Chris Longwood

Mastering Engineer / QC Expert

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I am a Mastering Engineer based out of Houston TX. I have 20 years of experience in the field. My career started at SugarHill Recording Studios- wearing many hats from intern to Chief Staff Engineer, to Mastering Engineer. I also trained under Dave McNair (formerly of Sterling Sound / Masterdisk) learning techniques for vinyl production.

I use a hybrid approach to my mastering. There is a certain sonic element that analog hardware adds to the mastering process that their digital counterparts just can't achieve yet. There are also amazing digital tools that accomplish tasks that can't be done in the analog world.
If you're curious about my mastering process, just send me a message.

I'm a certified Apple Digital Master provider and I will return the following formats to you:
44.1k 16bit WAV - digital distribution and CD
96k 24bit WAV - high res digital distribution
320kbit MP3 - converted from the high res wav

I'm a big believer that everyone gets their instrumental versions mastered. There is more opportunity for licensing/placing your music if you have the instrumental mastered and ready.

Additional alt mixes (clean, extended cut, performance track, etc.) can be mastered for a small fee if received at the same time as the main mix.

For production runs, I can also provide a DDP and/or wavs for lacquer cutting

Making a vinyl record? I have experience cutting lacquers. I know the limitations of the medium and can consult with you on who to use to cut, plate, and press. I can be your quality control man and coordinate with your cutting engineer and pressing plant to review your test cut and press. Even if I didn't master it.

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Chris Longwood
  • Khruangbin
  • Leon Bridges
  • Khruangbin
  • Khruangbin
  • Shinyribs
  • The Wheel Workers
  • Funkadelic
  • The Wheel Workers
  • Walker Lukens
  • Jon Kimura Parker
  • Grandfather Child
  • Something Fierce
  • Something Fierce
  • Something Fierce
  • The Freddie Steady 5
  • The Freddie Steady 5
  • The Freddie Steady 5
  • A Sea Es
  • A Sea Es
  • Nick Gaitan
  • The Umbrella Man
  • Nick Gaitan & the Umbrella Man
  • Nick Gaitan
  • The Umbrella Man
  • Nick Gaitan & the Umbrella Man
  • El Lago
  • Mitch Jacobs
  • Mitch Jacobs
  • Markus Polk
  • Markus Polk
  • John Egan
  • Giulia Millanta
  • Will Van Horn
  • Warlung
  • Eastern Kentucky University Wind Ensemble
  • David Clemmer
Discogs verified credits for Chris Longwood
  • The Freddie Steady 5
  • Tramp's White Lion*
  • The Freddie Steady 5
  • The Mitch Jacobs Band
  • Southern Backtones
  • Something Fierce / Occult Detective Club
  • Walker Lukens
  • Kodama And The Dub Station Band
  • Walker Lukens
  • Tramp's White Lion*
  • Benjamin Wesley
  • Female Demand
  • The Freddie Steady 5
  • The Mitch Jacobs Band
  • Various
  • Roky Moon And Bolt!
  • Something Fierce
  • We Were Wolves
  • Mikey and The Drags
  • The Wheel Workers
  • Two Star Symphony
  • Various
  • Grandfather Child
  • Alaskan, Co-Pilot
  • Something Fierce / Occult Detective Club
  • Walker Lukens
  • Bel-Ami
  • Funkadelic
  • Los Skarnales
  • Say Girl Say
  • Pecos Hank
  • Eimaral Sol
  • Eimaral Sol
  • Eimaral Sol
  • Eimaral Sol
  • Mydolls
  • The Wheel Workers
  • Alex Riddle
  • Raceway (3)
  • Black Kite (2)
  • Eimaral Sol
  • Various
  • A Sundae Drive
  • Flower Graves
  • Only Beast
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Juicy The Emissary
  • Traveller (11)
  • Robert Kuhn (3)
  • Ancient Cat Society
  • El Lago
  • Shinyribs
  • Bayou City Funk
  • Dawn & Dupree
  • Kodama And The Dub Station Band
  • Will Van Horn
  • Eimaral Sol
  • Eimaral Sol
  • Hearts Of Animals
  • Khruangbin
  • Cactus Flowers
  • Eimaral Sol
  • Jake Lloyd (2)
  • Warlung
  • Stephen Sandlin
  • Walker Lukens
  • Walker Lukens
  • Blaggards
  • Velveteen Echo
  • Khruangbin
  • Bizzy Bone
  • Shinyribs
  • Tody Castillo
  • The Suffers
  • Spoon Vs On-U Sound
  • Vieux Farka Touré Et Khruangbin
  • Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
  • Traveller (11)
  • Khruangbin

27 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Oldy J.
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    Another great master from Chris. Great work all around!

