Eray Polat

Mixing & Mastering Engineer

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Eray Polat is a mixing and mastering engineer with world-class analog gear.

Hi! I'm a mixing and mastering engineer and studied 'Sound Engineering and Design' at Istanbul Technical University. I've been running my own studio for 8 years; working on indie, alternative, edm and pop. I use analog gear for mixing and mastering; you can see the list in 'gear highlights'.

I'm an Apple approved mastering engineer, so the masters I deliver can be labeled as 'Apple Digital Masters' on Apple Music. They will be uploaded to Apple Music as 24-bits. For Spotify, i follow the peak levels and LUFS that Spotify offers.

For mastering, it takes 1-2 days for single projects and 3-4 days for album projects. For album releases, i need 1-2 day to listen and understand the music of yours. On single projects, i may deliver 2 alternate versions per track such as a louder one or the one from a different approach.

Master files i deliver:

- 16-bit 44.100 kHz file for CD and digital releases
- 24-bit file for Apple Digital Masters
- 24-bit 48.000 kHz file for video
- DDP file for album releases

Revisions are free of charge until we get there.

For mixing projects, i need to learn about the tracks before i can offer a turn-around time.

Please ask if you have any further questions.

Best,
Eray

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Suat Armağan
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    Eray is a super talented mastering engineer. He mastered my two singles. The thing that caught my attention was his dedication and creativity working together. Projects always ordinate and on time

  2. Review by Barış Baykan
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    I have worked with Eray as a mastering engineer for years, he is very dedicated and punctual. Working with him on various genres, I realize that he has very good ears and he knows his gear very well. He never leaves my work unattended and brings my mixed to life.

  3. Review by Mirac yavuz
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    I worked with Eray on one of my song's editing and mixing project. He took a deep interest in it on every step from editing to my revisions. We're working on my new song's mixing now. He has an endless energy and i love it!

  4. Review by dinçer demirci
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    he has very shiny top level analog mastering gears. every track that i ve mixed steps up after his mastering. It is always a real pleasure working with him. Highly recommended.

  5. Review by Damla Pehlevan
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    Eray produced and mixed my first album "karmakader". He is a trustworthy sound engineer, with sharp ears and very positive energy. He is a hard worker who surprises you with the accuracy of his musical approach. As an artist, I am able to say that he understands and puts his creativity to satisfy your demand and never let you down. Amazing guy :)

  6. Review by Selim A.
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    I've been producing and co-producing for more than 8 years now and I have outsourced around 20 tracks to Eray in a 2-year span for mix and mastering. Not once he failed to meet my expectations nor the artist's. He puts his creativity and know-how in every song and is always ready to go the extra mile as if it's his name on the cover.

Interview with Eray Polat

  1. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  2. A: The difference mixing and mastering.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I started my music career as an electric guitarist and played various artists in Europe, America and Asia. I was also very interested in music production and found a chance to work in a professional recoding studio in Istanbul. After that, i decide to study for masters degree in 'Sound Engineering and Design' at Istanbul Technical University. It's been 8 years that i'm mixing and mastering tracks.

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

  6. A: Can we fix 'it' at the mastering step? No, we cannot. So, please record and mix it correctly. Every step of the music production is the most important one.

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A: A mixing project from one of my existing clients.

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

  10. A: I will keep my interest on my clients until we finish the project.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: I aim clear and focused mixes and masters.

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

  14. A: John Mayer. I love the production quality and arrangements.

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

  16. A: Alternative, indie, edm, pop and rock.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Mostly, analog. I like the warmth and depth it adds.

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

  20. A: Turning the knobs and give the music some more energy.

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

  22. A: Try to keep music as simple as possible.

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

  24. A: When an album mastering project comes, i listen to it 1-2 days to understand the music of the artist. And then, another 1-2 days to master it. If any revisions needed, i need 1 more day for it and after that i'm preparing all the master files for CD, digital and video releases. For single projects, i need 1 day to complete the master. If the artist is happy with the master, i'm sending the master files on the same day.

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

  26. A: I do mixing and mastering for my clients. I also do editing.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Patience.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: My inserts on Liaison are 1- Elysia Museq, 2- Manley Vari-Mu, 3- Manley Massive Passive, 4- Api 2500, 5- Elysia Nvelope. The output of Liaison goes to Bettermaker Mastering Limiter and it takes signal to Lynx AD/DA converter. I'm listening from Amphion One 18, Avantone MixCube's and Sennheiser HD-600.

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

  32. A: I'm providing the energy for the song as much as it needs.

  33. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  34. A: Manley Vari Mu, Elysia Nvelope, Amphions, Sennheiser HD-600, Furman Noise Filter.

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Unlimited revisions. Apple Digital Master file included without extra cost. DDP file for album masterings is free of charge.

GenresSounds Like
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Billie Eilish
  • John Mayer
Gear Highlights
  • Manley Mastering Passive Massive EQ
  • Manley Mastering Vari-Mu
  • API 2500
  • Elysia Museq
  • Elysia Nvelope
  • Dangerous Liaison Analog Patch Bay
  • Bettermaker Mastering Limiter
  • Lynx Hilo AD/DA Converter
  • Amphion One 18 Reference Monitors
  • Avantone MixCube's
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