Blackbird Mastering

Mastering Engineer

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ANALOG MASTERING Blackbird Mastering stands for Analog Mastering, experience, a keen sense of good Music and the ability to make dreams come true. The feeling of real life, freedom and maybe even breaks the rules. ...The best algorithm in the world does not make a good Master.

Mastering for Vinyl, Mastering for Spotify, Mastering for Cassette and for whatever medium you are into.
I could tell you right now that your songs will reach the next level, or that your songs will get the quality they deserve. But why should I tell you something like that when you already know the obvious?

And here are some interesting and some uninteresting facts about me:

My name is Matt Frankensteiner and after playing drums in several local bands I started my musical career as an Audio Engineer student in the spring 2012 at SAE- Institute Vienna. Actually it startet even much earlier in my childhood but first things first.

After completing my studies, i worked on some studio projects as a mixing engineer and worked FOH on some renowned productions. Together with my Band "Zero One Death" I moved to sunny Austin TX where i worked with GRAMMY® nominated producer Chris „Frenchie“ Smith (and you’ll know by the Trail of Dead, Meat Puppets, The Toadies, Gregg Rolie, The Answer, Jet, etc.).

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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by The Roofs
    by The Roofs

    We are super happy to have found Blackbird Mastering! If you need a first-class master at a fair price and also want fast friendly and competent advice, you've come to the right place.

  2. Review by UseKit
    by UseKit

    I´ve had a lot of my releases mastered thorugh Matt at Blackbird Mastering! The results definitely speak for themselves! The mastering is done by him analog and especially with my stuff, the bass is extremely in the foreground - Matt understood the relationship between the instruments immediately and has perfected what is crucial in my sound! I can therfore only warmly recommend him! ..and also thank him at this point! Thank you very much for our cooperation!

  3. Review by Manic Days
    by Manic Days

    Matt from Blackbird Mastering is our go-to mastering engineer. Not only is he a sonic wizard who took our mixes to another sphere, he´s also a chill guy who genuinely cares about the music he works on. He really understands where you wanna go with your mix and gives your music that final touch. I trust his ears and his quality control and we will definitely work with him again!

Interview with Blackbird Mastering

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

  2. A: The possibility to work on fantastic music and to help musicians and auto professionals reaching their creative vision!

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

  4. A: be always yourself, confident and highly professional

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

  6. A: I do mastering since 2019 but my musical journey started much earlier!

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: tight bass and very open sounding.

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

  10. A: Controlling the Bass is the half battle

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: Rock Music

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

  14. A: Professional and well trained ears and years of experiences in the music industry. Sense of musical feeling, to know exactly what to do and when to do, and of course the most important thing.....passion for music, a big heart and soul.

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

  16. A: First I’d love to have a good conversation between my clients and me. It’s super important to answer all questions my clients have in a totally professional way. After I had a rough idea what the client or artist would like to say with his song, I start to do my magic. I always make several mastering versions of a song to give the client more options but if I nailed the vision of my client in the first step I’ll try to save time and send just the one and only final version.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: Everything what it needs to deliver fantastic sounding masters

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

  20. A: Mix Reviews for Audio Mastering Process, Audio Mastering

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: Jonathan Wyner, Maor Appelbaum, Howie Weinberg

Glazed Curtains_I´m So Rock_n_Roll

I was the Mastering Engineer in this production

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These songs are just a taste of what to expect at Blackbird Mastering. The songs serve only as a preview and the copyright belongs solely to the artist who wrote the song.

Gear Highlights
  • Amphion Two18 passive speaker system
  • AudioTales Design 1951 Mastering Equalizer
  • Antelope Audio Mastering Converter
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If you let master 4 Songs in a row here at Blackbird Mastering you'll get a Project Discount of 20%