About Stellar Sound Labs
Imagine if your music could shine brighter, groove harder, and feel warmer--with guaranteed translation, at competitive loudness levels.
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. Eventually mix time is over and it's time to move on to the next project.
I know the feeling--before I started mastering, I was an indie music producer back in New York. I recorded artists, published sample libraries, and licensed my own music for TV internationally for over 10 years. So I come at this from the MUSIC MAKING side not just 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. Plus, at some point, you can be 'too close' to your own stuff.
The goal of custom mastering is to complete 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 work of art 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 unique sound. If your music is uniquely you, not striving to conform to mainstream, then we can probably do great things together.
Great work takes passion, partnership, and perspective. My goal is to bring every last ounce of meaning and emotion out of your music.
Customized to You
Lots of mastering engineers can make things louder, but often in a harsh, muddy, or less musical way. My custom mastering approach will bring more life, groove, tone, and texture out of your music based on years of studying the science AND the art.
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 playing and producing to help bring out your vision for a song.
I'm here to help you release music that moves people.
We Got This
This isn't your first rodeo--or album--so you know the magic that mastering can impart on a mix. You know that a cheap online 'mastering robot' isn't going to carefully bring out those vocals, tame those harsh upper mids, sequence your album as you like, reduce noise, in general achieve your vision like a musically trained engineer will.
If you're an artist, your strengths are in writing and production. Partner with a mastering engineer who will really GET your music, who will understand it like only a musician can--and get it ready for the world.
An Appeal to the Music
I love working on projects where passion for the music comes first. I would love to see a return to a less disposable, conformist musical society.
There are sound artists who are following their ears and pushing their craftsmanship to new levels. There are writers who put aside the formulas, wringing out their heart and soul for every lyric. There are bands who are really are keeping it real--capturing a one-time vibe that is precious.
If this sounds like you, here's my contact info, I'm ready to help bring out the best in your hard work.
Partner with an objective, musically trained ear to manifest your musical vision...
About Mark Scetta
HI my name is Mark and I personally master all of the work here. From 3 years old, I remember being attached at the hip to a little orange record player, captivated by the writing, the performances, the production and arranging of 70's rock and r&b records. It must have worked on batteries, or wind-up, I don't know, but man, that thing went with me everywhere.
On my journey from listener, to musician, to producer, to engineer, I realized that you need both emotion AND execution to create 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 myself and for #1 Billboard ranking artists, and licensed my own original music to TV & film.
All of this has given me a very wide musical perspective, which I bring my clients. I try to deliver to them the heart and soul of their record, using a musician's taste and an engineer's magic, so their music can move people.
Custom professional mastering is a very human process. I bring a certain musical experience and taste to your work from real, live playing, publishing, engineering, and designing studios and gear. My professional mastering service is the evolution of 30 years' devotion to music creation!
Today, my song and album mastering process is mostly in the box with help from some special, homemade analog equipment. I work closely with discriminating artists to understand their vision and do whatever is needed to achieve it.
I am honored to help bring out the message, vibe, and soul of your creative work. 🙌🏽
We can get started in one of two ways. You can send me a link to or a sample of your latest mix. I'll be happy to have a listen 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.