I'm D.Still, a 14-year audio post-production veteran with cutting-edge and up to date mastering techniques that every artist craves. Artists such as Shawty Lo, Jim Jones, and Mike WiLL Made-It are a few among a host of others artists to have their tracks mastered at The MasterSound.
The Master Sound (MasterSound) has worked with a plethora of artists and producers, mastering over three hundred songs to date, from Hip Hop to acoustic Country music. Founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 2007 by the creative mind and genius, of Cleveland's very own Darrin Still. The unique mastering style encompassed by The Master Sound takes place in the box 95% of the time, ushering every track with unparalleled, intuitive and differentiating listening techniques that capture the very essence of the artists' musical expression. This approach has led to the company's success leaving every client with great satisfaction. Specializing in audio post production for film & video, audio mastering, voice-over demos, studio build-outs, audio restoration, and audio equipment & software consulting. The variety of works described undoubtedly displays the versatility of The MasterSound.
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7 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse D Still
Great professional to work with. D.Still provided high quality masters for my songs with a quick turnaround. I will be coming back again.
Fast and professional.
D is very professional communicate very well and actually take the time out to listen to the music. The master came out great and I look forward to doing alot more business with him.
Very professional, good price point and delivers on time. Darrin is quite knowledgeable on all music genres and all aspects of sound engineering. He has proven to be open to answering any questions and willing to accept suggestions yet professionally and gently educates and guides you to the perfect sound you are looking for.
D is one of the best most professional mastering engineer's in the industry. great quality and fast turn around.. Looking for post recording he's your man!! Major Flame
Great Working With D Still, Extremely Talented, Professional and Knows What He Is Doing, I Recommend The MasterSound For Any Studio Work.Wouldn't Trust My Sound With ANY Other Studio!! The Place To Go If You're Looking For A Sound Thats Sonically Superior. B.Garnett
Specializing in mastering with a dual hand in production. The mastersound, D Still turns recordings once average to masterpieces. The clever skill he possesses put him at the of the food chain. For some people you get what you pay for , but with the mastersound you get extraordinary become a witness today.
Interview with D Still
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: For the most part, I use digital since its pretty much the standard for a lot of music final deliverables. On a few occasions, I like to run a few projects through my Mackie board and back into Protools just to hear if there is any sonic difference.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I guarantee that I will put my best foot forward on their project and pay attention to their needs.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening to all different and talented artist. It's like the artist and the music never stop being creative. That's what I love the most.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Whats the turn around and how many revisions can they request.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's not needed and that it is easy. Just throw some plug-ins on master fader!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What are your main goals in getting the song(s) mastered? Radio, Club, TV? 2. How comfortable are you going back into the studio and making adjustments to mix so that I can provide you with a great master? 3. Tell me what artist you wish you could feature to the song(s) you are looking to get mastered.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest with themselves and be open to suggestions. I love music all kinds of music so I don't have music bias when it comes to certain genres. I respect and understands every artist desire to make it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Compare your music sonically to other well-known artists out there. Don't be afraid to go back in and your mix sound its best.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Sonic clarity and balanced audio.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For mastering, I listen to the song a few times through different headphones and speakers. I listen to the song not paying attention to a song just see if anything stands out. From there I put on my professional hat and start to break down the song and get full an understanding of what the client is looking to achieve.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of all kinds of music so people that inspire range from Hans Zimmer to 40 the producer. I'm also a huge fan of 70s music. I love how they so limited equipment but made great albums which many are consider classics today.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lately, I have been doing alto of the audio post for Medical Education and marketing. I keep my mastering skills up by constantly offering deals to the local and international artist on my mastering service to better help their music achieve the sound they truly looking for.