About Stellar Sound Labs
Imagine if your music could shine brighter, groove harder, and feel warmer--with guaranteed translation, at whatever loudness level you wanted.
Whether you're an artist, producer, or engineer, you do everything you can to create clean, bold, full mixes. But there's high-end harshness, low end vagueness, the vocal doesn't sit right, or there's noise when you turn it up.
I know the feeling. Before I was the indie music world's hottest mastering engineer 😎 I was an rNb producer back in New York. I published sample libraries and licensed original music for TV internationally for over 10 years. So I come at this from the MUSIC side as well as the technical. Frankly, I could have used a mastering engineer myself back then. It would have been well worth the time and worry saved in trying to perfect my own mixes, in sub-standard rooms. At some point, you can be 'too close' to your own stuff.
Custom mastering that completes the indie artist's musical vision
The mission at my mastering studio in Providence, Rhode Island is to realize the indie artists' musical vision. Custom, professional mastering by an objective, musically trained ear finalizes your vision into a product you can be proud of.
I work with artists who follow their own musical compass. Artists dedicated to their craft. Artists who are looking for a partner to finalize their sound. Great work takes passion, partnership, and perspective. My only goal is to bring every last ounce of meaning and emotion out of your music.
Lots of mastering engineers can make things louder, but often in a harsh, muddy, and less musical way. I give you expert technical production and a commitment to understanding your music’s meaning and potential.
The difference? I don't just listen, I get 'inside' the music and find what you're reaching for. I draw on years of musical training to bring out the vision for each and every song.
My custom, professional mastering will bring more life, groove, tone, and texture out of your music from years of studying the science AND the art. I'm here to help you fulfill your purpose and help you release music that moves people. Period.
This isn't your first rodeo, or EP for that matter, so you know the magic that custom mastering brings to a mix. You already know that a cheap online 'mastering robot' isn't going to carefully bring out those vocals, fix those harsh upper mids, sequence your album as you like, or achieve your vision like a musically trained engineer will.
You're an artist. Your strengths are in writing and production. So it makes sense to partner with a mastering engineer who will really GET your music, who will understand it like only another award-winning musician can--and get it ready for the world.
An Appeal to the Music
I would love to see a return to a less disposable musical society.
There are sound artists in the US, UK, Europe, Canada, and Australia who are following their ears and pushing musical craftsmanship to new levels. There are writers who put aside the formulas, wringing out their heart with every lyric. There are bands who are really keeping it real, capturing a vibe and some soul.
If this sounds like you, here's my contact info, I'm ready to do something great.
Custom, professional mastering by an objective, musically trained ear is how real artists manifest their vision...
About Mark Scetta
My name is Mark and I personally Master all of the work here. From 3 years old, I remember being glued to a little orange record player, captivated by great arrangements of 70's rock and r&b records. It must have worked on batteries, or wind-up, I don't remember, but man, that thing came with me everywhere I went.
On my journey from listener, to musician, to producer, I realized why I was so captivated by those inspired performances and the great technical production that brought them to life. Together, the emotion AND the engineering created great songs that stay with you forever.
Since 2001, I have recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered music for dozens of independent and signed musicians, especially in indie rock, urban, and jazz. I co-published 5 giant sound libraries, mixed sound for picture, designed & built analog audio gear for signed artists, designed studio acoustics for #1 Billboard ranking artists, and licensed my own original music to TV & film.
All of this has given me a wide perspective that I can bring to my work now with clients. I love to bring out the heart and soul of a record, using a musician's wisdom and an engineer's magic, in order to move people.
Custom professional mastering is about bringing a musical perspective to your work that comes from many years of real, live playing, co-writing, engineering, acoustics, and electronics. It's a natural step in my 30 years' devotion to high-quality music creation.
Today, my music mastering process is mostly in the box with help from some special, homemade analog equipment.I work closely with discriminating musicians to understand their vision and do whatever is needed to to get it right.
I develop long term partnerships with my clients. I am honored to help bring out the message, vibe, and soul of their creative work. 🙌🏽
We can get started in one of two ways. You can send me a link to a rough mix of your latest project. I'll have a listen to it in my treated room, give you some feedback on your mix, and we'll get you on a plan to release your best-sounding work.
If you're already confident in your mixes and are ready for custom mastering, get yourself a Free Estimate and see everything I have to offer. Thanks for stopping by.