Sander van der Heide

The Saint of Sound Mastering

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Multi-platinum and award winning mastering engineer with over 25 years of experience.

Sander van der Heide is a multi platinum and award winning mastering engineer at the renowned Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands. He has more than over 25 years of experience in mastering for all kind of formats, in all kinds of genres. As an ambassador of good quality audio, he writes for several magazines and websites, and is a well known speaker at conventions and hifi-shows.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Sander Van Der Heide
  • Burt Bacharach
  • God Dethroned
  • Blind Guardian
  • Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra
  • Sarah McQuaid
  • God Dethroned
  • Sarah McQuaid
  • Jan Leliveld
  • Het Goede Doel
  • Chef'Special
  • Scala & Kolacny Brothers
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • Trijntje Oosterhuis
  • Traincha
  • Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
  • Die Twa
  • Marco Borsato
  • Jef Neve Trio
  • Jef Neve
  • Tineke Postma
  • Trijntje Oosterhuis
  • Mama
  • Di-Rect
  • Carel Kraayenhof
  • Wiels & Co.
  • Lúnasa
  • Dana Winner
  • Pitch Pine Project
  • Damien Rice
  • Paul de Leeuw
  • Trijntje Oosterhuis
  • Traincha
  • The Bloody Honkies
  • Kate Ryan
  • Golden Earring
  • Scala & Kolacny Brothers
  • Lúnasa
  • Marco Borsato
  • Spectalicious
  • Tineke Postma
  • Epica
  • Clouseau
  • Tineke Postma
  • Helmut Lotti
  • Nancy Marano
  • Dulce Pontes
  • Laïs
  • Laïs
  • Callenish Circle
  • Within Temptation
  • Herman Brood
  • Mathilde Santing
  • Herman Brood
  • Junkie XL
  • Noa
  • Achinoam Nini
  • Shockmachine
  • Mathilde Santing
  • Trijntje Oosterhuis
  • Rage
  • André Rieu
  • André Rieu's Johann Strauss Orchestra
  • Dulce Pontes
  • Dulce Pontes
  • Pink Cream 69
  • Fay Lovsky
  • Nighthawks at the Diner
  • Nighthawks at the Diner
  • Nighthawks at the Diner
  • Nighthawks at the Diner
  • The Beau Hunks
  • Golden Earring
  • Anouk
  • Jan Akkerman
  • Jan Akkerman
  • André Rieu
  • Robby Valentine
  • Marco Borsato
  • Ali Campbell
  • Scorpions
  • Scorpions
  • The Beau Hunks
  • The Beau Hunks
  • The Houdini's
  • André Popp
  • Mama's Jasje
  • Mama's Jasje
  • Ilja Reijngoud
  • Elizabeth Simonian
  • 3JS
  • 3JS
  • Stage Republic
  • Clouseau
  • Mathieu Koss
  • Xink!
  • Guido's Orchestra
  • Schnauzer Radio Orchestra
  • Clouseau
  • Bran Flakes
  • The Evolution Control Committee
  • Go Home Productions
  • Dana Winner
  • Will Tura
  • Clouseau
  • Robby Valentine
  • 3JS
  • Trijntje Oosterhuis
  • Traincha
  • Beth Sorrentino

20 Reviews

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  1. Review by Van M.
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    Sander did a really great job on our four singles. He is able to create more transparency and width in our mixes and tackle problem areas, which is very comforting and useful, especially in the low range. He preserves dynamics and still is able to create mixes with a loudness of -9 LUFS.

  2. Review by Sandertje J.
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    Beste mastering engineer on SoundBetter, can't get any better!

  3. Review by Jonatan R.
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    Thank you Sander, for a really insigthful and proffesionel collaboration. provided not just a great mastering , that offered knowledgable attention to detail, but also ended up improving many things in the actual mix. Big recommedations.

  4. Review by Mahir Can Küçük
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    Sander is an artist, a perfectionist, a tasteful master when it comes to mastering! His touch would define what mastering should mean. Thank you Sander, it's an honor...

  5. Review by Klaas Berings
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    Sander is one of the leading mastering engineers from the Netherlands, and that's for a reason. With his eye for detail and his tasteful approach to every genre, he will allways deliver a master that's so much clearer and deeper than the original mix. I would highly recommend him to everyone who's serious about his mixes!

  6. Review by jan de witte
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    Sander is a true professional and a really nice and helpful guy to work with.
    My mixes sound a LOT better when he's finished with them.

    Would recommend him always.

