I help music feel alive in an overly saturated market. Mastering for French Montana, DJ Sluggo, Nicholas Jaar, The Happy Mess, and Ayo Jay. Winning APRA and Platinum awards, including nominations for Grammy, & Headies awards. EVERY PROJECT is a chance to shine, big or small. My mastering helps artists uniquely stand-out, Start a chat and let's talk
Originally a staff mastering engineer at Masterdisk NYC, Tim Boyce has worked with the best. Now with a dedicated Studio Facility located on E.14th St. in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Tim's music mastering makes your song jump out of the speakers to grab your fans attention. Assuring a memorable first impression, as well as proper playback on important additional revenue streams like iTunes, YouTube, Broadcast licensing, etc...
Music is pure communication, and Tim is an expert at interpreting a client’s abstract ideas and language into concrete audible results. His dedication, focus, and ability to articulate these complex musical emotions and ideas makes Tim the best choice for making your music translates across boundaries reaching its full audience. Highly adept in both ultra-modern and traditional analog mastering styles, Mastering engineer Tim Boyce translates the artistic expression of your mix into emotionally engaging digital releases in the heart of the East Village NYC with world-class analog mastering that helps your music feel alive, and connect deeply with your listeners emotions.
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- French Montana
- Ayo Jay
- Nico Jaar
- Emmy The Great
- Sanjoy Deb
- The Happy Mess
- Kid Rock
- Machine Gun Kelly
- Paco the G train Bandit
- Black River Drive
- Rashid Ajami
- Daniel Wapels
- Aiden Carrol
- Raffa Scoccia
- Red Cafe
- Big Stat
- Motion Glue
- Remix Artist Collective
- Hardik Dave
- R-Force Records
- Jack Boyz Mafia
- The Lobbyists
- Near Peak
- The Lonesome Sea
- Shot Caller
- Bryan Loren
- DJ Dark Flare
- Yaun Lee
- Still Phil
- Jazz Life
- Bayoz Music
- Ivan Dupee
- Bette Stuy
- Deathrow Tull
- Sal Casabianca
- The Molters
- Lael Dozier
- Amber Saint Yves
- Max Dvorak
- Joe Rivas
- Risky Disko
- Mad Major Melvin
- Through The Unspeakable Vessel
- Plastic Talk
- DJ Infinite
- The Kingston Flamingos
- DJ Absolut
- The Kneeling Bus
- Rick Ross (Assistant Engineer)
- 2nd Lyfe
- Tekh Togo
- Epic Bhangra
- Red Cafe feat. Puff Daddy
- The New Savages
- Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler
- Tim Wheeler
- Dreadful Melodies
- Tony Dawsey
- The Nondenoms
- Recovery Council
- Puff Daddy (Assistant Engineer)
- Sagittarius Black
- Big Orange Sweater
- Eric Sitbon
- Dopest Nerd
- Triple B vs Touch & Go ft Katherine Ellis
- Ask The Dust
- Restoration Band
- Pak Armz
- Shaolin Monks
- The Acrylics
- Kelly Anthony
- Tzadik (Assistant Engineer)
- Dave Matthews Band (Assistant Engineer)
- Kafele Bandele
- Drag On
- Janet Lee Kim
- Chris Styles
- nadeem mughal
- Ka$ Korleone
- Doyin Oyewo
- Margo Simmons
- Clan Currie
- Pipes of Christmas
- Billy Dean Thomas
- The Acting Company
- Kevin Kline
- Meryl Streep
- Udit Narayan
- Alka Yagnik
- A'won Boyz
- One Nation Records
- Heather Christian & the Arbornauts
- Heather Christian
- HeavyRoc Music
- Halina Leuchankova
- Ramesh Srivastava
- Sleep No More
- Doug Pomeroy
- SYLVAIN GAREAU
- George Hillman
- Uniquitous Music
- Nicolas Jaar
- Discovering Arts Music Group
- McKinsey & Company
- Raul Romero
- Julien Martre
- Saki Çimen
- Al Mack
- Stefany June
- Dirty Sock Funtime Band
- J Perry
- DJ Naim
- Galapagos Now
- Verbal Kint
- Scientists Of Sound
- Gold Velour Records
- Eigh8t The Chosen One
- Abram Izaac
- Nikki Minaj
- Silver Medallion
- DJ Sluggo
- The Great Gatsby Soundtrack
138 Reviews - 33 Repeat ClientsEndorse Tim Boyce : NYC Mastering
It was my first time working with Tim. He handled the masters of my first album (for both digital platforms and vinyl). And there's only great things to say:
Beside his master skills which are !top class! - he's been very clear, understanding, patient, thorough and alwyas attentive of whether we were on the right track. But he always was. He understood the travel of the album in his first turnarounds and all revisions has been delivered quick and correct!
