Derek Rusinak

Mixing & Mastering Engineer

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Derek has become a go to engineer for electronic indie labels and artists, having worked on records for labels like 2020Vision, Visionquest, CUFF, Nervous, King Street Sounds, SOUP, Good Company Records and more, while also mastering records for bands like Blac Rabbit, Cosmonaut Radio and other New York talent on top of his Engine Room clients.

Derek started at Engine Room Audio as an intern, fresh out of audio school, working his way to engineer before earning a spot on the ERA mastering team as Mark Christensen’s Mastering Assistant in May of 2015. Along with Mark, Derek has worked on major label records for 50 Cent, Fergie, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Mr. Probz, Talib Kweli, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Raekwon, Flipp Dinero and more.

Derek has become a go to engineer for electronic indie labels and artists, having worked with labels like 2020Vision, Visionquest, CUFF, Nervous, King Street Sounds, SOUP, Good Company Records and more, while also working on records for bands like Blac Rabbit, Cosmonaut Radio and other New York talent.

Services include:
-Mixing for commercial release
-Mastering for CD
-Mastering for Vinyl
-Mastering for iTunes
-Album Sequencing
-DDP Production Master for Manufacture (The DDP is the production part needed to press your CDs. It is a set of sequenced, spaced, and error-checked files, used for duplication.)
-Upload of your mastered WAV's.
-Archival of your project.

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13 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Michael B.
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    Derek did a great job first round, but i checked my mix and it was too flat and down the centre. I did a rework of the mix and Derek made it sing. I love what he has done with this one. Thanks again Michael

  2. Review by Michael B.
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    Derek did another great job for me here. He added that special touch to lift the track and thats what i appreciate and he is such a please to work with. This one took quite a while for me to get the mix right but he was patient until i was happy.

  3. Review by Jahden S.
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    Had a blast working with Derek. Derek is beyond professional and combined with his patience and talent he makes someone great to share and work on music with.

  4. Review by Michael B.
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    Derek has done another amazing job on my Master. The track just feels so good and the low end is amazing. Something i could not achieve on my own. He provides such a friendly service and I cant wait to send over the next track for him to work his magic.

  5. Review by Michael B.
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    This was my first time using a mastering professional. I always tried doing it myself using software. Thanks to Derek, my track now sounds like a professional recording and Derek fixed all of the parts I couldn't solve on my own. The whole track has more presence and feels full, with a beautiful, controlled bottom end. Thanks very much Derek I really appreciate what you have done.

  6. Review by Tn T.
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    Super cool mix!! A pleasure to work with.

  7. Review by Jjuan G.
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    I really wanted a timeless sounding master for my recent project titled DESIGNER MUSIC. I asked around and Derek was referred to me by a fellow engineering friend of mine. Derek was definitely the guy for the job. Everything was completed in a professional and timely manner. Not only did the masters sound incredible but Derek went above and beyond by sharing with me some extra knowledge about ISRC's and how they can be embedded into the actual masters. I am extremely satisfied.

  8. Review by Ethan R.
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    Really easy to work with, fast turnaround time with top-notch quality!

  9. Review by Mark B. Christensen
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    Derek is a super talented, experienced and knowledgeable engineer! I've worked with him directly on numerous projects over the last five years and he is HIGHLY recommended!!!! Genuine, nice, and super professional!

  10. Review by Herling
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    Derek is a big up and coming talent in the world of mastering. He's trained in all the right places and come through the ranks of a well known studio but just as importantly, he's a great people person and very easy to work with. Highly recommended, especially for electronic music

  11. Review by Dan Millice Mastering, NYC
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    Derek is a great mastering engineer and a great person! Love his work - he is super professional, personable, and his masters sound AMAZING! Highly recommended.

  12. Review by Sean Cormac
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    Derek has been my go to for all mastering purposes. His level of quality and attention to detail is really unrivaled by anyone else I've worked with in the past couple years. Flawless mastering for our vinyl and digital releases. Derek's quick turnaround and great communication make for an excellent experience.

  13. Review by Chris Patrick
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    As co-owner and label manager for SOUP Music, Derek has become my go-to mastering engineer and has mastered a majority of our 30+ releases. His ears and final product are second to none and even our artists are now asking where we get our tracks mastered. Highly recommended for any style of music.

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