Todd Tobias

Mastering Engineer

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Todd Tobias is a mastering engineer in the rock, acoustic, ambient, singer-songwriter, experimental, jazz and classical genres. Todd began his career making records with indie rock pioneers Guided by Voices in 2001.

Highly affordable MASTERING services, ideal for the home-recording musician:
- $10 per song (for 2 or more songs) for standard mastering.
- $15 per song (for 2 or more songs) for mastering with analog tape transfer. A tape transfer can glue things together in a subtle way if you believe your mixes might benefit from that treatment.
- $25 per song (for 2 or more songs) for 2-stem mastering (music and vocals mastered separately for greater control over the sound of each). This requires separate music-only and vocal-only mix files for each track).

For a SINGLE SONG, mastering is $20/ $25/ $30 respectively for each service.
For podcast editing, the charge is $0.75 per minute of RAW audio.

I will provide the artist with 1) individual WAV data files for all mastered songs (ready for upload to bandcamp, soundcloud, etc.) AND if needed: 2) a DDP file or physical production audio master disc for CD, cassette or vinyl LP manufacturing.

I will apply Equalization, compression and limiting among other tools, edit to your specifications and normalize the volumes across the board for all of your songs.

What you provide: a mix file for each song (.wav or .aiff format) with no dynamics processing applied (no compression or limiting - that's my job)
Thanks!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Todd Tobias
  • Von Hayes
  • Circus Devils
  • Circus Devils
  • Circus Devils
  • Robert Pollard
  • Robert Pollard
  • Robert Pollard
  • Robert Pollard
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  • Ricked Wicky
  • Ricked Wicky
  • Circus Devils
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  • Guided by Voices
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  • Circus Devils
  • Robert Pollard
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  • Circus Devils
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  • Guided by Voices
  • Robert Pollard
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  • Todd Tobias
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  • Guided by Voices
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  • Circus Devils
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  • Robert Pollard
  • Robert Pollard
  • Robert Pollard
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  • The Library Is on Fire
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  • Circus Devils
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  • Guided by Voices
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  • Clouds Forming Crowns
  • Robert Pollard
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  • Clouds Forming Crowns
  • Robert Pollard
  • The Moping Swans
  • Circus Devils
  • Robert Pollard
  • Clouds Forming Crowns
  • Clouds Forming Crowns
  • Brian Lisik
  • Nassau (6)
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  • Psycho And The Birds
  • Robert Pollard
  • Psycho And The Birds
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  • The Takeovers
  • Robert Pollard
  • Various
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  • Clouds Forming Crowns
  • Coffinberry
  • Circus Devils
  • The Takeovers
  • Robert Pollard
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  • The Library Is On Fire
  • Clouds Forming Crowns
  • The Takeovers
  • Robert Pollard
  • Psycho And The Birds
  • Robert Pollard
  • Robert Pollard
  • Circus Devils
  • Boston Spaceships
  • Guided By Voices
  • Cosmos (14)
  • Circus Devils
  • Boston Spaceships
  • Boston Spaceships
  • Robert Pollard
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  • Robert Pollard
  • Graham Repulski
  • The Flower Machine
  • Brother Earth
  • Clouds Forming Crowns
  • Circus Devils
  • The Library Is On Fire
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  • Robert Pollard
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  • Graham Repulski
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  • Brother Earth
  • Clouds Forming Crowns
  • Bicentennial Bear
  • Boston Spaceships
  • Robert Pollard
  • Graham Repulski
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  • Mars Classroom
  • Circus Devils
  • The No Real Need
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  • Robert Pollard
  • Guided By Voices
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131 Reviews - 37 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Sins R.
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    Todd offers outstanding mastering for very affordable price, great communications and delivery in a timely manner, highly recommend.

  2. Review by Matt A.
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    Todd Tobias has mastered several of my albums and always does a great job. Highly recommended!

  3. Review by Dave C.
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    Todd has been a joy to work with. He delivered above and beyond my expectations. Don't be fooled by the budget-friendly rates. Todd achieves a very high-quality sound. I look forward to working with him again in the near future!

