EP 19: Joao Carvalho (Protest The Hero, Alexisonfire, Lights, Sloan)

Joao Carvalho is a Grammy nominated mastering engineer who has worked with artists such as Protest The Hero, Alexisonfire, Lights, Sloan, and many more. When it comes to someone who understands how to make masters that translate across multiple sets of speakers, no one knows this better than him.


  • His secret mastering tool
  • When mastering is necessary and when it isn’t
  • Mastering albums based around one song
  • EQ – before or after compression?
  • “It’s all about the eq curve”

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