Tonebox

Mixing + Mastering

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Specializing in electronic music, I use a combination of top analog and digital technology with affordable pricing to bring you great results. Multiple of my works have charted on Billboard, and multiple have charted in the top 5 all formats/genres on Bandcamp.

Graduate of Berklee School of Music BPS Music Business

With over a decade of experience and a purpose built studio, my primary speciality has been mastering and mixing for electronic music with a focus on Synthwave (and all it's off-shoots), Chill-wave, electro-house, etc. Further specialities are in delivering a dynamic and warm sounding master that is optimized in loudness for streaming services. I have done a lot of mastering for the record label NRW (newretrowave) Records for some time now.

Additional services also include Vinyl Mastering, optimizing for cassette tape.

Some credits Include (Mixing/Mastering/Vinyl Mastering):

Lucy In Disguise - Sunset Radio (Album)
Lucy In Disguise - Unknown Frequency (Album)
Lucy In Disguise - Endless Echoes (Album)

ALEX & TOKYO ROSE - AKUMA (Album)
ALEX & TOKYO ROSE - AKUMA2 (Album)

Various Artists - Magnatron 2.0

NewRetroWave - In Search of Darkness (Original Documentary Soundtrack)

Tonebox - Nocturn (Album)
Tonebox - Cloud Highway (Album) [Billboard Electronic Albums charting, peak #3 on all formats/genres Bandcamp charts]

Yota - Strangers on Film (Album)

Syntax - Transmissions

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

6 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nick Brown
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    Great working with Tonebox again. Prompt service and great sounding mix/master - would definitely recommend!

  2. Review by Nick Brown
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    Good communication, easy to deal with. Great sounding mixes and mastering - thanks Tonebox!

  3. Review by Jason H.
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    Undoubtedly the best. He has a sonic instinct that comes through every time. In this instance I'd lived with these tunes for months but hearing the completed masters was like hearing new even better songs.

  4. Review by Jason H.
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    Again, Tonebox delivered great results in a short timeframe. For any electronic music needs, you can trust Tonebox for mixing and mastering.

  5. Review by Jason H.
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    If you're a synthwave producer who hasn't heard of or isn't using TONEBOX for your mixing/mastering needs, you could be getting so much better of a sound if you were! He's prompt, precise, polite and well-respected within the scene. Check him out for your next project!

  6. Review by Jason H.
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    Top notch mixing and mastering. He added a great deal to the sound in a short turn around. Give Tonebox serious consideration for any electronica mixing/mastering project. If you want a sample of his work, check out his recordings on YouTube, where he's included by channels like Nightride FM and New Retro Wave.

Interview with Tonebox

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: My third full length album and many other projects.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both, I think it is silly to go 100% either route. Analog puts more soul into the process, but digital (especially for metering and organization) is vital for a modern workflow and ultimately getting the best results.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I will do my best to achieve your desired results. If something falls short in the process, or we hit some sort of technical limitations, I will cover it in detail. I am very attentive, reply fast, and enjoy explaining technicals in detail.

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

  8. A: That I am able to have work flexibility, while being able to truly make people happy with the result of my work. Music is such a personal journey, so being a part of that for clients all around that world is massive.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: What reference do you have for the final product? Can you describe what you want out of the finished product?

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: Studio electronics Se-80, Korg ms-20, Roland System-8, Korg Radias, Roland Tape Echo

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

  14. A: I started with a love for synthesizers and slowly worked my way into production, with some releases and projects under my belt, I started to work on material for others across multiple genres but with a mostly electronic focus. I then went to Berklee School of Music and received additional training there. After graduating, my client based business grew and I started to work on music full time, and have been ever since.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: My mixing style is warm, dynamic, and has a emphasis on the low end. I stand by my works and being able to crank up the volume without everything falling to pieces, but rather become more whole.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: Floating Points! His workflow and style seem so fluid and authentic that I would love to be in the studio to witness how he pulls everything together (Or even just to see his studio routing).

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

  20. A: Less is more, if you really love one sound or section, why not let it shine? if only for a short period. Too many layers and everything can be a mess. Messes aren't always a bad thing in music if you build up to the "mess" dynamically, and then strip it back again.

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

  22. A: My biggest client work is typically Synthwave or Chill-wave tracks, but I have worked on plenty of indie pop music, some RnB / HipHip, and also classical piano. My favorite methods all revolve around balance, and making the low end of tracks hit very hard.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Being opening minded, trying to bring what I think will not only be the best for my client, but to help them execute their vision.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I use a hybrid analog digital system that I have spent years refining to get top quality results.

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

  28. A: I mostly do mastering, but I am also selected to do mixing when the artist do not feel confident enough about something or just need a little extra something. With mixing I particularly help to bring out the potential in the drums, and help polish and fit vocals in a mix.

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Tonebox - Celestial Breakdown

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Terms Of Service

Masters allow for 1-2 revisions based on complexity, turn around time for single masters is 1-2 days. Mixed track are deliverable before or after 7 days. Additional mastering revisions: $20

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