Mastering for Indie Artists

14 Reviews (8 Verified)
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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.

I recently 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.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

14 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Giovanni C.

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

  2. Review by Noah B.

    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!!

  3. Review by Mark G.

    As always magical sound! quality and faster response! WE ARE VERY HAPPY

  4. Review by Mertkan Özkan

    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!

  5. Review by Mark G.

    It sounds incredible. It has been an enormous pleasure to work with you. Thank you very much.

  6. Review by Kaynan C.

    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 :)

  7. Review by Sofia L.

    Detail oriented, excellent communication, professional and quick turnarounds too. Thanks!!

  8. Review by Roshan R.

    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 .

  9. Review by Rafal Gorzycki

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

  10. Review by Grzegorz Mańko

    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.

  11. Review by Mateusz Franczak

    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!

  12. Review by M8N

    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.

  13. Review by Jacaszek

    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

  14. Review by kessence

    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, Arca, Nils Frahm, Depeche Mode, Sohn, Fink, Blur & Damon Albarn, Fleet Foxes, R.E.M., The Necks, Beak>, Portishead, Tame Impala, Paul McCartney's "Chaos & Creation in the Backyard" and other stuff produced by Nigel Godrich, 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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