legatomastering.pl

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NEW STUDIO 2020 ! Incredible acoustics ! Apple Digital Masters (MFiT) and MQA certified engineer. I studied under Howie Weinberg & Vlado Meller in Hollywood LA. I work with Polish most known independent bands & musicians, Polish & European labels, i. ex. FatCat Records UK, Instant Classic PL, Warner Music PL and many others.

So, you’re an indie artist and would like your music to be heard and appreciated at its best. You’re making your music at home these days. You love recording, singing, playing all the instruments, producing & mixing and all of the creativity that comes with it, but you still need that one thing that I can offer you - a PAIR OF OBJECTIVE EARS. Along come a valuable first impression while I’m listening to your music and my technical expertise and experience with different genres.

Don’t waste your money on a “big studio” that tears through dozens of masters each day, with little concern for the artist’s vision.

After so many years in the business I realized that I love to help young artists from all over the world realize their musical ideas. My goal is to treat every artist like a star, because once you're a star you'll return to me with your next record.

In the middle of 2020 I opened a new studio, located in a historic Warsaw tenement from 1930s. The room has optimal proportions, thick brick walls, a high ceiling, a wooden floor and advanced acoustic treatment. This combined with Sveda Audio loudspeakers makes for an incredibly sounding space, detailed and 3-dimensional with a flat frequency response. It is one of the best sounding mastering rooms in this part of Europe.

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43 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Orçun Ayata
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    He has such good ears and taste. He makes my mixes so perfect. This was the second time that I worked with Marcin, and it was an excellent experience. Thank you so much for this.

  2. Review by Lucas S.
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    A wonderful result on the recent track i sent to Marcin for Mastering.
    He delivers absolute top quality at an excellent rate and is a pleasure to work with.
    I highly recommend Legato Mastering if you want to take your tracks to another level.

  3. Review by Breaking
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    100% professionalism, listen to your needs, super quick master revisions as well.
    Definitely, a must-try!

  4. Review by SurPop R.
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    Excellent work again. This time it was the master for a 7-inch vinyl record. We are very happy with the result. We look forward to working together again.

  5. Review by Giovanni C.
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    Came back after a perfect first experience. Again, he gave valuable advices for my mix, and did an amazing mastering.

    Thanks !!!

  6. Review by Zaryab K.
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    Amazing mastering engineer, can't wait to work with him again!

  7. Review by Jay S.
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    Marcin's work both brought out fresh details from the track and tamed its harsher aspects at the same time. Master-level master, can't wait to work together again.

  8. Review by Orçun Ayata
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    He is a guy that you can trust. You can be sure that he will try his best to do the best for the song.

  9. Review by Joshua O.
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    His work is fantastic!

  10. Review by Sebastián F.
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    Amazing mastering services :)

  11. Review by Sebastián F.
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    Great mastering service! Marcin is a very dedicated engineer and gives you great advices regarding the mix of the track you want to master. His master works are very fine, clear and precise, and i'd love to work with him again.

  12. Review by Constantin S.
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    Very professional work + great mixing advice!

  13. Review by Maxim H.
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    This is the guy to go for if you want mastering. 100%. Not only does he know his stuff, but he gives awesome advice on how to make the mix better, and is super helpful and fast. We'll be back when we have more music for Marcin to master!!

  14. Review by Tatiana T.
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    Marcin did mastering for our album and the result is great! Our collaboration went pleasant and effective. True professional with helpful advices.

  15. Review by rasmuslindkvist
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    Great collaboration and professional result!

  16. Review by SurPop R.
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    Great and neat work. The single Dinovo by Casa Tomada (Chile) took on incredible force.

  17. Review by Chiox
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    Such an amazing job!!
    I'm so happy I found Legatomastering :D

  18. Review by Mike Lisle Dunn
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    Mastering takes time and Marcin has the patience and expertise to take the time necessary to polish the sound. I am really pleased with the end result - he has brought out important elements of the mix and was able to identify problems with elements of the first files I supplied which I could then separate out so they could be worked on. I cannot fault Marcin's treatments of the 5 tracks he mastered for me, and these were finished well within the projected timeline. Thank you !

  19. Review by Mike Lisle Dunn
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    Marcin has great sensitivity and excellent judgement. In mastering, these things, combined with good ears (and equipment) are vital, and the results speak for themselves. I am very glad I found him !

