High-Quality Mastering facility. More then 12 years of experience. Real Studio with High-End acoustics and listening system.
Some of my Masterings 2021:
SPL PQ, Knif Audio Pure Mu, Maselec MLA-3, Dave Hills Titan, Cranesong IBIS, Maselec MDS-2, Drawmer S3, Michaelangelo, Vertigo VSM full, EL.SO. DynaxM, Great River MAQ-2NV, API 5500, API 2500, NTP 160, Dolby 740, LA2A, 2-1176, GSSL Comp, Sintefex FX8000
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Interview with Alpha Mastering Studio
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Audio Mastering, Onlinemastering, Analog Mastering
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Digital mostly to correct things. Analog to make the sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be happy with the result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listen to the results and before/after Mastering. And that it is important to listen frequently to really high-quality recordings. There is always anything in a song I really like.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you give me a Mix advice? Answer: Sure, it is part of my job and free!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Better sound. Reduce unwanted things and excite the important parts.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "Louder is better" Some styles definitely need a loud master, but today it is not important anymore to squash music too loud which destroys the musicality.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have references you like? When should the work finished? For what do you want to have masters (Online, Vinyl, CD, ..)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My room and loudspeaker system, Forssell converter, Hendyamps Michelangelo, Culture Vulture
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Mastering since 12years, in the audio business since 2001
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Whatever the song needs or the artist wants to have. My style is to make the client happy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I listen to a lot of high-quality records nearly every day so it changes. But I would definitely like to work with Goldfrapp or Björk.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A lot of people can´t listen in their environment over some hours. The key to make it easier is to get rid of acoustic reflections like from: your desk and your front wall. Make a so called "mirror-test" to see where you should put some absorptive material.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Synth-Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Metal, Electronic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Hear what the song needs. Listen to finest things and never lose the overall view.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Mix/files gets uploaded, then I take my time listen to it. In that time, I hear what it needs to push the song forward to the next level. In a way that the song itself benefits from the sound.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Hybrid Analog/Digital setup for Mastering. Stem-Mastering via Analog Summing and a siderack full of equipment. Only highest quality analog equipment.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Ludwig, Bob Katz, Bernie Grundman, John Davis, Brian Gardner