High quality Radio/Spotify/Apple Music ready mastering - Apple Digital Master Certified. I've worked with artists, musicians, bands, producers, and record labels from all over the world. My goal is to bring the music you have worked really hard on to its maximum potential, giving it the final polishing, and increasing the chance of your success.
Hi I'm Manuel and I'm here to help you to get your music to the final level.
I have more than ten years of experience in the music industry.
I provide a friendly and accessible mastering service for both independent and signed artists.
During the years I have demonstrated quality consistency building long term relationships with my clients.
I love music at 360 degrees, as well as, I love mastering music and help artists to get a final world-class sound.
My first goal is always to understand the artist's vision first (the most important thing) and then start to work with him/her to achieve the sound they have in mind.
My workflow includes digital and analogue tools that allow me to be always on track.
If this sounds good to you, please feel free to drop me a line.
I would love to hear from you about yourself, your project and your music.
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Interview with Manuel Scaramuzzino
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both as both have pros and cons. Usually digital for surgery and cleaning and analog for character and enhancement.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is that they always will get 110% from me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Been in contact with many artists and have the opportunity to listen to lots of music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that mastering it's only about loudness. Mastering is mainly about final polishing (final enhancements), quality control and optimisation for distribution.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Well first of all I need to listen to their music as music speaks for itself. Then I ask few question to better understand the client's needs: - if they're happy with the mix (and if the mix it's been 100% approved); - if they have any reference song; - what's the distribution media (Digital Distribution/Streaming, CD, Vinyl, etc.); - if there are deadline (My turnaround is usually 5 working days often sooner, but I'm happy to accomodate the client's deadline when possible).
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to his/her previous works and most important have a chat with him/her, be honest.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take strong decisions at every stage of the production process and commit with your decisions. Everything has to be done right and right now. If something doesn't sound good don't think "I'll fix it later" work on it now.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work across a lot of music genre: Reggae, Dub, Neo Soul, Hip Hop, Pop, Indie Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Techno, EDM.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Passion for the music, trained ears and understanding of the client needs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring in my evaluation skills maturated through +10 of experience mixing, mastering and collecting music. Moreover I bring my absolute commitment to sound excellence.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: - Get the files from the client and organise the session - Mix evaluation - Working on the mastering (using digital and analogue equipment) - Client review
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: After +10 years working in the music industry as mastering and mixing engineer my work consist primary to give feedback to my clients (musicians, engineers and producers) to get the most out of their mixes. Then I proceed with the mastering. Clients hire me roughly 90% for stereo mastering (especially experienced mixing engineers and producers) and 10% for stem mastering when they want to give me extra flexibility to work on their project and hear a more radical improvement. Anyway the reasons for choosing one service rather than the other are not always the same and change on the client needs.