We like to work on highly artistic and complex projects that requires high level of skills, judgement, and feel.
Highly artistic projects, concept albums as well as Audiophile-type of albums are very welcome.
We love working with unique and audacious independent artists as well as pop artist that are about to breakthrough.

Based in Montreal, Quantum Music Mastering is an Apple "Mastered for iTunes" certified service provider. Christopher A. Dion (B.Eng., M.A.Sc.), who has 15 years of experience in Mastering, is the founder as well as the Chief Mastering Engineer. Chris also designs high end monitors and develop products such as plugins and tube compressors, etc.

Recently, Quantum Music has hired a solid team of young Mix Engineers in order to handle complex projects right from the mixing stage up to the mastering stage. This new mixing service includes an unique control quality system that ensures that every mix that comes out of the studio is flawless and mastering ready.
Quantum Advanced Mastering combines high end Analog and Digital tools to convey the right feeling and tone for an album.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • HCL Varis
  • EMI RS124 Stereo Comp.
  • TK Audio BC1-S
  • Orban 642B Equalizer
  • JLM Opto Compressor
  • SPL GoldMike
  • 4x 1176 Compressors
  • Zaph Audio ZDT3.5
  • Klipsh SW-112
  • Izotope RX5 Editor

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Includes 2 revisions per song for mixing, and 1 revision for mastering. Extra work is charged at 75USD per hour. Turn around time is about a week for a mix, and 48 hour for a master.

Reviews of Quantum Advanced Mastering Inc

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    My experience with Quantum was great! They really bought my song to life and the turnaround was extremely quick. I strongly recommend them to anyone!

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Quantum Music M. made a very professional work of mixing and mastering on my project.
    Chris was very attentive to my needs and we have discussed very easily, which render the progress of the project very effective.
    The final mix sounds really good, much better than the original music.
    I think I will continue to work with them for my next projects.

  • Listing_thumb_fb_img_14558352859275 months agoby Verified Review

    They did an exceptional job mastering my song. It literally took less than a day. I'm definitely gonna be working with them in the near future!

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Chris is awesome and knows his job pretty well. He doesn't just throw a bunch of plugins on sounds and vocals, he's a true engineer. I wasn't satisfied with another engineer and brought my song to Chris, and he made it sound way better. He kept me updated throughout the whole process as his communication is very good and made sure I was satisfied.

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    These guys have helped me look at my music in a whole different light, they have great intuition and are very creative. The whole process felt as if I was right there in the room as they worked. Thanks guys, for your input. Will be working with them again and again...

  • Listing_thumb_foto_-_fabio_-_instagram5 months agoby Verified Review

    When my track left the mixing room, it was weak and with no shine.
    So I put all my hopes in the Chris hands, and I could say for sure he was great!
    He understands how your music is, what the musician wants, and then put all his know-how in practice, achieving the best result possible!
    His communication and turnaround are fantastic!!!

  • Listing_thumb_gig_pic_37 months agoby Verified Review

    Chris is a true professional. Extremely prompt in his communication, fast delivery of work and understood my requirements well with high quality delivery of work. I would highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again in the future.

  • Listing_thumb_jobest8 months agoby Verified Review

    Amazing job from Chris as always, we'll be back for more!!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    Great and easy to work with! Would definitely recommend. :-)

  • Listing_thumb_jobest8 months agoby Verified Review

    Chris will definitely go well out of his way to deliver the best possible result on every song!! He is an amazing engineer, very professional and understanding and always delivers great results. Our song now sounds amazing as Chris improved our mix and mastered it to perfection. We’ll be back for more work, great job!!

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Chris was an absolute pleasure. He is a very fast and efficient worker, and knows best about your music. He will take care of your music on a very personal level, and you can really hear the quality on the finished product

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Very professional and delivered above my expectations! Provided everything I needed for my song!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Chris is great!

    He has good listening skills,
    and an attention to details that most engineers overlook.

