I offer high-quality mastering at a budget-friendly price with fast turnaround. What's the catch? No catch. I'm doing what I love and getting paid. Everyone's a winner here. I'm going to give your mix that final professional touch. Balance, clarity, depth and industry-standard loudness.
With almost 25 years of musical experience, I have developed the ear, skills and taste to sculpt mixes into beautifully balanced masters that conform to current loudness standards and translate to ALL listening environments.
With a vast array of tools at my disposal, I'll listen carefully to your mix and decide what it needs to take it to the next level and be ready for distribution on streaming and CD. I'll carefully create a nice balance by surgically reducing troublesome frequencies and gently boosting to give your music a nice, analog-style warmth and digital-style sheen. I'll glue all the instruments together. I'll raise the volume to an industry-standard level without sacrificing low-end punch and with no unwanted artifacts such as clipping. In addition, I'll use some of my tried and tested special techniques that will make listening to your song an unforgettable experience for your listeners.
Referencing commercial tracks is an important part of my process. You can recommend me some when you get in touch or I can find some myself based on the style and genre of your song. No extra cost.
I work in a variety of genres including, but not limited to:-
Get in touch today and we'll get started :)
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Interview with Liam Hamer
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I approach every single project with 100% focus and effort.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Rock Country Blues Electronic Metal Folk Singer-songwriter
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to master Carrie Underwood's music. I'm a big fan and feel that her recordings deserve better than to be harsh, distorted and clipping.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you looking for? Who do you look up to as artists? What are some of your favourite reference tracks? Where can I listen to more of your music?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll get 100% at all times.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both but work almost exclusively digitally these days. It's extremely convenient and the gap has closed significantly between the quality of analog gear and digital gear over the last decade.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Highly-trained ears, close to 20 years of experience and an insatiable desire to bring the artists' vision to life.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen. Listen. Listen.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like balance, clarity and punch. A thick bottom end plus a detailed top-end.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: 'Can you make this sound professional?' Yes.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I master single songs, EPs and full albums.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a listener and multi-instrumentalist, too many to name! But if we're talking mastering..... Bernie Grundman - Prince, Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz. Enough said! Bob Ludwig - the most recognisable name in the game Vic Anesini - just listen to his Stevie Ray Vaughan remasters from the 90s.... Stephen Marcussen - love the way he balances the frequency spectrum and glues everything together Gavin Lurssen - warm and vintage sound
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in the box in my home studio with calibrated headphones for a flat response (highly important) and premium plugins by Plugin Alliance, Slate Digital and Waves.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First and foremost, I LISTEN to the mix a couple of times and make notes. I then bring in 3-5 professional reference tracks (can be provided by the client) of a similar style and in a similar genre and use them as a rough ballpark guide for where I would like my master to eventually be in terms of frequency balance. I apply surgical and tasteful EQ, compression, saturation and excitement where needed. My approach is highly methodical and analytical - getting the right balance and clarity is extremely important. To do this, I pay close attention to frequency balance, stereo width, phase, dynamics and loudness. I make sure your final master translates to any and all listening environments and conforms to current industry loudness standards. Oh, and I make sure it doesn't make your ears bleed!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I picked up my first guitar in 1996. I recorded my first song in 2000. After years of going on various paths but still being passionate and committed to music, I finally decide to go pro in 2016.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop Headphones Audio interface Room/headphone calibration software Plugin Alliance Mega Bundle
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Lower price doesn't mean lower quality. Give me a chance and I promise you'll be happy. If you're not initially, tell me exactly what needs to be amended and I'll get straight on it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Generally speaking, a lot of regular people don't understand what I do! But that's completely normal for us mastering guys. They know we make things sound good/better. Some musicians might be skeptical that my prices are low and believe that it's a case of 'you get what you ay for'. It's an absolute pleasure and privelege to do what I do. The fact I get paid for it is a bonus.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact I get to do what I'm passionate about and that I get to work with talented musicians all over the world :)
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm an audio guy. As well as mastering, I also work in mixing, session guitar work and audio restoration.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently mixed and mastered a song written and produced by an extremely talented lady. This song is being considered for the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It was an absolute pleasure to be involved with.