Awesome job by Tim with my debut album, really brought my songs to life with an amazing sounding master. Thank You!
It was very great working with Tim…he’s a very skilled engineer with an extreme ton of patience. Thanks for the master!✊🏾
What else is left to say about Tim Boyce? He has mastered 2 out of my last 3 tracks so far and each time he has offered two versions to choose from. Both versions are great!
The 3rd song that was mastered elsewhere? It just wasn't the same. If you're feeling skeptical, go with Tim. A five-star professional, I'll be going to him with all my mastering needs - you should too.
I have had quite the struggle finding mastering engineers that are true to the craft & in support of an artist/producer's creative intentions. Tim personally called me on the phone to assure me that he was coming from a long line of mastering engineers & takes the craft seriously. The real gem throughout this entire process was that Tim was entirely committed & willing to go the extra mile when I was leery, only to deliver major label level results. He's almost too good to be this accessible!
Great sound and quick turnaround. Thanks Tim!
Timbo is a weapon! Super responsive and very helpful, delivering quality. Look forward to working more with the Timboss
An awesome master from Tim that had incredible punch! A flawless experience from start to finish. Highly recommended!
Tim is wonderful at what he does; he provides quick and easy communication as well as exceptional mastering. I would highly recommend him every time!
Tim was excellent -- friendly, professional, and extremely prompt with messaging and delivering the final tracks. Most importantly, he captured the sound I was looking for; the masters are louder and clearer than anything I could ever produce but they still have all the dynamics, detail, and grit that I put into the mix. Highly recommend, I will definitely use his services again in the future.
Tim does absolutely amazing work and knows how to bring music to life. Even if people don’t dig my stuff, they always comment how great the production is, and that’s all thanks to this talented human!
Tim is utmost professional. Helps you carve out exactly what you need for your creations to shine. Very fast and clear communication.
the boyce effect is top notch every time! get yours in!
As always, it was a pleasure to work with Tim. He provides excellent feedback and efficient communication. We're looking forward to working with Tim again on our next track!
Tim is truly a master at his craft. I came to him with a track that honestly wasn’t mixed all that well, and he turned it into exactly what I had asked for; A 70’s Soul sound with lush strings and crispy Led Zeppelin drums. His attention to detail is extremely admirable, and his approach is extremely intelligent. Look no further if you want your masters to bang hard, have deep bass, while still retaining a lot of dynamics.
excellent sound!!! quick, fast & easy!
Tim is super professional, adaptable to damn near any style and delivered different but all very dope versions of my project before landing on the best one for what I was after. Highly recommend.
I've worked with Tim a few times now and he always delivers fantastic quality results! I'd always been one of those musicians who never really understood what mastering does, but after hearing Tim's files, you bet your ass I understand it now. :)
Thanks for an amazing experience! Can't wait to work with you again on the next one.
Tim did a great job mastering my latest release "Song of hope". You can hear it at www.holypatriot.com
Really great job on this - understood what I was going for and gave me two options to ensure I was on the right track. Highly recommended : )
Tim always brings our tracks to the next level! Quick responses and quality work as always.
Tim Boyce is a true professional. High quality service, clear communication - he will put his heart into your work.
Tim always brings something special to each song that I've sent him so far. He has brought skill, attention to detail, creativity, and tons of emotion to every mix. I cannot recommend Tim enough.
Smashed it once again
as usual, great mastering. my go to mastering engineer.
Clear communication.Delivered on every request and changes I had in time.Understood what the song needed to take it to the next level.Didnt mind my multiple revisions.
