Episode 82: Justin Perkins of Mystery Room Mastering and also Bassist and sometimes lead singer for such bands as Yesterday’s Kids, The Obsoletes, Screeching Weasel and Bash & Bop, in this episode we talk to him about such things as Panic Button Records, Lookout Records, the important differences between mastering and mixing, being the quiet one, his work with Dan Vapid, The Riverdales and Tommy Stinson, plus much more.www.jugheadsbasementpodcast.comwww.sirenrecordsmchenry.comwww.mysteryroommastering.com
RSR303 - Justin Perkins - Mystery Room Mastering Tips for Home Studio Mixing & Mastering
Recording Studio Rockstars
My guest today is Justin Perkins a mastering engineer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who has worked on remastering projects for The Replacements, En Vogue, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and mastering projects for Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tommy Stinson, The Gaslight Anthem, Smoking Popes, Anberlin, Screeching Weasel, The Mr. T Experience, and thousands of other independent bands and artists around the world. Before transitioning to mastering full-time he also spent time at Butch Vig’s Smart Studios in Madison Wisconsin recording and mixing a number of projects, and has been working full-time in the audio field for nearly 20 years. His studio Mystery Room Mastering has been in business since 2009. Growing up and playing in bands in the midwest is what helped Justin formulate a career in audio and ultimately led to playing bass for a time in the band Screeching Weasel, as well as playing bass for Tommy Stinson’s solo shows, and the relaunch of Tommy Stinson’s post-Replacements band called Bash & Pop who released a new album in 2017 on Fat Possum Records and performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Aside from mastering tons of singles, EPs, and albums, Justin also masters nearly all the content for The License Lab which is a library music company based in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and recently started doing a monthly livestream for Steinberg Media to help both new and current users of WaveLab Pro get a better understanding of how to use it. Justin has also written a number of articles for the popular website The Pro Audio Files on the topic of mastering, preparing for mastering, and an overview of what types of master files you may need for various release formats. A big thank you to Harold LaRue for making our introduction! Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://www.SoundPorter.com Get your free mastering demo. https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off https://www.Adam-Audio.com/Education https://www.APIaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4gkp909Wjoo6czRljgrhLX?si=0b26b182ad854634 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/303
Secret Sonics 094 - Justin Perkins - Going Deep with Mastering
Justin Perkins is a mastering engineer and the owner of Mystery Room Mastering in Milwaukee, WI, USA! In this episode, Justin shared his journey; from recording bands in high school to working in recording studios to niching down into mastering. We go deep on his approach to mastering, including his unique method to quality assurance, how he uses Reaper, outboard gear, RX, and Wavelab to do the work he does and so much more! Check it out!You can find out more about Justin at https://www.mysteryroommastering.com/You can find Justin on Social MediaIG - https://www.instagram.com/mystery_room_mke/FB - https://www.facebook.com/MysteryRoomMasteringSubscribe to the podcast and get my free guidebook "Music Production Essentials" here - https://mpe-ebook.benwallick.com/free-downloadJoin the Secret Sonics Facebook community here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/secretsonicsIf you'd like to help support Secret Sonics, you can do so by visiting https://www.buymeacoffee.com/benwallickReferencesJoe Costable - https://www.benwallick.com/podcast-episodes/2021/3/7/secret-sonics-087-joe-costable-mixing-with-intentMatt Boudreau - https://www.benwallick.com/podcast-episodes/2021/2/14/secret-sonics-084-matt-boudreau-sustaining-a-life-in-audioWorking Class Audio episode - https://www.workingclassaudio.com/wca-156-with-justin-perkins/Lookout records - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookout_RecordsCD Architect - https://www.amazon.com/Sony-CD-Architect-5-2-Download/dp/B00DQG89XUSmart Studios - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_StudiosDeath Cab for Cutie - Plans - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plans_(album)Waynes World - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne%27s_World_(film)Trevor Sadler - http://www.mastermindproductions.net/credit.htmBob Katz Book - https://amzn.to/32MKKNWiZotope RX - https://www.izotope.com/en/products/rx.htmlReaper - https://www.reaper.fm/William Bowser - https://www.benwallick.com/podcast-episodes/2020/10/18/secret-sonics-068-william-bowserWavelab - https://new.steinberg.net/wavelab/Bettermaker - http://www.bettermaker.eu/Cranesong HEDD - http://www.cranesong.com/hedd.htmlAudeze 4z - https://www.audeze.com/products/lcd-4zPSI monitors - https://www.psiaudio.swiss/Glenn Schick Mastering - https://www.gsmastering.com/Cranesong Avocet - http://www.cranesong.com/avocet.htmlPro