Chris Miner Sound

Mastering & Music Production

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I have been working with audio for the past 20 years in a variety of live and studio settings. I have experience with a wide array of genres. I specialize in audio mastering, and music production.

Music has always been a spiritual practice for me. I feel closest to the divine when working with music. It reminds me that the divine (or whatever you want to call god) is at once immanent and transcendent. We use music to get in touch with our truest selves and each other.

Take your music to the next level, and get your album, EP, individual track, or other sonic project mastered by a professional sound engineer.

There are lots of cheap DIY software tools available, and some CD replication places will try and lure you by offering seemingly good deals on mastering. The problem with the DIY approach is that you don’t get an experienced sound engineer with trained ears who will give your creation the attention it deserves and needs. Similarly, the glass mastering offered by many CD replication warehouses doesn’t take into account the nuances and specifics of your project. They’ll simply run it through a program using one of several presets that will not do justice to your music. Conversely, you can go with a big name mastering house like Bernie Grundman, but that could cost you thousands of dollars.

I offer a middle way. I’ll use my experience and knowledge to give your work the care it requires, but you won’t end up spending a fortune.

Let’s work together to make your music sound its best!

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Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Chris Miner Sound

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

  2. A: My specialty is audio mastering. I offer quality mastering at affordable rates. I specialize in helping artists and bands who have recorded and mixed their material in their home or project studio. I work with a combination of analog and digital gear, using traditional and contemporary techniques. I work out of my studio in Berkeley, California, and I can help you just as easily if you are locally situated in the Bay Area, or halfway around the world.

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

  4. A: I have been a professional sound engineer for about 20 years. My first foray into audio production involved recording myself onto cassette tapes in my old boom box. The recordings and methods were rough, but they were my start. By the time I graduated high school, I had purchased my first 4-track recorder, and started making proper multi-track recordings. I used that first 4-track to produce several self-released albums, beginning in 1996. I also made some demos that I used to land a recording deal with a small label called Dark World, Inc. The albums I recorded, and co-produced with Dark World, Inc. were done on ADATs. Shortly after making the albums with Dark World, Inc., I bought a CD recorder, and started experimenting with live recordings. I produced tons of direct to CD recordings, using an “all pre, and no post” production technique. I ran a small project studio in San Diego county from about 2003-2009. In 2005, I founded Mind Altering Records, purchased Pro-Tools, and went back to making multi-track productions.

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. A: What music do you like? Can you tell me about or provide three examples of albums you like the sound of?

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

  8. A: I advise you to try to try and get as clear as you can about what you want. Be prepared to provide examples of recordings you like.

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