Ever wondered what the true superstars of the mastering world use as their own personal reference tracks? You could worse than read the go-to list compiled by mastering engineer extraordinaire Bob Katz.
Why not check out the list on his website and then get some of those tracks loaded into your Magic AB for your next mixing session?
Although Katz is a famously vocal critic of overbaked mixing and mastering, and a frequent contributor to the debate over loudness wars, his list (of ‘dynamic’ references) makes fascinating reading, featuring tracks by, among others, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Joan Baez and Paul Simon.
What did you make of Katz’s list? Do any of his references have pride of place in your Magic AB? If not, which tracks are an ever-present in your mixing and mastering sessions? Let us – and fellow Magic AB users – know in the comments section below.