Ambient music legend/mastering engineer Robert Rich explains the basics of mastering Lovespirals’ new album, Future Past, at his Soundscape Studio in Mountain View California. Ryan and Anji listen on as Robert demonstrates how he uses Apple’s Logic Studio, Izotope mastering software, and audio dithering to give each track its best possible sound. Robert also mastered Lovespirals’ 2002 release Windblown Kiss and 2007’s Long Way From Home. But the band was pleased to hear Robert say that the mixes “nailed it” this time, leaving him just enough room to creatively add a magic sparkle to the album. The result is the best sounding Lovespirals album by far; achieving a true big studio sound from their much more modestly equipped home studio.
Robert Rich explains his mastering process to Lovespirals