Machine (The Producer)

Grammy-nominated Mastering

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12 Reviews (12 Verified)
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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!

Send me a note 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

12 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Robert N.
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    A pleasure working with Machine again! True pro! Quick and awesome result for a fair price!

  2. Review by 4a28kwo2vsul3v0n6zp0mbleh
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    No need to write anything more! Machine is a legend! \m/
    Its and honor to work with him

  3. Review by Blake M.
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    Machine did a great job. Incredibly fast turnaround on his part. Master came back bright and loud and matched the reference songs we provided. Machine took our song to the next level and I would definitely work with him again!

  4. Review by Frank Caputo
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    Amazing! Boosted my track to where it needed to be. Machine is a legend and an attentive professional in the business. I really appreciated his hard work.

  5. Review by Nathan C.
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    Have always wanted to work with someone like Machine, super helpful, fast to respond and a great sound. Super happy with the results. Will definitely use again for mastering

  6. Review by Nik G.
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    Great working with Machine, gave me very helpful feedback on my mix before mastering. Worked on multiple revisions of my tracks, and got back to me quickly with any questions I had or changes I wanted.

  7. Review by Nathaniel W.
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    A complete professional, so easy to work with and such fantastic results. I cant wait to bring my next album to Machine as well.

  8. Review by Nathaniel W.
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    Both the experience and results were a pleasure. Im very excited to work with Machine again couldn't recommend him highly enough!

  9. Review by Deeder
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    Machine did a great work with the mastering on my mix. He was very quick and the result was amazing.
    Easy to work with and seems like a very nice guy that you can trust. He really knew what to do with track right away.
    I highly recommend Machine!

  10. Review by Giorgos K.
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    Machine is very polite and professional . He was so fast in delivering the master ,you could say he is a Machine . Thanks for the kind words and feedback !

  11. Review by Steve
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    Machine did an amazing job mastering my track. The master he delivered was top quality. Dynamics, volume and the overall EQ were perfect. He's worked on some incredible albums over the years so I knew i was going to be in good hands. Super easy to work with and very quick turn around time. Highly recommended working with him

  12. Review by Chad S.
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    Machine did an amazing job with the master. Not only was he incredibly fast, but he was very helpful during the process of preparing the mix for the master. I highly recommend Machine if you're looking for a high quality master with a quick turnaround.

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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