With over 27 years’ experience as a mastering engineer, I can deliver the best results from your mixes, adding punch, polish and that professional touch, as well as meeting all your editing requirements, from radio edits through to album compilation & sequencing.
Having spent 10 years as a mastering engineer & editor at the world-famous Metropolis Studios in London, I have been operating flexible hours from my studio in South West London ever since, accommodating the mastering needs of clients from across the globe as an independent mastering engineer.
As such, I can offer my mastering and editing services in a quick and timely manner, in order to devote my undivided attention to each and every project as they emerge, and to deliver the finished product promptly and well within any deadlines.
If this more personal approach sounds appealing to you, I would be very happy to discuss mutually-agreeable rates for your upcoming projects.
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208 Reviews - 39 Repeat ClientsEndorse Julian Lowe @ JML Mastering
Julian is a rare alloy of passion and patience! Add to that humble communication, a steady hand, good and musical ears and excellent sound engineering skills; you really can't go wrong.
I'm very happy to have had the pleasure of working with Julian, he really made our song shine!
Great experience as usual, a pleasure working with Julian, knows his stuff and is extremely helpful and responsive as well as professional! Will definitely be working with him again.
This was my first time working with Julian, and couldn't recommend him more! He was incredibly speedy, invested, communicative, and caring throughout the whole process. I also appreciated his ability to incorporate notes!
Julian is consistently offering high-quality service and has the professional ears needed for any project
Incredible work. More than what I was expecting could get done with my mix. Gave the song a fuller yet clearer sound. Excellent communication too.
Great result, amazing communication. Thought along and did several revisions to get to the result we were looking for :) Thanks Julian!
Will definitely be returning! On time and very good at what he does.
Very fast and great sound
Super helpful, great communication, and of course, killer skills!
Julian has mastered quite a few tracks for me, and I’ve used many different mastering engineers over the years, but I keep coming back to Julian. This time for Emma Di Lemma.
And this is not just a five star rating just for the sake of it. He really is that good, and the patience, knowledge and advice is priceless.
Highly reccomend Julian.
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU Julian for a great job! :)
Another great master from Julian! His attention to detail improved the sound of my track drastically :)
He's fantastic..my third master with him in a few weeks and this one was a track i had mastered somewhere else few months ago and now i wanted to see what he would have done differently...and the result is waayyy better..highly recommenced.
Julian is a true master of his craft! always lovely working with and long it may continue! recommend highly!!!
Julian's a master at his craft and a huge part of our record-making process. He has the expertise and the experience to help bring a record to its full potential.
Just amazing..wish i got in touch sooner!
Julian work is simply stunning.. he took the track to another level..
He's very communicative and i would highly recommend working with him .
Always the best!
Julian's dedication to his clients makes the mastering process fun and exciting. He's skilled and trustworthy. I'd definitely hire him again!
fantastic mastering job by Julian. great communication and fast response! highly recommended!
Interview with Julian Lowe @ JML Mastering
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Have you worked with anyone famous / we would have heard of? Well several, but one springs to mind... At the time, she wasn't famous; but I mastered Amy Winehouse's debut single "Stronger Than Me" in 2003. She won an Ivor Novello award in 2004 for that single. It was a really proud moment for me. But I was just lucky to get the gig! That song would have shone regardless of the mastering engineer...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Apart or together. Why? Because they add different dimensions and one is not always better than the other. The feel of the music always leads the way... Man! ;)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will continue relentlessly to achieve the end result that they can be proud of. Within reason, I will revist the EQ as many times as need until my client is 100% happy. Normally, this is a few EQ tweaks on the 1st print, but I have had double figures too! Quite often, mastering shows up things that my clients want to change in the mix and we play a bit of "MIX > < MASTERING" ping-pong!!! I can totally deal with this though, if we achieve the result we are both after...
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Just immersing myself into the music and getting the best out of it I can. I want to be proud of everything I submit as a master. I know my clients want to receive the best I can offer. Just to add, I love listening back to stuff I've done, days, months, years after... ;)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I normally don't ask and just do what I do. If my client wants to throw me a reference track from an album they like, that's totally fine. If the mix engineer has done his reference mix (ie EQ'd and limited on the master bus), that's totally fine too. But I confess, if they do, I normally listen to it after I've mastered the track! I don't want to hear any influence before. If I'm off the mark sonically, I'll rein it in. More often than not, I prefer mine though... But it's all subjective, right?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Respectful when needed. Full on when not.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any of The Beatles - because I loved (and still love) The Beatles! This band created my first love of music and the intricacies of music production.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Perform it well. Record it well. Mix it well. The mastering will be a breeze.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a perfectionist and will not stop until we have achieved what my clients are after.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have the experience / confidence to leave well alone the things that don't need to be touched for the sake of "doing something" in mastering. As an inexperienced mastering engineer starting out, I was always tempted to "DO" something. Nowadays, I only interfere where necessary... but, I do always interfere! Ha ha! :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Wow! Where do I start? George Martin would be my first mention, being the producer and realizer of all of the Beatles' ideas. The Beatles & George Martin were pioneers in terms of arrangement, recording and pushing all the boundaries and possibilities of what can be done with sound at that time. We still struggle to better it nowadays, in spite of the advancing audio technology. Some musicians I have worked with have commanded my total respect and awe just due to their desire to see the whole thing through to the end and make it brilliant. I am always happy to go that extra mile too. The one I'm thinking of has the same initials as George Martin...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: These days, I master only, but I did start my studio career as a mixing engineer.