Interview with Mixing and Mastering expert Doug Shearer

Interview with Audio Mastering Engineer – Doug Shearer (Kasabian, Gorillaz, Jamelia) expert on mixing and mastering

" For more information about the Audio Mastering courses please get in touch with our course advisors at In this video Luke Hopper interviews Point Blank tutor Doug Shearer who has worked with the likes of Kasabian, Jamelia, Guillemots, and Gorillaz amongst many others. Doug talks about how he originally became a mastering engineer, the sort of projects he has been involved with, why mastering is so important and how it is different from mixing, as well as discussing the Point Blank Audio Mastering courses which he developed for both our school in London and online. He also goes through one of the example projects used in the courses. For full info please head to the following links Online :: London :: Other contributors to the courses include JC Concato (Mix engineer: The Cure, Erasure, US3), Jim Lowe (Producer, engineer: Stereophonics, The Charlatans) & Bunt Stafford Clark (Mastering engineer: Thom Yorke, Manic Street Preachers, Aloe Blacc). We're pleased to be running them in association with the fantastic Waves plugins (although the skills you will learn can be applied to any mastering software or hardware). Waves Audio CEO, Gilad Keren had this to say: 'Mastering is one of the most important stages of the production process and we're delighted that Point Blank have gone with Waves as their plugins of choice'"