Julian Lowe @ JML Mastering

Professional Audio Mastering

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With over 27 years’ experience as a mastering engineer, I can deliver the best results from your mixes, adding punch, polish and that professional touch, as well as meeting all your editing requirements, from radio edits through to album compilation & sequencing.

Having spent 10 years as a mastering engineer & editor at the world-famous Metropolis Studios in London, I have been operating flexible hours from my studio in South West London ever since, accommodating the mastering needs of clients from across the globe as an independent mastering engineer.

As such, I can offer my mastering and editing services in a quick and timely manner, in order to devote my undivided attention to each and every project as they emerge, and to deliver the finished product promptly and well within any deadlines.

If this more personal approach sounds appealing to you, I would be very happy to discuss mutually-agreeable rates for your upcoming projects.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

229 Reviews - 43 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Adam K.
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    Excellent Mastering Engineer! I'll definitely be working with Julian again!

  2. Review by Frank B.
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    Another great master!

  3. Review by Harry
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    Very quick and does a top job

  4. Review by Emil M.
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    Julian was very easy to work with, and I was very happy with the turnaround time. He was attentive to my adjustments and I'll be happy to work with Julian on future projects!

  5. Review by Chris
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    Julian was really quick to respond to messages and queries, and was able to achieve a better sound with his first version of the master than I expected from the whole process. We didn't need to make any revisions and the whole process was seamless.

  6. Review by MJ
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    Julian put in the kind of care to the track that you can only dream off, he took our new single to a whole other level with his work! Will be coming back and back again.

  7. Review by James
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    I worked with Julian to get an album mastered. He was very professional, very communicative, and I was really pleased with the results we got. I will definitely hire him again for other projects.

  8. Review by Aaron Stephens
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    It's always a pleasure to work with Julian! He goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy with his work. I've never been disappointed!

  9. Review by Justin Bjur
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    Incredible work as always. What I love about Julians mastering is that I always get something from his work that I didn't know I was missing. He has a real ability to honor the mix given while elevating whats important!

    looking forward to the next one!

  10. Review by Andrew P.
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    Second time using Julian to master a track and this one went even more super smoothly, I barely had to give direction, we started with a basic master and after only a few revisions we'd hit a super sweet finished track. Julian even revised his own revisions as he was dedicated to getting it just right. Cannot recommend enough.

  11. Review by Jacob V.
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    Top quality, quick turnaround, and great communication.
    Look forward to working with Julian again

  12. Review by Jack Holston
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    Julian’s masters are game-changing. His attention to detail is fantastic, and my song sounds so much better. Thanks Julian!

  13. Review by Simon
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    Second time I've employed the services of Julian and he did not disappoint. He also correctly identified a technical problem on my initial recording, which I ended up redoing and he redid the master. If you can get something done quickly and efficiently, then all well and good, but sometimes the process of making music is not smooth sailing. If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing slowly, until you get it right. Julian recognises this just as much as I do.
    Recommended.

  14. Review by Jack A.
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    Trusting a mastering engineer with your perfect mix to achieve the ideal master can be daunting, yet fear not when engaging Julian's services. He approached my project with a skilled finesse, complemented by his remarkable responsiveness and invaluable guidance throughout. Julian fearlessly offers advice and support, making him a certainty for my future collaborations.

  15. Review by Andrew P.
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    really good to work with Julian, being new to the mastering process it took me a little time to get used to how we were needing to tweak stuff and was lucky that I could go back to my Mix engineer and run some of the masters by him to just help me hone in but it was only a few revisions until we hit a lovely sweet spot. Really helpful, patient and let me take a few days away from the track to come back with fresh ears. Would 100% work with in future.

  16. Review by Bruce C.
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    It was a pleasure working with Julian. He was absolutely professional and communicative. Julian was detailed about his work and equally responsive with changes and direction which I offered. He made me feel like a valued client which increased my satisfaction with his mastering work, which was excellent.

  17. Review by Frank B.
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    Great sounding master !
    Will come back for more for sure

  18. Review by Simon
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    Flexible, professional, efficient and a great set of ears. That's all you can really ask for in a mastering engineer. Nice one, Jules.

  19. Review by Sebastian
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    Julian delivered excellence. He was efficient and on point with delivering the version of my song, that I wanted.
    I would definitely work with him again!!

  20. Review by Michael S.
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    Julian Lowe was awesome to work with. Every time I had suggestions, he always applied them, and made them even better than what I expected his he queuing is on point along with everything else, and the service was a 10 star.

Interview with Julian Lowe @ JML Mastering

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

  2. A: Have you worked with anyone famous / we would have heard of? Well several, but one springs to mind... At the time, she wasn't famous; but I mastered Amy Winehouse's debut single "Stronger Than Me" in 2003. She won an Ivor Novello award in 2004 for that single. It was a really proud moment for me. But I was just lucky to get the gig! That song would have shone regardless of the mastering engineer...

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. Apart or together. Why? Because they add different dimensions and one is not always better than the other. The feel of the music always leads the way... Man! ;)

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I will continue relentlessly to achieve the end result that they can be proud of. Within reason, I will revist the EQ as many times as need until my client is 100% happy. Normally, this is a few EQ tweaks on the 1st print, but I have had double figures too! Quite often, mastering shows up things that my clients want to change in the mix and we play a bit of "MIX > < MASTERING" ping-pong!!! I can totally deal with this though, if we achieve the result we are both after...

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Just immersing myself into the music and getting the best out of it I can. I want to be proud of everything I submit as a master. I know my clients want to receive the best I can offer. Just to add, I love listening back to stuff I've done, days, months, years after... ;)

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

  10. A: I normally don't ask and just do what I do. If my client wants to throw me a reference track from an album they like, that's totally fine. If the mix engineer has done his reference mix (ie EQ'd and limited on the master bus), that's totally fine too. But I confess, if they do, I normally listen to it after I've mastered the track! I don't want to hear any influence before. If I'm off the mark sonically, I'll rein it in. More often than not, I prefer mine though... But it's all subjective, right?

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Respectful when needed. Full on when not.

  13. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  14. A: Any of The Beatles - because I loved (and still love) The Beatles! This band created my first love of music and the intricacies of music production.

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

  16. A: Perform it well. Record it well. Mix it well. The mastering will be a breeze.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: I am a perfectionist and will not stop until we have achieved what my clients are after.

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: I have the experience / confidence to leave well alone the things that don't need to be touched for the sake of "doing something" in mastering. As an inexperienced mastering engineer starting out, I was always tempted to "DO" something. Nowadays, I only interfere where necessary... but, I do always interfere! Ha ha! :)

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: Wow! Where do I start? George Martin would be my first mention, being the producer and realizer of all of the Beatles' ideas. The Beatles & George Martin were pioneers in terms of arrangement, recording and pushing all the boundaries and possibilities of what can be done with sound at that time. We still struggle to better it nowadays, in spite of the advancing audio technology. Some musicians I have worked with have commanded my total respect and awe just due to their desire to see the whole thing through to the end and make it brilliant. I am always happy to go that extra mile too. The one I'm thinking of has the same initials as George Martin...

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

  24. A: These days, I master only, but I did start my studio career as a mixing engineer.

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