An Alternate Piano Temperament that Appears to Work for the Common Scales of Western Music

To cut a long story short, I tune my own piano but the temperament of the tuning is not the commonly used “Equal Temperament”. It is significantly different and to my ear at least, [...]

Thirds in D minor : An Example use of Har-Bal Synthetic Space VST and AU Plugin

Ages ago I did a rudimentary improvisation with my limited guitar skills and my Lag Tramontane steel string acoustic guitar that is basically descending thirds with a tuning of D minor (strings [...]

Introduction to Har-Bal Synthetic Space, an AU and VST reverb plugin

For the last 6 months or more I have diligently been working away at developing a new class of room reverberation plugin called Har-Bal Synthetic Space and is now nearing release. As a taster for [...]

A Justification for Har-Bal : My Re-Mastering of Steve Wilson’s “Hand Cannot Erase”

Anyone who is familiar with the large body of work that Steven Wilson has created, either on his own or with collaborators, will be aware of his exceptional ear and attention to detail. Not only [...]

Loudspeaker Crossover MkII

Evaluating Combined Room / Monitor Performance

Mastering the track “Топлесс – Анатомия души”

In this video I master the track Топлесс – Анатомия души by Yury Kisel which he kindly submitted to us. This track is a good example of shifting tonal balance throughout the track. This [...]

Mastering the track “Everest”

In this video I master the track Everest by Vitaliy Borysyuk which he kindly submitted to us. If you have a track you would like help in mastering then please submit it to our submission page [...]

Why Too Much Limiting is a Bad Thing

Removing Inter-Sample Overs from the Har-Bal Limiter

Inter-sample overs is something of a mis-understood issue that need not be an issue but it depends upon how format conversion interfaces, including but not restricted to digital to analog [...]