    If you are looking for quality,
    a highly recommend Chris as the engineer you want.

  • Listing_thumb_korg-kronos-display-460-80over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Very happy with the product quality and the customer service received from Quantum Mastering. Prompt service, Competitive rates and High quality mastering. Thank You, Chris to doing a great job on our first mastering project, looking forward to more projects in future.

    Highly recommended !!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Chris was very professional, skillful and attentive. He took my song to the next level while staying faithful to the vision I had in mind. Couldn't be more satisfied.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    Chris is a great engineer ! Although it was my first mastering experience, it was incredible.
    He really wants to help and understand what the musicians want listening to them with a constant dialogue : i learnt a lot from him and my track has been massively improved. I can't listen to my mix again now. I'll be back because he is pro. & human.Thks

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    It was a great pleasure working with Chris over these last two weeks. With his amazing professionalism, his keen ear, and his knack for relating to indie musicians, Chris has made my album's sound much brighter and more defining. I highly recommend this guy for mixing and mastering for any musician on a humble budget. This was FUN.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    I've contacted Christopher in order to help me to improve my mixing skills.
    We spend our time working on the mix of one my song, he came with a lot of good ideas, and at the same time was receptive to my feedback and input. He also did the mastering of the song, and I can say I was really happy with the result.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    HI EVERYBODY ! My name is HELL'LLEY Latino/French Artist… Still working with Chris n' his work is so AMAZIN'!
    Always to the listening of yo expectations, very good advices n' available 4 yo projects as much as he can that is everyday don't hesitate any more.The more we shall be to work with him n' the more he cuda expand for a BIG QUALITY WORK. ;)

  • Default-avatarabout 3 years agoby

    Worked with Chris last year for a full EP. I got much more than I had expected and was very pleased with the product. Chris showed a ton of support and care for the project and didn't stop until the final product was amazing. I highly recommend Quantum-Music for any musical needs, mixing and mastering.

  • Picture?type=largeabout 3 years agoby

    Excellent mastering! Chris was prompt and professional and applied an energy and excitement to my audio that surprised me. Thanks.

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Interview with Quantum Advanced Mastering Inc

