Mastering for Indie Artists

114 Reviews (106 Verified)
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Brand new, reference mastering room. I studied in Hollywood under Howie Weinberg & Vlado Meller. Apple Digital Masters and Tidal MQA certified engineer. I work with Polish most known independent bands & musicians, Polish & European labels, i. ex. FatCat Records UK, Instant Classic PL, Warner Music PL and many others.

So, you’re an indie artist and would like your music to be heard and appreciated at its best. You’re making your music at home these days. You love recording, singing, playing all the instruments, producing & mixing and all of the creativity that comes with it, but you still need that one thing that I can offer you - a PAIR OF OBJECTIVE EARS. Along come a valuable first impression while I’m listening to your music and my technical expertise and experience with different genres.

Don’t waste your money on a “big studio” that tears through dozens of masters each day, with little concern for the artist’s vision.

After so many years in the business I realized that I love to help young artists from all over the world realize their musical ideas. My goal is to treat every artist like a star, because once you're a star you'll return to me with your next record.

In the middle of 2020 I opened a new studio, located in a historic Warsaw tenement from 1930s. The room has optimal proportions, thick brick walls, a high ceiling, a wooden floor and advanced acoustic treatment. This combined with Sveda Audio loudspeakers makes for an incredibly sounding space, detailed and 3-dimensional with a flat frequency response. It is one of the best sounding mastering rooms in this part of Europe.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

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114 Reviews - 29 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Link
    by Link

    Fantastic mastering work by a real pro. The results have energy, clarity and superlative balance, everything you would want from a perfectl;y mastered track. Just booked more work!

  2. Review by rasmuslindkvist

    Great as usual!

  3. Review by Bob
    by Bob

    Marcin absolutely understood the mix and instantly mastered it to the best version it could have become. Highy recommendable, thanks!!

  4. Review by Uri B.
    by Uri B.

    Very helpful, great communication, and the master sounds great!

  5. Review by Constantin S.

    Perfect results and perfect service as always!

  6. Review by trailbot

    Amazing work, great communication and a great ear for detail! I highly recommend going with Martini for your mastering job!

  7. Review by rasmuslindkvist

    Very nice collaboration. recommended!

  8. Review by Futonji R.

    Martini has been fast, professional and gave me some insights about his view on my track. Highly recommended !

  9. Review by Andre N.

    Marcin did a great job with mastering my song, he was very attentive, and creative in some areas which helped elevate it to the next level. Highly recommended!

  10. Review by Tristan Palmer

    Another great job by Martini, will be back soon

  11. Review by Tristan P.

    Really glad I found Martini! He did an amazing job, had great feedback and gave helpful input on my track. Will continue to work with him.

  12. Review by Trevor K.

    Always the best. Thanks!

  13. Review by Børge L.

    Martini is very forthcoming, and quickly understood what I was aiming for. The result is very good, and I can heartly recommend his services.

  14. Review by Trevor K.

    Terrific as always. Thank you!

  15. Review by Abo G.
    by Abo G.

    Martini was a true professional that helped to clean up our sound while helping to put the finishing touches on our track.

  16. Review by Chris G.

    Great guy, actively seeks feedback and has a good vision on how things should sound. Works pretty quickly too.

  17. Review by WG
    by WG

    Great as always, too 👍

  18. Review by Sarshar G.

    Great results, super friendly and professional, reccommended!

  19. Review by Trevor K.

    Great as always

  20. Review by Mike Lisle Dunn

    Marcin has done a fantastic job mixing and mastering another track for me.
    He has great ears and can identify issues with recordings, and responds well to feedback, which means that ultimately a shared vision is brought to perfection with his input, talent and professionalism.
    Thanks Marcin!

Interview with legatomastering.pl

  1. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  2. A: Remember, the most important element in a mastering process is... listening. The real mastering studio is a room of a certain size with carefully tuned acoustics and a full range reference monitoring system. It is not possible to make the right judgments in a smaller rooms with near field monitors, in home studios, on headphones etc. My studio, although may looks plain and ordinary, has some serious acoustic treatment hidden behind the red canvas, including tuned bass traps with bass reflex, tuned suspended ceiling, large sides and back wall diffusers, and optimal room proportions. You may not know the Polish studio monitor manufacturer Sveda Audio, but those speakers are in the same league as Lipinsky / PMC / ATC stuff.

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: One of the most important thing is the vocal level. Relation between main vocal and the rest of the music. Main vocal is the element that the listener follows, so, if you're about to send more than one song to the mastering engineer, make sure the vocal level vs rest of the mix is consistent. It's very difficult to make a bunch of songs work together as an album if the vocal jumps up & down on each subsequent song. If you're not sure about that, you can always send me 2 stems - main vocal & rest of the mix. However, if you have lots of master buss processing, it's better to work on a stereo mix.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Transparent & detailed :)

  7. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  8. A: Brian Eno, David Bowie, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Bjork, Nils Frahm, Jon Hopkins, Depeche Mode, Martin Gore, Damon Albarn, Massive Attack, Low, Portishead, Aphex Twin, Tame Impala, Nick Cave, etc.

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: Bjork would be the biggest challenge. Why ? I love music which sounds like no other and reflects artist's origin in some unexpected ways.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: My smile & good feeling while working on your music. Making other people happy when they hear their music sounds better than before is definitely the best job in the world.

  13. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  14. A: Eugeniusz Rudnik's "Miniatury"(Requiem Records), a large remastering project of 120 !!! small pieces by Polish Radio Experimantal Studio's most famous composer and engineer. This album was awarded Recording of The Year 2015 by polish audio magazine highfidelity.pl.

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: Alameda 5 - they are amazing progressive/hypnotic/rock band from Poland. I also recently finished two projects for UK's FatCat Records label.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: My room and my monitoring system :)))

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I was classical music recording / editing engineer for 15 years. Those years and the outstanding musicians I was lucky to hang around with, helped me look inside myself and decide to devote my professional life to audio mastering.

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Most is independent / alternative stuff, I like the sound of electronic music but acoustic recordings is what I love the most. As acoustic sound is deeper, more 3 dimensional and unpredictable :)

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: First I listen to raw mixes, make some notes, make volume adjustments if needed, sometimes I can contact the artist asking few questions about the music, the mixes etc. then I select a song which reflects the artist idea of the album, I start with that song, each song is a separate render and settings, then I listen to complete album, If I need to make any changes/revisions I recall all the settings, step by step, make adjusments, then catch a new render in realtime, then listen to all the files once again, you will not receive and files from me until I'm 100% happy with what I've done.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I have hybrid digital / analog setup. I don't have tons of equipment, my philosophy is the less, the better. I have a few, carefully selected, high quality outboard processors, which I know very well and which allow me to dial the right tone. SPL 120V analog gear followed by analog/digital limiting stage, that's my preferred setup.

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: Most common work I do is audio mastering for cd & digital releases (including itunes, spotify etc), often with additional vinyl-ready files for cutting.

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I was the mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

2 revisions per track,
3 day average time,
no additional costs for ddp, compressed formats, etc.

Gear Highlights
  • SPL 120V mastering equalizer & compressor
  • Dangerous Music eq & comp
  • Crane Song STC-8 mastering compressor
  • Z-SYS mastering equalizer
  • Yamaha S-Rev1 Reverb
  • Sveda Audio custom monitors & professionally designed room
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