Mixing and mastering

Maged Ragab

Mastering engineer for EA Sport’s Madden NFL16 Maged Ragab reveals his winning formula on raising his game to a new level.

“For the first time, I realized that most monitors have a sound that gets in your way. The Two18s are by far the most unobtrusive, transparent, and elegantly truthful studio monitor I’ve ever heard. It doesn’t smooth out distortion, slow transients, dip or mask any part of the spectrum…instead they simply get out of your way. All that’s left is sound. They allow you to be far more efficient than you can imagine and inspire you while doing so. Mixing with them is the closest thing to seeing binary in the matrix.

Since the first time I worked with them, I knew that I couldn’t imagine a single day of mixing without the Two18’s, and thankfully I haven’t had to. They’ve redefined the art form and rekindled why I fell in love with this craft. Definitely, a “pry from my cold dead hands” sort of thing and I couldn’t be more grateful for it. Thank you, Amphion.”

Maged Ragab (X:144) is a producer, mix & mastering engineer, who credits include EA Sports, Madden NFL 16, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Qusai, Fredwreck, Kool G Rap, Joell Ortiz, Blueprint, Aesop Rock, Solillaquists of Sound, MF Doom, and more.