Philip Marsden Music

High-End Mastering

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I offer a professional mastering service, perfect for independent artists of all genres. With a first class honours degree in Popular Music Production and a great deal of experience picked up from working at multiple studios and with worldwide clients, my aim is to help artists to materialise their visions and nail their sound.

Mastering is the final creative step in the journey of music production. It is the 'final polish' that will take your mix to a commercial level, ready for distribution. The sonic characteristics of your track will be balanced, it will be optimised for playback on all systems and the sound will be made as clear and as punchy as it can be. It is always advisable to use a professional, fresh set of ears at this final stage of record production. Every song is different; by using a real engineer, your music will get the unique attention it deserves, which is simply not possible with automated services.

Many engineers and services will give you one master for use across every medium, however, with streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and Tidal normalising music to lower levels, I believe it is advantageous to provide a seperate master specifically for streaming, optimised for impactful, punchy playback. This comes at no extra charge. If you would like a DDP file for CD production, or for any ISRC codes to be embedded into your masters, please let me know.

Editing and mixing services are also available, just hit the contact button for a quote.
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19 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Adam Reifsnyder
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    Philip was prompt / quick with his turnaround, professional and clear with his communication, and gave me a great mix that I'm really happy with! I would definitely work with Philip again in the future.

  2. Review by Erik S.
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    Amazing work as always. In particular he gave one track an amazing warmth that you can almost physically feel.

  3. Review by Simon E.
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    Very responsive. Very professional. Produced a great track too!

  4. Review by Erik S.
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    Absolutely a pleasure as always to work with Philip. Philip undoubtedly breathes new life into my tracks and really makes them punch!

  5. Review by Smolsky
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    He is lovely and easy to work with! He is always prompt and gives great work in a short matter of time!

  6. Review by Freddie M.
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    Great guy, really easy to work with, does an amazing job both mixing and mastering. able to work with a lot of different styles, very adaptable and patient.

  7. Review by Gahven
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    Very professional, solid price and very fast. Will definitely work with him in the future!

  8. Review by Charlotta L.
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    A fast delivery and a great high quality final product. I'm really happy and highly recommend his services! Thank you!

  9. Review by Joe V.
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    It was great working with Philip! He mastered one of my rock songs and did an amazing job. From the get go I felt he understood exactly what I wanted. He brought my mix to life!! Definitely ready for release. I'm looking forward to the next project. Thank you Philip!!

  10. Review by Erik S.
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    Another great experience working with you!

  11. Review by Prime E.
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    Quick and immediately made me feel comfortable will all my requests and was delivered a great final product! Multiple changes later and he still wanted to make sure I was happy!

  12. Review by Erik S.
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    Absolutely amazing. Very professional and responds promptly and frequently. He mastered my 6 song EP for a very fair price and his work is outstanding. Truly brought my songs to life and made them pop! I will definitely be coming back for any other songs :)

  13. Review by DonnyJ
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    Very communicative. Follows accurately with your vision. Good sense of musical judgement. And extremely fast turnarounds. Hire Philip for your next project!!!

  14. Review by Niamh
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    I got in touch super last minute (less than 24 hours) asking for Philip to master a track for me. He was so responsive and asked bespoke questions about the track and offered to put in metadata. V important touches for an artist just starting out and not really knowing what to ask for. Will 100% work with Philip in the future.

  15. Review by Sarah McCreedy
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    Efficient, affordable and friendly service, very pleased with the final results. Highly recommend Philip for your tracks!

  16. Review by Vaughan Jones
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    I've been fortunate to work with Phil on a number of occasions and can confidently say that he is one of the finest sound engineers and producers I've ever come across. I'm a classical violinist and pianist and together we've recorded everything from a solo violin to a full scale section of stringed instruments. Not only has he proved to have a highly developed ear for sound, but his mastery of the recording process has meant that long sessions have passed smoothly and efficiently. I have no hesitation in highly recommending him for all aspects of recording work and mastering!

  17. Review by Vaughan Jones
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    I've been fortunate to work with Phil on a number of occasions and can confidently say that he is one of the finest sound engineers and producers I've ever come across. I'm a classical violinist and pianist and together we've recorded everything from a solo violin to a full scale section of stringed instruments. Not only has he proved to have a highly developed ear for sound, but his mastery of the recording process has meant that long sessions have passed smoothly and efficiently. I have no hesitation in highly recommending him for all aspects of recording work and mastering!

  18. Review by Matu T.
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    Philip mixed and master a lot of my recordings. He's job was excellent every time and he was always on time.

  19. Review by joshua karg
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    Phillip mastered out debut EP, and man, did he knock it out of the park.

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Interview with Philip Marsden Music

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

  2. A: The range of music I get to work with, seeing clients happy with their finished tracks and seeing the music released!

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

  4. A: It can be really hard to get across your creative ideas over the internet - make sure you provide some detailed notes on how you want your project to sound and some reference tracks. Also make sure that the provider has a reasonable revisions policy. Aside from that just make sure that your tracks are recorded as well as they possibly can be and that any edits are clean!

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

  6. A: Record like there is no mixing and mix like there is no mastering.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I work mostly in the box, with an accurately treated room and monitoring from Focal. I use a range of high quality plugins from developers including Slate Digital, FabFilter, Plugin Alliance and UAD.

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Terms Of Service

Unlimited Revisions within 10 days of receiving your mix. Typical turn-around times: - Up to one week for mixing - One to Two days for mastering. Prices vary depending on scale of the project.

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  • Pro Tools
  • Avid
  • Studio One 4
  • Universal Audio
  • FabFilter
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Slate Digital
  • Waves
  • Focal
  • Positive Grid
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