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    An erudite. A+

  5. Review by Rob B.
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    Todd is very responsive and very good at what he does. Highly endorse!

  6. Review by Robert D.
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    Todd is awesome! He works quickly and was able to problem solve an issue that I had with the mixes. Highly recommended!

  7. Review by Adam L.
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    Todd is a legend! Made our mixes sound much fuller and robust. Would recommend anyone to work with him without hesitation.

  8. Review by Kevin C.
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    Working with Todd was easy & smooth & everything sounds great! I will definitely work with him in the future.

  9. Review by steven n.
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    Can't recommend enough. Todd does excellent work at very affordable prices. I have always been extremely pleased with the results.

  10. Review by Zach K.
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    Have used Todd's services twice now and will be doing so again in future, absolutely delighted!

  11. Review by ירון ב.
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    Did a very good job. Tried to be helpful in everyway possible

  12. Review by Kaio A.
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    Always great to work with Todd Tobias. Already the second time me and my band choosen his services, and he is always very friendly, knows exactly what to do with each song, works quick and efficiently. Great guy, absolutely recommend his work on mastering!

  13. Review by Alex G.
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    Todd was very fast, responsive, and helpful! He was open to feedback and got back to me very quick with a second round of masters, which I loved. He even included a third round (unprompted!) just to make sure I had all the options I could possibly need. I would absolutely work with him again!

  14. Review by steven n.
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    Extremely professional & the results came out great! I strongly suggest paying extra for the tape bounce. It really makes a difference

  15. Review by Yaron
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    Did a great professional job. Exactly what I needed and more!

  16. Review by Zach K.
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    Unbelievably happy with my masters from Todd; better results than engineers ten times the price! Will certainly be coming back again

  17. Review by Sebastian R.
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    Awesome as always

  18. Review by Sebastian R.
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    He knows what he's doing. A master in his field.

  19. Review by danko007
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    Excellent work, I will definitely work with him again.

  20. Review by Sujith R.
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    Todd is a Very good Mastering Engineer. His turn around time is very quick. He understands the need and delivers best results. I highly recommend him.

  21. Review by Sujith R.
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    Todd is an Excellent Mastering engineer. He has great skills to get the songs to the best possible level at very reasonable price. You get amazing output quality. This is the second time I am working with him. Surely continue to work with him again.

  22. Review by A P.
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    Easy to work with and rapid response time!!

  23. Review by wayne
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    All round superb service.

  24. Review by anandshah015
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    Todd mastered our live album. Quick turnaround, very responsive to feedback and requests, and delivered great sounding tracks.

  25. Review by A P.
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    Todd is great to work with!
    Very accomodating and skilled.
    Highly recommended.

  26. Review by Saiful Idris
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    Had Todd master a 6-track EP and he did a fantastic job. It's pretty unbelievable that he's charging as little as he does but that is no way reflective of the quality of the work done. Really appreciate his receptiveness and adaptiveness to feedback too. Definitely recommended.

  27. Review by George
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    Todd helps me to finish my tracks. Now tracks sounds great. Thank you for you work Todd.

  28. Review by Andrew H.
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    Todd was great to work with as always, he really brought to life songs that I was struggling with. Looking forward to working with him again!

  29. Review by James B.
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    FANTASTIC experience. Todd is a highly talented Mastering engineer with professional and patient manner. I am extremely pleased with the Mastered tracks received and highly recommend the 'Tape' Mastering option!

  30. Review by Simon G.
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    Very professional, responded sagely to feedback and was flexible with specific requests. Clear communication, speedy turnaround and good end product -can recommend and will use again myself.

  31. Review by Andrew H.
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    Todd works fast and efficiently and really made my songs sound as full as I hoped they could be. He's very reliable and great to work with!

  32. Review by George
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    Todd is professional of mastering. He did complicated job. Todd understand what need to make sound better for each sound record. Now my tracks sound great. They have new colors in sound. Tracks ready for distribution.

  33. Review by Jason P.
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    This is my second time working with Todd and I see absolutely no reason to get mastering done by anyone else. He's the best!

  34. Review by James B.
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    Fantastic experience. Truly professional manner and service. Turnaround was far quicker than I had expected and the mastered tracks sounded great, full of warmth and clarity.