  20. Review by Tatiana T.
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    Great collaboration and extremly professional result! Waiting for our next projects.

  21. Review by Mark G.
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    Super good job! He sounds clean and crisp! I recommend Marcin a lot!

  22. Review by Matthew Ray
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    Marcin helped me with another project, this time mixing my instrumental composition together with João Miguel’s lead and harmony guitar parts, as well as providing his mastering services to deliver a sonically strong and exciting track. He is most definitely for the music! Always a pleasure to work with Marcin and I hope to do so again in the future.

  23. Review by Matthew Ray
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    Marcin did great work with mastering my song, as he was able to take the mix and give it a cleaner, slightly more aggressive sound. He also tidied up the ending for me, which now sounds very professional. Excellent result!

  24. Review by Gavin P.
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    Marcin is an incredible mastering engineer. He is detailed, friendly, and professional. He helped my record become better than I ever thought it could be. Your music is definitely in caring hands with legatomastering. Thank you Marcin, I hope to work together again soon!

  25. Review by Mark G.
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    As always kind and super pacient to help the song have its best sound!

  26. Review by Tatiana T.
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    I really appreciate working with Marcin cause his standards for quality is very high. He gives helpful instructions how to improve mix. And then provides you with very cool sounding masters.

    Great collaboration!

  27. Review by Tatiana T.
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    Marcin did a great mastering of my song. He also gave helpful advices in order to improve the quality of the project. I'll definitely work with him again!

  28. Review by CPIII
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    Marcin did excellent work on my song! I was especially grateful for Marcin's patience with me.

    Marcin went above and beyond by suggesting I get in touch with the producer and mixer of the track to make a couple changes, it really helped!

  29. Review by Jan Ove Fjeld
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    Legatomastering did a great job in mastering my piano track, im very happy with the result, will come back. Thank you. Recommended

  30. Review by Giovanni C.
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    If you make this genre, You have to go for him. So professional, so tasty, the best money ever spent

  31. Review by Noah B.
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    If you are a musician who mixes their own work, then Marcin is the man to go to for mastering. Rather than just take my inital file and slap a master on top, he gave me some very important advice that opened my ears and helped me improve the mix to a better standard than I expected. He then applied magic. This is REAL HUMAN dynamic mastering that really follows the musical message. I will be back with more in the future!!

  32. Review by Mark G.
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    As always magical sound! quality and faster response! WE ARE VERY HAPPY

  33. Review by Mertkan Özkan
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    Bullseye mastering engineer. 100% satisfied. Eventhough the mix has too much complexity, he handled quite well. Professional approach and vision holder. Beside all of that, he is a good person with a good will. I will definitely work him again soon. Highly recommended!

  34. Review by Mark G.
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    It sounds incredible. It has been an enormous pleasure to work with you. Thank you very much.

  35. Review by Kaynan C.
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    I always get surprised by the nice work I receive from legomastering.
    Working with him always feels like I'm having a nice chat with a friend. His attentious and relevant feedback on the track helped me prepare my mix in a better way for his mastering too!
    Highly recommend :)

  36. Review by Sofia
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    Detail oriented, excellent communication, professional and quick turnarounds too. Thanks!!

  37. Review by Roshan Records
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    Excellent Work ! He went to great lengths to understand what was needed and sincerely wants the best possible sound for your song . One of my best experiences in Mastering . Fast responses and quick turnaround . Highly recommended .

  38. Review by Rafal Gorzycki
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    I work with Marcin for 10 years and 5 albums. I strongly recommend him. All is always on time and work is well done

  39. Review by Grzegorz Mańko
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    Marcin finds a natural connection with the essence of the material he's working with and always finds a way to make it shine. He has mastered a number of mixes I've worked on and to me the true understanding and mastery of his art combined with an otherworldly meticulousness make him the number one mastering engineer to turn to.

  40. Review by Mateusz Franczak
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    Truly a mastering (and mixing) artist - very talented and creative engineer. Marcin Bocinski of Legatomastering.pl is always open to discussion, has amazing ideas and focuses on the best quality of the sound - the results are always splendid (regardless of the music style). Highly recommended!

  41. Review by M8N
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    Marcin did awesome work with the conceptual project called The ULSSS. He has an unique ability to understand the characteristics of a mastered sound material. His focus on details is an extremely rare thing. If you’re looking for a mastering artist for more challenging projects, you should try Legato Mastering.

