11/21/2014

ID3 tags are where metadata with most MP3 files is stored.  It isn't really a standard because different people/companies made contributions, but because of its wide use almost every program that plays or creates MP3 files can read this metadata.  There is so much information you can put in these files but almost noone uses most of the fields.  You can embedd album covers, booklet pages, titles, artists, genre, ISRC, UPC, website links, and the list goes on.  Oh...  the list...

 

Here is the list:

8/28/2014

I have exciting news this week!  The Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is released this week.  The movie premiered last week and I saw it yesterday.  After reading mixed reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I though it was ok.  I'm very excited to have worked on this project and can't wait until I have my own copy of the soundtrack to put on the studio wall.

7/19/2014

Eric Johnson's "Europe: Live" reaches #1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart!  Europe: Live was recorded live from shows in Amsterdam, Germany and Paris.  Mastered by Nick Landis and released by Mascot Label Group on CD, Vinyl and Digital Download.

6/19/2014

The Music Producers Guild (MPG) in partnership with the European Broadcast Union (EBU) have now standardized a metadata field for the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) in wav files!  This issue has been a long time overdue, but now finally gained enough traction to make it into a standard.  The ISRC can now be embedded in wav files inside the core metadata.  This means it will follow the file where ever it goes.  We also now have software that is able to add this info to your mastered wav files, so we can offer this service to clients.

5/13/2014

Today, I mastered my 2000th project!  I can't hardly believe it.  I started working at Terra Nova in 2005.  From then to today has been about 9 years, or 3229 days, or about 461 weeks.  Over the last nine years, i've averaged about 4 albums a week.  I would like to thank my family, my mentors and all my clients that let me work on thier music.  I plan on having some kind of party or get-together for a celebration, details will be sent out later.

7/17/2012

Nick Landis is now a Certified Mastered For iTunes Mastering Engineer.

11/29/2010

A question that is asked to me routinely several times a week.  Why do my track titles show up as 'Audio Track 1' etc. . . when I put my CD in the computer?  There are several explanations of this occurrence.