Professional Mastering / Mixing service based in Bristol, UK
The Sound Cavern can offer a professional Mastering &/or Mixing solution for your track(s). No project is too big or too small, our belief is every project is unique in its own right & communication is key to achieving the best result possible.
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Interview with The Sound Cavern
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A Funk track for a local artist which will be out early 2019, sounds super cool.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, in our opinion the workflow is less time consuming & plugins have never sounded so good.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality & customer satisfaction guaranteed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with such a diverse range of music, variety is the spice of life.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How loud do you master songs? Depends on the song & customers preference but generally the loudest part of the song will peak around -10 LUFS. How quick can you Master my song(s)? Depends on how many tracks but worst case scenario it will be Mastered within 24hrs. Do you care about dynamics? Yes, retaining dynamics & getting a good sonic balance is extremely important to us.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At This precise moment, Mixing a Grime EP, Mastering a Bluesy Chillout track & Mastering a 808 bass heavy House track.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mainly with Mastering, the assumption normally is the same chain is used on every master to produce an insanely loud master. Every song/EP/Album is unique & will required different tools for producing a well balanced Master.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Normally two main questions... What is your expectations? Do you have any specific requirements?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ensure the person you are hiring is able to provide the service you are looking for, communication is key.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: No point taking anything, no electricity!...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Previous career path - Inventory Supervisor Currently Mastering / Mixing professionally for 1yr
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: All artists, all have their own story to tell.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To ensure what you are doing through the mixing & mastering process is a genuine improvement, level match the A/B (Pre/Post) for best results.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All genres
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A professional standard whilst retaining the songs dynamics & feeling.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: - Purpose Build Studio For Mastering & Mixing - Unity Rock mkII Monitors - Audient ID14 Interface - Plugins (Including Slate, Waves & TDR to name a few)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mastering - Ian Sheppard Mixing - Andrew Scheps Producing - Warren Huart
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Audio Mastering or Mixing