Mark B. Christensen

Mastering Engineer

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Multi Platinum, Grammy Award Winning Mastering. I'd love to hear your mix! We can work together to make sure your mix is everything it can be prior to Mastering. I've worked with all the Major Labels as well as many, many indie artists.

Mark and Engine Room Audio have been involved in multiple Grammy Award winning productions, and have been lucky enough to have received a pile of Gold and Platinum record awards.

We have an acoustically tuned Mastering Lab (it's essential that your music is Mastered in a dedicated Mastering environment, not on someone's home mixing rig), with a custom built speaker system that was designed by Francis Manuela & Lars Tofastrud. If you are in New York, feel free to stop by for a tour!

Recent mastering projects include Fergie, T-Pain, Flip Dinero, Boyz II Men, Trey Songz, OK Go, Johnny Gill, 50cent., and many, many others.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Mark B. Christensen
  • Trey Songz
  • Raekwon
  • Trey Songz
  • Kamau
  • Laura Pausini
  • G-Unit
  • 50 Cent
  • Boyz II Men
  • G-Unit
  • Trey Songz
  • 98°
  • Prodigy
  • The Alchemist
  • Pyyramids
  • Peter Ulrich
  • Peter Ulrich Collaboration
  • Ronald Isley
  • Weep
  • Trey Songz
  • Zaho
  • Davy Mooney
  • The Pop Ups
  • Matt Lemmler
  • Matt Lemmler's New Orleans Jazz Revival Band
  • Raekwon
  • Johnny Gill
  • Kidd Kidd
  • The Cool Kids
  • Wakey Wakey
  • Luke Wesley
  • Queen Rose
  • Lloyd Banks
  • OK Go
  • Trey Songz
  • Vinnie Paz
  • April Smith
  • April Smith & the Great Picture Show
  • Capone-N-Noreaga
  • Trey Songz
  • 50 Cent
  • Un Kasa
  • Randam Luck
  • Diabolic
  • Raekwon
  • Trey Songz
  • Grand Puba
  • Porter Block
  • Army of the Pharaohs
  • Jedi Mind Tricks
  • Hell Rell
  • Jody Porter
  • Outerspace
  • Dame Grease
  • Gutta
  • Ras Kass
  • Blue Sky Black Death
  • Blue Sky Black Death
  • D-Block
  • 9th Prince
  • Blue Sky Black Death
  • Glenton Davis
  • Ransom
  • Blue Sky Black Death
  • Diamond D
  • Bronze Nazareth
  • Thug Angels
  • Hi-Tek
  • Nyoil
  • Linda Draper
  • N.O.R.E.
  • Icewater
  • Gregor Samsa
  • Andrew Fortier
  • Cheese on Bread
  • David LK Murphy
  • Porter Block
  • Goat
  • Goat
  • Goat
  • Goat
  • Hotspur
  • Grace Garland
  • Color Bars
  • Kenny Davidsen
  • Canibus
  • Choir of the Church of St. Agnes
  • Dispatch
  • Voyces
  • Sin Dizzy
  • Sin Dizzy
  • Dispatch
  • Dispatch
  • Dispatch
  • Allen Shawn
  • Kevin Salem
  • Linda Perhacs
  • Trey Songz
  • Swoon
  • Israel Darling
  • Laura Pausini
  • Kamau
  • K’Valentine
  • The Bloodsugars
  • Kamau
  • Artisan Loyalist
  • Lowry
  • Trey Songz
  • The Ash Lovelies
  • Rack-Lo
  • Trey Songz
  • Stat Quo
  • David Bronson
  • Peter Ulrich Collaboration
  • Bend
  • Jamal Evans
  • Joshua Panda

16 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jorge A.
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    Great experience, had the opportunity to have an attended session. Mark is very Profesional and explains with great detail the process of mastering. The state of the art mastering room is specially designed to get great results. Mark has tremendous experience and knowledge and I can't be more happy with the results.

  2. Review by Martin E.
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    Mark is a real artist when it comes to mastering services. If you entrust your work with him, you can be sure that you will receive mastered track at the highest global level, which sounds good in different listening environments! He was recommended to me as the best mastering specialist in the whole United States. And I've no doubt he is, cause I have just entrusted him with yet another of my works, and I'm extremely satisfied!

  3. Review by Matt B
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    Great guy, fantastic masters!

  4. Review by Martin E.
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    I repeat once again: Mark Christensen is a master of audio mastering! It's my second time when I had the pleasure to work with him. As before, Mark has highlighted all the important nuances of my song, making it sound even better. I definitely recommend him as well as the entire Engine Room Audio!

  5. Review by John B.
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    His work speaks for itself! I stopped by Engine Room Studios in NYC and sat in on a part of the session just to watch the magic happen (I knew the masters would sound dope). I just wanted to watch the magic happen! Turnaround was super fast and I got exactly what I wanted!

  6. Review by Martin E.
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    Mark is the most professional and talented audio engineer with whom I had the pleasure to work. Personally, for me, he is the best mastering engineer in the whole US. Great communication, knowledge, and passion - the final effects of his work have made an amazing impression on me. I wish every producer a collaboration with someone like Mark! I highly recommend!

