Tim Boyce : NYC Mastering

Analog Mastering, Music Master

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I help music feel alive in an overly saturated market. Mastering for French Montana, DJ Sluggo, Nicholas Jaar, The Happy Mess, and Ayo Jay. Winning APRA and Platinum awards, including nominations for Grammy, & Headies awards. EVERY PROJECT is a chance to shine, big or small. My mastering helps artists uniquely stand-out, Start a chat and let's talk

Originally a staff mastering engineer at Masterdisk NYC, Tim Boyce has worked with the best. Now with a dedicated Studio Facility located on E.14th St. in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Tim's music mastering makes your song jump out of the speakers to grab your fans attention. Assuring a memorable first impression, as well as proper playback on important additional revenue streams like iTunes, YouTube, Broadcast licensing, etc...

Music is pure communication, and Tim is an expert at interpreting a client’s abstract ideas and language into concrete audible results. His dedication, focus, and ability to articulate these complex musical emotions and ideas makes Tim the best choice for making your music translates across boundaries reaching its full audience. Highly adept in both ultra-modern and traditional analog mastering styles, Mastering engineer Tim Boyce translates the artistic expression of your mix into emotionally engaging digital releases in the heart of the East Village NYC with world-class analog mastering that helps your music feel alive, and connect deeply with your listeners emotions.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Tim Boyce
  • French Montana
  • Tim Wheeler
  • Emmy the Great
  • Emmy the Great
  • Recovery Council
  • Emmy the Great
  • Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors
  • Museum

36 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mark S.
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    BEST MIXER EVER. I've wasted THOUSANDS and not got the results $100 got me with Tim. HE KNOWS HIS SH*T!

  2. Review by GODFREY
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    Great job, very happy with the results.

  3. Review by Lawrence V.
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    Had a great first experience working with Tim on getting a track mastered.
    He was very patient with me in getting some issues with the low end resolved in the mix, and the master sounds incredibly full and alive.
    Bigups!

  4. Review by Benjamin D.
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    Very good as always... Tim is fast and very efficient... he really understands the songs ... Totally recommanded

  5. Review by Bailey N.
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    Stellar service. A great mastering wizard. Took my pop track to a radio-ready level.

  6. Review by Jakob M.
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    Great work, great communication, highly recommended!

  7. Review by Anthony J.
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    Solid!

  8. Review by Anthony J.
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    Another Home Run! Tim bo the truth!

  9. Review by Anthony J.
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    top notch.

  10. Review by Anthony J.
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    Great work!

  11. Review by Cameron W.
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    Tim puts his heart into every project and it shows. I had the pleasure of working with him on three separate occasions as I pieced together an EP. He always delivers on time, is responsive and clear in his communications, and is truly in business for the right reasons — to help artists achieve their vision. Trust in Tim to deliver beautifully mastered tracks. Highly recommended.

  12. Review by Zach L.
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    Fast, accurate, and fantastic to work with. Nothing but good things to say and can’t recommend him enough~

  13. Review by Swipes S.
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    Tim gives you an excellent experience

  14. Review by KING KVNG
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    Good first experience, good quality, fast revisions and I got 3 different options to choose ranging from loud and aggressive to, punchy and clean.

  15. Review by taylor
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    Tim is solid. I have sent projects to him more than once and I will continue to send future projects his way.

  16. Review by Cameron W.
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    Repeat customer, continued success! Tim makes the process super easy with his high quality output and timely delivery. If your track is ready for mastering, Tim is your guy.

  17. Review by Joe W.
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    On top of expedient and precise work, Tim was very open to any comments, but more importantly questions I had. Accomplished what we set out to do. Could not have asked for anything else. Worked with me in more ways than one. Grateful and appreciative for Tim's contribution.

  18. Review by Cameron W.
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Tim to master the first single on my new EP. His turnaround was fast and he was extremely responsive to my feedback. I was hesitant to use SoundBetter for mastering services but the quality of the files Tim produced have put me at ease. He helped bring my track to the next level and he'll definitely be seeing more work from me in the immediate future.

  19. Review by Ryen S.
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    Tim is amazing at what he does. I am an amateur when it comes to mixing & mastering, and Tim was patient and professional enough to help me with what I needed. His prices are very reasonable, and he makes the musical experience very enjoyable with his positive and can do attitude. I recommend him to other independent artist such as myself who is all new to getting your music heard on a wider platform. I look forward to working with him again for future projects.

  20. Review by Derrick M.
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    Great turn around and after this mastering I sound like they need me in the game!

    Derrick Le Monde Wilson

  21. Review by Sana L.
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    Professional and patient

  22. Review by Erick P.
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    Tim is pretty incredible... Do not hesitate to use him... Period!

    I had just spent months working on a disco/house cover which needed some sizzle and movement to bring it to life and give it "that vibe".

    Tim sprinkled his magic and its really pops now, it is exactly what I hoped for... All of sudden after hearing it a million times whilst making it, I want to listen to over...I cant tell you happy I am. He is now my go to Mastering Pro, and make no mistake he is exactly that...

    Thanks Tim!

  23. Review by James b.
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    Tim is a consummate mastering professional. He widened my record’s stereo field, focused and enhanced the low end, eq’d tastefully so that my vocals sat better in my mixes, and increased loudness without making my mixes sound colorless and squashed. I also had the pleasure of sitting in for a few hours on the session, and he was generous with answers to my questions. He has world-class engineering skills and gear. Don’t hesitate to hire him.

