Maor Appelbaum Mastering

Mastering & Sonic Enlightment

12 Reviews (3 Verified)
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We Breath Music. The studio is equipped with a unique collection of custom made and modified analog high end tube and solid state mastering gear as well as top of the line digital hardware and software. Our goal is to enhance the aural presence of the music and elevate the engaging experience for the listeners... Making it... Radiant

Maor has an extensive background with the international music industry - He is well aware of the various music styles and sounds that are developing vastly as the today's technology develops.
To Maor, being a mastering engineer is the best way possible to combine his love and passion for music, with his various skills- objectivity, subjectivity, and technical & artistic prowess. He finds pleasure in his job, more than anything, thanks to the variety of music and sounds he gets to master from all over the world. 
It is a profession he takes pride in, and masters.

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12 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Dark Space Studio

    Maor did an awesome job mastering my track, he gave it the sound I had in my head!

  2. Review by Listentoeyes

    Thank you Maor for getting the absolute best out of my song. You helped me go and address every issue with my mix to ensure the master was the absolute best it could be. It is scary how much better the song is from when I first enquired with you. I appreciate that you didn’t just rush a master on this. The result speaks for itself. Nice one mate! 👍🏻

  3. Review by Listentoeyes

    Delighted to book a guy who has worked with the Bizkit! (Plus with a history of mastering that speaks for itself)

    Awesome mastering, great session, dope results & a cool experience! A*


    - Eyes

  4. Review by Mempool
    by Mempool

    Maor is a true professional. He took the extra level of care to help me fix some mix issues before he did his thing and it turned out amazing.

  5. Review by Lior Goldenberg
    by Lior Goldenberg

    I've produced and mixed a lot of records over the years and have worked with some of the biggest mastering engineers in the business.. Once I had a record mastered with Maor- there was no turning back. His combination of incredible, state of the art gear, (analog and digital) SUPER accurate room, years of experience, and having super musical ears makes him a superior mastering engineer. He is passionate about getting things right, A/B'ing to make sure he's augmenting- not diminishing, and super meticulous. He's a great communicator and notes are easy to relay in order to make adjustments.

  6. Review by Josh Hart

    Maor did an amazing job on a recent project of mine!

  7. Review by Josh Hart

    Maor did an amazing job on a recent project of mine!

  8. Review by Josh Hart

    Maor did an amazing job on a recent project of mine!

  9. Review by Giulio Scimone

    I worked with Maor on the EP "Dryads" by Hard Horns, he did the mastering. He lived up to my expectations and even further. He brought the whole record to a higher new level, giving us the final sound we, me and the band, always had in mind without ever the need to tell him about it. He just knew it straight away. He enhanced the beauty of things and complemented the global sound in an impressive way. He made sure the final sound would be full of impact, pleasant, enjoyable on every device and that the music would have been given justice everywhere it gets played! Highly recommended!

  10. Review by Kfir Gov

    With so many years of experience and a vast knowledge of music, Maor has brought extra value to every project I have ever brought to him to master! We have worked on so many projects together and the results speak for themselves. He is friendly, easy going and his personal approach proves he cares deeply about his clients. He's not afraid of spending the time talking to you in order to figure out what it is you were trying to achieve and he will help you get there.

  11. Review by Arnaud Bascuñana

    Maor is the only mastering engineer I work with. Why?? Just because he is the best I have had chance of work with.
    He pushes your mixes further adding depth and punch, he always respects the music he's working on... I recommend him for all kinds of music!!

  12. Review by Gianluca Trombetta
    by Gianluca Trombetta

    It was a pleasure to have Maor master our album! Not only did he make it sound great, but he brought a great level of professionalism along with it. Thank you Maor!!

Interview with Maor Appelbaum Mastering

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

  2. A: The new Faith No More album - Sol Invictus Mastering It was a pleasure working with a band I appreciate so much, on their come-back album in 18 years.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Every domain has it's pro's and con's. Whatever fills the needs of the project is better.

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

  6. A: I'll take their project with personal care.

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

  8. A: The challenge every project brings. Making a difference for others. Giving them of my value.

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

  10. A: It's not just about making it loud.

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: What format is it being released as? When do you need it? Any specific guidelines or needs?

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

  14. A: Be honest with me. Communicate as much as you can. Help me help you.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Musical and vibrant.

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

  18. A: A good arrangement makes a big difference. It can make the sound better, both musically and sonically.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Objectivity

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

  22. A: My process revolves around communication, Reviewing and listening Communicating with the client to understand their needs Figuring out what the music needs and what signal chain fits best Mastering it and sending to the client Reviewing it with the client Revising if needed

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: My set up is comprised of several analogue and digital hardware signal chains, from which I chose depending on the needs of the project. A lot of my gear is custom / modified. I have over 10 different compressors, 10 different limiters, over 10 different equalizers, several clocks, and 2 mastering consoles. Not that I run through all of them at once - each device has specific purposes, I have 6 converters to choose from. Some transparent, others change the character of the sound in musical ways. My room was designed by Jonathan Scheffer. It's home to a magnificent pair of PMC IB1S, on a Bryston 4BSST2, Neumann KH310s and a pair of Reftones. Many companies come to this critical listening environment to test and review their gear. It gets warm in here.

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

  26. A: I bring an objective and fresh perspective to their project. Acting as a mediator between the production and the listener's experience. It's all about making the listener's experience more engaging. The last stop for any technical or creative decisions. Putting that final touch. Making it feel like a record.

Terms Of Service

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Gear Highlights
  • Electronaut m97 Compressor
  • Magic Death Eye Compressor
  • Maselec MTC1x
  • Maselec MLA4
  • Maselec MEA2
  • HendyAmps - The Oven
  • Whitestone P331
  • Overstayer MAS 81801MA
  • Legendary Audio - Masterpiece
  • Weiss EQ1MK2
  • Rupert Neve Designs MBP
  • PMC IB1s
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  • Maor Appelbaum Mastering the New Meatloaf album " Braver Then We Are "Nov 14, 2016

    The new MEAT LOAF album " Braver Then We Are " is out now worldwide
    I am so proud and honored to take part being the Mastering Engineer of this album
    It has Dynamics and good vibes

  • Mastered the new FAITH NO MORE album " Sol Invictus "May 17, 2015

    The new album of Faith No More "Sol Invictus" Was mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in Los Angeles California - USA
    Matt Wallace, Maor Appelbaum, Billy Gould
    Besides the album the 2 singles "Superhero" & "Mother******" were mastered as well and released on limited edition vinyl with remixes and also online.
    The album will be released on May 19th (2015) and will be on CD, Vinyl and downloads