  2. Review by Oldy J.
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    Great work as always from chris! Next up is my new album mastered

  3. Review by Q
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    Excellent communication, amazing professionalism and LOVE the final/first version that Chris sent (no revisions)! Understood what I wanted, did his thing and I'm very pleased - quick turnaround too. Thank you Chris 🙏🏻

  4. Review by Esther G.
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    Chris is great! Always responds super quick and delivers great quality records every time! Definitely recommend and will keep working with him in the future.

  5. Review by Oldy J.
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    Always a pleasure working with chris! Great masters all around. I'm beyond happy with my album! Chris made it sound even better! and he takes the time to make sure you're happy as a client! highly recommend Chris for your next project!

  6. Review by Surveen
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    Amazing experience. Chris really took the time to understand all my notes and he did several revisions until we got to exactly where I wanted to be, which I HUGELY appreciate. He went above and beyond. Thank you Chris!

  7. Review by Cristopher G.
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    Timely turnover and awesome work as usual. Highly recommend

  8. Review by Oldy J.
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    Another Great Master from Chris! Going to get a full album mastered by him next!

  9. Review by Cristopher G.
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    Chris Longwood did an excellent job with the master and was very easy to work with! Great communication and reliable turnaround.

  10. Review by Mikha
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    A1 Engineer, Chris took the time to go back and forward with me on any request and adjustments I had. I’m looking forward to working again with him soon.

  11. Review by Garrett M.
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    Chris did an amazing job. He was super receptive to our initial ideas and had a grasp of the vibe we were going for right away. He was also very gracious in helping out with a number of changes/iterations for a few of the tracks. The finals sound amazing. We'll definitely be working with Chris again.

  12. Review by Mikha
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    Chris is a man of his word, he works with you till you are satisfied with the quality of sound. I highly recommend!

  13. Review by Oldy J.
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    Honestly this dude is AMAZING! He is very thorough in his responses and detailed. You can literally feel the genuine soul coming threw from the messages. He is very fair, understanding, and knowledgeable in what he's doing. He makes good suggestions, he can take criticism, and most importantly he can take direction very well. After my experience with him I would highlight recommend this dude to anyone man not only for his talent a& skills but #1 for just the genuine soul that comes from this guy

  14. Review by Esther G.
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    Delivered great quality mastered track and did exactly what I wanted with the 808s. I love the track!

  15. Review by Theresa R.
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    It was great to work with Chris! He’s very communicative and professional. He finished mastering our EP in a super timely manner and his work on it sounds amazing.

  16. Review by Mark G.
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    Incredible mastering engineer. I was connected to Chris via my mixing engineer, and I couldn't be happier with the work he did, especially in such a quick turnaround (1 week)! My track sounds considerably fuller and brighter and couldn't have asked for a better product. Job well done!!!

  17. Review by Only B.
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    Chris Longwood is a master of his craft. He mastered our previous album, and we didn't even consider anyone else for our current project. He really cares about the music he's working on, and he is sincerely invested in making sure that your distinct, intended sound shines through. He is able to intuit what it is you want, and then deliver beyond expectations. He works quickly and is very professional. Couldn't ask for more.

  18. Review by Wendy J.
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    Chris is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with!

  19. Review by Stephen S.
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    Chris was wonderful to work with. Extremely professional, offered sound advice throughout the process, with great communication. I would happily work with, again.

  20. Review by Trish Cramblet
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    Chris is the best, simply put. Professional, courteous and really good at what he does. He's mastered both my albums and I'll have him take care of the next one. This is your guy!

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Terms Of Service

I offer two revisions, usually my projects never go that far. I am committed to making sure you are 100% happy with the final. 7-10 day turnaround. Rush service available.

Gear Highlights
  • Dangerous Mastering Console
  • Pristine Conversion w/ Forssell MADA-2a
  • Custom analog hardware designed by Igor Kapelevich inspired by
  • SSL G Comp
  • Neve 33609
  • Pultec EQ
  • Custom tube line amp
  • Avedis E27 pair
  • Crane Song Avocet
  • Genelec 1037
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