Mastering makes both subtle and strong changes to a record.
Listen for balanced low end, reduced harshness, better imaging, and vocal intelligibility.
I have tried to match the before/after levels for easy comparison.
Custom mastering reveals the details that help your songs sound impressive. It refines the Depth, Power, Clarity, Balance, Shine, Groove, and ultimately the Meaning you’ve put so much time and effort into creating.
Mastering gets your music 100% ready for streaming, downloading, sales, and licensing. Good mastering means your music sounds like you expect it to on almost any playback system, including proper levels for streaming, CDs, and downloads.
I get very involved with my artists’ vision, making the abstract real. I want to help them realize their dreams.
I’ll help you achieve the tone, groove, space, transitions, etc. you are going for.
All the outputs you need, with proper levels & dynamic range for each.
I’ll take care of the details.
This is my 4th? studio. I love this room! You hear details you’ve never heard!
For an additional fee I’ll do your final stem balances in my room, with fresh ears.
Mark took his time to understand what we were looking for, what style we wanted, and reviewed samples of similar songs to create an appropriate soundscape for each song. I could hear the architectural layers that he built, while respecting the feel of the original songs.
Mark was very thorough, and worked very hard on getting our songs to sound in ways that we liked them to. He really cared about our project and was committed to doing high quality work.
Mark always delivered. Even when that meant crazy hours, and impossible requests.
✔ Same Rate for All Stereo Mastering up to 5 min.
✔ You’ll Receive 1 Broadcast WAV File with Metadata Ready for Streaming (at Spotify Levels)
✔ You Also Get 2 (Louder) Outputs for 1. CD Pressing and 2. CDBaby, etc. submission
✔ 3-day Turnaround for Initial Output
✔ 1 Session Recall after Initial Output Included
✔ I Can Also Master from Your Stems (Rate = 2X the Above Amount)
✔ Work Directly with Mark (Owner)
✔ Not ‘Drive-Thru’ Mastering! *I CARE About the FEEL and TONE of Your Music*
✔ Both In-person and Remote Listening Sessions
✔ FREE Production Tips & Answers for Any Challenges You’re Facing
✔ FREE Advice on Acoustics, Production, Mixing, Gear Repair, and Licensing
✔ FREE Roadmap / Checklist to Track Your Music’s Success
✔ 5% Discount on Orders of 5 or More Songs
✔ Receive a $20 Credit for Every Client Referral!
Additional Recalls — Extensive Editing or Arranging — Songs Over 5min — Sessions Over 4 Tracks — Rush Service — Re-mastering
Mastering is the final creative step to take your mixes to the next level… The unbiased experience of a pro will help you hone your material to a competitive edge.
There’s really great engineers out there who aren’t musicians. But my favorite ones are. Because you really intimately speak the language of music and songs. You make the song sound like a better SONG.
To the industry, an EP is considered a demo but can lead to much more.
The song has to be recorded in the highest production value possible for the genre…before it can be pitched for use in film and TV.
IF THERE IS ONE TAKEAWAY FROM THIS ARTICLE, IT’S THIS: PAY SOMEONE TO MASTER YOUR MUSIC! (his caps!)
A thriving marketplace will exist for artists that are forward-thinking, educated, technologically sophisticated, and that employ good asset management practices.
I have all the tools and gadgets. I tell my son, who’s a producer, ‘You never work for the machine; the machine works for you.’
Rather than taking an advance that most will never pay off, take some money out of your back catalog or prior work and fund your next music project yourself. Or at the very least, hire a good mix producer and do some real mastering of your music.