Mastering is most of what I'll do, but I also mix. Almost entirely for remote clients, all over the world. My website below has more information and more examples of work.
DDP 2.0 available. CD Text. Noise reduction / removal. Vocal tuning & comping. Additional production. Keyboards and synthesizer, playing and programming. More examples at http://www.markdownie.com.
Mastering. Take off final FX added for loudness. Export .wav or .aiff, at bits (24 / 16) & sample rate you mixed it at (44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kbps). Don't use dither, or up-sample to a higher sample rate.
For Mixing, I price per track, not per song / hour. It's designed to help small projects (singer songwriters, Americana) plus those with sensible track counts. Go ahead - send a ton of tracks, you'll pay more for it.
I accept Pro Tools project files, put them in a ZIP, upload to a free service, like We Transfer or Drop Box. Then send me a link. I can accept Sonar Bundle files or an OMF, every major DAW now exports in OMF.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Reviews (3)Endorse Western Mastering
Amazing. Highly recommend this guy, he was very patient and delivered exactly what I wanted the first time. Also went out of his way to educate myself and my producers how to probably mix a beat so the master could be 1000 times better. Overall a good guy and a even better mastering engineer. Highly recommend!
Great mastering. Hard working. And he is very patient and nice.
Mark did an awesome mob! I highly recommend him.
Interview with Western Mastering
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Giving helpful feedback clients appreciate.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Piano since age eight, in bands since my teens, and audio for 30 years.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked with practically every genre of music.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Ludwig, Michael Brauer, Bruce Swedien, The Neptunes & Steely Dan.