  42. Review by Jacaszek
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    One of the best mastering artist in Poland. I have been always fully satisfied with collaboration with Marcin - patient, open for discussion and to serve your music. The result always of BEST quality. I highly recommend Legato

  43. Review by kessence
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    Marcin Bocinski of LegatoMastering is an outstanding artist. His critical and creative input adds a counterbalance to your work. I especially recommend Legato to solo artists who, like myself, like to keep tabs on every step of the process but are willing to listen to an educated and competent opinion. Kudos!

Interview with legatomastering.pl

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

  2. A: Remember, the most important element in a mastering process is... listening. The real mastering studio is a room of a certain size with carefully tuned acoustics and a full range reference monitoring system. It is not possible to make the right judgments in a smaller rooms with near field monitors, in home studios, on headphones etc. My studio, although may looks plain and ordinary, has some serious acoustic treatment hidden behind the red canvas, including tuned bass traps with bass reflex, tuned suspended ceiling, large sides and back wall diffusers, and optimal room proportions. You may not know the Polish studio monitor manufacturer Sveda Audio, but those speakers are in the same league as Lipinsky / PMC / ATC stuff.

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: Transparent & detailed :)

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

  6. A: One of the most important thing is the vocal level. Relation between main vocal and the rest of the music. Main vocal is the element that the listener follows, so, if you're about to send more than one song to the mastering engineer, make sure the vocal level vs rest of the mix is consistent. It's very difficult to make a bunch of songs work together as an album if the vocal jumps up & down on each subsequent song. If you're not sure about that, you can always send me 2 stems - main vocal & rest of the mix. However, if you have lots of master buss processing, it's better to work on a stereo mix.

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

  8. A: Bjork would be the biggest challenge. Why ? I love music which sounds like no other and reflects artist's origin in some unexpected ways.

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

  10. A: Brian Eno, David Bowie, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Bjork, Nils Frahm, Jon Hopkins, Depeche Mode, Martin Gore, Damon Albarn, Massive Attack, Low, Portishead, Aphex Twin, Tame Impala, Nick Cave, etc.

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

  12. A: My smile & good feeling while working on your music. Making other people happy when they hear their music sounds better than before is definitely the best job in the world.

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

  14. A: Most common work I do is audio mastering for cd & digital releases (including itunes, spotify etc), often with additional vinyl-ready files for cutting.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I have hybrid digital / analog setup. I don't have tons of equipment, my philosophy is the less, the better. I have a few, carefully selected, high quality outboard processors, which I know very well and which allow me to dial the right tone. SPL 120V analog gear followed by analog/digital limiting stage, that's my preferred setup.

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

  18. A: First I listen to raw mixes, make some notes, make volume adjustments if needed, sometimes I can contact the artist asking few questions about the music, the mixes etc. then I select a song which reflects the artist idea of the album, I start with that song, each song is a separate render and settings, then I listen to complete album, If I need to make any changes/revisions I recall all the settings, step by step, make adjusments, then catch a new render in realtime, then listen to all the files once again, you will not receive and files from me until I'm 100% happy with what I've done.

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

  20. A: Most is independent / alternative stuff, I like the sound of electronic music but acoustic recordings is what I love the most. As acoustic sound is deeper, more 3 dimensional and unpredictable :)

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

  22. A: I was classical music recording / editing engineer for 15 years. Those years and the outstanding musicians I was lucky to hang around with, helped me look inside myself and decide to devote my professional life to audio mastering.

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

  24. A: My room and my monitoring system :)))

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

  26. A: Alameda 5 - they are amazing progressive/hypnotic/rock band from Poland. I also recently finished two projects for UK's FatCat Records label.

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

  28. A: Eugeniusz Rudnik's "Miniatury"(Requiem Records), a large remastering project of 120 !!! small pieces by Polish Radio Experimantal Studio's most famous composer and engineer. This album was awarded Recording of The Year 2015 by polish audio magazine highfidelity.pl.

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Terms Of Service

2 revisions per track, 3 day average time, no additional costs for ddp, compressed formats, etc.

Gear Highlights
  • SPL 120V mastering equalizer & compressor
  • Dangerous BAX eq
  • Z-SYS mastering equalizer
  • Bettermaker Mastering Limiter
  • Yamaha S-Rev1 Reverb
  • Sveda Audio monitors & professionaly designed room
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