Erman Aydöner

Mastering music for 20 years!

21 Reviews (21 Verified)
Erman Aydöner on SoundBetter

Have been mastering for many years for many genres. Worked for hit records of national and interntional artists. Writer of the books Müzik Yapımında Mastering, Mastering Hakkında S.S.S., FAQ About Mastering. Being endorsed by many big companies. The pro last touch, the secret sauce for your art using specialized analog and digital equipment!

I have been mastering music for many genres for more than 20 years. I wrote the books Müzik Yapımında Mastering (the first mastering book written in Turkish), Mastering Hakkında S.S.S., FAQ About Mastering. So by hiring me, you will get a professional and experienced set of ears on your production team. Your mixed songs will shine if the right touches are made on mastering. Some individual songs that I mastered have views more than 250 millions! I am experienced on a wide variety of genres from rock to hip-hop, classical to EDM, folk to rap... I am working at my own studio with own gear. All the tube and solid state gear are specially selected for mastering. I am also being endorsed by big companies like Merging Technologies, Audio-Technica, iZotope, McDSP, IK Multimedia, Acustica Audio, NUGEN Audio, Voxengo, MELDAProduction, Eiosis, Nomad Factory, HOFA-Plugins, Signum Audio, Accusonus, LVC-Audio, Crave DSP, Sonible, Dear Reality, Sonarworks, Sonalksis, be quiet, Sommer Cable, etc... So a huge variety of digital & analog choices will be available for your projects. I start a day doing rock and may end it doing rap and they all can become hits! Trust and friendship is more important than everything for me. You will have a trusted friend after working with me...

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21 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

Endorse Erman Aydöner
  1. Review by DJRTP
    by DJRTP

    Master was exactly what I requested. Good quality sound

  2. Review by Jonathan H.

    Erman was great once again: professional, communicative, and a fantastic mix.

  3. Review by Jonathan H.

    Erman produced some great masters for my debut single! He kept the vibe of the mix and generally made the track sound great. He also provided two versions for me to choose from, which was an awesome touch.

    Erman was quick to respond, efficient in getting me the master, and very affordable. Highly suggested.

  4. Review by Luke Randolph -Blackbox Studio

    really enjoyed working with Erman. loved his masters and great attitude, very accommodating - a professional! you can feel good about hiring him.

  5. Review by Sujith R.

    Erman is a SUPERB Mastering Engineer..! He has great patience and eagerness to get the best results. He is one of the best guys in business. Trust me he'll never disappoint you! I highly recommend him.

  6. Review by Sujith R.

    Erman is a Fantastic Engineer...He gives the best results. His communication is also very good. I truly recommend him. I'll surely work with him again.

  7. Review by Rob
    by Rob

    Always a pleasure working with Erman, thanks again!

  8. Review by Rob
    by Rob

    Erman was an absolute pleasure to work with! We were very impressed by the masters he delivered and he most certainly exceeded our expectations. He was incredibly knowledgeable and thorough in his work and had great communication skills throughout the whole process. We can't wait to work with him again soon. Thanks again for everything Erman!

  9. Review by Mehmet K.

    Erman and I have worked together on the track: "Baran Kaya - Horizont" this time. As always, he gave a magical final touch to my song, it fills the room in a perfect way. Thank you Erman and I look forward to more projects with you!

  10. Review by Taner S.

    Erman helped us being an entire album to life with his mastering experience. Thank you dearly Erman! A man of honor and integrity, Erman is transparent with communicating every step of the way. Very Timely as well. Much love

  11. Review by Taner S.

    Erman is the man! 5 stars every time. The more you work with him the better it gets. Thank you Erman

  12. Review by Taner S.

    Delightful to work with. Friendly And communicative. Masters Sound Great!

  13. Review by Taner S.

    Crisp, Alive, brilliant!

  14. Review by Taner S.

    Erman is a friendly and caring individual who delivered on mastering my song. Absolutely love my finished result. Will go to him again for mastering future songs of mine. Hooorahhh!

  15. Review by Sandro S.

    This was my second time working with Erman and once again, the mastering was excellent!

  16. Review by Sandro S.

    Erman's mastering was fantastic! I got exactly what I was looking for and am looking forward to working with him in the future...

  17. Review by Fahad N.

    Brother ERMAN a professional sound engineer Who has good information of the technical details and has provided me the information which I asked for.

  18. Review by Fahad N.

    Very good brother with good knowledge about what he does

  19. Review by Charlie A.

    This was my second order with Erman and EA Masters within two weeks. It was great, as usual. I highly recommend!

  20. Review by Charlie A.

    High quality work, attention to detail and very professional. Great communication, fast response and timely delivery. Will work with Erman again soon. Highly recommended.

Interview with Erman Aydöner

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: It is Presidential Symphony Orchestra playing Istiklal Marsi (national anthem of Turkey). The project was done by the government to be the "official" and only Istiklal Marsi recording. A very good and talented team of people were selected for that project by the orchestra conductor & project director Rengim Gökmen and I was selected as the mastering engineer. Being a member of that team was thrilling for me!

