EP 137: Ian Stewart – How to Get Big Low-End

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Ian Stewart is a mastering engineer and audio educator from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts where he’s operated Flotown Mastering since 2011. Ian received his B.S. in Music Engineering Technology from the University of Miami in 2007 and has been a passionate advocate for audio quality, and for fostering a better understanding of the topics surrounding it, ever since.


  • Streaming loudness targets: Do they even matter?
  • Should you master to -14 LUFS?
  • How to prepare for your first listen of a new project so that you can create a game plan for it
  • Establishing a benchmark for what your final mix/master should sound like
  • Getting big low-end with your mixes
  • Why bass isn’t always about the bass
  • Basslane Pro: How it will give you total control over your low-end
  • Understanding sample rates and bit depths: Which settings should you use?
  • Should you upsample/downsample your tracks when you export?
  • What is dither and when should you use it?

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