Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I did a master for a group called Millesim. that song reached over 294K plays, i enjoyed working on that project.
What are you working on at the moment?
Mixing an Acoustic EP.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Analog for character,warmth,flavour. Digital for surgical,clarity,precision.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To deliver Ultra quality.
What do you like most about your job?
Hearing the good feedback from clients.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you master it for free = No sorry.
Can you make it sound exactly like (this track) = I can try to get it close but nothing is ever the same.
Can you remove distortion from this track? = No i can't, once distortion is on the track i cannot undo it.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Mastering will fix all problems with the track. Not true.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Are you sure you are at the final stages for mixing/mastering?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
We always give a High end quality, but still keep it affordable.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Prism orpheus, Avalon 747, Maselec Mpl-2, SSL G compressor, Macbook pro.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
To become a GREAT engineer...7 years later... still doing it.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Chris brown or George ezra because their voices are unique.
Can you share one music production tip?
Buy good equipment you can rely on, Don't buy cheap and nasty.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Anything from EDM in general, to classical,soundtracks,pop,jazz. But at Ultra Mastering we mix and master ALL genres.
What's your strongest skill?
My ears, being able to hear what others don't.
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
Receive the track, listen to it about 10 times and write down what i think it needs, then get to work.
Tell us about your studio setup.
At ultra mastering we use:
Avalon 747 tube compressors
SSL G compressors
Maselec Mpl-2 limiter
Monitors by Focal / Avantone
Plugins by Waves / UAD
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Sound designers inspire me.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and Mastering.