Carter Sanders Mastering

Professional Mastering

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I produce clear, punchy, and full- sounding masters at competitive loudness, recently working with artists such as Grant Bloom, Tittle, and music for Film & TV. Affordable price, quick turnaround, radio-ready sound.

Mastering is my specialty - I take your track from sounding good in your head, to sounding good EVERYWHERE.

With critical EQ, I make your music's sonic spectrum palatable for all playback devices - it will sound good on laptop speakers and Stadium PA's.

With Mastering Compression, I make your track warm and punchy to "glue" it all together.

With Saturation, I make your track sound thick, full, and analog.

With Limiting, I bring your track to competitive loudness without crushing its natural dynamics.

You'll be shocked at how good your music can sound.

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  1. Review by Jean-Michel T.

    Working with Carter was a blast, he was more than willing to implement several small changes to the master that I asked for, and I ended up with a polished track that sounded exactly as I heard it in my head while producing.

Interview with Carter Sanders Mastering

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

  2. A: I am currently working on producing & mixing the next Leifer album.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. Different tracks call for different treatment.

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

  6. A: I would like to work with Jacob Collier because he's as attentive to detail as they come, and I know that I'd be able to be part of something really stellar.

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

  8. A: I was very proud to have mastered Grant Bloom's 2nd album, "All at Once" - it was expertly written, produced and mixed by Grant himself, so it was fun to get to be a part of an exceptional piece of work.

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

  10. A: I offer unlimited revisions, which is indicative of my confidence that you'll be satisfied with your masters.

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

  12. A: I love getting a mix to its highest potential.

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

  14. A: Q: "Should I leave on my mix bus processing?" A: "Depends... but usually no. Definitely remove your limiter and saturation, but if the mix is being held together by your compression, you should leave it on."

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

  16. A: That it's a dark art! There are no secrets in Mastering, just practice.

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

  18. A: Don't over-complicate your mix! Proper balancing is most important - don't do any processing until your balance is right.

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

  20. A: Fab Filter Pro-Q 3, SSL Bus Compressor, Fab Filter Pro L-2, J37 Tape Machine, and a Taylor Guitar.

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

  22. A: I have been a professional mastering engineer for 2 years

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

  24. A: Get your balance right before you do any processing on your mixes. This will simplify and accelerate your mixing process ten fold.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Shaping the low end. I think it's the hardest part of both mixing & mastering, so I pride myself on delivering a low end that is warm and punchy.

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

  28. A: I bring an objective set of ears to a mix. I know what EQ balance & Dynamics a song needs to thrive on any playback device.

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

  30. A: Surgical EQ, enhancement EQ, Compression, Saturation, Limiting.

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

  32. A: Mastering is my specialty, but I am also a highly experienced mix engineer & producer.

Terms Of Service

Unlimited Revisions, 1-2 day turnaround,

GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Bon Iver
Gear Highlights
  • EQ: Fab Filter Pro-Q 3
  • Kush Audio Clariphonic Parallel EQ
  • Pultec
  • COMPRESSION: Manley Vari-Mu (via Analog Cloud)
  • Waves API 2500
  • Waves SSL Bus Compressor LIMITING: Fab Filter Pro L-2
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