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Mark speaks to Yes mastering wizard, Maor Appelbaum – 496

Produced by Wayne Hall, Jeffrey Crecelius and Preston Frazier

This week Mark speaks to one of the unsung heroes of Yes’ recent releases (going back to the Like It Is live series), Maor Appelbaum. If, like me, you haven’t a clue what a Timbre Farm is or what difference a Saturator/Clipper makes to the sound of a record, then you’re in for a treat.

It’s a fascinating and in-depth conversation, so many thanks to Mark and Maor for making this happen.

  • What IS mastering?
  • Which Yes records has Maor worked on?
  • How do you make a recording sound as good as possible?

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Mastering wizard, Maor Applebaum

Maor’s website:

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Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from:

3 replies on “Mark speaks to Yes mastering wizard, Maor Appelbaum – 496”

Nice job, Mark. Having Maor was a great idea as he’s an important part of the Yes world.
The upcoming project he said he couldn’t talk about is Tony Kaye’s new solo album, ‘End of Innocence’ released Sept 10.

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