I have more than 15 years of experience in the music industry. I have been working with producers, bands, artists, and record labels from all over the world to ensure they could confidently release music to industry standards. I got specialized in mastering Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, Jazz, Hip Hop, NeoSoul, Soul, and Pop.
All my masters are performed in my studio in London using both digital and analog gear to exploit the best of both technologies.
I am an Apple Digital Master provider (ask for it if you need it).
Feel free to drop me a line for any information... I'll be more than happy to help you.
My credits include:
Sony Records, Tuff Gong, Perfecto Recrod, Paul Oakenfold, Donald D, Dennis Bovell, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, Mykal Rose, Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, Delly Ranx, The Heptones, Mikey Spice, Tanya Stephens, Little Roy, Louie Culture, George Nooks, Singing Melody, Carroll Thompson, Norris Man, Stevie Face, Jigsy King, Anthony Red Rose, Anthony Cruz, Sugar Roy, Lukie D, Natty King, and many more.
At SoundBetter I offer:
- Stereo mastering: $80
- Stem mastering (max 8 grouped stems): $150
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- Sony Records
- Tuff Gong
- Freddie McGregor
- Mykal Rose
- Dennis Bovell
- Busy Signal
- Tarrus Riley
- Horace Andy
- Alton Ellis
- Tanya Stephens
- Mikey Spice
- the Heptones
- Carroll Thompson
- Paul Oakenfold
- Donald D
- Ice One
- Masta 5
- Delly Ranx
- Anthony Red Rose
- Louie Culture
- Norris Man
- Stevie Face
- Jigsy King
- Anthony Cruz
- Sugar Roy
- Perfecto Rec.
- Lukie D
- Natty King
- SINGING MELODY
- george nooks
- little roy
2 ReviewsEndorse Manuel Scaramuzzino
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 a few questions to better understand the client's needs: - if they're happy with the mix (and if the mix it has been 100% approved); - if they have any reference songs; - what's the distribution media (Digital Distribution/Streaming, CD, Vinyl, etc.); - if there are deadlines (my turnaround is usually 5 working days often sooner, but I'm happy to accommodate deadlines).
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 to 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 genres: Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, Jazz, Hip Hop, NeoSoul, Soul, and Pop.
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 +15 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 organize the session - Mix evaluation - Working on mastering (using digital and analog equipment) - Client review fi needed
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: After +15 years working in the music industry as a mastering and mixing engineer, my work consists primarily to give feedback to my clients (musicians, engineers, and producers) to get the most out of their mixes. Then I proceed with the mastering making sure minor problems are fixed, tone, dynamic, and stereo filed are enhanced and ready for distribution.