Kelly Hibbert (Almachrome)

Mastering Engineer

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Mastering engineer with 20+ years of professional experience. Search my name on Muso.ai or Discogs for an extensive list of credits. I've mastered Grammy nominated albums, platinum & gold records, and songs that I've mastered have billions and billions of streams. Apple certified for Apple Digital Masters (MFiT) almachrome.com

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Credits

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  • Vanishing Twin
  • Melanie Charles
  • Genevieve Artadi
  • Karl Hector
  • Karl Hector & the Malcouns
  • De Lux
  • The Urban Renewal Project
  • The Molochs
  • Korey Dane
  • Braxton Cook
  • Kutmah
  • The Egyptian Lover
  • Guilty Simpson
  • The Lions
  • Madlib
  • Freddie Gibbs
  • Madlib
  • Freddie Gibbs
  • Sandra St. Victor
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Allah-Las
  • Karriem Riggins
  • Ebo Taylor
  • Dimitri from Paris
  • Fritz Kalkbrenner
  • Nick Waterhouse
  • Locussolus
  • Mark de Clive-Lowe
  • J Rocc
  • Mr. Chop
  • Jonti
  • Carl Cox
  • Whitefield Brothers
  • Electric Wire Hustle
  • Optimo
  • Nathan Haines
  • DJ Hell
  • Lazer Sword
  • Ebo Taylor
  • The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble
  • Guilty Simpson
  • Guilty Simpson
  • Young Jazz Rebels
  • Madlib
  • Triorganico
  • The Heliocentrics
  • Kikumoto Allstars
  • Savath & Savalas
  • Grand Analog
  • Thecocknbullkid
  • Dâm-Funk
  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Young MC
  • The Arabian Prince
  • The Arabian Prince
  • Johnson & Jonson
  • Johnson & Jonson
  • Johnson & Jonson
  • Guilty Simpson
  • Guilty Simpson
  • Recloose
  • Karl Hector
  • Jackson Conti
  • James Pants
  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Madlib
  • Blu & Exile
  • Melou
  • Shape of Broad Minds
  • Oh No
  • Amnesty
  • Night Canopy
  • The Heliocentrics
  • Percee P
  • Percee P
  • Percee P
  • J Dilla
  • J Dilla
  • Ta'Raach
  • Ta'Raach
  • Ta'Raach
  • Ta'Raach
  • Yesterdays New Quintet
  • Flying Lotus
  • Roc C.
  • 2Mex
  • Baron Zen
  • Chrome Children
  • Chrome Children
  • Exile
  • Oh No
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow
  • Rhythm Machine
  • Rhythm Machine
  • Aloe Blacc
  • Kashmere Stage Band
  • Kashmere Stage Band
  • Madlib
  • J Dilla
  • The Psychonauts
  • Whitefield Brothers
  • Cavestar
  • Young MC
  • Sola Rosa
  • the della kit
  • Charlotte Dos Santos
  • Vex Ruffin
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Melanie Charles
  • Sorceress
  • DJ Ravin
  • Nicholas Sechaud
  • Isaac Aesili
  • Emmavie
  • Henri Kohn
  • Mop Mop
  • Betty Carter
  • Melanie Charles
  • Patrick Adams
  • Nicki Adams
  • Blu & Exile
  • The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
  • DJ Nu-Mark
  • Mark de Clive-Lowe
  • Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra
  • Woima Collective
  • Rhi
  • Rhi
  • The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
  • Dave Dub
  • Arthur Verocai
  • P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble
  • P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble
  • Marlena Shaw
  • Stefano Noferini

41 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jessica G.
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    Kelly is always so timely with his mastering and his responses. I have used his mastering services for my last two singles and have been more than happy with the outcomes :)

  2. Review by Daylin B.
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    Love This Guy… Appreciate You Always…

  3. Review by 7mod91
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    It's been a pleasure working with Kelly as he has mastered a lot of my favorite records ! Highly recommend and your music is in safe hands

  4. Review by BOAT
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    Kelly is fast and reliable in his work. I would ask him again.

  5. Review by arilindo996
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    Kelly is one of the best in the industry. Working with him gives us confidence in reaching the final stages of our song. We are beyond grateful to work with him!

  6. Review by Ivan A.
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    Second great experience working with Kelly. Always super responsive, patient and delivering top quality work!

  7. Review by Isaac Latham
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    Kelly was friendly and responsive, brought out the best in my music, and made everything translate impossibly well. Completely blown away by his work and will definitely be sending more projects his way!

  8. Review by Eliza C.
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    Kelly was supremely quick, very polite, and his masters were incredibly stunning! It was such a pleasure to work with him, I couldn't be happier! Will definitely be coming back to him for future masters!

  9. Review by Santiago S.N.
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    Kelly is very helpful and close, the sound delivered satisfied all expectations. Would gladly repeat.