  35. Review by Agustin M.
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    Really good Job!

  36. Review by Chris T.
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    I always the best work from Todd.

  37. Review by Chris T.
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    Todd always does an outstanding job, and I'm amazed at how quick his turnaround time is for such high quality work!

  38. Review by Gabe
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    👍

  39. Review by Mark L.
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    Todd did excellent work. He was ahead of schedule and he answered all our requests courteously and meticulously.

  40. Review by Justin J.
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    Todd was phenomenally easy to work with, delivered masters earlier than the expected turnaround and patiently answered every question I had during the process. My music has never sounded so good. A true magician.

  41. Review by Matt A.
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    Working with Todd Tobias is always an excellent experience. He works quickly and I am always happy with the results. I will definitely work with him again.

  42. Review by Patrick F.
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    Great-sounding masters, clear communication, concern for the artist’s vision, and willingness to revise until the right sound is attained. We are so glad we found Todd, and will use him again for future projects.

  43. Review by John H.
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    Awesome job and very easy to work with, recommend Todd 1 million percent.

  44. Review by Bradley D.
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    Todd is a legend that has been involved with a pretty significant part of my LP collection. He works quickly with great results. Communication was a breeze and the prices are below what I consider reasonable. I will be back for sure!

  45. Review by Evan S.
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    Amazing experience.

  46. Review by pablo p.
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    Excellent work!!

  47. Review by Angus G.
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    Todd is brilliant! Great communication and attention to detail and most of all, great sounding masters.

  48. Review by Chris T.
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    What a privilege to have Todd available to master my songs! He does such a great job, and is extremely easy to communicate with. His experience really shows up in his wonderful work.

  49. Review by Charlie D.
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    Todd is great! Very communicative, quick, and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

  50. Review by Frederik D.
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    Very satisfied of the mastering service of Todd: great communication, quick service, low price but very high quality. We will work again with him in the future.

  51. Review by Travis S.
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    Once again, Todd came through.. very quick, sounds great. Thanks Todd

  52. Review by Sujith R.
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    Super Fast Turn out!...Very friendly to deal.!

  53. Review by Alfie G.
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    Excellent price, great sounding results. The master was finished quickly and i couldnt be happier!

  54. Review by ΣκΡ
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    Great quality services that comes from a philanthrope if we consider the pricing.

  55. Review by Alessandro
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    He know what he does, recommended!

  56. Review by Shoshana Klein
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    Todd was very friendly and very straightforward with what he wanted, the job was simple and fun to play!

  57. Review by Callum Bishop
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    Quick and great results once again!

  58. Review by Chris T.
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    Todd's work is top notch, and an absolute bargain. He's also very friendly and communicative. Plus, he turned the job around super, super quickly!

  59. Review by Jack Y.
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    Todd exceeded our expectations. We were sent several different master versions to help us arrive at something great. He answered questions and listened to feedback like a pro. Don't be fooled by his low rates, the quality he delivers is worth much more. Would recommend, and will consider returning in the future, thanks Todd!

  60. Review by Connor M.
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    He did an amazing job for my latest track as well as 2 before

  61. Review by Jason P.
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Todd. Will definitely have him work on future projects.

  62. Review by wayne
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    An absolutely brilliant job.

  63. Review by John G.
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    I was very happy with the work Todd did on my song and look forward to doing business with him.

  64. Review by Andrew H.
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    Extremely fast turnaround time and all my songs sounded amazing! Such a straightforward and great experience with Todd

  65. Review by Ivan M.
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    Fast, good and accommodating.

  66. Review by Craig R.
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    Great working with Todd. Fast turnaround and was very helpful in helping us determine whether we wanted a standard vs. a tape master.

  67. Review by Mat C.
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    I sent some rough demos to Todd and turned them into phenomenal-sounding recordings! I'm thoroughly impressed with Todd's Masters of my songs and will certainly be coming back to him with more songs in future.

    Todd was also extremely patient and answered all of my questions about the process. He went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied.

    I recommend Todd's analog tape transfer mastering service and will be back for the same service in future.

