Credits include: Jamie Sellers (Ed Sheeran, Elton John), Adam Moseley (U2, The Cure), Accidental Entertainment (TV Synch), Tucker Martine (R.E.M), Hunter Hayes, Steven Weston (UNKLE), Blank Dust (Label).
£50/Song | £25/Instrumental (of same song) |
High quality Analog Mastering service, fast turnaround, good communication. We take care in ensuring your song is the best it can be before release. Feel free to send reference songs and any notes regarding your vision. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Alt Mastering
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Mastering Our Man In The Field second album (Not released yet) Produced by Tucker Martine. It was a great album, all recorded and mixed with analog gear. He's a great producer and mix engineer. The record sounded awesome.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working with Accidental Entertainment, Mastering their artists music for synch.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are super useful. Digital for transparent, analog for colour.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love making records sound amazing, helping people love their music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision and goal, is the music for streaming/vinyl/CD.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It all starts with a conversation.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Great speakers, Converter, Computer, Tube Gear
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am obsessed with fidelity, processes and processing. I started out playing in bands from 13 years old and have been working in the music industry for 15 years. I first started learning Cubase when I was 8 years old.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I make records the best they can be.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artist that puts genuine and authentic emotion into their music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Master at a consistent level to the premaster. Mastering should always be an improvement on the original, not just loudness.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything from Americana, Pop, Electronic, Heavy Rock, Alternative Rap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to add just the right amount of processing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am very good at bringing out the right emotion in music, whilst keeping the integrity of the mix, and without adding unnecessary distortion and artifacts.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start off by talking to the client about their visions and goal. I listen to their song and analyse it. I listen out for frequency and dynamics improvements first. I try out various bits of my gear and pick the units that work best for the record. No two records are the same, so I am quite particular about using the right tools. I will make adjustments to enhance the songs overall feeling, but keeping the integrity of the song always. Everything I do is to be an improvement. I then will bring up the song to the right level using a limiting process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Acoustically treated room, with Barefoot MM45 Speakers. Manley Massive Passive Mastering, Neve MBP, Neve 542 Tape Emulators, Elysia Xpressor, Wesaudio Rhea, TK Audio Lizer 2, Lynx Hilo Converter
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Audio Mastering