Adam Gonsalves

Mastering Engineer

Adam Gonsalves on SoundBetter

I've mastered thousands of releases for artists around the world. All mastering is done with a custom analog signal chain. Masters include a full suite of digital deliverables. I also cut lacquers in-house if vinyl is part of your release.

I'm a mastering engineer with over 15 years experience and thousands of credits across every genre. My studio Telegraph Mastering is a Northward Acoustics designed FTB room, one of the best mastering studios in the world. Many of my clients are grammy nominees with strong chart presences.

The most important aspect of mastering is communication. Optimal results come from clear expectations from the client and open communication on the process from the engineer. This is a crucial first, middle, and last step.

Mastering is about quality control, assuring translation, and applying corrections or treatments after careful, focused listening. To make our client's music sound it's absolute best we rely on patience, an ear for detail, and the ability to juggle the micro and the macro simultaneously. The right approach to tackling a problem is every bit as important as the tools you use to solve it.

Listen attentively and bring out the best are my guiding principles at Telegraph Mastering.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Adam Gonsalves

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

  2. A: Most commonly I do unattended mastering for online releases and vinyl.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I own and operate Telegraph Mastering. The studio design is from Northward Acoustics; a no-compromise FTB mastering room build. It is one of the best, most accurate sounding mastering studios in the world. The gear inside the studio includes custom EQs, dynamics processors from Maselec, an ATR-102 1/2" and 1/4" tape machine and a Neumann VMS70 lathe.

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

  6. A: Typically I receive mixes uploaded directly to my server. After listening through I may contact the client with questions or comments. After that I master the project and prepare all needed deliverables.

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

  8. A: A fresh ear and perspective, years of experience, and the best tools for the job.

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

  10. A: I started mastering after getting my Masters Degree in Music Technology from New York University. That was over 15year ago.

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

  12. A: Please get in touch with any questions.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: I master mostly with analog tools. They've been purpose built or modified specifically to craft the highest quality masters possible.

  15. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  16. A: Larry Crane (mix engineer and editor of Tape Op) is a great colleague and friend. Get him to mix your project!

Terms Of Service

Mastering includes one revision if needed. New mixes are billed as new masters. Turnaround is typically within a few days of receiving final mixes.

Gear Highlights
  • Maselec MTC-1x
  • Maslec MLA-2
  • Maselec MLA-4
  • Maselec MPL-2
  • Customs EQs
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