Top quality Mastering in every aspect of the process. I specialize in exceeding my clients expectations, providing professional service and consistency my clients can rely on.
Quality, professional, and reliable service. All my clients are extremely important to me and making their music the best it can be and ready for it's listeners is my top priority. All processing is based on what is objectively the best decisions for that particular project. There is no generic processing here. Everything from the file/audio specifics to the clients requests and comments are taken into effect very carefully to provide the best possible outcome for their project. Feel free to send me a message if you have a questions.
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Interview with Blake Cranford
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like a healthy mixture of both. I master mainly in the box now but I plan on always continuing to build an analog chain in my studio.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: for mastering?? KH310s, Lynx Aurora, Maselec MEA2, SSL Bus compressor, Kush Clariphonic.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: lots of different types. singer/song writer, folk, pop, country, indie rock, rock, I work with many genres.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Hearing what is objectively going on in the song sonically and dynamically and knowing what processing to use to correct or enhance it to sound the best it can be.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work with you to ensure a great final master for your project. No matter if it is a mix issue or something that can be addressed in the Mastering process I will work with you to get the best possible result for your project and I will go above and beyond to ensure that.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The clients reaction when they love the master and knowing that I helped that client achieve their goal to get their music out to the world in the best way possible.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have your final mixes completely ready for mastering. I provide my clients with a checklist to ensure the best results for their project when it goes through the mastering process. As I said before the key to a great master is a great mix ensuring your final mix is completely ready for mastering is crucial.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: a clean strong low end, lots of thickness and top end clarity.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mastering is not mixing and mixing is not mastering the key to a great master is a great mix.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My inspirations range everywhere from Stan Rogers to Brian Wilson. I am driven by great music in general.