Clear communication, quick turnaround, and amazing mastering. Tim is extremely musical and has taken our music to a different level. Amazing!
Very quick and professional. An absolute pleasure to work with!
Tim Boyce created a deeply musical master of our mix. It has analog warmth, it really breathes and retains all the openness of our mix while sounding polished and cohesive. Truly fine work and so much faster than expected turnaround. Thanks Tim!!
Quick and clear communication + a rapid delivery which consisted of two different both very usable versions! I would definitely recommend Tim for mastering if you are looking for that commercially viable mastered hit!
Always a pleasure working with Tim, thanks again!!
Choose Tim, every time.
Great professional sounding master, quick turnaround.
Once again Tim did an excellent job on our tracks! They were transformed in the best way possible. Thanks Tim!
Tim stepped up to the plate and knocked it out the park. I look forward to working with him again soon.
Tim is the BEST Mastering Engineer; he has those "Platinum Ears" The ONLY Mastering Engineer I was will use...Thanks, Tim
Time did an amazing job, very happy with results. Song was mastered very quickly. Thank you Tim; will work again soon.
We were incredibly impressed by the masters Tim delivered! He took the time to understand what we wanted and was able to make the record sound exactly as we imagined. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and very kind to take the time to answer all of our questions throughout the whole process. We can't wait to work with him again. Thanks again for everything Tim!
Tim is very professional and unique sounding, will surely work with him again!
TIMS THE MAN.... fell in love with my record all over again after this master ...will be working with him soon ...highly recommended.
Working with Tim was one of the best decisions I've taken as a musician/producer! He is very friendly and exceptional at what he does. He brought breadth and clarity to each song and completely transformed the album! He is fast, yet efficient and talented. I'm 100% happy and I'll definitely come back to him with my next project - hands down! I highly recommend him!!!
Tim is a wonderful mastering engineer and was willing to work with me until the track was just right.
Tim's mastering work is excellent, he really knows how to bring the energy of your track to the next level and gave me a few great options of intensity/dynamics to decide between. Can't go wrong with Tim!
He’s the best at mastering 🔥💯💥🤩
In all my experience Tim is the best one I've worked with in mastering.
He got the best quality very talented and I'd continue working with him
Tim smashed it!
The track is perfectly glued with that thicc bottom end, powerful and well balanced.
Great job man
My second time! Here's to many more 🍻
The BEST Mastering !!! Tim is the ONLY Engineer that knows what a mix needs to make it shine..Thanks, Tim
Tim has been my go to mastering guy for years. I highly recommend utilizing his experienced ears.
Tim was wonderful to work with. Incredibly fast and provided multiple masters to help hear differences. I'm in love with the finished product!!! Thanks Tim!
Working with Tim was awesome! For years I tried algorithmic mastering and I was never that happy with the results. On this record, I decided to splurge on a professional. Not sure what exactly he did or how he did it, but what I do know is that the songs sound warmer and louder, all the levels and volumes are consistent, and there is a little magic in the tracks that was not there before. Tim is a Beast and I hope to work with him again soon. Thank you for making this record come to life!
Tim did a great job mastering our song. he did two versions for us to choose from which was cool too. communication was super friendly and fast. thanks Tim!
Exceptional in every way - communication, friendliness, professionalism and of course, the mastering job was awesome, no tweaks needed!
Fantastic and precise work with a quick turnaround. Highly recommended.
We have loved the experience of working with Tim. He is a great professional who helped us to achieve the best possible result. Everything you would expect from a mastering engineer.
Completely professional, on his game and communicative. Did everything above and beyond, even sent me two separate master styles to choose from.
Will definitely be doing some more work with Tim in the future!
Great heart! And qualified approach. I had my song mastered. And Tim was giving me the best quality, patience and service I have ever experienced. Thank you! And I will continue working with him. Recommend!
Truly such a wonderful experience!
The song sounds wonderful and Tim is a beast at what he does!!
awesome sound! fast turnover!
This is my second project working with Tim. He is professional, communicative and does a solid job. Would recommend him to anyone looking for High-quality mastering.
