Hermann von Helmholtz’ Resonators, an apparatus created in the 1850s able to pick out specific frequencies from a complex sound

is the final creative step before getting an audio production ready for release in physical or digital formats. After you have spent weeks, months or even years working on your material, as a mastering engineer I will give an unbiased listen to your mix on linear monitor speakers in an acoustically optimized room. In a proper mastering environment the strengths and possible weaknesses of your mix become evident and can be adjusted or enhanced appropriately so your sound will unlock it’s full potential.

Yet mastering isn’t all about making a mix sound great. Volume relations, fade I/Os and the spacing between tracks are taken care of to guarantee an optimized flow of the playlist. In case your production will be published on an analog medium like vinyl or cassette tape, aspects of phase correction or high frequency saturation are addressed in order to prepare your mix for a smooth transfer.

My Objective
is to make your mix sound detailed, deep, and transparent, while contemplating the dynamics and character that your music demands. The warmth that is sometimes lacking when working in the digital domain can be harmonically enriched to give your sound more life, contour and that special radiance. In a result, your production will translate well and sound convincing on a wide range of large or small loudspeakers, as well as on a good pair of headphones.

You can read more about my background and general approach to sound and mastering here.

For Whom
Being a collector of a wide range of music from my early childhood on, I have no reservations towards any genre. I love music, I love the shaping of sound. While I specialize in mastering services for artists and labels working in the fields of electronic, electroacustic and contemporary classical music, I have collaborated with rock and pop musicians, metal bands, early music players, house producers and jazz ensembles. Many clients have chosen to work with me since they appreciate my artistic sensitivity for sound.

Apart from stereo mastering for analog and digital formats I’m offering stem mixing, mastering for film and restoration of historical 78/45/33 rpm records and cassette tapes.

I’m working with a custom mastering setup comprising selected analog hardware and state of the art digital tools. Besides a set of linear monitor speakers and an acoustically optimized room I consider my ears and sensibility for sound my most important tools. While equipment is certainly a fascinating subject, what really matters is the choice of the right tools and the skills to uses them effectively.

In the end, mastering has to be all about the finished product, not the way it got there, so instead of giving you a list of  gear porn , I’m inviting you to send me a piece of music for a test mastering. If you’d like to take me up on this offer, in case you have questions or want to book a session, get in touch.

read: Preparing Your Mix