We are an internationally acclaimed mixing and mastering studio with over 300 rave reviews on jazz albums we have mixed and mastered (Including 3 Downbeat Magazine awarded "Masterpiece Albums" and a Jazzwise "Best Release" of the year). We can take your album to the next level. Want your album to have that "world-class sound"? We can help.
We specialise in jazz and related music (fusion, world music, prog and avant rock). We bring over 20 years of experience and craft into making your album sound great. We know how tough it is out there for jazz artists financially, so we work with a sliding scale of fees depending on the nature and size project. Get in contact and let's talk about your project.
Find out more on our website: heronislandstudio.co.uk
What our clients are saying:
“This is the place where some of the absolutely best sounding albums on MoonJune Records were master-baked. Thanks to the sound wizard at Heron Island Studio.” Leonardo Pavkovic CEO, (Downbeat award nominated) MoonJune Records, New York City.
“Mark Wingfield at Heron Island has mixed and mastered numerous releases for Greydisc. His mixes are of the highest quality; always with clarity and balance. His mastering is superb; I have never been disappointed.” Kevin Kastning CEO, Greydisc Records, USA.
What the press is saying:
“Mixing and mastering of the gods” Late For The Sky - One of Europe’s most respected vinyl review sites
"Shines with remarkable depth and tonal quality... immediately apparent in the mix is how natural sounding every part is, with plenty of space surrounding each element." Mediaversal - The USA’s preeminent Hi-Res reviews site
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
6 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Mark Wingfield - Heron Island
Mark goes above and beyond when working on a job, his knowledge and advice really helps you understand and improve your sound, this side of the music process.
Mark is my go-to Mixing engineer, his knowledge and understanding of music is second to non, helpful and keen to get your track sounding exactly how you want it, and sounding excellent too. Very easy to work and communicate with. Highly recommend.
Mark is very easy to work with and the quality of his mixing and mastering is superb. He really gets the best out of your music. Can't recommend him highly enough.
Mark did an excellent job mixing and mastering my project, really bringing out the quality of each instrument and giving them room to breathe. He was also incredibly helpful, and made sure you got the final mix you were aiming for.
Mark is able to bring depth and clarity to the mixing process, giving the instruments room to breath and sound great. His knowledge and advice for you to use in future projects is brilliant. Highly recommend!
Mark did excellent work on a one off track for me, really bringing it to life, and in great quality. Look forward to working with him again on the next project. Highly recommend.
Interview with Mark Wingfield - Heron Island
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: One of THE most important aspects of any mixing and mastering studio is the acoustic treatment. My studio's acoustic treatment was designed and supplied by RealTraps, who have done many famous recording studios. Mixing monitors: The multi-award winning Adam A77X studio monitors. Adam monitors are also used by Abbey Road, Bomb Factory, Universal Studios, Deepwave, Rupert Neve, etc… etc.. Mastering monitors and amp: The acclaimed Dunlavy Viscount monitors. The speakers of choice for mastering legends Bob Ludwig, Jonathan Wyner etc.., lauded as the “Holy Grail” of accurate reference speakers. The Chord SPM 1000B is the reference amplifier of choice for many of the worlds top studios including: Abbey Road Studios, Sony Music Studios, Decca, EMI etc… RME converters, famous for their ultra clear and detailed sound. Many high end processors both hardware and software.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jan Erik Kongshaug who mixed many of the famous records on the ECM label is a big inspiration for me.