Mark Galup Mastering

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Ultra-Fidelity Custom & Rare Analog Chain, with a Pinch of State-of-the-Art Digital. Radio/Stream-Ready. Stereo & Atmos Mastering. Mark's work has been featured on critically-acclaimed major label record releases and national television networks. Galup Mastering is an ADM (Apple Digital Masters) certified studio.

Galup Mastering is the private facility of award-winning Mastering engineer, Mark Galup. In keeping with the history and lineage of the world’s best Mastering facilities, Mark brings his passion for sound to every part of the process - combining custom and modified equipment with his love for incredible sound.

With ear-chosen custom and rare equipment, he finds the essence of each project, bringing out the magic and impact in the recording, and making sure it sounds the best it possibly can at every listen.

Mark has Produced, Engineered, Sound Designed, Mixed, and Mastered countless works for Artists, Major Labels, Publishers, and Industry-leading Commercial Clients, such as Sony, Audible, Kobalt, The Bus, Ole, Big Yellow Dog, and more. Recent highlights include Steve Earle, Quincy Jones, Mariah Carey, Kevin Griffin, Claire Guerreso,Viktor Krauss, Frank Romano, Daniel Tashian, Parker Gispert, Andrew Petroff, Ian Fitchuk, Lincoln Parish, Jeremy Ivey, Margo Price, Lily Hiatt, The Nobility, Wes Bailey, Sid Sriram, The Explorers Club, The Inscape, Secret Sisters, Natalie Prass, K.S. Rhoads, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Deer Tick, and more.

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35 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Austin D.
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    Mark was fast, friendly, and communicative. Even sent my files as a WAV and MP3. Would collaborate again!

  2. Review by Sarah E.
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    Mark did a brilliant job with our recording. He understood the brief perfectly. He is passionate about what he does, and has a can-do attitude which is rare. Highly recommended.

  3. Review by Jordan B.
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    Professional job, would use again

  4. Review by Sean Carney
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    Had a great first experience with Mark. Helped my track feel more competitive in the modern market while only adding to the character that was already there. Hope to work with him again soon!

  5. Review by Jordan B.
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    Mark was professional and easy to work with, and followed our brief well. Would collaborate again :)

  6. Review by Laoise L.
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    Mark was a pleasure to work with. Super professional and stunning end result - thank you Mark!

  7. Review by TC T.
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    Mark used a tailored approach and demonstrated to be keen in understanding what I wanted for the song. It was a pleasure to work with him and the tune sounds great!

  8. Review by Elvic K.
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    Mark Galup did an excellent job. My song is well-polished and ready for release. The mastering result is great. Thank you.

  9. Review by Eric C.
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    Mark was great, solving some of my problems with the sound and even helping me with some special requests. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a master!

  10. Review by Eduardo L.
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    It was great working with Mark on getting two tracks mastered. He is very knowledgeable and responsive, and he adjusted the initial masters based on some feedback I provided to realize the vision I had in mind for the songs.

  11. Review by Jake G.
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    Mark made the mastering process a breeze. He exceeded my already high expectations. Everything instantly sounded better on every sound system. Working with him was essential in getting that professional, album ready sound!

  12. Review by Laoise L.
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    We were thrilled with the mastering job Mark did for us. He was brilliant to work with, job & revisions were fast and top quality. Highly recommend!

  13. Review by JoJo N.
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    Loved his work! Super fast and Super Kind!

  14. Review by Andy M.
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    Mark is responsive and positive. He did a great job on my music, it sounds great. Highly recommended.

  15. Review by Ven
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    5 stars y'all. Hit Mark up if you need a clean sound in a timely fashion.

  16. Review by Simon
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    I'm an independent singer/songwriter from Melbourne on a shoestring budget. I needed a track mastered quick but with an experienced set of ears and gear. Mark was that guy. Highly recommended.

  17. Review by Daniel Luttrell
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    Class A results!
    Definitely level up your mix with Mark.
    More clarity, punch, depth and speration.
    He will turn up the awesome knob on your music⚡

  18. Review by Mitchell Zia
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    Definitely go with Mark! He does a perfect job mastering and even goes above and beyond. There was some distortion in the introduction of my song and he checked with me to see if it was intentional and then even fixed it for me. I will definitely be back in the future!

  19. Review by Noah D.
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    Mark did a great job with my indie folk track. The initial master I received was too loud / squashed by the limiter for my tastes, but when I asked about it, he was happy to fix it up to my liking. Mark is very receptive to feedback and his turnaround is quick. Recommended.

  20. Review by Charlie F.
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    A pleasure to work with Mark. Very thorough, achieves a good, clean sound and he's a great communicator. A true professional!

Interview with Mark Galup Mastering

  1. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  2. A: I work on a wide variety of genres from Americana to Indie Rock to Pop. I pride myself on my ability to get into the head space of each project we work on. Take a listen to our sound samples to hear examples of our diversity.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: I bring out the individuality of the artists we work with. We take the time to fully understand the artist's vision and work very hard to ensure that it's realized.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I run full-range, state-of-the-art Strauss Elektroakustik MF-4 monitors with the SE PA-100 amp, along with dual Rythmik E15-HP2 subs. The majority of my chain is a suite of Custom Analog pieces made by the great Frank Lacy, with Lavry Gold ADC and numerous other options for conversion. Additionally, I have numerous other color pieces to fit the master at hand.

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

  8. A: Bernie Grundman, Greg Calbi, Big Bass Brian Gardner, Mike Bozzi, Tom Coyne, Manny Marroquin, Tchad Blake, Dave Fridmann…

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Modern music production is about understanding the strengths of both analog and digital tools. It is not as black and white as people want to make it out to be. A successful engineer/mixer will know the correct tool for the job without being concerned with what medium it is.

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

  12. A: Getting to listen to great music all day and having an integral role in the artist's dream coming true.

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

  14. A: What are your favorite records? What are you listening to right now? What kinds of sounds do you like?

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

  16. A: Make sure that you have heard and enjoyed other projects that the engineer/mixer has done. Don't simply make a decision by the names they have worked with, you should really like the work they do.

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

  18. A: 30 years combined experience, over 20,000 hours in the studio.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Many mixers have a very audible style that can be picked out by the discerning ear. We strive to be elusive and somewhat transparent in our style. Our goal is to mold our techniques to what's best for the song rather than molding the song to fit inside our techniques.

  21. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  22. A: We promise that you will be blown away with the work that we do and we will not stop working until you are.

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

  24. A: We specialize in mixing & mastering, as well as production and recording of all types of music. We focus on getting inside the head of each project, and enhancing the essence of the artistry, resulting in a completely unique sound.

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Terms Of Service

One Alt Mix Version included in price. Revisions are free of charge on the same mix. New Mix submissions are an additional cost of $50 per new mix.

Gear Highlights
  • Strauss-Elektroakustik MF-4 Loudspeakers
  • Rythmik E15 -HP2 Subwoofers
  • Custom Analog Chain
  • Lavry Savitr (Gold) ADC
  • Ayre QA-9 ADC
  • Vacuvox U23m
  • Fairman TMC
  • Mastering Pultecs
  • Terry Audio CEQ
  • Maselec MTC-1
  • Bricasti M7 x2
  • Grace Design M908
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