  68. Review by Andy S.
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    Awesome working with Todd, clear and straightforward communication as well! So happy with the final product.

  69. Review by Chris T.
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    Todd's mastering work sounds great and is budget friendly. Turnaround time was super quick. He's a pro!

  70. Review by Daniel S.
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    Todd gets a great sound with a quick turnaround - highly recommended!

  71. Review by Gavin P.
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    Todd did a great job with my track. He was flexible, responsive, and quick. Definitely recommend, I'll be back for more.

  72. Review by Carl L.
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    Todd is a mastering maven, and works fast, too - at no detriment to the final product. He not only helped me normalize and congeal the sonic characteristics of my album, but offered friendly advice and knowledge from past experience along the way. Take it from me and the many other positive reviews here, what you're getting when working with Todd - and for a price that can't be beat - is nothing short of spectacular. My most dear and humble thanks!

  73. Review by Mike v.
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    Great communication and even better end product. Loved the tracks Todd mastered for my band. He works fast too! Would definitely love to work with Todd again in the future. Thank you!

  74. Review by Laszlo J.
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    Todd has just done it again, way more surpassing my expectations and really (really) walking the extra miles for this mastering!

    He has good advices and very communicative, too.

    Highly recommended!

  75. Review by Gustavo G.
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    Todd did a great job, working fast and taking time to review tracks and explain technical issues regarding the mastering process. Very happy with his delivery.

  76. Review by Adrien F.
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    This is the second time I hire Todd to work on the mastering of my songs. He really went the extra mile to ensure he delivered the best result and I absolutely love what he did. Would highly recommend !

  77. Review by Simon
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    Todd was super efficient and helped clean up what were admittedly some pretty rough live recordings. And you just can't beat that price.

  78. Review by Matt A.
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    Todd Tobias has now mastered four of my albums. He works quickly and always does a great job! Highly recommended.

  79. Review by pablo p.
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    Always a great and fast job!

  80. Review by Adrien F.
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    Very good experience. Todd was very fast with his replies and with the job, I sent 2 songs yesterday and have them mastered today, with one revision.

  81. Review by Travis S.
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    Todd is a nice guy and I am very happy with my tape masters. Fast too!

  82. Review by wayne
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    Excellent all round service.

  83. Review by pablo p.
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    Todd realizó un excelente trabajo!! Lo recomendaría a cualquiera!

  84. Review by colin b.
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    nice guy, best work possible...

  85. Review by Geusseppe G.
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    Spectacular job. Very kind and patient with my needs. I'm fully satisfied with the final result as it gave a professional touch to my job. I totally recommend Todd and I hope I'll work with him again in the near future.

  86. Review by Alexandre L.
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    Having my project mastered by Todd was an excellent experience! Great communication and amazing fast delivery of a high quality master. I am very happy with the result and I would certainly recommend Todd's mastering services and ears!

  87. Review by Callum Bishop
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    Provided excellent results, with quick reply and project completion. Thanks!

  88. Review by Arthur V.
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    just perfect <3

  89. Review by colin b.
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    nice work, best possible

  90. Review by Willian M.
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    Todd's done a great job on my track and was very helpful and clear throughout the process. I'll definitely keep working with him.

  91. Review by Brian R.
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    Tood will bridge the gap between your home studio project and the music you hear on the radio! Throughout the process he was friendly, and was willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything was sounding as good as it could be! He will be my go to for all my future projects.

  92. Review by Dan Barracuda
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    Todd did excellent work, was very communicative and quick! I highly recommend him!

  93. Review by Joe V.
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    Todd was very helpful providing guidance when I had questions and was very patient. The final output was great and looking forward to working with him again.

  94. Review by Angus G.
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    Awesome! Tracks sound great and Todd got them back within 24 hours. Highly recommend!

  95. Review by Dustin D.
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    Fast and friendly. I got a 5 track ep done in just a few 2-3 days and when i needed the bit rate changed he was more than happy to help and got them back in 1-2 days. Very good for the price if you can't spend a ton on your project

  96. Review by Afshon O.
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    Very quick turnaround. Great communication.

