Killer Mastering, Worldwide // www.nagasakisound.com Professional mastering engineer Steve Nagasaki specializes in all things rock, metal and punk. We're certified by Apple for MFiT (Mastered for iTunes), have great communication with clients, and fast turnaround. Our quality is outstanding: listen to the demo and throw your horns up. \m/

We provide independent artists and labels with personal, professional mastering services at affordable prices. Mastering engineer Steve Nagasaki specializes in modern genres, including all things rock, electronic, and pop. // DDPi, Mastered For iTunes, Vinyl, Fast & Secure Digital Delivery. Instant online payment via PayPal.

Steve Nagasaki has over 15 years professional experience delivering exacting custom audio projects and production to clients both big and small, with 5 years as a mastering engineer. From the largest corporations like Microsoft and Beatport, to unsigned indie bands, discerning clients trust us for outstanding quality, great service, and complete professionalism.

In addition to the full spectrum of mastering services for all format destinations (vinyl, CD, WAV, web, video, iTunes, etc), we also offer: sound design, editing, production, restoration, conversion, and more. Contact us with your special needs.

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My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Tyler Acoustics
  • Lynx Hilo
  • Dangerous Music
  • Thermionic Culture
  • Maselec
  • Manley
  • API
  • Maag
  • Avalon
  • Vertigo Sound

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Revisions: 2-3 per song.
Turnaround: single = 3 business days, ep/album = 5 business days.
Contact for pricing of DDP, MFiT, remixes, alternate mixes, special projects.

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Interview with Nagasaki Sound Mastering

What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have an especially unique background as a professional in broadcast & music production, game sound design, sfx production library creation and management, and multimedia content creation.
How would you describe your style?
I adapt to the goals and vision of the artist. As such, I don't seek to impose a certain sound. However, many clients choose me because they've heard my work prior and were impressed by the clarity and retention of transient details while still imparting a nice analog vibe. I'm particularly good at reaching a competitive level in the cleanest, clearest, most dynamic way possible while respecting the original intentions of the mix and doing no harm.
What do you bring to a song?
15 years experience in professional audio and music production, with 5 as a mastering engineer. I intimately know the genres I work with and the pocket a master needs to sit in comfortably to be competitive.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Analog or digital and why?
Both.
What do you like most about your job?
Meeting cool people from around the world, helping developing artists, and rocking out all day long!
Tell us about your studio setup.
Centered around custom Tyler Acoustics Decade monitors, Dangerous Music routing and monitor control, and Lynx Hilo conversion. Hybrid digital / analog studio offering both warmth and precision. Mastering console, acoustic treatment and studio furniture all designed, hand-built, and installed by Steve Nagasaki.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Choose a mastering engineer that's passionate about your music and genre.
Can you share one music production tip?
Clean up the low end and define the kick.
What type of music do you usually work on?
All things rock, metal, punk, alternative, and some electronic.
What's your strongest skill?
Golden ears and attention to detail.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Bob Rock, Terry Date, Trent Reznor, Rick Rubin, Jack Dangers, Liam Howlett, Dave Pensado, Devin Townsend, Til Lindermann
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mastering Albums, EP's, and singles for modern artists in rock, metal, punk, and alternative genres. Music is my life, and that comes across to my clients.