Mount Olympia Mastering

100% outside the box mastering

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Indie artist rates coming in at under $100, and yet I also get calls from the guys mixing hits for Migos and Childish Gambino.

I've mastered singles, EPs, LPs, or B-sides for Migos, Childish Gambino, Grizfolk, Zak Damundo, Brittain Ashford, Brent Arnold, Missy Thangs, Huey x Honora, SCNTRN, Atropolis, Caller, DRM PRTY, Pie Face Girls, Colossal Orange, GHOSTT BLLONDE, FEFE Entertainment, Cold Busted Records, Wonderwheel Records, Sumkind, Jason Watkins, Isla June, Ancestors, Pink Hotel, Konvoi, P-LASK, SCARlit, Broken Bones Matilda, and many more!

I run my mastering operation in a world-class, Platinum-Award winning mastering house located in the Arts District of Downtown LA. I work alongside mastering veteran Mike Bell (Diplo, Glitch Mob, Flostrodamus), in a Bruce Black designed acoustic space on PMC monitors, sharing a common workflow with our combined compliment of outboard mastering equipment.

I'll help you "land the plane," providing added reassurance with complimentary mix feedback first (only upon request), in addition to compelling, loud masters, optimized for the myriad of constantly moving electronic and physical targets.

I have 18 yrs of engineering experience, including 6 combined years as an apprenticed staff engineer at Big Blue Meenie Recording Studios (Jersey City), and Manhattan Center Studios (NYC). Credits included Scissor Sisters, Kanye West, Julie Taymor. I'm currently a mixing/mastering professor at (NASM accredited) Icon Collective School.

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17 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Olympios K.
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    I loved how they put all the energy in the track! Deffo working again with you guys!

  2. Review by Pulpy S.
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    spot on and super prompt! my first time working with him, but look forward to many more

  3. Review by Raymond M.
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    Mount is great. Got exactly what I needed, crisp clear sound, was happy with the results. I reccomend for sure.

  4. Review by Johnny L.
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    Awesome Job!! Will use again :)

  5. Review by Akhoma R.
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    5 stars in all categories. No complaints, and expectations exceeded.

  6. Review by Steven L.
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    You do not need to look any further, this is your guy. Adam is the most knowledgeable passionate sound engineer that you can find. He takes time to listen to your track and become part of your work. Most sound engineers will barely listen to your music, or they toss your song into an algorithm. Adam makes sure he truly polishes your track and that is just something you cannot replace. He is also very professional and pleasant to work with or talk shop with. Highly recommend.

  7. Review by Joshua Hill
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    The songs sound great. Was very easy to communicate with for a great final product. Recommend 10/10

  8. Review by Jay W.
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    Adam is great and fast! Definitely working with him again.

  9. Review by Marcus S.
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    Awesome work ethic and even greater customer service. I’ll definitely be back again. Thanks Adam

  10. Review by Mini F.
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    Excellent!

  11. Review by Pulpy S.
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    spot on and super prompt! my first time working with him, but look forward to many more

  12. Review by James Ellington
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    I write this review with hesitation because if everyone knew the mastering process could be this great then there'd be no time for me!

    In all seriousness though, ive worked with quite a few mastering engineers and adam has a different approach. Hes a real musician who brings his musicality to his work and really internalizes the material and makes your ideas better (not just louder). My favorite part of working with Adam is the way he's able to give a piece of music just what it needs and not overdo it. I highly recommend him and look forward to working together on more projects.

  13. Review by Pierce
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    Every project I have worked with Adam on I have walked away feeling more than stoked with the final product. He cares tremendously about your vision as an artist and its clear that his ultimate goal is it to use his skills and experience to realize the full potential of the track/ song.
    I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get professional mastering done on a completely reasonable budget.

  14. Review by Missy Thangs
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    Adam's talent is obvious; he is intuitive, listens and is enthusiastic about a challenge. He gets killer sounds and goes the extra mile to do it. He engages with each project in a way that makes my clients feel valued. I recommend all of my clients to him, and recommend him to you too!

  15. Review by Zach DeVincent
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    I worked with Mount Olympia Mastering extensively on an album two years ago and have nothing but good things to say about the experience. Adam's professionalism along with his talent and wealth of knowledge instantly make him a standout. I couldn't be happier with the finished result and I look forward to working with him again.

