Mark Shorter | Hotcaller

Loud. Clean. EDM Mix & Master.

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I will unlock your track's potential to be industry-competitive, professionally finished & club/festival ready.

**STILL UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW BOOKINGS**
- Enquiries are still welcome but I am still *temporarily* unable to take on new jobs due to increased demand & workload.

- I do plan on accepting jobs via SoundBetter again (which is why I am not removing my account!)

- Huge appreciation & big thanks to everyone who's worked with me previously and sorry I cannot work with you again just yet.

- If you'd like to book a project with me, please check back or send a message via SB so I can let you know when I am back and active on SoundBetter :)

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Credits

Discogs verified credits for Mark David Shorter
  • aUtOdiDakT & Hotcaller
  • Hotcaller & HVWKS
  • Hotcaller X Nexy (3)
  • CUSTOME
  • Hotcaller, Second Degree (2)
  • Hotcaller & Who's The Killer
  • Second Degree (2)
  • CUSTOME*
  • Second Degree (2)
  • Second Degree (2)
  • Aerolite (2)
  • CUSTOME* & Segan
  • Hotcaller & TMRRW
  • Made By Tsuki & Claymore (20)
  • Hotcaller
  • Hotcaller
  • Worstville
  • Second Degree (2)
  • Godlands
  • Second Degree (2)
  • Godlands
  • Anna Bee (5)
  • aUtOdiDakT & Hotcaller
  • Hotcaller & HVWKS
  • Hotcaller X Nexy (3)
  • CUSTOME
  • Hotcaller, Second Degree (2)
  • Hotcaller & Who's The Killer
  • Second Degree (2)
  • CUSTOME*
  • Second Degree (2)
  • Second Degree (2)
  • Aerolite (2)
  • CUSTOME* & Segan
  • Hotcaller & TMRRW
  • Made By Tsuki & Claymore (20)
  • Hotcaller
  • Hotcaller
  • Worstville
  • Second Degree (2)
  • Godlands
  • Second Degree (2)
  • Godlands
  • Anna Bee (5)

20 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nan L.
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    It was the most exciting experience that I never had! Mark is such a great musician, mixing engineer and master engineer. He covered all the angles and give the song 3D effect!

  2. Review by Adil B.
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    Absolutely love working with Mark. He gets my tracks booming to an all time high. There's a lot I can learn from him. Excited to continue !!!

  3. Review by Jared C.
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    Mark has once again exceeded my expectations, by not only providing me with an amazing mix, but also keeping me in the loop and answering any questions that I had throughout the process!

    Highly recommend!!!

  4. Review by Anna B.
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    Mark is great! He delivered me a crisp, nearly finished V1 very quickly and was incredibly communicative with everything he was doing. My song grooves and sounds so much punchier thanks to him. Will definitely work with him again!

  5. Review by Nan Li
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    Mark is mastered his art! He is not afraid to break the rule! What an incredible work!

  6. Review by Adil B.
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    3rd time working with Mark and I would give him 20 stars if I could.
    BOOK HIM! Mark is a professional at this. He's a genius and very fast to work with. He got my songs BOOOOMIN
    When we ran into an issue on my end, he wanted me to LEARN why and not just tell me why the issue was there while he fixed it.

    Overall such a great experience working with Mark, because every time I work with him I learn and grow so much. He rly cares !
    He is the type of person you can trust your art with <3

  7. Review by BADVOID
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    Once again, Mark executed my vision for this track and exceeded all expectations, I could not be happier to work with Mark as he is truly the best at what he does.

  8. Review by BADVOID
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    amazing job done by Mark, he exceeded my expectations with this one. I cant wait to work together again in the near future.

  9. Review by Marko Z.
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    killed it once again, my song sounds streaming and radio ready and most importantly - LOUD! definitely going to keep coming back!

  10. Review by Adil B.
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    Again working with Mark was such a great experience. He's brilliant and really understands his craft. He finished up my remix in 1 day and made it pop in the way I wanted.

    Stop searching! Hit him up!!!

  11. Review by Adil B.
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    Mark is the best engineer/person I've ever worked with. He worked so hard to take my songs to another level and made sure I was completely satisfied. Mark was super nice. He replied very fast and got to work very quickly for my deadline.

    He is a producer himself, so he understands my perspective to not change certain aspects of a song like some other engineers.

    HIT HIM UP. YOU WON'T REGRET IT !!!!

    I will 10000000% be working with him again. 12/10 experience

  12. Review by Jared C.
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    Mark had once again exceeded my expectations, quick delivery and easy to contact.

    I’m so happy with the final product!

  13. Review by Marko Z.
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    Smashed it with quality, speed and service - Mark is a wizard and if you need your music sounding LOUD, this is the guy you gotta get

  14. Review by Jared C.
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    Incredibly quick turnaround and such a high quality final product. Mark always delivers!

