Have been mastering for many years for many genres. Worked for hit records of national and interntional artists. Writer of the first mastering book in Turkey named "Muzik Yapiminda 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 many years. I wrote the first published educational mastering book in Turkey named "Müzik Yapımında 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 200 millions! I am experienced on a wide variety of genres from rock to hiphop, 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, iZotope, McDSP, IK Multimedia, NUGEN Audio, Voxengo, MELDAProduction, Eiosis, Nomad Factory, HOFA-Plugins, Signum Audio, Accusonus, LVC-Audio, Crave DSP, Sonible, Sonarworks, etc... So a huge variety of digital choices will be available for your projects. I start a day doing rock and may end it by 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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7 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Erman Aydöner
This was my second time working with Erman and once again, the mastering was excellent!
Erman's mastering was fantastic! I got exactly what I was looking for and am looking forward to working with him in the future...
Brother ERMAN a professional sound engineer Who has good information of the technical details and has provided me the information which I asked for.
Very good brother with good knowledge about what he does
This was my second order with Erman and EA Masters within two weeks. It was great, as usual. I highly recommend!
High quality work, attention to detail and very professional. Great communication, fast response and timely delivery. Will work with Erman again soon. Highly recommended.
Erman is a very experienced engineer with strong communication skills. Before/during/after the project, he has always been positive and helpful. I hope that we can work on more projects together.
Interview with Erman Aydöner
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am very open minded for ideas that 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 be sounding 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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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 songs. After that process I ready the master files and send them to client for proofing. I make revisions if wanted and send the revised final masters.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Sometimes artists can be shy talking to a professional about their project. They can feel free to talk about their expectations from me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
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 generates infinite power :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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 studio named 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...
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with any artist who has passion for music. It is all about passion! Than that means their art is worth to work for.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My work day can start with doing 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.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The most improtant thing for me is the listening system. I have been using Tannoy hi-fi speakers with Classe power amps and Monster cables for nearly 10 years. They are like a part of my ears now. For signal processing I work in a hybrid way. I use both analog and digital on my projects. I prefer Apogee converters with different clocking devices. I have got many choices of tube and solid-state analog gear from great manufacturers like Avalon, Manley, Summit Audio, Drawmer, etc... I also have my custom built hardware which are some compressors and patchbays. I am an endorsee of software companies like iZotope, McDSP, NUGEN Audio, Voxengo, MELDAProduction, Signum Audio, Accusonus... Thanks to all of them, my digital toolbox is full of great plugin choices!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It is Presidential Symphony Orchestra playing İstiklal Marşı (national anthem of Turkey) and I was the mastering engineer. The project was done by the government to be the "official" and only İstiklal Marşı recording. A very good and talented team of people were selected for that project by the orchestra conductor & project director Rengim Gökmen. Being a member of that team was thrilling for me!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished mastering the new PERA album. It is going to be out so soon. I mastered a new song for Burak King. There are some AYNA and Erhan Güleryüz projects I am working on...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! There are wonderful choices both analog and digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will be satisfied with results because their expectations are very important to. And they will also have a really good friend after the projects.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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 people's hearts and it is a wonderful feeling...
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Client: Can you make my music louder??? Me: ...Yeah, ofcourse... (after a long talk to try to change their mind)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think I just work to make music louder. It can be a part of the process but actually the most important thing is about to make them sweeter.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.