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!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

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

33 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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

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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!!! :)

  9. 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.

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

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

  12. Review by Steve M.
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    My dense, complex track sounds great. Machine replies quickly, has no problem with giving and taking feedback, and does good work quickly.

  13. Review by Gainz Albert
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    Machine provides young artists with access top notch mastering services/mix feedback and is a wealth of knowledge. We will continue to rely upon his services for that oh so important last piece of the production process.

  14. Review by Gainz Albert
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    Machine has met/exceeded expectations at every point in the process. From mix consulting to delivering a loud punchy master without any noticeable artifacts/distortion, he is the ultimate professional. He really cares about his clients and their music and has the years of experience needed to properly put the finishing touches on your song. Highly recommended.

  15. Review by Vinh D.
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    Great mastering work and fast turnaround time! We're super happy with it. I didn't realize Machine worked on some of my favorite mixes. Looking forward to the next project.

  16. Review by Stuart B.
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    Machine is awesome! Super helpful with quick responses, answering questions and even giving tips about how I could improve my mixes. And the final master sounds insane! Will definitely work with him again

  17. Review by Ry F.
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    Machine is a MACHINE! He understood exactly what we we were looking for in the master and delivered a hard hitting punchy master that stands up to the best! He was super fast at delivering and a plesure to work with. Will definitely be coming back for more.🤘

  18. Review by Joe A.
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    Amazing Work! Totally rocking... it was like night and day... He was down to earth, friendly and professional. I will use him again for sure.

  19. Review by Jeremy K.
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    He did an amazing job on the master without even needing a revision and he turned it around for me in just one day. Extremely pleased all around!

  20. Review by Sanny Veloo
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    Was so good to find Machine on SoundBetter! He mastered my track in just under 2 days so quick and it sounded LOUD and Clear and he even made some tweaks to bring added bits in the song out which felt a little buried! Highly recommended mastering engineer and super cool dude and very easy going guy to work with :)

  21. Review by Oscar R.
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    Lives up to his previous reviews. Fast, professional and responsive. Will use again!

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

  23. 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

  24. 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!

  25. Review by Frank C.
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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.

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. Review by Robert N.
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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!

  31. 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 !

  32. 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

  33. 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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