I am featured in the July/August issue of “Absolute Sound” magazine in a feature by Senior Music Editor Andy Quint. I was interviewed about the history and future of mastering, and some of the theory behind the craft. The article explains why mastering is important and its evolution from a simple task assigned to junior engineers to a creative and precise art and science, vital to the finished sound of a recording. I deal with the controversies currently at work in the industry, shaping the sounds we all love. In the article a variety of titles are mentioned that I’ve mastered and cut for vinyl records over the years. The title of the position implies the excellence necessary to function as a mastering engineer. If you always wondered about the black art and mystery of the mastering studio, this interview will bring you up to date.