Tim is a real talent & 100% professional, easy to work with. He made our songs really stand out, without talking about it too much he understood what the songs need and made our mixes sound banging but retaining the non-fatigue factor (excatly what we wanted for our energetic rock album).. The sound has a natural vibe also to it, but has a modern sound. Technical wise, the most time we spent on this master was us (the band) deciding on stuff, he always delivered very fast and on point with what we asked for. Conversation wise, everything is very clear and in detail, he has patience. Recommend!
Tim is patient and easy to communicate with! We're happy with the result.
Great job as always!
Tim is an excellent mastering engineer
Smooth and colorful
No words can turely express how happy I am with Tim's work. Great communicator and delivers on time. Over all...he does an amazing job!!!!
All I gonna say is that I am very lucky I came across Tim.
Second time working with TIm and another fantastic experience! He absolutely killed it and brought so much out in the song. Can't wait to work together again!
Tim is amazing at what he does and super easy to work with. Took my song to a completely new level, thank you!
Tim once again did an amazing job! He is our go to for mastering! I highly recommend if you care about your sound
Nothing less than an extraordinary professional. I’ve done two albums with Tim now, and his work made everything I do sound, well, Better. A whole lot better. Deep recommendation. Amazing talent.
Tim is an excellent performer. I will be working with him for a very long time.
Tim was understanding, professional and completed the mastering very quickly. We didn't have to ask for any edits - the first masters he sent were exactly the sound we wanted to achieve. I would recommend Tim to artists looking to find a solid, professional sound. I will be working with him in the future.
Tim was a awesome and the work he did for my song was perfect! He was also very friendly and efficient in timing.
Tim is easy to work with and delivers great results. He had good patience with me and I'm happy with the final master!
Perfect as always!
Tim's touch on our latest track truly brought it to the next level. Absolutely incredible mastering - Tim really understands the vibe we were going for and enhanced the sound and vision! Super fast turnaround. Can't wait to work with Tim again!
Tim was great to work with. Quick turnaround, good communication, and really quality output - he did a nice job polishing and tightening up the pieces while adding clarity. Highly recommend.
Fast communication and turnaround, but best of all, quality. Recommend
Tim was very quick to reply and was always happy to help and review any issues, offering different paths to go down for the master and was just all-round really helpful. Thank you!
Tim is very professional and the best at what he does. I really love working with him and will recommend him any day.
Tim was fantastic to work with and puts out great products for a great price. He is very down to earth and really helped facilitate the sound I was looking for. Also a very fast worker which is a great bonus. As a new artist it was a seamless experience.
Tim is an absolute expert when it comes to understanding the vibe and vision for a track, as well as refining the overall sound to perfection. Our song was enhanced to the next level. Thank you so much Tim, we cannot wait to work together again!
Fantastic communication and sensitivity to the song. Highly recommended.
Once again a great experience and delivery of product. My go to Mastering Engineer!!
Perfect as always, Great professional ... I highly recommend !
its my second time colaborating with Tim, and once again its been a wonderful experience :). Amazing work, amazing and fast response!
Tim was extremely professional and was completely dedicated to delivering a high quality product.
We will work again! Thank you
Tim was a pleasure to work with.. he was patient and gave me valuable mix suggestions before we got into mastering! Very happy with the final master! Highly recommend
Super, super happy I found Tim. He truly is a master of mastering, and he gave my tracks a level of polish I didn’t know was possible. For a second there, I forgot these were actually MY songs! 🤣
Tim is AMAZING at what he does, I'm definitely coming back!
Beautiful analog mastering service. Songs are sounding thick and fat, with a HD clarity i cannot explain in words.
Amazing job , Tim gave it that professional polish that was needed! Will work with him again
Tim Boyce was a pleasure to work with. He added just that extra bump and sheen our track needed . We had a short release deadline and Tim completely accommodated us . I will be using “Timbo” again on future projects
Tim is very professional. A good communicator and delivers on time. I really enjoyed working with him.
Great mastering! Sounds clean, modern, but without being oversaturated in the highend!
Did an excellent job!
High-quality master and great knowledge. Tim was really easy to communicate and work with. Highly recommend mastering with him if you want a nice analog touch to your music!
