Since 2008, we only do Mastering using only analog equipment! We offer free mastering revisions and you can try us for Free! Online Mastering for Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman. We speak your language! www.craftlabmastering.com
Our Studio has been mastering since 2008 for hundreds of local and international artists from the Arab and Gulf surrounding countries: Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai, UAE, Jordan, Oman, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece.
We speak 4 languages. We only offer audio mastering since it is completely different than mixing.
We offer online mastering and mastering for vinyl pressing. We provide special delivery for online streaming and 8D music with free revisions until your ears are satisfied!
You can try us for Free by just sending your track to email@example.com.
About us: We learned Mastering as science. We do not experiment. Our engineer has studied in London audio engineering then worked in Mastering studios in London and Germany. Being an electrical engineer too, he has designed his unique signature tube gears to give you a special sound! Being a musician since he was a kid, our engineer appreciates all kinds of music. This is why we give your music the touch of art and dash of science!
Our Discipline: We are born in a nature surrounded by loud and calm sounds. Music should be natural too!
We feel that most of our today's production worries most about loudness rather than quality.
We are known to deliver both a competent level and yet dynamic sound, full of life, with no listening fatigue or pumping harsh effects.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with CraftLabMastering
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog and recall Sheets! I am an old school engineer, got my audio engineering with analog gears and mixers, the huge SSL and Neve analog mixers, recording a complete band together, routings with cables etc...I am a fan of analog, I like the touch of the knobs, I frequently hear a difference, especially with low-quality converters...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will always be satisfied with the outcome. In the end, their music is like their baby. They want the best for it!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Perfection. It runs in my genes too.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why my track doesn't sound the same through all playback systems? My answer is Because it needs Mastering:)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Not knowing what is Mastering and its importance. Often Mixing Engineers offer the Mastering too which is totally irrelevant. Ear Training is different, Room acoustic and monitor setup is different, and the Mastering is about giving assurance from a person far from everyday production that the music is problem-free in addition to take the track to a next level.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: monitors, converter, equalizer, compressor
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I run my studio since 2008. Before that, i have assisted in London and Germany in Mastering Studios, and worked in post-production, recording, and mixing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Friendly, understanding
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Every performer playing music artistaclly is appreciated, whatever the genre is.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Low Frequencies balance mostly between the kick and the bass guitar makes all the change!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainly Techno, Arabic, and rock. We work with all genres of Music being a musician and DJ in the past.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Ears and Ears
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: -Assurance it is problem-free -Fixing any problems -Enhancing the overall Quality -Delivery for Digital Streaming and High Res Formats
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Critical Listening through Midfield Speakers Removing Unwanted Noise or Clicks Special Processing Adjusting Phase Issues Adjusting Stereo Width Choosing Convenient Fades Sequencing & Spacing ISRC Codes & CD-Text Insertion Choosing Appropriate Dither types Burning Test and QC for online streaming Integration Through Playback Systems
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: - 3way midfield mid-field monitoring, -inclined ceiling -tube and solid-state mastering equipment, high-end digital processors kept to a minimum -Acoustically treated room.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by Bob Katz, Bob Ludwig, Darcy Proper
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: We only offer Mastering for stereo or Stem formats. Mastering needs a unique setup and ears different than the mixing or recording.