Philosophy

My job as a mastering engineer is to improve the levels and sound quality of a recording, while preserving the dynamics of the music. I work closely with clients to understand their goals for the music, and then apply everything I’ve learned in my 20 years as a musician and engineer to achieve the best sound possible for each project.

Whatever style or genre of music, I start by listening carefully to each track. My goal is to hear what the artist is trying to convey and gauge what the song needs to achieve it. Do we need the vocals brought out? Does the track need to be warmer? Does it need more presence in the top end? Does it need to be louder, or do we want to preserve a wide dynamic range?

Then, I use top-grade mastering equipment to fine-tune levels and frequencies in a way that highlights the best aspects of every song.

My approach reflects my diverse background as a guitarist, songwriter and arranger, front-of-house soundman and studio engineer. So when I’m mastering, I draw on every aspect of that experience to decide how to make each track sound its best and unify those tracks into a great sounding record.

Services

The services I offer include, but are not limited to:

» Audio Mastering
» 5.1 Audio Mastering
» Audio Mastering for iTunes & online distribution
» Stem Mastering
» Audio Restoration
» Audio Transfering, Archiving & DSD

Releasing Digitally?

I can master your album specifically for digital release on iTunes and other online distributors. Ask me about it!