Victor Mason

Victor Mason

Has a background in vacuum tube guitar amplifier building as Owner of Mojave Ampworks LLC. Victor is also a recording enthusiast, connoisseur of vacuum tubes and vacuum tube audio products, vintage music equipment and many other things audio both real world and virtual. His llst of cliental span from Billy F. Gibbons, Joe Walsh & Peter Frampton to Blues Saraceno, Vivian Campbell and Stephan Jenkins. Born In Hollywood CA Victor is a Southern California native and resident but has clients all over the world and throughout the international music community abroad. One of Victors favorite parts about his work, is recording vacuum tube guitar amplifiers and uncovering the secrets to the greatest guitar tones ever recorded. Victor also runs the Plexi Palace Message Forum and Blogs on both the Vintage Amps Blog and the Mojave Ampworks Blog.

Articles by Victor Mason

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A Guitarist's Guide to Microphones and EQ

Victor Mason has years of hands-on experience when it comes to working with ways to get good guitar recordings. In this article he discusses using multiple mics, placement, re-amping and more.

Why You Need an Intersample Meter When Mastering

Whether you're mastering yourself at home or sending out to a studio, understanding what intersample Peaks are and how to avoid them is essential. Victor Mason talks intersample, DAC and distortion.

Review: Amplitube 3 by IK Multimedia: Get Great Bass Guitar in Your DAW

Trying to get that “Most High” Bass Guitar tone hasn’t always been the easiest feat for me over the years, especially since I use a Midi keyboard for my Bass Guitar sounds. Luckily I’ve been graced...

Phase Correction Using Logic's Sample Delay Plug-In

A while back I was wrestling with trying to correct phase for my microphone set up. The microphones all had a different distance between one mic to another. This would not have been such a big deal wi

T-RackS Review: Mastering for the Masses

Mastering is the post production phase where a completed mixed down track or CD album is treated through processes performed by a "Mastering Engineer". The Mastering Engineer readies the mix for wide

Review: Pump Up the Bass with MaxxBass by Waves

I once spoke with John Regan, the bass player for Peter Frampton. I asked how he liked his in-ear monitors and his less than enthusiastic reply stuck with me, "They're ok", and he said, and he went on

Using a Compressor to improve your mix

The Compressor: a wonderful device that makes our music "POP", sound full and bring up that detail, open up that track from behind the door. The compressor is one of the most talked about, most used,

The Never Ending Quest for the Perfect Mix

Chances are that if you're reading this blog post, or you are surfing around macProVideo.com, you want to improve your audio mixing skills. After all, it is the "Minds Ear" which creates the mental im

Hands-On Review: ARC System (Audio Room Correction) by IK Multimedia

Advanced Room Correction, or ARC by IK Multimedia is a software plugin that acts as a correction treatment without really having to "Treat The Room". It's a solution for those of us who are NOT in the