My name is Chris Bauer and I run an online mastering studio in Germany. My clients are based in more than 40 countries around the world and range from amateur musicians through to professional artists and bands. I have experience in mastering a broad range of music genres, from jazz through to heavy metal.
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Interview with Audio Mastering Service
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In 2015 I mastered a couple of tracks for the Eurovision Song Contest. The prospect of having 200 million people listening to my work was incredible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If I can't make your tracks sound better, then I haven't done my job properly and you don't pay!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a bad mix can be fixed with good mastering.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It is essential to get the tonal balance of a mix right before sending it to a mastering engineer.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been running my own mastering studio since 2009.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My goal as a mastering engineer is to improve the sound of my clients' work and not to put my own stamp on it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't compress the hell out of your mix, as it will make it sound boring and lifeless.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I don't specialise in any genre of music. I enjoy the variety of work that comes along.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The perspective of a neutral outsider who can hear the strengths and weaknesses of a mix and has the expertise to bring out its best elements.