The MTP Interview: Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering

Music Technology Policy

Bob Ludwig is the best mastering engineer working today, and one of the true living legends of the music business.  In addition to being a Grammy winning engineer, he has received many TEC Awards for excellence and was the first winner of the Les Paul Award from the Mix Foundation for setting the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology.  We are very lucky and grateful to get some of his time to help us better understand contemporary recording issues.

Bob is a classical musician by training, having obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he was also involved in the sound department and played Principal Trumpet with the Utica Symphony Orchestra.

Inspired by Phil Ramone when Phil taught a summer recording workshop at Eastman, Bob ended up working with Phil at the legendary A&R Recording Studios in New York. Together, they did sessions on projects with…

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