  24. Review by This R.
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    Tim's a pro! I had a very tight deadline but Tim knew exactly what I wanted from the start and did not waste any time to get it done. Can't be happier with the outcome too. Will definitely recommend Tim to anyone in need of mastering services. He's your guy!

  25. Review by Douglas W.
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    Tim is a total pro and I'm so happy with our finished product ! I'm new to hiring mastering engineers, and Tim made the process easy and seamless for me. I look forward to working with him again.

  26. Review by Don P.
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    Tim went the extra mile for us with extra love to details! Our Mastering sounds phenomenal and he is top notch and beyond in what he does in every step. Thank you Tim!

  27. Review by taylor
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    I have worked with many mastering engineers over the past couple years with mixed results. The search stopped with Tim. The quality of attention to detail that Tim offers is the best I know.

  28. Review by Can Ulgenci
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    We are working with Tim since 2008, he's always been very dedicated and passionate about every piece we worked together. He's the best option for me and my clients for 10 years.

  29. Review by Jennifer Milich
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    Tim is an absolute professional in every way, with a true creative talent that sets him apart in his field. He has a tremendous ear for mastering and works closely with his clients to discern their goals and present their vision.

  30. Review by Nadeem Mughal
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    Tim is my go to guy. He listens to what we need and delivers with multiple options. He's always ready to work with us on tight deadlines as well. Most of all Tim gets it. He knows industry trends in audio, he understandings the technical aspect not all mastering guys know.

  31. Review by tonydawsey@hotmail.com
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    Tim is very deadicated to his craft and very easy to work with. It's no wonder he was the first co-pilot not assistant but co-pilot that I truly trusted with my clients. I miss his humor and easy going demeanor. Having worked with so many great engineers while at Masterdisk he is a great choice for all of your mastering needs.

  32. Review by Jamie Amadruto
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    Tim truly has such a passion and care for his craft. He makes the mastering process a breeze, works in collaboration with his artists' desires and ideas, and creates a final project that is exactly what you wanted.

  33. Review by Jake Summers
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    Fantastic engineer. Made the process smooth and gave us multiple options to go through. Also hit our (relatively quick) deadline with class and ease.

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    Had a great experience working with Tim. He know how to get tge best sound from almost anytging and you can tell that he truly loves what he does. My music was in good hands!

  35. Review by Hester Hamman
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    Tim is a dream to work with. It’s clear he has a deep love and respect for all forms of music and approaches each project with an open mind and a focused objective. He is among the top tier of engineers who bring a perfect balance of passionate artistry and fine-tuned skill to everything he touches.

  36. Review by Bob Currie
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    As executive producer of NYC's "The Pipes of Christmas," all I can say is that Tim's professional assistance with audio was a complete game changer for our audience experience. Deftly managing the wide ranging audio dynamics of big bagpipe and brass down to the intimacy of harp and fiddle is not for amateurs. Tim gets it and he cares about the work. He also mastered our 1st CD, "The Best of the Pipes of Christmas" and again brought deep care and attention to mastering a collection of live recordings into a beautiful artistic work. Can't recommend him enough. www.pipesofchristmas.com

Interview with Tim Boyce : NYC Mastering

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Highly modified Analog gear. I'm very critical of plug-ins ... only 3-4 have the depth of sonics that I demand from my equipment. There is a balance between vintage tone (Sontec's, clean 1950's tubes) for depth .. and tightness for a clean modern sound (Weiss DS-1, etc..) The entire chain works together .. it's not just one or two pieces, at the end of the day I am a Systems Designer and this system simply sounds outstanding! I'm very proud of the synergy in these very rare and well maintained pieces working together.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: My communication and my decision making

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: in 2008 I started at Masterdisk in NYC. I first worked alongside Dave McNair, and Randy Merrill in Greg Calbi's original mastering room (assisting and after-hours building up my clients base) Then I moved as an assistant to Scott Hull who was working in Bob Ludwig's original room.. from there I moved to working with Tony Dawsey and Roger Lian in MD3 (the third room) as a staff engineer and Tonys assistant. I also had the good fortune to work with Andy VanDette, Vlado Meller daily ... A real powerhouse team of epic engineers, and I learned so much from them during that time. .. Since I have developed my own sound and style of working, but the influence of working alongside the worlds best ME's greatly influence my final product. I will be forever grateful for their generosity in mentoring my development

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

  8. A: Trust your ears and your instincts ... if you think something feels good, so will your fans. Trust your Art.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: There is a time and a place for both ... Analog for depth, digital for tightness. I'm a beta-tester for many hardware and software companies ... so the equipment/software I work with daily is what will be available next year to the rest of the industry. Sounds Good to be ahead of the curve

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

  12. A: I make music have IMPACT and Depth. Lots of QC, and care to detail .... It's not done until you're dancing in your chair, and emotionally feeling the song. It should get under your skin to where you can't stop thinking about it

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: I bring Emotional connection : : : I can finesse a track to really connect with the listener. That is what makes music that you're still proud of in 10-years. .

  15. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  16. A: The Great Gatsby Soundtrack --- it was under intense deadlines, and HUGE pressure with the director (Baz Luhrmann) listening to tracks in England and sending notes in middle of the night.. . . . I assisted for Tony Dawsey and we ended up getting 3x Grammy nominations that year for that record. :) Felt good

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  • Sontec 430b
  • GML 2030
  • Knif Soma
  • Lavry Gold AD
  • Weiss DS-1
  • Great River MAQ-2NV
  • Telefunken tubes (medical grade)
  • Junger digital
  • ATC
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