I can do everything audio from live sound to studio recording, mixing and mastering.
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 dither, or upsample, or export higher than 24 bit.

Try to keep peaks below -3 db. -6 db or - 9 db is better. I could still work with them if they'll peak at 0 db. Avoid record anything over -6 (loudest peak) at A/D. Don't clip plug ins. Avoid over saturating in analog.

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

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Mark Downie:

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  • Greg Guitarska
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Gear highlights

  • Hybrid
  • custom
  • too much to mention. If you ask me about gear
  • then you are listening with your eyes.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Free revisions (within reason). Mixing rate is average ($300 - 50 tracks). Mastering free for what I mix.

Reviews of Western Mastering

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    Mark did an awesome mob! I highly recommend him.

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Interview with Western Mastering

What do you like most about your job?
Giving helpful feedback clients appreciate.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Piano since age eight, in bands since my teens, and audio for 30 years.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I've worked with practically every genre of music.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Bob Ludwig, Michael Brauer, Bruce Swedien, The Neptunes & Steely Dan.