  15. Review by Jared C.
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    Once again Mark has exceeding my expectations. Quick response time and very easy to work with.
    The final product is perfect and I couldn't be happier.

  16. Review by Hugo
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    About half a year ago, Mark did the mixing and mastering for one of my tracks. He kept me up-to-date the entire process with every little adjustment that he made and asked for my feedback regularly so that the result would be perfect to my likings. He is really involved with the wishes of the artist and I think that’s truly what makes him stand out.

  17. Review by Sam
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    Mark is the man! Incredibly easy to work with, highly responsive, and most importantly the mixdowns and masters always sound great! He's mixed and mastered a few of my tracks and they came out sounding very loud and clear + ready to be played out. Highly recommend, especially for bass music!

  18. Review by Marko Z.
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    Mark is an absolute wizard, he has consistently delivered top-notch masters and mixdowns on my music and did not stop until I satisfied with each and every song

  19. Review by Christopher
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    Mark has been in charge of mixing and mastering my latest release and he always exceeds expectations. I could not recommend any more

  20. Review by Jared
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    Mark has been mixing/mastering my work for years. His work always exceeds my expectations. Clear communication and excellent service.
    Highly recommend!!

Interview with Mark Shorter | Hotcaller

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

  2. A: Attention to detail, personalized approach to suit your workflow and unlimited revisions. If you’re not 5/5 “Verified Review” happy, I’ll happily cancel / refund the job.

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

  4. A: Each job is more than a job, it’s somebody’s project and artistic output. It’s such a rewarding experience being involved in another person’s artistic process, and helping them hear their work in a new light, enhanced and maximized to its full potential!

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

  6. A: Don’t be afraid to give honest feedback and ask for revisions! If you’re not 100% happy with the work someone’s done for you, communicate that to them as clearly and bluntly as you can! Our feelings won’t be hurt and you’ll be helping us get you the best possible result.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Loud & clean with a hint of gutsy thickness (when appropriate haha). Send me a project and I’ll send you back a master with a solid low end, powerful stereo-image, effective dynamics, competitively loud and bright & sparkly in all the right places.

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

  10. A: Don’t high-pass filter everything and don’t be afraid of that muddy EQ zone (150ish - 600ish Hz).

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

  12. A: Usually working on bangers - electro house, dubstep, drum & bass, trap - high energy stuff. All that aside, I’m comfortable and experienced working on anything with even a slight electronic / computer produced component; pop music, rap/hip-hop, indie, etc.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: When it comes to mixing I’m detail-oriented to the extreme. I have damn good ears and an inhuman tolerance for mind-numbingly precise compression & EQ adjustments, attenuations and maximizations. Mastering is the art of compromise, and properly prepared projects = LOUD results without smothering dynamics & EQ clarity.

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

  16. A: I originally trained recording & mixing bands (indie/rock/metal/etc) and transitioned into EDM and I now have over 10 years experience in dance music as an artist & engineer. I’ve developed my own unique approach to mixing & mastering which nets a result I believe brings a special “flavor” to the projects I work on whilst at the same time is transparent enough to let the artist’s own “sound aesthetic” and personality shine through.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: I’ll usually ask for 1 or 2 references - music that you’d listen to for inspiration and would love to emulate in terms of quality & overall vibe. There’s no single, perfect way to mix/master a track so it’s really important for me to understand your perspective and where you’re coming from before diving straight into a mix. Next, I'll just sit there and work for as many hours as needed until it sounds great! I’m always happy to run as many revisions as necessary as well - the job's not finished until you're 100% stoked.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I work in a dedicated studio room built into my home here in Sydney. The room's treated and I've been using it with the same Mackies for +7 years so I'm able to make precise mix decisions with confidence and clarity.

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

  22. A: “Micro-Mix & Masters” - utilising around 10 stems to deliver a more enhanced result than what a single stereo track master can allow for. Perfect option if you're semi-confident with your mixing decisions, but are looking to push their finished products to that “next level”.

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Terms Of Service

**UNABLE TO TAKE BOOKINGS**
- Enquires still welcome but I am *temporarily* unable to take on new jobs due to increased demand & workload.
- Appreciation & big thanks all my clients <3

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Gear Highlights
  • 2x HR624mk2
  • 1x MOTU Audio Express
  • and a beefy a.f. water-cooled CPU that can run 10000 Waves plugins at the same time.
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    I'm opening up the studio more this year and keen to work with new clients. Offering discounted rates to get started - "SB Intro Rates" listed above in the T&Cs.

    Get in touch if you're ready to take your track to the next level - and if you're not sure, I'm always happy to provide some analysis and feedback (for free!) 🤘