  7. Review by Andrew W.
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    Mark is a master of his craft . Communication was great and helpful .
    My track has much better presence and is nice and punchy . Mark has sonically gift wrapped my song so i can share it with the world .

  8. Review by Derion
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    Amazing mastering engineer! Very quick and made my mix sound polished and radio ready.

  9. Review by Dan Millice Mastering, NYC
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    Mark is a super talented, experienced and knowledgeable engineer! I've worked with him directly on numerous projects over the decade and have learned so much from him, he is HIGHLY recommended!!!! Genuine, nice, and super professional!

  10. Review by TJ F.
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    Mark is a wicked mastering engineer and proven music professional who gets the job done at the highest level. His technical knowledge and passion for making radio-ready music is second to none, and working with him has been an invaluable experience. I’m grateful for his expertise and friendship and there’s no one else I’d rather have master my music than Mark.

  11. Review by Larry J'Gypsy
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    Mark Christensen is one of the best mastering engineers in the industry right now! I worked with him on numerous projects, and truly everything created was nothing less than perfection! I definitely recommend his services to all who wants to take their music to the next level!

  12. Review by Patrick Carmichael
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    Mark mastered my album I completed 2 years ago, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Even before the mastering process, he spent time to review my mixes, giving me tips on how to make them better for mastering. Then, we did the mastering session, where we sat for hours scrutinizing. Then, a few weeks later, I came back in to make a few revisions - nothing major - just a few bass boosts here and there, but in the end, my album sounds spectacular. I might add that, just for comparison, I sent one of the tracks to "Landr", and Mark's was WAY better!

  13. Review by Pat L.
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    Mark did some mastering work for me and I couldn't be happier with the result! My project had a lot of unique constraints that made it challenging to master, but Mark took the time to get it where I wanted. He also was great at communicating with me about what I was looking for and what ideas he had to make sure we were on the same page. Highly recommend!

  14. Review by Dan Konopka
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    Mark has done work for me and my clients, as well as my band OK Go. He's is my first recommendation to all my clients looking to get their projects mastered. He is fast, thorough, communicative and the level of his work is world class. I highly suggest you checking in with him on any of your mastering needs.

  15. Review by Derek Rusinak
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    I've learned so much from Mark over the years. He is easily the most knowledgable engineer that I know and have had the pleasure of working with and learning from. His credits speak for themself, but you can always trust in Mark to delvier a grade A, top notch master no matter what genre the project falls under.

  16. Review by Darren Fewins
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    Mark is incredible. I use him to master all of my work. He turns my mixes into radio ready masterpieces. I can’t recommend Mark enough.

Interview with Mark B. Christensen

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

  2. A: Communication is key. I like to know as much as I can about the style of music, the goals of the artist and how the mix was done.

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

  4. A: I've been doing this for about 25 years. I was in a signed Major Label band in the early 90's, but I owned a studio as well, and that is where I started getting excited about Mastering.

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

  6. A: The three stages of making a record - Tracking - Mixing and Mastering should be respected as individual processes (for example - don't master while you mix, intentionally or unintentionally). Because of the nature of dynamic range, and the compression that we use to control it, the best sounding records are the ones where these steps are respected as individual tasks.

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

  8. A: Right now, my most famous clients are in the R&B and urban world, but I literally work on music in every genre.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: I have Mastered literally millions of songs, and I have what it takes to make your record the best that it can be. My ears are my greatest asset. Back in the day I used to master in a replication/duplication facility, and I Mastered all day- every day. The more experience an audio engineer has, the better, as listening is a learned skill.

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

  12. A: A musical sensibility. I was signed to a major label in my early life as a singer and songwriter. I find that a lot of Mastering Engineers focus on the technical aspects more than the musical aspects. Someone who is a great engineer but also has a musical ear can really bring a lot to a project, and that is who I try to be every day.

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

  14. A: I try to stay in the Analog domain when I can, but I use plug-ins when it makes sense. It's important to make sure the AD and DA conversion is top of the line, so that is something that I pay a lot of attention to.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I've got a custom monitoring setup designed and built by Francis Mazella, in a Mastering Lab designed by Chris Bowman. Grear Highlights include - a Sontek EQ, a Maselec MEA-2 EQ, a Tube-Tech Multi-band compressor, a custom Manley Mastering console, Vintage Manley Variable Mu Compressor, Manley Massive Passive EQ, Analog Peak Limiter by Pendulum Audio, Avalon Mastering EQ, a TC System 6000, converters by Crainsong, and custom converters by Forsell. I have a ton of Plugs-In's that I use in a Sequoia DAW, including all the UAD plugs. I also own an SSL room next door to my Mastering Lab, so I have a ton of other analog gear that I have access to including 1176's, LA-2A's. and too much other stuff to mention (and, of course, the SSL itself which I sometimes do stem mastering through).

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

  18. A: I've been a Mastering Engineer for 25 years. I've worked on many, many albums in every genre. My job is to make you sound great!

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Gear Highlights
  • Mastering Lab and Custom Speakers designed by Fran Manzella
  • Sontec EQ
  • Maselec EQ
  • Manley Massive Passive
  • Tube Tech Multi-band Compressor
  • Crainsong HEDD
  • Custom Forssell AD/DA
  • etc.
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