Can you share one music production tip?
Don't try to mix AND master yourself, or get your stuff mixed AND mastered by the same person. That simply doesn't work. Mastering is an Art on its own, and trying to get it all done at the same place is best way to get it ruined. At Quantum Music, we have a team of mix engineers who take care of the mixing, which I supervise, and I then master the songs that are coming out it. This results in a very high quality production. As long as you didn't destroyed everything already, a great mastering engineer will be able to bring your mix to a very high level of professionalism.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I worked on the GSol album, which is a very unique project. They recorded live a band directly to two track using a console. Therefore, no remix was possible. Indeed, the original recording was very dark, had major dynamic and phasing issues, it was a nightmare. What we did, we called it Advanced Mastering, as it requires a lot of very precise work to transform this recording into a professional sounding record. The final product sounds amazing, I'm surprised myself. It even attracted the attention of some audiophiles!
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm just finalizing two albums. The first is Simon Kelly, an Australian pop-rock artist. What he's doing is really original. I think this was my favourite album this year. The other one is an album by a band called Noyze. These guys are very young and talented. They are from Montreal and they really have a unique sound.
Analog or digital and why?
80% analog, 20% digital. Analog does sound better, I think there is no doubt about that. However, there are things that sound great in digital that are hard to implement in analog; Linear phase eqs, Deessers, Envelopper, limiters, stereo tools, etc. Ideally, you would use a combination of both, using each for their strength. For sure, I don't like using plugins that try to emulate analog gear, usually they have they disadvantages of both worlds...
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I'll bring the mix to the fullest of its potential. If you have an B+ mix, I probably can make a A+ master.
What do you like most about your job?
I was born to both very Technical and Artistic. Mastering allows me to exploit those two traits. On a more practical side, being my boss means I have a flexible schedule. Having a young child, it is very convenient.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What's the price ? - It is written on the webpage.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Biggest misconception is that mastering is only about making it loud. Mastering actually contributes way more to that. Mastering is really what makes beautiful records sound well balanced, dense, detailed and strong. It's not something you can do yourself in a non-treated bedroom with headphone or small affordable monitors and some cheap plugins. Mastering is an art that requires Experience, Dedication, Expensive gear and an ideal listening environment.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is the FEELING you are trying to convey through your music. What is unique about this album ? What is the context, what is it about ?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Try to hire an expert. Don't hire someone that tune vocals, write songs, record, mix, master, edit, do your laundry while taking care of your kids. Don't get your stuff mastered by the guy who mixed it. It's really important to hire a real Mastering Engineer of a mastering work. That can make or break your record. That's it.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1. The best monitoring available on earth. 2. The best Audio interface in the world. 3. A mac with Logic Pro on. 4. One great analog EQ. 5. Sorry, but I would need a bunch of different compressors...
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been a mastering engineer for 10 years. Before that I had a band of oldschool hip hop. I was producing, recording, mixing and mastering.
How would you describe your style?
Audiophile grade HiFi, Loud yet detailed and clean. Open and warm.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
These days, I feel more and more working for very original and organic independent artists. Josh Garrels is the first one that comes to my mind. There is something so personal, transparent and honest about his music. I'm sick of cheap and cheesy Pop songs, Reggaetons and Trap music... I want to hear the real thing and something new.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I often work for very talented and original independent artists, which I really like. More and more I have been called to work on Audiophile stuff, which I like a lot as well.
What's your strongest skill?
I have very fine ears. I can hear small dips in the spectrum, almost inaudible distortion artifacts, subtle phases issues, subtle attack and release changes on a compressor, etc. It allows me to hear the transients very precisely, so I can make things loud without ruining the mix.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring the mix to the fullest of its potential. That's it. I will optimize Dynamic, Transient response, Loudness, Frequency Balance, Stereo Field, Harmonic Structure, Details and Textures, Mid-to-Side relationship, Modes and Resonances, Mono Compatibility, and more all at once. It indeed requires a lot of experience as well a flawless listening environment to do so.
What's your typical work process?
I listen to all the songs of the album in order to really understand the project as a whole. Then I will simply start with my favourite song to get inspired and set the tone for the album. Understand what works for a specific project is 90% of the work. Once that's all set, the rest goes very fast. In terms of signal processing, I will usually do some tests using plugin, then switch to outboard gear when I know where I'm heading. Once all the songs have been processed in analog, I will do the final editing for disc authoring, including fades, level matching, as well as generating the different formats (Mastered for iTunes, CD, Hi Res MP3, etc.)
Tell us about your studio setup.
It is a very fancy Home Mastering Studio. Everything is centered around my Analog desk, which includes all different types of compressors (Variable Mu's, Opto, VCAs, FETs...) as well one Tube preamp that I use for tone, and one great Analog EQ, that I use for tone. I have the Drawmer Threesum, which is a multi band interface that allows me to use any kind of combination of gear altogether on different frequency bands. My monitoring is based on a pair of Zaph Audio ZDT 3.5 High Performance Speakers, which have been built custom for my studio. I also used a Klipsch SW112 sub to take care of the low end. I also use the KRK ERGO room correction device, which really does an effective job at making the room neutral and surgical.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I have a lot of respect for Bob Ludwig, Greg Calbi and Ted Jensen. To me, they are basically the best mastering engineers in the world. I often compare my work to their, and try to get as close to them as possible in terms of dynamic, impact, punch et definition.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I usually Master complete album or EPs for both independent and signed artists. Most of them is regular stereo mastering, but I have been doing more and more stem Mastering in the last 4-5 years. I love working for independent artists, as they tend to have a very unique sound.