an engineering master-class, a hacker meeting, a concert, and a nightclub. Matthew Herbert invites the audience to take an active part in this special creation and celebrate with him and his band when it is finished with The Recording Record-Release-Party.

19th September, 2014
DAY ONE is Tools Day

Further Information:


Ableton Amaury Groc
Native Instruments Tobias Thon
Music Pool Berlin Eric Eitel
Gewinner des Berlin Music Hackday Stephen Koller
Mastering Studio Calyx Andreas [LUPO] Lubich

Watch The Vinyl Factory’s short film on the art of vinyl mastering – by FACT Magazine

The Vinyl Factory’s new short film profiles three of the finest minds in mastering.

Practically everything that is pressed to vinyl passes through the hands of a mastering engineer, who oversees the transition from tape, CD or MP3 onto the master disc or dubplate that will then be sent to the pressing plant for wider production.

Our friends at The Vinyl Factory tracked down three of the world’s foremost mastering engineers for a short film, Sculpting Sound, that looks into their role in the increasingly threatened vinyl manufacturing process.

The filmmakers join Andreas ‘Lupo’ Lubich at Calyx Mastering in Berlin, renowned for its attention to detail in cutting some of the most demanding avant-garde records around, and visit Rashad Becker of Berlin’s Dubplates & Mastering as well Noel Summerville (formerly of Pye Studios and Metropolis, now running his own 3343 Mastering studio) in London.

via Watch The Vinyl Factory’s short film on the art of vinyl mastering, featuring Rashad Becker, Lupo and more – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..

AES Berlin 2014 » Workshop W5: Mastering Our Future Music

AES Berlin 2014 » Workshop W5: Mastering Our Future Music.

Sunday, April 27, 10:45 — 12:15 (Estrel Hall B)


Rob Toulson, Anglia Ruskin University – Cambridge, UK


Andreas Lubich — Calyx Mastering, Dubplates & Mastering (until 2013) – Berlin, Germany
Mandy Parnell — Black Saloon Studios – London, UK
Jonathan Shakhovskoy — Script – London, UK


Emerging technologies are impacting the way in which music is captured, packaged, and delivered to the listener. Communications and working practices are evolving, bringing new challenges and opportunities for producing a high quality final product. Technical initiatives including Mastering for iTunes, high resolution playback, streaming services, dynamic range control and advances in metadata require mastering engineers to continuously modernize their methods. Additionally, the methods and systems for music delivery are evolving, with artists exploring new avenues for engaging their audience. In particular the “Album App” format has been considered with regards to high resolution audio, secure digital content and the inclusion of album artwork and interactive features. Furthermore, we have seen a resurgence of vinyl as a preferred listening format for audio, which has reassured the commercial importance of high-fidelity audio and rich artistic content. Each of these contemporary initiatives has an impact on the way the audio is mastered, finalized, and distributed to the listener.

The Mastering Our Future Music workshop will involve presentations and interactive discussions with a panel of experts who are fundamentally engaged in these contemporary practices for audio mastering and delivery to the listener.

U-TOPIA Festival Dortmund: Workshop 4 “Ready For Mastering?“

Sa. 24.11. | 16:00 – 17:45 UHR | 5,- € | U2 Kulturelle Bildung


Im Workshop „Ready for Mastering“ erklärt Andreas „Lupo“ Lubich vom Mastering Studio
„Dubplates & Mastering“ aus Berlin, was Musiker und Produzenten tuen können um den
eigenen Mix bestmöglich für das Mastering vorzubereiten. Neben Fragen zu Dateiformaten,
Bitrate, Aussteuerung und Rendering gibt er auch praktische Tipps für einen besseren Mix
und erklärt die Unterschiede zwischen CD und Vinylmastering.
LUPO zählt bereits seit vielen Jahren zu den weltweit gefragtesten Mastering-Ingenieuren
im Bereich elektronischer Club-Musik.