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

  4. A: They will be satisfied with results because their expectations are very important to me. And they will also have a really good friend after the projects!

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

  6. A: Music has been my passion since I was a little child. I am a part of music world and I touch the songs people listen to. That means I touch on people's hearts and it is a wonderful feeling...

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: Client: Can you make my music louder??? Me: ...Yeah, of course... (after a long talk to try to change their mind)

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: People think I just work to make music louder. Of course it can be a part of the process but actually the most important thing is about to make them sound better and help to improve the vibe.

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

  12. A: My speakers and power amp, a powerful pc, a good converter or audio interface, a good analog eq and some plugins... And ofcourse a power generator which can generate infinite power :)

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I am very open minded for ideas that will come from clients. It is their art and I have to listen to their ideas. And I am also a purist so, at first, it has to sound excellent to my ears. If client feels the same way then my work is complete. The work is never done for me if there is still something to do for a song.

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

  16. A: I would love to work with any artist who has passion for music. It is all about passion! Then that means their art is worth working on.

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

  18. A: It is like a chain. Songwriting, arrangements, recording, mixing, and then mastering. All has to be done properly. But the most important thing is the starting point; Writing a good song... If it is a bad song, nothing can change it. People have to concentrate more on song writing.

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

  20. A: My work day can start working with classical or jazz in the morning, then go on working with rock or heavy metal before lunch break, then with hip-hop or electronic after lunch and end with doing folk or etc... It is all music to me and people choose me for all kinds of music.

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

  22. A: I start by reading client's notes about project and listening to any references if provided. Then I listen to mixes and make my manipulations on the songs. After that process I ready the master files and send them to client for approval. I make revisions if wanted and send the revised final masters.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: The most improtant thing for me is my listening system. I have been using Tannoy hi-fi speakers with Classe power amps and Sommer Cable cables for nearly 15 years. They are like a part of me now. For signal processing I work in a hybrid way. I use both analog and digital on my projects. I prefer Merging Technologies AD/DA converters. I have got many tube and solid-state analog gear choices from great manufacturers like Avalon, Manley, Summit Audio, Drawmer, etc... I also have my custom build hardware which are some compressors and patchbays. I am an endorsee of software companies like iZotope, IK Multimedia, Merging Technologies, McDSP, NUGEN Audio, Voxengo, Nomad Factory, MELDAProduction, Crave DSP, Signum Audio, Accusonus, LVC Audio, Sonible, Sonarworks, Sonalksis, Eiosis... Thanks to all of them, my digital toolbox is full of great plug-in choices!

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

  26. A: Nearly 20 years ago, in the beginning of 2000s, I started working at commercial studios as recording, mixing and mastering engineer. After many years I decided not to record and opened my own mastering studio, EA Masters. In my opinion it is a big mistake to try to concentrate on everything. There is probably a big mistake there if you are doing many professions at the sametime...

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

  28. A: I ask everything about the project. I try to understand their feelings, needs and wishes about the songs. And sometimes I ask for reference songs if they have. Referance tracks help a lot.

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

  30. A: Sometimes artists can be shy talking to a professional about their project. They can feel free to talk about their expectations from mastering with me.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Both! There are wonderful choices both in analog and digital worlds.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I highly trust in my feelings about music. I grew up always listening to music in many different genres. So I have got the knowledge about lots of music. It helps me to be much more creative. I am also proud of my communication skills. We, as music people, are highly sensitive persons. One has to know how to communicate with artists and musicians if he/she wants to be a professional.

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

  36. A: Mastering engineers Doug Sax, Bob Ludwig, Bernie Grundman, George Marino, Stephen Marcussen and Ted Jensen's works were always like lessons to me. Bob Clearmountain, Andy Wallace, Lord-Alge brothers and Michael Brauer are the mixers I admire. Peter Gabriel, Pat Metheny, Steve Vai, Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Eric Clapton's music inspired me the most.

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

  38. A: I love to collaborate with my clients. The most important thing is their art and their ideas about that art. I ask them what they want and try to give everything they need. Sometimes it can be like just putting the picture into a frame or sometimes it can be giving a whole new look and feel with different colors depending on artist's wishes.

Teaser sampled from some of my works...

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Terms Of Service

- You get 16 & 24 bit "Mastered for iTunes (Apple StudioMasters)" WAV masters, a DDP for CD (optional) at the end of session date.
- You may want 2 revisions in following 2 weeks after session date.

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  • Pera
  • Dutch Falconi
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Gear Highlights
  • Manley
  • Avalon
  • Drawmer equalizers; Avalon
  • Summit Audio compressors; Merging Technologies converters; Tannoy speakers powered by Classe amps; many other custom build gears and software plugins...
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* 10% discount if you have more than 6 songs /// Additional 10% price drop if you hire for both mixing and mastering!