My goal is to help creative artists to achieve high levels of audio quality and music sensation.
I have 25 years in the audio business, 15 as a mastering engineer. Deeply evolved in audio researches and modern technics. For me a great audio mastering must be technically correct, but also special in texture, bringing the listener closer to the music. My work is surely influenced by the great masters of mastering, such as Bob Ludwig, Bernie Grundman, Doug Sax, Tom Coyne, and others, but I'm constantly pushing boundaries looking for new sounds and possibilities.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Cassio Centurion
High level mastering from intelligent engineer! Worked together for some projects and i'm really happy with results. If you looking for someone who will make your music to radio ready, go with Cassio!
I have been working with Cassio for about 7 years, and every work I do in my studio passes for him to completion, and the result is great!! I recommend to everyone who wants a high level of mastering!! Have a great sound!
The coolest part of the work is the fact that
he sends a mix analysis of points that can be improved in the
mix in order to get a better mastering process.
Cassio has been my mastering engineer for over 10 years, providing me with affordable quality masterings for all my own productions as well as my own label. His masterings are always tailored and finetuned according to my specific wishes. I'm happy to know my future productions are safe with him and ready for the dancefloors!
Cassio has mastered my debut album as well as many other albums from the label I am currently with. The work he did for my music has really been amazing! I could definitely recommend him to everyone and I will definitely keep working with him in the future!
For 11 years I have been working with Cassio Centurion. He mastered my 6 albums and it was really great! Awesome! I'm definitely going to recommend you guys to contact Cassio. Hope to keep working with him for next album...period!
Interview with Cassio Centurion
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was born in a musician´s family, and grew up inside musical studios and live shows backgrounds. I start working professionally in 1995, and in 2005 as a mastering engineer. In those 25 years, I had experienced as a musician, musical producer, recording, mixing and mastering. I also had experience in live shows management and engineering. My main passion and especially is no doubt on audio mastering.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Evolving, Natural, Balanced, Musical, Warm and big sound.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm not the kind of "invisible" engineer. I always want to add something, to help the music become more evolving. The most special thing I bring to a song is some organic coloration and texture that excites musicality and glue everything together.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! I do love digital for precision and analog for coloring and energy. I do all my fine adjustments on digital, and use analog only for coloring, texture, and glue.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I gonna make absolutely everything to make your music sound as evolving and exciting as possible. I offer a premium mastering service in which every song is treated for the best possible sound, without compromise. No matter what, we gonna make sure we have the absolute best sound your music can achieve.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Hermeto Pascoal, Muse, Infected Mushroom, Bruno Mars, Adele, Sam Smith, Francisco El Hombre, to mention a few. For their talent and authenticity. I love to collaborate with authentic artists.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The most important things in music production are the music itself, the arrangement, good musicians and the recording quality. These steps are the ones you must to be quite serious about. Mixing and mastering steps are of course quite important, but If you don't have good music, well arranged, well played and well recorded, you don't have much do be mixed or mastered.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1- Talk to the artist, getting information and expectations. 2- Listen to the mixing, and provide client suggestions and tips to get everything ready for Mastering. 3- I do start mastering playing the music thought my color boxes, looking for better texture to It, something that adds warmth, glue and helps the music, most of the time reducing the need for further equalization. 4- Corrective EQ. A quite important step to fix problems, moving out anything that can disturb listener connection. 5- Tonal balance correction and artistic EQ looking for enhancing musicality. 6- Dynamic processing and optimization when needed. 7- Limiting step looking for right final pressure and loudness, never being overused. 8- Mastering recording and optimization for all final formats.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have quite unusual and authentic setup. On the digital side, I use FPGA processing, a modern digital processor that sounds really alive! On the analog side, a unique, hand made tube mastering desk, that allows me to get several types of great colors and textures. I consider these exclusive colors the most exciting aspect I deliver to my clients.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My main inspiration in audio mastering comes from the big masters such as Doug Sax, Bernie Grundman, Bob Ludwig, Tom Coyne, and Bob Katz.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As a mastering engineer, I collaborate with my clients technically and creatively. On the technical side with correction on problematic frequencies, and in the artistic side with a vibrant and warm presentation.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most of the mastering I do is for different styles on electronic music, rock, pop, gospel, country, Hip Hop, heavy metal. But of course, I love to work on any music genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Experienced ears.