Blaisdell Studio - Mastering

Modern Vintage Mastering

5 Reviews (1 Verified)
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Mastering for online, CD and vinyl when it needs to be dynamic, big and sexy. Delivering that organic, vintage tone with all the good bits of modern day mastering included, topped off with over 30 years of experience in the music business.

I'm Michiel Cornelisse, chief-engineer and owner of Blaisdell Studio, and I will make your music shine in all it's glory. You'll get a master that preserves and enhances the musicality and emotion of your songs - it will let your music be itself, only more so.

With choice equipment as the tools and my 30+ years' experience as a musician, mixing engineer and producer as the most important asset to bring to the mastering process, I'm able to approach your music from every possible angle. Every song has its own story to tell and my contribution will be to help you tell that story most effectively.

Obviously, Blaisdell Studio is a modern (stereo) mastering facility. You can deliver any flavor of file format to be mastered and get it delivered back to you in almost any desired format, too.
DDP, WAV, Hi-Res and (320kbps) MP3 files are all included in the price. Files for vinyl cutting will take a bit of extra time and need to be requested before the mastering session starts.

I'm happy to work with you remotely, but you are always welcome to drop by for a chat and attend the session.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Zoa W.
    by Zoa W.

    We are very satisfied with both the final master as well as the mastering process (the positive attitude, great communication, fast deliveries, high quality work, etc.). Michiel did an excellent job and we couldn’t have asked for more, full 5 stars!

  2. Review by Erwin Java
    by Erwin Java

    My first solo-album "Keepin' it Real was mastered by Michiel in the Blaisdell Studio. I'm very content with the result. Michiel knows how to translate the result of the final mix into the masterrecording. Excellent!

  3. Review by Jasper de Beer
    by Jasper de Beer

    Blaisdell studio is a high end mastering studio.I have been working with them for many years together. Michiel Cornelisse mastered several albums for the Amsterdam Klezmer Band and for Naked Ears.The last album Szikra ( a colaboration of the AKB & Sondorgo)is truly an amazing sounding album especially on vinyl. They certainly now how to do the job right. They have an open mind for personal taste and are always willing to give an extra effort for the best result.

  4. Review by Bert Hadders
    by Bert Hadders

    Blaisdell has mastered 4 of my albums and twentysomething singles.
    They sold well and have been played on various radiostations for 15 years.
    I've recorded in several studios with several engineers but mastering by Michiel has always been the final step. If he says it's good, it's good. If he doesn't? Don't put it out.
    Top guy with top equipment.

  5. Review by Gil Lopez
    by Gil Lopez

    My favorite mastering studio! Blaisdell is a great studio with a high quality standard.
    I've used a lot of mastering studios but for me Blaisdell is one of the best. The first versions are in most cases spot on and in case you want something altered they're willing to get it done quickly and accurately. Keep up the great work!

    Gil Lopez - Subwave Productions

Interview with Blaisdell Studio - Mastering

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

  2. A: In 1979, I started playing the piano at the age of eight and joined my first band five years later at thirteen. Shortly after that, in 1985, I recorded that same band in the attic of my parents house. Basically I have never stopped since, so I have been involved in music most of my life and been living of it, supporting my family, for more than 20 years now.

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

  4. A: Possibly the hardest part of self-producing is knowing when to stop. So, my tip would be: stick to your choices when they were made on instinct - don't overthink stuff and try to step away from it as soon as you can. Most likely you all ready nailed it!

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

  6. A: The type of music varies greatly and ranges from hard hitting stuff to delicate and experimental, but I do a lot of Reggae, too.

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

  8. A: I'm inspired by music that comes from the heart. It doesn't matter if that music happens to be electronic or acoustic. Any type of music that captures an emotion, really.

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

  10. A: First of all I listen. Most of the time I will listen thru the entire album before touching anything. After that I go for the feel the music is giving me, or conversely, is not giving me yet and choose my tools accordingly to bring out what I feel is appropriate.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That I will always make the master louder than the mix.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Both, most of the time. Sometimes analog only (if you discount the AD conversion) and sometimes just digital, depending on the music. But analog plays a big part in what I usually strive for.

  15. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  16. A: Happiness. Or failing that, I'll settle for satisfaction...

  17. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  18. A: Making a positive contribution to the art of music.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Organic and real. I love texture and depth in sound. When I don't listen to music I love to listen to nature, it has infinite resolution and spaciousness - and that is something I try to bring back to how I treat music.

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

  22. A: Björk. I love her voice and urge to experiment with textures and rhythms.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Empathy I guess. I always want music to be itself and the best it can be.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: My setup has evolved over many years to include the tools I need to create and experiment. It is there to shape sound to reflect the mental image I always have had of what good sound and music could be.

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Terms Of Service

Revisions of the master of the same mix always free of charge. Turn-around for an album typically within two working days after appointment. Singles: same day or next day delivery. All-in rates.

GenresSounds Like
  • My Baby
  • Amsterdam Klezmer Band
  • Luciano
Gear Highlights
  • Tannoy SGM-10B Custom Monitors
  • Manley Massive Passive
  • Avalon Vt-747sp
  • Pultec MEQ-5 custom
  • Crane Song HEDD
  • SSL400 custom
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