West West Side Music

Multi Grammy Indie-Mastering

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Alan Douches of West West Side Music has over 10,000 credits to his name: Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Converge, LCD Soundsystem, Fleetwood Mac, Ben Folds Five, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Fallout Boy, The Misfits, and so on. Best of all, we're more affordable than our competitors.

West West Side Music is renowned for its audio mastering expertise.
Our audio mastering process will evaluate the overall tone, level, and dynamic range of your music, and will provide a uniform balance for the final sequence. By using specialized, state-of-the-art equipment, we will help shape the sound of your record. With EQ we are able to balance the aural spectrum, giving your music a more focused and clear sound. Using compression, we help to “glue” the mix together.
Communication is key to great mastering, so be sure to let us know what you’re looking to achieve. Ultimately, the process should make your music more listenable on a wide range of playback systems, as well as add consistency to the continuous play of your sequence. The mastering process is about perspective… so your mixes stand up today, and years down the line.

We encourage you to try to attend your mastering session, if possible. If not, we will communicate with you via our private file transfer site. Your mastered product can be provided in a variety of formats, depending on your needs. There are several other processes that we are capable of utilizing to achieve the desired result for certain projects, including de-noising and adding effects.

We enjoy getting involved in your music-making process. We are passionate about bringing out the best in your recordings.

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29 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Zachary L.
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    Total pros. I've worked with West West Side Music on a couple projects previously, and the results are always incredible. Excellent communication, quick turn around, and most importantly the finished product sounds radio-ready.

  2. Review by Zachary L.
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    Fantastic job as always!

  3. Review by Shaun W.
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    I needed a single mixed and mastered, and Alan did an amazing job. Communication was good, he worked with me until we got it right, he got it done ahead of schedule and the track sounds even better than I had hoped!

  4. Review by Stanislav B.
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    It's absolutely incredible experience - to work with such a world class professional! Alan Douches made absolutely insane mastering with only one attempt. I definitely will make more tracks with Alan!

  5. Review by Mark G.
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    I was drawn to Alan's profile because he'd mixed a couple of my favorite albums, but I'll be back for my next project because did a fantastic job. The final masters were so detailed, warm, and lovely - there were tracks and parts that I was able to hear again that I'd lost track of in the mix. It felt like he was able to give it that last heroic shove towards what I was hearing in my head when I recorded the songs. I can't be sure he's not some sort of wizard...

  6. Review by Aaron L.
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    Fats, receptive and a great ear!

  7. Review by Zachary L.
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    Incredible work! I am completely blown away by the end result.

  8. Review by Alexislarouche
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    Great work....Very professional

  9. Review by Jean-Philippe R.
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    We loved working with Alan. We felt that he really understood the vibe of the song and improved it with his mastering skills. Highly professional and highly recommended!

  10. Review by justin r.
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    Absolutely stunning work and an absolute pleasure to work with, I could not be happier with the end product

  11. Review by Derek L.
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    Alan killed it on our track, he took a home recorded track and gave it some SERIOUS polish. He was super communicative, took references into consideration, and was happy to do a revision for us. He's also priced very reasonably and has pretty quick turn around(we got ours within a week). Not sure what else you could ask for, will definitely be sending future tracks to Alan for mastering.

  12. Review by Jeff M.
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    Very professional with several download options and great sounding versions to choose from.

  13. Review by Mike A.
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    Alan has mastered two projects for me and he's done excellent work on both of them! He is professional and responsive. Will definitely be working with him again the future

  14. Review by Kurt C.
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    Alan is the man. Sonically, my music has never sounded this polished after a master. He accomplishes all you ask of him, and then some. He is highly professional, and I hope to work with him again soon!

  15. Review by Johnny Goth
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    Was looking for to make my guitar heavy track really pop and Alan killed this! Was a pleasure to communicate and work with would definitely recommend.

  16. Review by Jason T.
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    Thank you Alan. A true gentleman, generous with his knowledge and utterly professional.

  17. Review by Mike A.
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    Alan was very responsive and did an awesome job mastering our record! We received separate batches for streaming, iTunes and CD qualities in a very timely manner. Will definitely work with him again!

  18. Review by Sean Fitch (Boy Genius Studio)
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    The best of the best. Alan takes a strategic and thorough approach in providing you with the most sonically diverse masters to fit every type of listening situation. He is a pleasure to work with and amazingly professional. Go with West West Side for your next project, you won’t be disappointed.

  19. Review by Asaf Ashkenazy
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    Pleasure working with Alan. Happy with the result and with the way there. Thank you!

  20. Review by Claire K.
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    Super friendly, professional, easy to work with. So happy with the masters. Will definitely work with Alan again!

  21. Review by Joseph Cortese
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    How come there's not 6 stars as an option? I need a six one wince West West Side Music has been mixing and mastering my work since I was 18 years old. Now at 51, and 20 albums later, I would not allow another set of ears to put the final sheen on 30+ years of recorded music. And if world class mastering was not enough, Alan Douches also fosters community and relationships. His generosity is not only experienced on the time he takes with a piece of recorded material, he is also shares his life long relationships with those who carry his convictions and his mantle. We call HIM the Grand Puba.

  22. Review by Hannes Grossmann
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    I worked with Alan Douches on a couple of projects. All the masters he made for me are absolutely perfect! Even on bad cellphone speakers they sound rich, shiny, punchy - and most importantly I still can hear a true version of my mix. If you need excellent mastering for your projects please do yourself a favour and hire Alan & Crew!!

  23. Review by Neil Kernon
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    I've been working closely with Alan on all my productions for 15 years now. At this point he's mastered the best part of 100 album projects for me, and every single one sounds absolutely stellar. If you're looking for a great mastering job, you need look no further.

  24. Review by Charlie Calv
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    I have worked with Alan for over 25 years, tracking, producing, mastering, top notch all around. Truly cares about the end product.

  25. Review by Paul Schwartz
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    I've worked with Alan and WWSM for more years than I care to admit to. I wouldn't keep going back if the quality of the work and service were not impeccable. He has great ears, superb technical abilities, and is easy and flexible to work with. Whether it's for tracking or mastering, I heartily recommend Alan and WWSM.

  26. Review by Liquid Studios
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    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Alan to master some of my mixes. Not only was Alan very involved throughout the whole mixing process, his masters blew me away. I’ve never heard my mixes shine like that before. I can’t recommend him enough and looking forward to many future projects together!

  27. Review by Chad reynvaan
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    It’s hard for me to negative review anyone in the business, but I would surely not use west west again. I did not work with Alan, but with jamal ruhe. However i did contact Alan to help me find jamal after he disappeared from contact for the week up until my project was due. Classic im not gonna respond because I haven’t done the work in the timeline i said i would. Did get masters in final hour only to discover disappointing work. Rather than deal with west any more i went in and cleaned up the ridiculous lowend shelf that made the masters unlistenable.

  28. Review by Yann
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    Alan and are really sweet people. You can be à small producteur or à major it's no différence for them.
    Btw thé Best masters I had in every kind of music and I triés several mastering guys Here in france.

  29. Review by Evan Huttner
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    My band, The Homecoming, had our EP mastered by Mr. Douches a couple of months ago and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. The entire staff was professional and punctual, but very friendly and kept us involved in the entire process.
    I would recommend Alan or anyone at West West Side Music to anyone looking for a professional, quality product.

Interview with West West Side Music

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

  2. A: West West Side Music masters audio for all formats.

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Revisions are part of our process. Typical turnaround time is a couple weeks from time of contact. Alternate masters (Vinyl, MFiTs, Instrumentals etc) are available. Call us 845-549-4793

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