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Piper Payne: Width in Mastering

Learn to add width and depth to your masters
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Learn the Most Musical Way to Add Depth and Width to Your Masters


Join award-winning mastering engineer Piper Payne (Madame Gandhi, Dolly Parton) to learn a secret technique for making your masters wider.

We all want our mastered tracks to sound big, wide, loud and full. To achieve that, many of us first reach for stereo spreader knobs, stereo widening plugins, or MS processing techniques. But these methods are risky, and might introduce phase issues if not done carefully.

In this masterclass, Piper will show you a simpler, more musical, more natural way to achieve width and depth in a master.

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About Piper Payne

Piper Payne is an award-winning mastering engineer based in Nashville, TN. She has mastered a wide variety of major and independent artists including Dolly Parton, Madame Gandhi, The Go-Go’s and LeAnn Rimes. She is former Trustee of the Recording Academy, Co-Chair of the Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing, and owner of the Physical Music Products vinyl mastering and manufacturing plant.

Music in this masterclass: “Stick Shift Corolla” by Kristen Ford