So, I went to Viva Big Bend music festival in West Texas last weekend. I went out to attend a Grammy networking event we were hosting during the festiva. This is the third year that there has been a "Meet the Grammys" networking event. I took the opportunity to take the trip to the beautiful Big Bend area and I also took some pictures. Here are a few of them.
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.
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.
Nick Landis has been elected to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - Texas Chapter Board of Governors for the 2014-2016 term. Nick has previously served on the board of governors from 2008 to 2012 and as Vice President from 2011 to 2012.
Starting spring 2014, Nick will be teaching at Texas State University in San Marcos as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Nick will be lecturing about mastering for the senior audio lab.
Nick Landis is now a Certified Mastered For iTunes Mastering Engineer.
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.