Jean-Marc Boulier - SoundWise

Audio Mastering

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I deliver professionally mastered records daily for a living, with high standards in quality control. I am also a musician and audio engineer with a long experience in music production, from arranging for French pop star Sebastien Tellier to mastering Singapore hip hop artist Nikhil Senan's debut album. I have found my true calling in mastering!

Here is an overview of what I will do with your music:

- Listen to it meticulously in my professionally designed room with mastering-grade acoustics, phase-aligned HEDD monitoring and ARC 3 acoustic correction
- If necessary, provide informed feedback on your songs
- Thoroughly check for unwanted noise, glitch or artefact and suggest an appropriate solution
- Listen to provided references or top hits in your genre, and use that as benchmark in my mastering session
- Apply any processing I deem beneficial (and nothing superfluous), using some of the best/latest mastering software such as Shadow Hills, iZotope, AcusticaAudio, MeterPlugs, Brainworx etc.
- Generate quality-checked wav files in both 16bits/44,1kHz and 24bits/native SR

I won't attempt to imprint my own sound to your music or crush its dynamics (unless you explicitly request it), my goal is to preserve your artistic vision while improving your mix when possible. I am very thorough and pay a lot of attention to detail.

Mastering comes with two rounds of revisions so you can request for adjustments if the first attempt isn't completely to your liking. Additional revisions are charged $25 (but are very rarely necessary). Please note that submitting a new mix of the same song is charged as an extra revision, so make it is final before sending it over.

I can't wait to help you finalize you release!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Jean-Marc Boulier
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  • Jean-Marc Boulier
  • Jean-Marc Boulier
  • Revoir
  • Re:sonance
  • Mermaid Syrena
  • Revoir
  • Re:sonance
  • Boomerang
  • Combé So
  • Dominique Le Bars
  • Mermaid Syrena
  • Revoir
  • Various
  • Sébastien Tellier
  • Nikhil Senan
  • Splinter Shard
  • Re:sonance
  • Boomerang
  • Felipe Ispério
  • Combé So
  • Jack Robson
  • Witchella
  • P!lot
  • P!lot
  • Maripili 1er
  • Revoir
  • Zen2muz
  • Star XD

18 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jonathan C.
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    Jean Marc Boulier is amazing. I truly enjoyed his work on my project Heart of Sympathy. He has taken into consideration everything I wanted to achieve in this song. I will definitely be coming back to him for more of my projects.

  2. Review by Marko Fazio
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    Jean-Marc from SoundWise was a pleasure to work with! His mastering work was of the highest quality, and his communication and delivery process was very clear and efficient from beginning to end. I would highly recommend his services.

  3. Review by Dumarais
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    Great sound engineer who take his time to help me with my mixs before his mastering!

  4. Review by John B.
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    It was a pleasure to work on this new album project with Jean Marc.
    Amiable and Professionnal, his expertise led to top quality result.
    He knew how to make evolve the project by his wise advice and gave its definitive touch with top quality mastering.
    Thank you JM

  5. Review by Mkalessin
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    Suite à une première expérience de mastering sur un morceau, j'ai confié le traitement du reste de mon album à Jean-Marc et je suis plus que satisfait du travail effectué !
    Du soin apporté aux masters jusqu'au réponses à chacune de mes questions, Jean-Marc est très professionnel et à l'écoute !

  6. Review by Mkalessin
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    Très bon travail sur le master d'un morceau et également très disponible pour répondre aux différentes questions sur le processus de mastering.

  7. Review by Rémi R.
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    Très bonne compréhension de mes attentes lors d'une demande d'analyse de mix. Le document délivré est complet et précis sur les propositions de correction à appliquer sur chacun des éléments quand nécessaire.

    Je recommande !

  8. Review by Alex A.
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    I was a little bit anxious to entrust a stranger with my own song but I am really happy I took the plunge. Jean-Marc has been super helpful from start to finish and did a really great job in a very small amount of time. I highly recommend his services!

  9. Review by Diya T.
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    I went for a vocal recording session with SoundWise in March 2022, and thoroughly enjoyed it! Jean-Marc was quite professional and well-prepared for my recording session and provided helpful feedback in areas of my song where I was unable to identify the weak spots. The studio is well-equipped and the overall atmosphere was quite welcoming and creative. Would definitely be coming back again!

  10. Review by Jonathan Chua
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    Jean Marc Boulier is my go to choice for mixing and mastering. He has been the recording genius behind my band, Revoir.

    He takes into consideration how the band wants the music to sound. Truly one of the greatest recording masters I've had the pleasure of working with.

  11. Review by Nathan
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    Great Job from Jean-Marc, an accurate mastering !

  12. Review by Alasdair Gorniak
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    Jean-Marc is a brilliant mastering engineer who has gone above and beyond with all the projects I've sent him, to get the release ready. Highly recommended!

  13. Review by JJ
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    Jean-Marc is true PRO. His was able to finalise our recording on time with a superb quality. His skills in mastering are top notch. I highly recommend working with him and this is going to be for me an ongoing collaboration.
    Thank you JM

  14. Review by Zan
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    Working with Jean for a couple of projects has always been hassle-free and a pleasure. He has the ear and technical expertise to get optimal results that both fulfill the artist's personal taste and what the music needs. Jean treats all his clients' music with utmost passion, as if they were his own.

  15. Review by Maxime
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    Really enjoyed to work with Jean-Marc, very reactive and beautiful person, great music and mastering, I’m coming back to you soon 😁

  16. Review by Bruno Dumarais
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    Un super professionnel très éclectique et qui possède une oreille hors norme ! Mes titres sonnent puissants et parfaitement équilibrés sur toutes les fréquences. Je recommande chaudement 👍

  17. Review by Shak
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    Jean-Marc is great to work with, carefully listening and considering our wants and preferences. He does not use a one-size fits all method when mastering, he takes into account what you want and the overall dynamics of the mix itself.

  18. Review by Bastien
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    Jean-Marc est un professionnel soucieux du détail et perfectionniste. Nous avons collaboré sur de nombreux projets, et je suis toujours autant satisfait. Je suis réalisateur vidéo, et d'avoir quelqu'un aussi pointu dans son métier sur lequel je peux conter suis très appréciable. Je recommande vivement SoundWise.

Interview with Jean-Marc Boulier - SoundWise

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

  2. A: Reliability and professionalism

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

  4. A: Quality control, and being able to put expert technical knowledge in the service of music and emotion

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

  6. A: Inquire about what they can do for you and let them know what is important to you, then choose based on their responses.

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

  8. A: I listen to, and work with every music genre.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: My strongest skill is being able to instantly spot the strengths and weaknesses of a song, thanks to my intensive training in critical listening and long experience.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: My studio has been designed and treated based on a professional acoustic study, in order to achieve a reliable mastering environment. I work in the box with the latest and most efficient mastering software. Both hardware and software are constantly updated. I am much more interested in the final result and the emotional impact of the music than in gear and shiny objects.

  13. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  14. A: I am a music lover first and foremost, and I can't think of a genre I won't listen, as long as the artist is talented. Mastering gives me the opportunity to discover new and different music all the time, which is a constant joy to me.

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

  16. A: I am specializing in mastering, however in my 25+ years of experience I have been a songwriter, musician, producer, recording engineer and mixer.

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Terms Of Service

3 revisions included, additional revision $25
Turnaround time typically short but depends on the project and schedule occupancy, rush job available at extra cost
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Gear Highlights
  • Professional acoustic study & treatment
  • HEDD phase-aligned monitoring
  • RME converters
  • high-end digital mastering software
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