  10. Review by Quentin Q.
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    Top-notch mastering. Couldn't be happier. He'll get you sounding professional.

  11. Review by Hannah R.
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    Kelly is quick, friendly, and highly skilled! Was a pleasure to work with. Thank you Kelly!

  12. Review by BOAT
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    Thanks for the great sound! His work is definitely professional. I would ask him to do the job again.

  13. Review by arilindo996
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    Kelly consistently delivers a stunning master track. It is without second thought that we continue to come to Kelly with all of our newly mixed tracks. He is just that good!

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    Working with Kelly was perfect. The communication was easy going and clear, the work is done professional and fast and I'm super happy about the result!

  15. Review by Bob J.
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    Awesome to work with, timely and skilled! will definitely be back.

  16. Review by TroyBOY Productions
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    great work from Kelly as usual from hearing him on his previous work, very quick delivery upon revisions

  17. Review by Rohan S.
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    Awesome quality masters and Kelly was great to work with!

  18. Review by guitarfraz
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    We had wanted to work with Kelly since his work with Hiatus Kaiyote, and he has enhanced our mixes to such a high level! We had a few rather specific requests which he happily accommodated and he always stayed in touch throughout the process. We highly recommend that you work with Kelly on your project!

    Fraser (Atom Eyes)

  19. Review by arilindo996
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    If Kelly's credits are not enough to make your jaw drop, his ability to take your project all the way home will blow you away. From the moment you reach out to him, he is the kindest human that gives you genuine feedback of your music. I owe a lot of personal confidence as a producer and engineer to the fact I get to work with such an impeccable professional. He is very communicative and has an extremely efficient process. It is truly a pleasure to work with one of the best in the business.

  20. Review by Marco S.
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    I can't say enough about Kelly and his partnership on this project. I really felt like that's what is was from his first email to me. You can tell he loves music and the work he does...and he does it extremely well! He was very clear about the terms and delivery, and worked with me on our release schedule. The real gem here is his ear and sonic perspective. He found the core of my sound and delivered masters that exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to work with Kelly again!

Interview with Kelly Hibbert (Almachrome)

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

  2. A: Miles Davis & Bill Evans have been my musical heroes since my early teenage years. Brian Eno, Alice Coltrane, King Tubby, Lee Perry, Rick Rubin, Nina Simone, Serge Gainsbourg, Quincy Jones, Bruce Swedien, and David Byrne have all had a strong influence on my way of hearing music. Madlib, Dilla, Nigel Godrich, Dr Dre, Timbaland, and The Neptunes have been inspirational music makers of "my own generation".

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

  4. A: My career path has been full of twists and turns, but they were all music related. I started at the age of 7 or 8 as a drummer. At 14 I was in my first band. Age 16 is when I first started to earn a living as a drummer. I then left band life behind to become a session drummer for studio and live shows (while supplementing my income working at a variety of record labels and record stores). After a very brief adventure achieving my childhood dream of “being in a band that got signed", I had the epiphany that all I really wanted was to be in the studio creating music as much as possible. At first, I thought I wanted to be a producer, but later realized that mixing and/or mastering was the absolute perfect gig. While trying to figure out how to crack into doing it professionally, I was a club DJ and started an internet radio station with some friends (Sumosound 1999-2003). It was while curating and preparing the DJ mixes for Sumosound, that I first started to do mastering. During this time I was also working as a freelance tech for Solid State Logic and doing technical design for music studios (clients included Babyface, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, and many others). Finally, in 2005, I linked up with a former studio design client, Dave Cooley, to start mixing and mastering full time. His primary client was Stones Throw Records, a local independent hip-hop label with artists like Madlib, Dilla, MF Doom, and many others. After working with Cooley at Elysian Masters for 5 years, I broke off and started my own thing, Almachrome, in 2010.

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

  6. A: When working on a production, consider where each element fits in the frequency spectrum. It's a bit like a sonic puzzle, and each element should have its own place to create a clear and complete picture. If this is done right, the song will have more impact and be fairly simple to mix, and the master will be loud and punchy. The most common production/arrangement problem I come across is the overcrowding of an area of the spectrum. The next most common is the opposite... a "hole" in the spectrum, an area that is lacking any information at all (instruments or sounds).

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: My Studio is a minimalist environment with acoustic accuracy / critical listening as the top priority. The studio was a "ground up" build and design, purpose built for mastering, completed in 2019. There is a separate studio designed for mixing that also serves as an alternate listening room. I use a combination of analog and digital processing to bring projects to their full potential.

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

  10. A: The most common type of work I do is mastering. Occasionally I also do stem mastering. Stem mastering can be a great option for songs that haven't been professionally mixed.

Terms Of Service

3 mastering revisions included (on the same mix).

Additional $25 for running a revised mix

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Gear Highlights
  • Grace
  • Apogee
  • Weiss
  • Dangerous Music
  • Barefoot
  • Audeze
  • Fabfilter
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