Focus Mastering

Music Mastering

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Music mastering for independent artists from around the world. Over 21 years of mastering experience in many styles and genres. High quality analog and digital hardware. Prep for all release formats, incl. Mastered for iTunes. Providing individualized service at reasonable rates. Audio restoration, forensic work, and format transfer also available.

I have over 21 years of professional experience mastering music. I started Focus Mastering in 2007, and I built my current studio in 2018.

I've mastered over 3500 projects, including a Grammy-nominated album and many gold and platinum award-winning albums by artists across the United States and around the world. I also worked on many of the highly regarded albums released by Saddle Creek Records.

Focus Mastering is named for my dedication to this part of the recording process. My focus is on mastering, on the artist and their music. I'll work to make your music sound its best in any environment and to connect the listener with the song, with an ear towards musicality.

I also have experience with audio forensic and restoration work as well as format transfer from analog and digital sources.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

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Please email me to discuss your project. Rates are project based and customized to your needs. I will provide you with a cost estimate and potential turn-around time.

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