Easy to work with, and did all of what I asked. Unlocked the full potential of my mix, would recommend to anyone looking for a industry quality mastered record.
Friendly, professional, and awesome person to work with, would highly recommend to anyone. Very happy and pleased with results. I will definitely be working on future projects with Tim.
Perfect as always !
Great, Versatile, and Quick Turn around. Highly Recommended !
BEST MIXER EVER. I've wasted THOUSANDS and not got the results $100 got me with Tim. HE KNOWS HIS SH*T!
Great job, very happy with the results.
Had a great first experience working with Tim on getting a track mastered.
He was very patient with me in getting some issues with the low end resolved in the mix, and the master sounds incredibly full and alive.
Very good as always... Tim is fast and very efficient... he really understands the songs ... Totally recommanded
Stellar service. A great mastering wizard. Took my pop track to a radio-ready level.
Great work, great communication, highly recommended!
Another Home Run! Tim bo the truth!
Tim puts his heart into every project and it shows. I had the pleasure of working with him on three separate occasions as I pieced together an EP. He always delivers on time, is responsive and clear in his communications, and is truly in business for the right reasons — to help artists achieve their vision. Trust in Tim to deliver beautifully mastered tracks. Highly recommended.
Fast, accurate, and fantastic to work with. Nothing but good things to say and can’t recommend him enough~
Tim gives you an excellent experience
Good first experience, good quality, fast revisions and I got 3 different options to choose ranging from loud and aggressive to, punchy and clean.
Tim is solid. I have sent projects to him more than once and I will continue to send future projects his way.
Repeat customer, continued success! Tim makes the process super easy with his high quality output and timely delivery. If your track is ready for mastering, Tim is your guy.
On top of expedient and precise work, Tim was very open to any comments, but more importantly questions I had. Accomplished what we set out to do. Could not have asked for anything else. Worked with me in more ways than one. Grateful and appreciative for Tim's contribution.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Tim to master the first single on my new EP. His turnaround was fast and he was extremely responsive to my feedback. I was hesitant to use SoundBetter for mastering services but the quality of the files Tim produced have put me at ease. He helped bring my track to the next level and he'll definitely be seeing more work from me in the immediate future.
Tim is amazing at what he does. I am an amateur when it comes to mixing & mastering, and Tim was patient and professional enough to help me with what I needed. His prices are very reasonable, and he makes the musical experience very enjoyable with his positive and can do attitude. I recommend him to other independent artist such as myself who is all new to getting your music heard on a wider platform. I look forward to working with him again for future projects.
Great turn around and after this mastering I sound like they need me in the game!
Derrick Le Monde Wilson
Professional and patient
Tim is pretty incredible... Do not hesitate to use him... Period!
I had just spent months working on a disco/house cover which needed some sizzle and movement to bring it to life and give it "that vibe".
Tim sprinkled his magic and its really pops now, it is exactly what I hoped for... All of sudden after hearing it a million times whilst making it, I want to listen to over...I cant tell you happy I am. He is now my go to Mastering Pro, and make no mistake he is exactly that...
Tim is a consummate mastering professional. He widened my record’s stereo field, focused and enhanced the low end, eq’d tastefully so that my vocals sat better in my mixes, and increased loudness without making my mixes sound colorless and squashed. I also had the pleasure of sitting in for a few hours on the session, and he was generous with answers to my questions. He has world-class engineering skills and gear. Don’t hesitate to hire him.
Tim's a pro! I had a very tight deadline but Tim knew exactly what I wanted from the start and did not waste any time to get it done. Can't be happier with the outcome too. Will definitely recommend Tim to anyone in need of mastering services. He's your guy!
Tim is a total pro and I'm so happy with our finished product ! I'm new to hiring mastering engineers, and Tim made the process easy and seamless for me. I look forward to working with him again.
Tim went the extra mile for us with extra love to details! Our Mastering sounds phenomenal and he is top notch and beyond in what he does in every step. Thank you Tim!
I have worked with many mastering engineers over the past couple years with mixed results. The search stopped with Tim. The quality of attention to detail that Tim offers is the best I know.
