Joshua Llewellyn

Mastering Engineer

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Analog Mastering for all formats. We master full-time with a dedicated mastering suite. Records are polished here.

Soul, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, World, Folk, Blues, Reggae and everything in between. Mastering for all formats.

I mainly work with independent artists, so I understand tight budgets and the importance of communication. I usually start each project with a free mix review; this can help achieve the best possible master's. Feel free to link me directly if you have any questions.

I'm a music lover and record collector. I started mastering and cutting records in 2015. Our purpose-built and professionally designed mastering room is integral to our sound; we can objectively make decisions and cohesively retain the emotion and the artist's vision without damaging the music.

I have some additional mastering add-ons, like our Tape layback. Our custom all-tube 1950s Ampex 351 1/2" machine can gently add a vibe to your tracks.

Studio - Downbeat Mastering

We're Apple Certified (MFiT) mastering room!

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Interview with Joshua Llewellyn

  1. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  2. A: Maslec MTC1x, ATC, Cranesong Hedd, Maselec MDS-2, Ampex 351 Tape Machine

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

  4. A: In 2015 I started out with the original mastering path, cutting vinyl records and dubplates. Built a room in 2018 and now master for all formats.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Invested and hands-on.

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: Less is More

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

  10. A: Soul, Reggae, Funk, Blues, Country, Hip hop.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Objectivity.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: Whatever the client's vision is.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: Understanding the client's vision usually with a phone call or via email. 1. The first step is to listen to the album from start to finish and take notes. 2. Mix feedback may be required or requested so I will give some technical feedback if it will help the master. 3. Master the tracks and send Reference Masters for approval. 4. Make revisions or Final QC followed by sending the final production masters.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: Our studio was designed for mastering by acoustician John Brandt. ATC SCM100 monitors and Cranesong Hedd + Prism converters. Best of the best! We are fitted out with plenty of beautiful lush hardware units, including Maselec, Manley, Ampex and custom units.

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

  20. A: Rick Rubin, RZA, T-Bone Burnett, King Tubby, Doug Sax, Quest Love, Sun RA, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis

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

  22. A: Mastering

Summer Vee - Key to Your Love

I was the Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Revisions are free.

GenresSounds Like
  • Miles Davis
  • Horace Andy
  • Bobby Oroza
Gear Highlights
  • ATC SCM100
  • Maslec MTC 1x
  • Maslesec MLA-4
  • Mastic MEA-2
  • Maselec MDS-2
  • Manley Massive Passive
  • Buzz Audio Req 2.2
  • The Phoenix
  • 1951 Mastering EQ
  • Cranesong Hedd Quantum
  • Prism
  • Ampex 351
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SoundBetter Deal

Single - $70, Albums/EP - $60 per track USD