I provide high-touch, full-service mastering tailored to busy producers and mix engineers. Mastering takes time and care--it shouldn’t be a drive-thru. Work with a trusted partner to achieve your client’s vision.
How Stellar Sound Labs is unique:
- High-touch, relationship-focused approach
- All revisions included
- No extra fees for additional outputs
- Full compilation sequencing for CD & vinyl
- Communication that helps you refine your signature sound
Producers & Mix Engineers: Save time and energy, serve more clients, achieve the most stunning musical results, and create total client satisfaction--without doing the mastering yourself or relying on “drive-thru” mastering houses.
The personal attention and musical deep-dive I give you is usually seen only in $400/track mastering houses.
Get the peace of mind of mastering done right so you can keep your attention on your clients.
Free resources at https://stellarsoundlabs.com
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Interview with Stellar Sound Labs
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: 100% digital. A/D/A conversions can ruin the resolution of your music
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The misconception is that mastering is optional. The perspective, quality control, track preparation, and repairs we do to your mix is a vital part of releasing a record, and makes the artist feel secure.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to the engineer's before-and-after audio samples and see if you like their work
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 30 years as a performer, NYC producer, published author, instructor, electronics tech, and mastering engineer
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I maximize a song's emotional impact through careful and subtle enhancements to the groove, balance, width, depth...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Set your mastering engineer up for success. See my tips at https://stellarsoundlabs.com/audio-engineering-articles-resources/get-ready-for-custom-mastering/
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Old-school attention to detail Excellent communication A mastering partner you can trust
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I provide that crucial, acoustically-neutral reference for your work. Let me be your “golden ears” so you can have 100% confidence in your work. I assure that your clients’ music will sound competitive and will translate well across most playback systems, including in mono.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work closely with the producer/mix engineer to achieve their vision for a song. I bring professionalism, courtesy, maturity, and taste as I want to create clients for life.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Acoustically-designed mastering room. My process is in-the-box with the best-name, highest-end digital processing and zero A/D conversions.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Ludwig, Bob Katz, Brian Lucey, Tchad Blake, Mark Needham, Michael Brauer, Jacquire King
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Complete custom mastering from a stereo mix or from up to 6 stereo stems