  97. Review by Connor M.
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    Great guy to work with. A great price and great quality for said price. His customer service is really good too

  98. Review by Ray G.
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    Todd does a great job mastering making dynamic tracks with increasing volume and giving your song the bump it needs. Thanks Todd! Will definitely return.

  99. Review by Ryan
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    Todd comes through every time with great mastering. works fast no, BS. nice guy.

  100. Review by Chris T.
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    Super quick turnaround

  101. Review by Matt A.
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    Todd has mastered three of my albums, and he always does a great job! It was a pleasure working with him again.

  102. Review by TJ T.
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    Incredible sounding work, fast delivery.

  103. Review by Alessandro B.
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    It was a pleasure working with Todd.
    He’s very professional, great communication and flexibility.
    And obviously the result is great.
    Looking forward to working with him again in the future!

  104. Review by Than R.
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    Todd was great to work with and very patient through some delays and requests we had. The final tracks sounded great and at a very low cost. Highly recommended!

  105. Review by Michael B.
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    This is my second project with Todd and once again he did great work. The songs sound really good and his turnaround time was speedy. Recommended!

  106. Review by Brian H.
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    Great job! Working with Todd was a pleasure. Will definitely use again.

  107. Review by Mikko G.
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    Great production. It was a pleasure working with Todd. Highly recommended!

  108. Review by Christopher D.
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    Great masters, great price, quick turnaround. Couldn’t be happier.

  109. Review by Greg S.
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    Very fast, great results and more than reasonable rates. Would not hesitate to contract him again.

  110. Review by Laszlo J.
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    It was a great surprise and a pleasure to work with Todd who literally made my old songs alive after remastering them.
    He is a good communicator and it was easy to work with and answered all related or less related questions, besides, he did everything in a timely manner.

    I'll definately work with him in the future!

  111. Review by Thomas Y.
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    Todd's mastering really gave my songs life! His communication through the process was amazing, and he was very easy to work with! Another fantastic job!

  112. Review by Adam C.
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    Best mastering experience I've ever had. Todd is quick to respond, personable, and very clear/concise in terms of answering questions and letting you know what is needed. He has a great ear and applied just the kind of treatment to the tracks that I've paid much more for in the past but could never get. Outstanding quality and service - thanks Todd!

  113. Review by Eric B.
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    For anyone needing mastering in the genres mentioned, choosing Todd Tobias as your engineer should be a very easy decision to make. Every song on my project came back sounding more glued together, yet I am able to make out new details that weren't apparent on my original mixes. It's how I envisioned my music would sound if the production was given a big boost. I will definitely use Todd again for my future mastering needs.

  114. Review by Ryan
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    Todd Rules. Easy going, gets the job done quickly. Sounds great.

  115. Review by Jackson F.
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    Great job, great guy, will hire again

  116. Review by Matthew C.
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    Prompt communication, excellent work quickly done, a more than affordable price. The best value in rock.

  117. Review by Danny O.
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    Really quick turnover with great results. I made a few uploading blunders at first, which he was patient with and, most importantly, the tracks sounded fantastic.

  118. Review by Ruy J.
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    Todd was very fast and delivered the right results for our work! I definitely recommend his tape mastering service!!

  119. Review by Thomas Y.
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    Todd brought out the best of my mixes into really powerful masters. He communicated well throughout the project, and he delivered high quality with a fast turn around. I will work with him again and again!

  120. Review by Andrés J.
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    Great master, fast completion!

  121. Review by Paul B.
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    Working with Todd was an absolute pleasure. He read my notes, delivered high quality masters with clear communication throughout the entire process. I would not hesitate to work with him on future projects. Thank you, Todd!

  122. Review by Matt A.
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    It was great working with Todd Tobias again! My mastered tracks sound great, and were completed very quickly. Highly recommended!

  123. Review by Ryan
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    Todd Rules. Straight shooter, reliable. Will continue to use him for my mastering needs.

  124. Review by Martin S.
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    Todd did a great job, it sounds great, he was fast and for a low price. What more can you ask for? Thank you!

  125. Review by Jonathon L.
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    Todd did a fantastic job mastering our album. The tape transfer process he uses added a real warmth to our recordings.
    His prices represent ridiculously fantastic value, we will definitely be using his services again and would highly recommend him.

