Scott Murphy

Analog Mastering, 24hr service

3 Reviews (2 Verified)
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I started my career in music as a violinist, as an audio engineer I bring the precision of a classical musician to your music. I understand the level of emotion and impact that you want to provide with your songs. I will preserve and enhance your performance.

I provide mixing and mastering services. If you are a new customer and interested in my services I am happy to provide a free sample. Just send me your files and I will send back a free excerpt so you can hear how great I can make your track!

I've been touring as a musician in the indie rock circuit for a decade, so I understand how crucial it is to have a great recording. You need it to connect with audiences and retain them as fans after the gig.
I built my control room from scratch, every decision was made around creating a perfect listening environment. This objective room allows me to fully guarantee that your music sounds amazing. While building my studio I worked as a live sound engineer at several venues in Detroit.

I specialize in indie rock, psychedelic pop, R'n'B, and punk. I am happy to work with any genre, and experienced with all types of music.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

3 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jacob M.

    Scott does great work and quickly. The songs he mastered for me sound fantastic!

  2. Review by P.Necobayashi

    Thank you very much for the great sound. His work and communication is very fast and reliable.

  3. Review by Zachary M.

    I just worked with Scott for the last couple weeks mastering the lead single for my next album; it's clear I'd love to have him work on the whole record, which looks like will thankfully be the case. He was extremely accommodating to my requests, as well as very informative about his process. He's clearly musically gifted, and it was an honor working with him. I had a very clear vision of what I'd like to hear in my final mastered track, and he achieved it perfectly.

    He's fantastic, I'd highly recommend him to anyone.

Interview with Scott Murphy

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both! Digital offers total flexibility and infinite recall, analog gives that bit of oomph.

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: That I get to listen to music all day!

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

  6. A: I am also a classically trained violinist who has played in a bunch of rock and country bands, so I bring a musician's touch to the production process.

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

  8. A: When I take a project I start by communicating with the artist, I want to really dial in what they are looking for. Then I load up the session and just get to work!

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: The jewel of my studio is my room- I personally built the room from the ground up, so every part of it was built with the intention of being a great acoustic space. My frequency response is a solid +/-3DB across the spectrum, and I'm just jazzed about that. Then I'm working with an analog hybrid/digital setup- digital precision, and then I've got a pair of Kush Tweakers (which, geez, what a great box) and Black Lion Seventeens that I will use to add flavor.

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

  12. A: Nigel Godrich, Bjork, George Martin

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

  14. A: As a mastering engineer I go through my client's tracks with a fine tooth comb, searching for inconsistencies. After I've worked with a client to dial in a perfect mix, I bring out the best qualities of the song with my mastering chain. As a mixer I work with artists to preserve their intent, I aim to shape and sculpt their recordings to have great sonic balance and control. Every now and then (and only if asked, of course) I take on a more involved role during production, helping arrange songs, recording synth parts and even complete string sections for the track.

Wakey by Summer like the Season

I was the Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Unlimited mastering revisions, as long as the final mix doesn't change.
5 free mix revisions.
My turnaround is quick, typically 24 hours

GenresSounds Like
  • Björk
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Beck
Gear Highlights
  • Dangerous Convert
  • Dangerous Compressor
  • Lynx Hilo
  • Focal Trio 11
  • SSL Fusion
  • WesAudio Prometheus
  • Dione
  • Bettermaker EQ
  • Kush Tweaker
  • Black Lion Seventeen
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