What Exactly Is Mastering? ALAN DOUCHES of WEST WEST SIDE Explains

Mastering has always been one of those things we all know is needed to complete a record, but don’t truly understand ourselves. So I recently caught up with esteemed mastering engineer, Alan Douches of West West Side, to shed some light on the subject with a list of questions in hand. With thousands of impressive mastering credits under his name, Alan is considered to be one of the biggest mastering professionals in the world today, and we couldn’t be happier to have him on Gear Gods.


When bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Death, Converge, Baroness, Cannibal Corpse, Misfits, Six Feet Under, Leprous and Motorhead are only a fraction of artists you’ve worked with, you know this is the right guy for the job!

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  • Great interview! Thanks

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