  126. Review by Michael B.
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    Been a long time fan of Todd's work with Circus Devils and Robert Pollard. Stoked to have had him work on my project. The results came out great!

  127. Review by Ryan
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    Todd is responsive, straightforward and made our recordings sound great. Quality work, quick turnaround and we will definitely use him again.

  128. Review by Matt A.
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    It was great working with Todd Tobias! He was very responsive, helpful, and our tracks sound great. I would recommend him, and will definitely work with him again in the future.

  129. Review by Justin S.
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    Todd was great to work with! He was fast and did a great job.

  130. Review by Xa
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    I had an absolutely perfect experience with Todd. I very highly recommend him and I hope to have the opportunity to have my songs mastered by him again in the future.

  131. Review by Liam D.
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    Had the track done in a couple of days. Cleaned it up and made my amateur mix sound a lot more professional. Didn't need any revisions

Interview with Todd Tobias

  1. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  2. A: #1) PLEASE don't apply compression and limiting to your mixes with the aim of making them loud. it's best to leave plenty of headroom when you print your mixes (keep them on the quiet side). I can make things loud on my end. When I get a mix file that's already been pushed up against a limiter (for loudness), the frequencies are smeared in a way that make it difficult for me to make EQ adjustments. #2) Try your best to keep the bass drum and bass guitar in balance with each other when you prepare your mixes. I often hear recordings where the bass guitar overwhelms the bass drum, and it's not possible to pull out the bass drum and make it 'thump' properly without also pushing up the bass guitar. Happy mixing!

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: For those who can pay more, I offer mastering with separated vocal / instrumental sources. This allows me to focus on the music by itself, and the vocal by itself before combining them together again. Often an adjustment made to the music will affect the vocal in an unfortunate way, or vice-versa. All I need from the client is a music-only mix and a vocal-only mix for each song.

  5. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  6. A: What is the benefit of a tape transfer? Transferring your mixes to tape adds slight tape compression and tape distortion - things difficult to replicate digitally. The difference in sound can be very subtle. Some people wonder if there is any real difference. In general I think tape can give a song more body and add presence. Again, it's not a drastic change. If you are happy with your mixes as they are, it might be best to go with standard mastering. But if your songs are digital and home-recorded, you might want to give a tape transfer a try.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: Some clients believe the mastering guy can somehow erase mistakes made in mixing. Getting the best mix possible is important before mastering. A request like "please bring out the vocal and the snare drum and the guitar" is a mixing request, not a mastering request.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: What is your preference regarding dynamics? (squashed and loud, or quieter with room to breathe?) Often I try to strike a balance between the two. Also, when the project is an album or EP, I will ask, will you be sending your project to a CD or vinyl manufacturer? In that case I will provide what the manufacturer needs in the form of a DDP file (for CDs) or .wav files for album sides (vinyl).

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

  12. A: I am here for the DIY artist who does a lot of their own recording and mixing and wishes to optimize the quality of their recordings. I am also here for artists who've done their recording at a studio but do not want to spend loads of money for a result that can be achieved by me for less. Often high-end services are not required to achieve a positive result. Granted, if you have spent loads of money at a studio to record your songs, then you will probably not want to hire the "budget mastering guy." This title does not imply that I do budget-quality work (See the reviews). I tune my ears closely to each individual track, and never use pre-sets or filters. There are some very pricey tools used by high-end mastering engineers that I simply cannot afford. Is the difference in the quality of mastering proportional to the difference in cost? Decidedly not. It's all about the person you hire to do your work.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Both

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I began as a musician and learned sound engineering as a necessity. Later on I took up mastering the albums I produced after learning from my master, Chris Keffer.

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

  18. A: rock, acoustic, heavy rock, ambient, lo-fi, instrumental, folk, singer-songwriter, or anything home-recorded

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

  20. A: I master anything from rough, lo-fi rock to clean, acoustic music.

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Circus Devils/Girl In Space

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Turn-around time: 4 days

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Mastering at $10 per song (tape transfer $15 per song)* *This price is for 2 or more songs.