Bespoke Mastering for the Independent Community.
Serge Espitia is not only responsible for mastering hundreds of records and singles, he also owns and operates Tiny Thunder Audio, a no expense spared mastering facility that serves practically the entire world via online mastering.
Serge believes in the interaction between artist and engineer and prides himself in offering a customer experience that is second to none. Working with Serge is an easy and straightforward process, there is no middleman, no wait time, no long chains of emails, Serge is available to his clients 24/7 and is extremely quick to communicate with every single client he works with.
At Tiny Thunder Audio, Serge offers a hybrid approach to mastering by using the best analog components that create a hi-fi experience in sound as well as all the digital tools used to create a professional master. At Tiny Thunder Audio there are no tedious recalls of any kind. The goal behind this is to offer affordable rates and an extremely fast turnaround time.
Feel free to reach out and learn more about Serge and his workflow.
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- Paramount Pictures
- Jeff Richmond
- Digital Nas
- Lena Hall
- Steve "Rockstar MVP" Dickey
- Adam Tilzer
- The Factory Productions
- Alex Chiger
- All The Smoke Studios
- Hanan Rubenstein
- Daxxit Music
- Elijah Mann
- Paola Bennet
- Jordan Popky
- city island
- Sipegan Boys
- Pat's Run
- Andros Rodriguez
- El Nieto El Grave
- Lozz Cozz
- Yelena Polyanskaya
- AGL and Yulio
- El Vazquez
- Fraire Records
- Sean Shotta
- Nicky J
- Ryan Toby
- Kiirstin Marilyn
- Avon Junkies
- Toy Cities
- Ann Marie Nacchio
- Ty Yahtez
- Amy Serrano
- Loyal Duce
- Roc AM
- Ori Atomi
- Trophy Wife
- Wes Nihil Danny Diablo
- Young Stadix
4 ReviewsEndorse Serge Espitia Mastering
I’ve gone to Serge a few times now for his mastering skills. He is always very responsive and professional, no matter the size of the project. Most importantly, the tracks I send him for mastering come back sounding even better. Simple! We will be sending more.
Serge has mastered multiple singles for me, and I have been so happy with the end result every time. You can tell he really cares (in addition to knowing what he’s doing). Communication is easy with him, and he can take a great mix to the next level without losing any of what was special about it. Would recommend 100%!
Serge is one of the best I've worked with! I trust him implicitly with my artists' music and have for many years now. If you need top quality mastering, he is your guy!
Incredibly professional. Extremely fast turnaround. Your songs will be radio (or Spotify & Apple Music) ready after mastering by Serge. Cannot recommend him enough!
Interview with Serge Espitia Mastering
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Can't disclose that just yet!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Always working on something different.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Adam Tilzer (producer)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm mostly digital. Lower overhead. faster workflow, no recalls and the material will sound the same every single time.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: i will work with you until you are thrilled with the end result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability to work on different styles and genres everyday.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How loud can you make it? Do you want it loud or for it to sound it's best? Mind you, it will be set at a great level!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think mastering is making music louder and it's so much more than that. Mastering is an exercise in restraint while applying tasteful corrections and enhancements to the program.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision for the project? What are your influences? Is there reference material to listen to?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask questions, create a relationship with your engineer, the more we talk, the better I'll be able to serve you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Electrical power. Audeze headphones. Mytek Brooklyn + Dac Fender P Bass Darkglass amplifier
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a recording engineer more than 15 years ago. I transitioned to mastering and found my passion for it while doing so.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is to enhance the material while remaining invisible.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artist the chooses to work with me. It's what gets me going every single day.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to ask questions. communicate, learn, collaborate.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, folk and urban mostly.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The ability to find the strong points of a song and use them to enhance the material.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A set of fresh, unbiased ears.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I communicate a lot with my clients. I ask them what their vision is and we go from there. I'll usually get the song anf send out a pass or two before it's approved. After that, i send out all files.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a hybrid approach. A mix of hi-fi components and the best digital equipment to create great sounding masters. My setup allows my to work faster, efficiently without any tedious recalls.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've had the luck to work under and learn from the great Scott Hull of Masterdisk. His work ethic as well as his attention to detail inspire me to provide the best work possible for my clients
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work with a lot of independent artists. Mostly singer songwriters as well as hip hop-rap and trap artists and producers.