  16. Review by Brent B Arnold
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    I've had nothing but incredible experiences working with Adam at Mount Olympia, for my own projects and for projects I've produced for other artists. Sometimes I think "this sounds so good, mastering won't make a big difference" but with Adam, I've always found a big improvement. And when I sent him a project I'd never been 100% happy with, I could really appreciate and enjoy it for the first time when I heard the masters. He provides that extra bump that makes my music ready to sit next to, or above, anything else out there. Having that confidence is priceless!

  17. Review by Josh
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    Adam at Mount Olympia Mastering really makes the finished product shine. He puts great care into his work, is communicative and fully engaged in bringing out the best in the music, and it comes through in the masters.

Interview with Mount Olympia Mastering

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Mount Olympia is run out of a world-class, Platinum-Award winning mastering house, located in the Arts District of Downtown LA. I work on PMC monitors, alongside mastering veteran Mike Bell (Diplo, Glitch Mob, Flostrodamus) in a tuned environment, sharing a common workflow on our combined compliment of outboard mastering equipment.

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

  4. A: Prior to specializing in mastering, I had worked in nearly every aspect of contemporary music (staff producer, mix engineer, production manager of Hollywood nightclubs and venues, songwriter, musician, and educator). I was fortunate to study music and music technology at a college with a strong emphasis on acoustics & electroacoustic synthesis (and occasional lab visits from Dr. Bob Moog himself!) Then I headed to NYC, and cut my teeth as a mix and recording engineer at studios like Big Blue Meenie and Manhattan Center Studios. During this time I was the staff mixing assistant on productions for Kanye West (Bigger, Faster, Stronger), The Scissor Sisters (their multi-platinum "Ta-Dah" LP), Moby, Daddy Yankee, and Alice Smith, among many others, as the right hand man and co-pilot to top producers and engineers like Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Beck, Lana Del Rey) and Jimmy Douglas (Justin Timberlake, Timbaland). My transition into mastering happened organically and gradually. After many years freelancing in Los Angeles, I was tapped as a professor of mixing at a highly regarded music production school. I realized that times were changing when I found myself in a classroom giving away all my hard-earned mixing secrets! It became clear that my would-be clients were all becoming legitimate mix engineers as a result of teaching my methodologies. Having earned their trust, former mix clients and students quickly began requesting my services for mastering. In time, I had amassed a following as a mastering engineer, acquired the gear, and developed important relationships with other highly-regarded mastering engineers in LA. Within a few years of building my chops and experience, I was sharing a beautifully built-out mastering studio with Diplo's mastering engineer, Mike Bell, in DTLA.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: coming soon!

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

  8. A: coming soon!

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: coming soon!

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: coming soon!

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: coming soon!

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: coming soon!

  17. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  18. A: coming soon!

  19. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  20. A: coming soon!

  21. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  22. A: coming soon!

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

  24. A: coming soon!

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

  26. A: coming soon!

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: coming soon!

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: coming soon!

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

  32. A: coming soon!

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

  34. A: Heavy, loud, subversive stuff from EDM to Alt Rock, Hip Hop, & Indie pop. Downtempo & ambient, trip-hop, minimal techno, avant garde, rustic, and new primitive acoustic.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: coming soon!

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

  38. A: coming soon!

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

  40. A: coming soon!

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

  42. A: Jon Hopkins, Brian Eno, Tony Allen, Fela, Queens/Kyuss, Trent Reznor, Damon Albarn, Moby, Kendrick, Smashing Pumpkins, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty

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

  44. A: I do a ton of mastering for indie artists and smaller labels. They run the gamut from the heavy, loud, & subversive electronic stuff to the downtempo, ambient, & the rustic ones.

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Turnaround time is within 2 weeks of booking (Rush service is available) Unlimited revisions within 7 days. Requires payment to be made in advance. Thank you! ~adam

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Gear Highlights
  • PMC monitors
  • Hypex amps
  • Prism Dream converters
  • Knif Soma tube EQ
  • Maselec MEA-2 EQ
  • HCL Varis Vari-mu tube comp
  • SSL G 384 (grayface) comp
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  • Elysia
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