Machine (The Producer)

Grammy-nominated Mastering

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I offer: - The perspective of a pro who has credits on records by Lamb of God, Fall Out Boy, Clutch, Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die, Gym Class Heroes, Suicide Silence and more - A person-centered approach - Revisions until you’re 100% happy with the track - Replacement in case of loss - A free preliminary phone call to discuss the project.

Mastering is the final commitment in the record-making process, and I have a very musical,
creative approach to it. My name is on some of the definitive metal and rock releases of the
last 25 years, as producer and engineer, so I know how to connect with artists and make
tracks that exceed expectations. Through my experience of releasing so much commercial
music, I strongly feel that a louder, denser master is very important. The key is having the
skill to do that without ruining the integrity of the mix.
My expertise is more than just technical. In my studios, I’ve got the equipment and plugins
that will achieve state-of-the-art masters, but my favorite part of the process is the
relationship with the people I work for. I get a thrill from helping to inspire their creative
vision. Ask me anything, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner.
I offer a free 15-minute creative chat before you book, where I’ll hear the track and assess
where it’s at. The advantage is that you’re on the phone to a veteran guy and if you’re just
starting out, I’m happy to talk you through it. I have an organic approach to mastering and
always communicate my process and make it transparent from start to finish.
Turnaround is usually 48 hours or less. We do revisions till you’re 100%, and in case of loss
– no matter how long afterward - I’ll provide a new copy. I’ve got your back!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Machine
  • Crobot
  • Crobot
  • Crobot
  • Lamb of God
  • Lamb of God
  • Lamb of God
  • Lamb of God
  • Lamb of God
  • Lamb of God
  • I Am the Avalanche
  • Lamb of God
  • Lamb of God
  • Lamb of God
  • Clutch
  • Clutch
  • Clutch
  • Vision of Disorder
  • The Living Tombstone
  • The Living Tombstone
  • IG Culture
  • Stick Men

42 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Gavin
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    Very clean master and fast turn around. Excellent experience working Machine!

  2. Review by Gadd Music
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    A real pleasure working with Machine!
    He was able to Master my mixes in a way that I simply couldn't. Offered good advice and feedback on the mix to help get the result I wanted and was very communicative.
    This type of cooperation exactly what I was looking for.

  3. Review by Atte Alanen
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    Superb communication and a world class mastering result, cannot recommend enough!

  4. Review by Troy A.
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    Machine is the real deal. Great work and super fast turn around. He really put the icing on the cake mastering my mixes. Highly recommend.

  5. Review by Colin B.
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    Machine delivered an amazing master and got it done super quick. He was so easy to work with. I can't recommend him enough! 10/10

  6. Review by Chris G.
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    Machine went above and beyond helping me elevate my mix over a zoom call and he delivered a master that is powerful that enhanced my song to another level, and it sounds awesome on all devices!

  7. Review by Jeff
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    Machine was great! Pretty much nailed it the first time, took some basic feedback and make it happen. Game changer for the tune - Thanks!

  8. Review by Devin M.
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    He was awesome! Super professional and easy to communicate with, really prompt and the result was amazing.

  9. Review by Cameron B.
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    Machine was great to work with. Very easy. Sound turned out great. Do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks Machine!

  10. Review by Ian F.
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    Dank dynamic master. Everything has it's place and sounds great!

  11. Review by Eugen M.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Machine

  12. Review by Michael J.
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    Machine (The Producer) produced an amazing master right out of the gate. Very communicative during the whole process and there were no revisions necessary after the first try. I was really pleased how well the master sounded and stood up on all my systems. Experience shows. Will hire again for sure

  13. Review by brayloper1
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    Stoked to have Machine master my track, raw, not overly compressed, loud, and retains good detail!

  14. Review by Jim M.
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    Machine is epic! Very down to earth and generous with his time. Plus, his back catalog for production, mixing, and mastering is killer. If you were a rocker/metalhead from 1996 - 2012, you'll find a lot of gems that he's worked on. He's on this site as a mastering engineer, but he's capable, competent, and experienced in the entire music production lifecycle (i.e., song writing through mastering, and every phase in between). Would I recommend him to a friend? Hell yes!

  15. Review by Juan E.
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    It was such a joy working with, Machine. A true professional in every sense of the word. I didn't have to provide much of an explanation as to what I was looking for in the master. I submitted my song, and he got right to it, only to turn over an amazing piece of work moments later. Machine provided 3 key things throughout this whole experience - affordable rates (let's not forget that he's a Grammy nominated engineer), amazing customer service, and top-tier excellence in his respective field.

  16. Review by Christopher E.
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    Machine was quick and amazing. Had my master glued together perfectly and loud a.f. Would recommend to anyone!

  17. Review by Sanny Veloo
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    Machine did an amazing master to my track, which I mixed for the first time ever. Also, throughout the mixing process, Machine was so helpful, patient, and super encouraging of my music and pushing me to learn how to mix. He is one of the most genuine person's here and really wants the best for your music. A seasoned professional and a motivating person to work with as well. I highly recommend him!!! :)

  18. Review by Gainz Albert
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    100% satisfied. Incredible to be able to work with someone w/as much experience as MACHINE, he really takes tracks to the next level.

  19. Review by Michael E.
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    Great sound, quick turnaround, great communication, happy to make adjustments - recommended! Great experience!

  20. Review by Steve M.
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    Communicative, quick, and responds to requests for edits without fuss.

Interview with Machine (The Producer)

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

  2. A: I’m going to work on this till you’re 100% in love with it.

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

  4. A: I love the connection to people. I use my talents to enhance their creativity and enjoy the connection as they share in the process.

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

  6. A: It’s truly not a process of fixing a mix. There are two sides to mastering: the technical side, where things need to be industry-standard with the right metadata so you make sure you get your royalties when it goes into the world. And then there’s the creative side where you put the EQ enhancement on a mix. A lot of mastering people are too conservative to do that. I think loud masters are important: in a world where your music gets discovered in playlists, the volume makes your song stand out. People perceive louder as better. We’re in a world where music discovery is 97% playlist, and when your songs are going back to back against other tracks, volume and presence make your song shine. Some people say the volume wars don’t matter anymore, but they do.

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

  8. A: First and foremost, I want to know if they’re happy with their mix and it’s where it needs to be – and if they’re happy, let’s go, master. I’m not interested in taking their money super-quick.

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

  10. A: Don’t feel it’s wrong to have creative references. It’s fine to pick out a couple of songs that you’d like to emulate. I always have a reference master when I’m mastering, and if in turn, you presented me with a master you love, that’s fine. It helps you stay in your lane, maintain a clear focus and gain confidence.

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

  12. A: I’m most known for metal, but I’ve done many other things. I started in hip hop, and EDM, rock, pop, and country are all in my wheelhouse.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: I have a musical ear, and I never take it for granted.

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

  16. A: I just finished up mixing and mastering a record for The Amity Affliction.

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