  7. Review by Simon Keats
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    It's really easy to communicate with Sander and he's a perfectionist in the best way possible. The rainbow matters to him, not the pot of gold at the end. Several years now and counting!

  8. Review by Daniel de Booij
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    Sander is my go to mastering engineer, tons of experience and always amazing results. I cannot endorse him enough. Always bringing an even fuller en warmer sound to all my mixes and makes them sound great on every system. Great in communication too. truly a professional! This is mastering.

  9. Review by Richard de Wilde
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    Sander van der Heide offers a top of the bill mastering service. His masters are very well balanced and definitely add to the mixes. The Saint of Sound is also personally easy to work with during the mastering process and delivers what his name suggests.

  10. Review by Art Rose (Steef Reilingh)
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    Hey Sander, je hebt een top product afgeleverd. Digitaal en vinyl de balans is perfect.
    Dank voor je inzet en online hulp

  11. Review by Ivo Witteveen
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    First of all, we are talking about top-level mastering in a fantastic studio. What’s more, Sander has the right combination of technical expertise, ears & musical taste. Communicating about the nuaces of mastering audio can be complicated, but Sander is a great communicator: We talk about what the idea is, perhaps exchange some references and usually his masters are exactly right the first time. But on the rare occassions where we had a different idea about the sound aesthetic, Sander understood what I meant quickly and it was taken care of in round. Sander's also a great guestspeaker.

  12. Review by Petra Jordan
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    Loved Sander's work! He mastered my a live acoustic EP "Surrender" - 4 songs, piano/voice recorded as a live performance. The dynamics were beautifully preserved, while making it present and competitively loud without over-compressing it. Overall, a very classy work! I will be back for more ;)

  13. Review by Rens Meer
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    Sander is one of the most well known and experienced Mastering Engineers in The Netherlands. He is extraordinary skilled and not easy satisfied by what he hears, willing to go further until he is. It's a privilege to "lend his ears" and let him bring your mixes to the next level, and the next... Easy to work with, a friendly host and very patient with demanding clients. Thanks, Sander!

  14. Review by Joke Peetoom
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    Hi Sander, Thank you for your cooperation! It's great that you also accept a smaller project. For me, this was the first project in this area, so I had many questions. You are friendly, patient and willing to explain everything. Highly appreciated. Obviously you know what you are talking about. It was and is a joy working with you. And we will continue to do so. Many thanks.

  15. Review by Tom Bachmann
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    With his outstanding technical skills, guidance and deep music understanding Sander van der Heide added a new dimension to our mix.
    It is a joy working with Sander.

  16. Review by Udo Pannekeet
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    Sander is a topnotch mastering engineer.He has in-depth knowledge of all genres, and understands what is needed. Communication is always great. There is always a good back-and-forth about where we want to go with the mastering. The end-result is always solid and great-sounding. I’ve worked with a lot of great mastering engineers around the world but I always come back to Sander. I’ve been working with him for 21 years now.

  17. Review by Raoul Michel
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    Sander levert altijd goed werk en is ook nog eens snel met leveren!
    Fijn persoon om mee samen te werken die tevens niet bang is voor kritiek, ten goede van het eindproduct.

  18. Review by Frank Bond
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    Best mastering engineer I've worked with (projects that Sander has done include AlascA, Mind of Max, Dandelion, Jacob D Edward). Great communicator, lovely guy. With Sander mastering is the final big plus in the process that makes all the difference.

  19. Review by Fieke van den Hurk
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    Sander is amazing to work with, I can say as a mixing en recording engineer myself. If Sander thinks the mastering benefits from changes in the mix, he'll ask me to send a new version so he can do his work better. This also works the other way around: If I discover I want to change something to my mix after mastering (because something got more accentuated or so), I can also send a new version.
    Quality is always consistent with Sander and he always feels exactly what the mix needs!

  20. Review by Henri Noorlander
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    Sander is a great guy, professional, helpful, and he does his job! Better then I wished for.
    I am glad that he mastered my album, and helped me to find the solutions that were needed.
    The cooperation with Sander was just fine.
    I am proud of my album, thanks to all the people who made their contribution, and certainly also to Sander.

Gear Highlights
  • Elysia Alpha Compressor
  • SPL PQ Equalizer
  • Manley Variable Mu (mastering version)
  • SPL Maximizer
  • Dangerous Bax EQ
  • Studer A80
  • Ampex ATR 102
  • DCS converters
  • Mytek converters
  • Millennia TCL-2
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