Multi-Platinum Mastering

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Multi-Platinum Mastering. Credits include Kyle, Kehlani, Lil Yachty, Anderson .Paak, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Aloe Blacc, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, J Dilla, Blu & Exile, Dam Funk, Tokimonsta and many more.

VLM / Violet Lantern Mastering is operated by multi-platinum (7x w/ RIAA) mastering engineer Wes Osborne, who started mastering for independent tastemaker labels like Stones Throw Records and has since been heard and hired by industry giants like Atlantic.

His experience with different genres is broad, and his work ethic is second-to-none.

The current rate for mastering through our website is 150 / song for major labels and 100 for indy labels, but we offered 45% off for the first 100 new clients through SoundBetter.

This has now been achieved but we have decided to extend this offer for a limited time, due to all of the amazing artists we have had the pleasure of working with here on SoundBetter.

Each master also includes 3 rounds of revisions, and a PMCD or DDP is included on full-length albums, upon request.

If you have any questions, feel free to message us!!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

360 Reviews - 91 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Boriz S.

    Another project completed with Wes, another incredible job well done! Whenever I do an A/B comparison of my final mixes using an Ozone Master bus for reference against his actual Master Processing it's a night and day difference!

    I can never recommend VLM enough for your mastering projects! His Stem Mastering offer honestly feels like an absolute life hack in the music production game and like I'm being bailed out every single time!

  2. Review by Amante E.

    The Greatest

  3. Review by Obi Ben

    the goat!

  4. Review by derek
    by derek

    I reached out to Wes to help master my latest single and ensure that the release was polished and ready for release. I'm super happy with the results, it sounds exactly how I envisioned it. He is also very patient, friendly and professional. Thanks Wes !

  5. Review by MoreThanJp

    I wouldn't keep coming back if it wasn't worth it. Like always, he can take a 10/10 to a 15/10. Great work

  6. Review by Brandon J.

    Working with Wes on my track was a breeze. Ended up doing group stem mastering which really helped craft the sound I was looking for. Wes is super communicative and responsive which made for quick work of some internal issues on stems that I was unaware of.
    Look forward to having more work to get done!
    Brandon James

  7. Review by Andrew Rasmussen

    Unbelievable job! Artistry, communication, and attention to detail all 10/10, will definitely be working with Wes again.

  8. Review by Jaskirat T.


  9. Review by KenWil
    by KenWil

    Wes was the easiest engineer I’ve worked with, was super knowledgeable and very patient. Walked me through the entire process every step of the way and was professional even when I threw curveballs his way. I was very pleased with the end result of my re-master. Definitely would work with him and the VLM team again for my future projects.

  10. Review by Mustafa S.

    Wes is the BEST!! He took my songs to another level. I recommend him for professionalism and inspired mastering. Onward!

  11. Review by Boriz S.

    Many, many projects later.. My man Wes continues to be the one and only mastering engineer I trust with my mixes. The value you get for his services are incomparable when considering the quality he provides and the absolute patience you receive.

    I cannot continue to recommend this gem of a human being enough!

  12. Review by Soul Lost

    Wes is amazing to work with. He was super easy to communicate with and i was able to give him specific notes that he would execute perfectly. Wes also gave me multiple versions of my songs for me to choose from when i would give notes, which was soooo great. I’ve worked with many mastering engineers, Wes by far has been the best and easiest to work with. Highly recommend his work!

  13. Review by MoreThanJp

    Couldn't ask for a better mastering engineer. Turn around time, service, quality, and overall experience working with VLM is always splendid. Never not impressed with the work he puts in!

  14. Review by Dimetri S.

    Highly Recommended!!! Wes has been the most pleasant music experience I’ve ever had in terms of professionalism. No exaggeration. His attention to detail, and ability to fine tune will definitely afford you the grade A, top quality that you are looking for, and probably even surpass that. I plan to work with Wes (VLM) for every single track that I work on from now on. Rated 10/5. Thank you so much for being extremely pleasant, honorable, and professional. Looking forward to the next time 🙂

  15. Review by Boriz S.

    My absolute goodness! I've done almost a dozen projects with Wes and this recent one was so ill-prepared on my part that I was worried I would drive him mental with so many revision requests and me having to replace stems. But my man was so absolutely patient with the coolest head and reassurance to keep me from having any anxiety that we were able to get the absolute BEST from this project!

    I swear I can never go with any other mastering engineer because of the patience and quality he provides

  16. Review by Jamarro R.

    VLM did a wonderful job mastering my music and was very professional. I recommend them highly.

  17. Review by Andres Castro

    This is my second time waking with Wes, and just like the first time around, the experience was amazing. I had the opportunity to get 7 instrumental tracks mastered for an album and I couldn't be more stoked with them. Coming back soon for sure!

  18. Review by Khalil P.

    True professional. Gave me multiple versions to choose from. Nice to see my track viewed in different ways!

  19. Review by Joshua JD Walker

    Excellent Job! First time doing a 4 stem mastering but Wes was very patient with me rebouncing stems and getting everything right. Will be back!

  20. Review by Voli Martung

    Again, Wes has the golden touch. The master gave me a newfound love the song and it now has that sheen.

Interview with VLM

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

  2. A: Started off as a DJ in the early 90's, performing for promoters like Pasquale Rotella / EDC and Gary Richards / HARD Festivals, among many others. Also headlined festivals overseas with acts like Air Liquide and Jamie Lidell. I was also a buyer for three very popular record shops in Los Angeles during that time and in total, my collection reached well over 15,000 titles. This covered many different genres as well, which has been key to what I do (decades of living, breathing, and listening to music). During this this time I also started producing, with my first original release coming out of Berlin in '99. This then led to remixing as well (The Mars Volta, Salvador Santana, Almunia, Kelpe, The Stepkids, Hanni El Khatib, Free Blood, West Indian Girl). While all of this was going on, I guess there was a buzz happening too, because I was then asked to master music for (I would say legendary) tastemaker label Stones Throw Records / Los Angeles. This was back in 2011, and mastering has been a full-time job since.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: To deliver professional-quality masters each and every time.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: Making my clients happy by providing them with a professional-quality master that will bring out the best in their music.

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A: An amazing full-length album from beatmaker / multi-intrumentalist / vocalist Evan Geesman.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Both. I'd be a fool to tie my hands in either domain.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: Give yourself headroom.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Giving my clients what they want, which includes in-depth communication and personal attention to detail.

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

  16. A: Make sure you hire someone with knowledge and experience.

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

  18. A: Kyle & Lil Yachty's 'iSpy'on Atlantic - this was my first single for a major label that went multi-platinum (4x) and in turn led to mastering 4 other songs on Kyle's latest full-length album 'Light Of Mine'

  19. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  20. A: Mastering is a dark art. I disagree. To me, it is a labor of love.

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: My experience is broad concerning genres.

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

  24. A: Professional Quality.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: Receive premasters, review and if good to start work on, I'll then move forward with mastering. Otherwise I will contact the client with my notes and request a second round of premasters.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: Custom Analog & Digital System.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: Ayo, Pensado, Lettuce.

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

  32. A: Stereo & Stem Mastering.

Kyle feat. Lil Yachty - iSpy

I was the Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

PMCD or DDP included upon request with every full-length album. Three revisions available per song. Payment due upon approval. Stem Mastering rates vary. For any more information please contact us.

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