Audio Files article about mastering preparation - https://theproaudiofiles.com/mastering-preparation/Bitter by Stillwell - https://www.stillwellaudio.com/plugins/bitter/Pro Audio Files - -6db myth - https://theproaudiofiles.com/6-db-headroom-mastering-myth-explained/Thanks for listening to this episode of Secret Sonics! I hope you enjoyed this episode :) Look out for new episodes weekly. Consider rating and reviewing our show on Apple Podcasts and sharing this or any of your favorite episodes with a friend or two.Thank you to Zvi Rodan, Mendy Portnoy, and Yakir Hyman for contributing to the new podcast theme music!You can find out more about Secret Sonics and subscribe on your favorite podcast app by visiting www.secretsonics.coIf you want the show to continue to improve, feel free to fill out a listener survey here: https://forms.gle/BWKmS4YmESYid5rh8 Follow along via social media here:Facebook: www.facebook.com/SecretSonicsPodInstagram: www.instagram.com/secretsonics/Feel free to email me at email@example.com with any questions and feedback you might have. I'm open to learning about what topics you'd like to hear about and which people you'd like to hear from. In pursuit of making this podcast truly helpful to anybody looking to improve at music production, all suggestions are truly welcome! Have a great week, stay safe, and dig in!-Ben
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I visited Wire & Vice studio to sit down w the man behind Mystery Room Mastering, Justin Perkins. He has been recording music since he was a teenager and started Mystery Room over a decade ago. Among his noteworthy clients have been Ol' Dirty Bastard, The Replacements, Tenement, En Vogue, and Michael Franti & Spearhead. He has also played in a number of bands himself and teaches once a week at MATC. We discussed Justin's early days playing in bands and getting himself into recording, the art of mastering, sound quality and streaming services, how his work has impacted how he listens to music, and why songs fade out rather than cut.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ben-slowey/support
In this episode Sam meets musician, producer, mastering engineer and owner of Mystery Room Mastering, Justin Perkins. They chat about how he got started mastering audio, what mastering audio entails, working quickly, being a voting member of The Recording Academy, teaching audio classes, INXS, starting his own business and Amazing Larry.
WCA #264 with Justin Perkins - Diversification, Diet, Commercial Space Benefits, Keeping Clients Happy, Teaching Audio, Disengaging from Audio Forums, and Mastering Therapy.
Working Class Audio
WCA #264 with Justin Perkins - Diversification, Diet, Commercial Space Benefits, Keeping Clients Happy, Teaching Audio, Disengaging from Audio Forums, and Mastering Therapy. Justin Perkins is a mastering engineer located in Milwaukie, Wisconsin. In this episode, we discuss: Diversification Diet One gig leading to another Commercial space benefits Keeping Clients Happy Teaching Audio Disengaging from Audio Forums Links and Show Notes: The Bert Berns Story: https://n.pr/2QUm13X The Power of Podcasting: https://bit.ly/2N1x3TM Justin's Site: https://www.mysteryroommastering.com Justin's other Site: https://www.justincarlperkins.com Matt's Reverb.com store: https://bit.ly/2Mi0Wic Support WCA - Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/ Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/ Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP Credits: Guest: Justin Perkins Host: Matt Boudreau WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell Announcer: Chuck Smith Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau Additional Music: The License Lab
30 – Justin Perkins (The Obsoletes, Yesterday's Kids, The Screwballs)
My First Band Podcast
Even if you don't know who Justin Perkins is, you're more than likely aware of his work. Perkins owns and operates Mystery Room Mastering, a Milwaukee-based business that masters a wide variety of Wisconsin (and Midwestern) releases, as well as albums from the likes of The Replacements, Bash & Pop, The Mr. T Experience, and many other acts from all around the world. But long before he was working on records for some outstanding bands, he was in a few of his own amazing musical projects. Recently, Perkins allowed My First Band host Tyler Maas into his basement studio (a.k.a. "Mystery Room East") for a long and informative discussion about the interesting and nuanced field of mastering, as well as his decades of experience on-stage playing in bands like Yesterday's Kids, Obsoletes, and stints with Screeching Weasel, Tommy Stinson's Bash & Pop project, and many other notable outfits. Along the way, Perkins talked about forming a band with his babysitter and his time working at the legendary (and now-closed) Smart Studios in Madison. Meanwhile, Maas reminisced about being a huge Yesterday's Kids fan in high school. My First Band is sponsored by Boulevard Brewing and Bradford 2020: A Charity Calendar. The show is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you get podcasts. Music used in this show comes courtesy of Devils Teeth (“The Junction Street Eight Tigers”), Yesterday's Kids ("Nothing Gold Can Stay"), and Obsoletes ("Wish It Never Came").