Learn Mastering


For the first time ever, Howie Weinberg & Vlado Meller come together to present this audio mastering seminar on how to properly listen, critically analyse audio and make informed decisions in choosing the right gear to achieve the best possible results. Over 2-days, these two living legends of mastering will give you a complete overview of the mastering process which has won them over 400 Gold Records, numerous Grammys, Four TEC Awards, and who's work has contributed to selling more than 400 million records.

Held on site at Howie's personal studios in the Hollywood Hills of LA, you will have 1:1 access to Vlado & Howie along with hands-on experience in the workshops across the weekend.

Attendees for each seminar are strictly limited to 10 people.

For more info and to register your interest, please follow the Apply Now prompt below. Submit your deposit via PayPal to howie@howieweinbergmastering.com.



  • 1. How to properly listen, analyze and evaluate sound and to get it ready for mastering.
  • 2. The correct file formats needed for mastering (WAV, AIFF) as well as how different sample rate frequencies and bit resolutions come into play.
  • 3. The transfer process from legacy formats such as analog tape and their eventual conversion to digital formats.
  • 4. How to understand and choose between various pieces of mastering gear, DAWs, EQs, limiters, compressors, de-essers and more.
  • 5. The differences and benefits between Analog and Digital equipment and their associated workflows.
  • 6. How to prepare deliverable masters for various formats such as CDs, iTunes (MFiT), streaming services, vinyl and more.


Howie Weinberg


Howie was Head Mastering Engineer at the world renowned Masterdisk in New York City for over 30 years where he mastered dozens of iconic albums and over 200 Gold records. with 4 Grammy nominations, 4 TEC awards, over 3000 releases. Over two days you’ll learn first hand how he approaches music of any genre to get that incredible ‘Howie’ sound.

Howie's credits include: Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Del La Soul, The Clash, Muse, Depeche Mode, Herbie Hancock, Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Waits, The Killers, Run DMC, Daft Punk, White Zombie, David Lynch, Garbage, Public Enemy, Rush, Ramones, Aerosmith, Dire Straits, The Crystal Method, and many more...


Vlado Meller


Vlado is one of the best, undisputed masters of audio mastering. He is a two-time Grammy Award winner with a career spanning 43 years and who is still at the top of his game. His discography includes many of the greatest records ever recorded and widest genre of music mastered. From classical, jazz, rock, pop, hip hop to heavy metal. Using the very latest audio mastering technology, Vlado continues to define the current hit “sound.”

Vlado's credits include: Beastie Boys, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Cash, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, Lil Wayne, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Metallica, George Michael, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Public Enemy, Rage Against The Machine, Shakira, Barbra Streisand, System Of A Down, Weezer, Jack White, and many, many more...



Paul West


Paul is a music business executive with a career spanning over thirty years. He has a proven track record implementing and modernising studio operations for companies worldwide, resulting in scalability and greater profitability for companies like Abbey Road, Capitol Records, Universal Studios, Studio 301, UMG Germany, JVC, and Toshiba Japan.

His technical creativity has pioneered many aspects of digital mastering/production, audio watermarking, E-delivery standards and audio preservation. Paul continues to be in constant demand to high profile producers & artists who seek his advice on how stand-alone companies can compete with higher competency in today’s ever shifting landscape.

Paul's credits include Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger, Neil Young, Kim Carnes, George Thorogood and The Stray Cats.



Will is a Mastering Engineer at Howie Weinberg Mastering. A classically trained pianist and jazz trumpeter with a degree in music business and over a decade of experience recording, mixing, and mastering records, Will leverages his technical expertise and musical background to craft world class music forward masters. Will creates video blogs about audio engineering under the name "The LA Recordist."

Will's credits include: Thirty Seconds To Mars, Hans Zimmer, Danzig, Jane The Virgin, Star Wars: Rebels, Extreme Music, Disney, BBC, History, Discovery, Red Bull, VH1, MTV.



Howie has opened a truly unique mastering studio, complete with a hybrid of the most advanced digital and analog equipment in the world. His love of monitoring options is well known and no expense is spared, housed in one of the best sounding rooms in LA.

It is situated in Laurel Canyon of Los Angeles and only 5 minutes from iconic Sunset Blvd.


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