We are working with Tim since 2008, he's always been very dedicated and passionate about every piece we worked together. He's the best option for me and my clients for 10 years.
Tim is an absolute professional in every way, with a true creative talent that sets him apart in his field. He has a tremendous ear for mastering and works closely with his clients to discern their goals and present their vision.
Tim is my go to guy. He listens to what we need and delivers with multiple options. He's always ready to work with us on tight deadlines as well. Most of all Tim gets it. He knows industry trends in audio, he understandings the technical aspect not all mastering guys know.
Tim is very deadicated to his craft and very easy to work with. It's no wonder he was the first co-pilot not assistant but co-pilot that I truly trusted with my clients. I miss his humor and easy going demeanor. Having worked with so many great engineers while at Masterdisk he is a great choice for all of your mastering needs.
Tim truly has such a passion and care for his craft. He makes the mastering process a breeze, works in collaboration with his artists' desires and ideas, and creates a final project that is exactly what you wanted.
Fantastic engineer. Made the process smooth and gave us multiple options to go through. Also hit our (relatively quick) deadline with class and ease.
Had a great experience working with Tim. He know how to get tge best sound from almost anytging and you can tell that he truly loves what he does. My music was in good hands!
Tim is a dream to work with. It’s clear he has a deep love and respect for all forms of music and approaches each project with an open mind and a focused objective. He is among the top tier of engineers who bring a perfect balance of passionate artistry and fine-tuned skill to everything he touches.
As executive producer of NYC's "The Pipes of Christmas," all I can say is that Tim's professional assistance with audio was a complete game changer for our audience experience. Deftly managing the wide ranging audio dynamics of big bagpipe and brass down to the intimacy of harp and fiddle is not for amateurs. Tim gets it and he cares about the work. He also mastered our 1st CD, "The Best of the Pipes of Christmas" and again brought deep care and attention to mastering a collection of live recordings into a beautiful artistic work. Can't recommend him enough. www.pipesofchristmas.com
Interview with Tim Boyce : NYC Mastering
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Great Gatsby Soundtrack --- it was under intense deadlines, and HUGE pressure with the director (Baz Luhrmann) listening to tracks in England and sending notes in middle of the night.. . . . I assisted for Tony Dawsey and we ended up getting 3x Grammy nominations that year for that record. :) Felt good
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring Emotional connection : : : I can finesse a track to really connect with the listener. That is what makes music that you're still proud of in 10-years. .
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I make music have IMPACT and Depth. Lots of QC, and care to detail .... It's not done until you're dancing in your chair, and emotionally feeling the song. It should get under your skin to where you can't stop thinking about it
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: There is a time and a place for both ... Analog for depth, digital for tightness. I'm a beta-tester for many hardware and software companies ... so the equipment/software I work with daily is what will be available next year to the rest of the industry. Sounds Good to be ahead of the curve
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust your ears and your instincts ... if you think something feels good, so will your fans. Trust your Art.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: in 2008 I started at Masterdisk in NYC. I first worked alongside Dave McNair, and Randy Merrill in Greg Calbi's original mastering room (assisting and after-hours building up my clients base) Then I moved as an assistant to Scott Hull who was working in Bob Ludwig's original room.. from there I moved to working with Tony Dawsey and Roger Lian in MD3 (the third room) as a staff engineer and Tonys assistant. I also had the good fortune to work with Andy VanDette, Vlado Meller daily ... A real powerhouse team of epic engineers, and I learned so much from them during that time. .. Since I have developed my own sound and style of working, but the influence of working alongside the worlds best ME's greatly influence my final product. I will be forever grateful for their generosity in mentoring my development
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My communication and my decision making
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Highly modified Analog gear. I'm very critical of plug-ins ... only 3-4 have the depth of sonics that I demand from my equipment. There is a balance between vintage tone (Sontec's, clean 1950's tubes) for depth .. and tightness for a clean modern sound (Weiss DS-1, etc..) The entire chain works together .. it's not just one or two pieces, at the end of the day I am a Systems Designer and this system simply sounds outstanding! I'm very proud of the synergy in these very rare and well maintained pieces working together.