Founded with the motto of giving each of the artists tracks attention to sonic detail, making it release ready worldwide! Irrespective of your musical style and genre, your mix speaks! We’re here to listen and help optimise your tracks to sound their best across all playback systems and streaming platforms with 5 yrs & 300+ tracks experience.
Dear All, My name is Hozaifa Sayed and I am an Ableton Certified Trainer, an AVID Pro Tools Certified Instructor, a passionate Music Technology Educator & Mastering Engineer at my self founded service called Waves Krāft Mastering.
My mastering service was born out of the need for students to have their tracks made ready for distribution & release, and over the last 5 years it has grown into a viable mastering service for independent artists, labels and studios worldwide. My passion for listening to a variety of styles of recordings and electronic productions has further shaped my taste as a Mastering Engineer and my love for music too grows furthermore.
I review clients mixes at no cost, and try and give helpful suggestions for any improvements that could be made at that stage, before we go ahead with mastering. The intention also of my service is to be involved, make the transaction easy and be as helpful to the artists sound & vision.
During the process of mastering, Loudness Normalisation Standards, Levels, Tone and Depth, Bass Response, Balance, Transient Response and Stereo Width are all duly factored in.
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Interview with Waves Krāft Mastering
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Work to humanise your production and bring your best know audio aesthetics. The rest will work itself out to favour your music and artistic intention.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic, Bass, House, Hip Hop, Ambient, Rock, Blues & Indie pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I believe it is critical listening of the final mix and finding the artistic intention, tone, and overall vibe once and working to enhance those while mastering. The music (mix) speaks for itself and my job is to hear and bring out the best.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Listening expertise, critical audio engineering skills, years of mastering and teaching experience (as someone rightly said- teaching is learning) and a significant amount of credibility with over 300 tracks now successfully mastered, and clients encouragingly happy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to take in the clients best work- final mix to a detailed assessment as the first part of the process and make suggestions on possible improvements ( if the client asks and seems open and receptive about feedback). Once sure, I take their work forward to mastering and the rest is sonic history.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a well treated room, with a 1000 plus hours of listening in high resolution so to say, I've learn every nuance of it well. I use a UAD interface (love the sound- depth, dimension, clarity and warmth it brings due to a stable clock and good quality converters. It additionally offers DSP for analog modelled plugins. I use Yamaha HS Series Monitors, Beyer Dynamic DT 880 Pro Headphones & work in Live 10 as I know the software in and out teaching it for years as an Ableton Certified Trainer, and thereby offers me the best possibly workflow and flexibility. As far as my mastering chain is concerned, each track is assessed and my familiarity of the tools I use often allows me to pick, choose and use the right amount based on what my trained and well kept ears tell me because firmly believe it all comes down to - Listening.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Gorillaz, Tom Allen, Artbat, Kiasmos, Air, Queen, Monolink, Fourtet, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Peggy Gou, Alfa Mist, Fleetwood Mac, Larkin Poe, Binkbeats, La Femme, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Pantha Du Prince, Boris Brejcha, Shakti, John Mclaughlin, Nine Inch Nails, How to Destroy Angels, Morcheeba, Kraftwerk, Can and more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering- always working on a final stereo .wav bounce, and also often help assess clients mixes and offer suggestions and feedback on possible improvements at no added cost.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Make things louder and slam a limiter on! Nah - ah. That maybe part of the process but definitely not the chunk of what we do as mastering professionals.