Michael Richardson

Affordable Remote Mastering

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Mastering service that is quick, quality, and affordable. Specialty in DIY artists.

If you're an independent musician, your track or album deserves to sound as professional as possible to give you your fair chance at getting positive attention. Your songwriting, recording, and mixing need a quality mastering job to shine at their full potential. It's my job to make your work shine.
I've been working in the Washington, DC underground and singer-songwriter scene since 2016. I have great experience in mastering the DIY and home recordings local artists make. I love the challenge that comes from working with these records, and the reward of making independent music.
Mastering services offered at $50/track, with special pricing for album projects.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


  • English
  • French

Interview with Michael Richardson

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

  2. A: Heba Kadry does incredible mastering work on so many of my favorite modern records- she's a professional icon. John McEntire is one of my personal music heroes. His work as a musician, engineer, and producer with The Sea And Cake, Tortoise, Pia Fraus and so many more artists is brilliant.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Sean Hynes jazz piano improvisations.

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

  6. A: Have examples you want your music to sound like. Even if you can't communicate exactly why you like it in words, the tracks themselves will communicate your desired sound to my ears.

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

  8. A: Singer-songwriter, indie rock, acoustic, folk, and ambient electronic.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: My ears are my most valuable resource. I listen close, and can replicate the desired sound of your favorite records.

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

  12. A: I request 2-3 reference tracks

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

  14. A: Mastering for albums and individual tracks.

Bruise by Paris Major

I was the Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Typical turnaround for your project 2-5 days. 2 revisions included.

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