VLM

Multi-Platinum Mastering

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275 Reviews (275 Verified)
VLM on SoundBetter

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!!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

275 Reviews - 68 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Vadim K.
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    A very kind and thorough man, provided detailed information about the process and several versions to choose from. Very much enjoyed working with Wes!

  2. Review by Kyle Jefferson
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    Above and beyond every time!

  3. Review by AB T.
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    Truly awesome mastering by wes/vlm. He always comes through! My second time working with him, and every time he masters its always something special. Highly Recommended!

  4. Review by Tomas P.
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    Wes is a LEGEND. He makes sure to understand the fundamentals of your tracks and knows how to analyze and execute any notes you may have on them. His turnaround time is amazing, and he always keeps you updated throughout the whole process. I will most certainly be a repeat customer, thanks Wes!

  5. Review by Deshawn White
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    Fantastic work. Wes was super professional and went above and beyond to make sure I had a quality master! I will hire him again for sure.

  6. Review by will
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    Excellent work, very good communication, wes makes his best to satisfy my requests, and he dis, great work!!!!

  7. Review by Jewel O.
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    I have used VLM twice now - very happy once again with how professional Wes is and how punctual his communication has been. Definitely will be mastering with Wes for future projects

  8. Review by AB T.
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    Very detailed mastering work by wes/VLM. Really loved his work! Many options to choose from, and Top notch mastering work.

  9. Review by MoreThanJp
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    Wes has provided nothing short of an amazing service. Not only was he clear in details on what to expect and how he goes about his mastering, but he was always ready to answer every question.Wes was always quick to answer and clarify whatever requests I had and he did an amazing job and stuck within the requested time frame. The service was amazing, and the quality of the work I received was highly impressive; Bringing each song on my project to life. 10/10 would book again and again.

  10. Review by Mante
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    Wes is unmatched when it comes to mastering and making a project sound 10 times better. He puts 100% effort into every song I send his way. Glad I got to work with him!

  11. Review by Trish
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    Wes is hands down one of the best engineers I've worked with! Every project with him feels like a collaboration and he genuinely cares about the music and artists he works with. Thanks for your great communication, care, and brilliant engineering skills (of course!) in taking this song to the next level! Looking forward to working with you again :)

  12. Review by nic j robertson
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    Wes was an absolute pleasure to work with - his work was top notch and the finish product was stellar. Can't recommend him enough, for his thoroughness, knowledge, skills and communication. Will be back for more without a doubt!!

  13. Review by YangRae C.
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    Very professional. I really enjoyed to work with VLM! I will defo work with him again

  14. Review by Kyle Jefferson
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    Wes never misses. He goes above and beyond every time.

  15. Review by syjonfam
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    Fully professional in every dimension. Final product sounds just exactly ( or even better) like i wanted. Communication was great, everything was clear and I've achieved exactly what I wanted.
    I recommend that studio

  16. Review by DJ Dayo
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    Great work as always. A real PRO that is easy to talk to !!

  17. Review by 1/137 Sun Records
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    Project : 12 songs stem mastering with a Main & a Performance version for each + 3 Main sub versions (CD, Stream, Vinyl) + 48 & 44 exports.
    Result : AMAZING!!! Thanks to Wes I obtained the final pro sounding quality I was looking for.
    Bonus : Wes is very patient and sympathetic. We have had various back and forth to fix some of my stems and for the master revisions.
    He is extremely professional and diligent, I couldn't hope for better!
    I HIGHLY recommend him!!!
    A big thank you for your work :)

  18. Review by Justin T.
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    Wes is the man! Got back to me immediately regarding my stem master and had the polished song a few days after that. It’s mind blowing what a master at mastering can do. Highly recommended!

  19. Review by ITOI Records
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    Wes is super nice and easy to talk to. Also super professional and very quick turnaround. The masters we got were amazing and he additionally sent us 4 different versions - which is crazy for this price and the quality he ensured.

    Would definitely recommend - 5 out of 5 stars for sure!

  20. Review by Blake Bergman
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    The guy is an absolute legend, great vibes and his work is incredible. Great turnaround times. I highly recommend him.

  21. Review by goodbyealex
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    Once again, Wes provided exactly what I needed. I've gone to Wes for my last several tracks and his work is beyond superior. He'll definitely get you the sound that you're looking for -- you'll want to come back to Wes just as I have!

  22. Review by Kyle Jefferson
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    Wes is the goat. Brilliant work every time!

  23. Review by Alec C.
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    Wes is an amazing mastering engineer! He gave my track what it needed to go to the next level. His attention to detail and professionalism is remarkable, and he is very good at explaining his work. If you want your song to be ready for Spotify and other platforms, and sound it’s absolute best, use Wes as your mastering engineer. I will definitely continue to work with him in the future !!

  24. Review by Sammy P
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    Absolute pleasure wrapping up a solid project with VLM. Could not have had someone more plugged in and attentive to the important details. Always excited to hear what comes back cooked up. Will def be collaborating again very soon.

  25. Review by Zac S.
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    Wes is the greatest engineer I've had the honor of working with. Anyone in their right mind working with Hip Hop music should be using Wes for their Mastering services.

  26. Review by Donny G
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    Violet Lantern is where it’s at! This is my go-to for mastering. Quick turn around and I always get that professional polish that I’m looking for!

  27. Review by DDRMR
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    I have never ever ever ever worked with someone who I pretty much NEVER have to use a single one of the included revisions with.

    Wes has seriously made me more confident at mixing knowing he will make the master absolutely SHINE and make it sound glorious. So long as he's active and available as a mastering engineer, he's definitely the secret weapon on my arsenal.

    I seriously can't say enough good things about him.

  28. Review by lazerbhoy
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    Wes is amazing! Amazing communication, professionalism, and the master sounds fire. Great guy – work with him if you get the chance!

  29. Review by soukaina h.
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    DA BEST

  30. Review by LL Zhu
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    Fantastic job! As always, will come back again! Thank you Wes! :)

  31. Review by Phillip K.
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    Wes is that guy. Hire him for a cooperative, informative, hassle free experience. Nike, just do it.

  32. Review by Obi Ben
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    THE GOAT!!!!!

  33. Review by Kyle Jefferson
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    Great work as always!

  34. Review by Samer B.
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    Wes was great. This was our first time using the service and he was very patient with us while we were figuring things out. There was a short period of time in which I was unavailable and he remained professional throughout the entire process. He is extremely informative and communicates often. We will definitely be contacting Wes again about future jobs!

  35. Review by Montelle Boy
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    I couldn't have worked with a better mastering engineer, Wes is super professional and on top of his work, his turnaround time is precise and his work is solid, I would work with him again without a doubt.

  36. Review by Ethan H.
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    communication and service is A1!

  37. Review by Andreas
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    very good result and communication !

  38. Review by ECHO
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    Delivery was very quick, service and quality were absolutely top-notch, guiding us through the entirety of what the process was. 10/10 would recommend

  39. Review by joonas k.
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    Amazing to work with.
    I am very satisfied with the end result.
    For my next songs I will definitely work with him again!!

  40. Review by Sammy P
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    Phenomenal work! High recommend always!!

  41. Review by Itto Collective
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    A great mastering engineer and brother as always! Thank you for every amazing work :D

  42. Review by Carlisle T.
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    Amazing work, Exceptional, and top-notch customer service!

  43. Review by Sun T.
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    Im satisfied everytime. great work!!

  44. Review by Tommy Tamagotchi
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    Wes NEVER disappoints

    Second time working with Wes and once again he took my record and killed it - sounds 100x better than the previous master. The diligence and care he put into it really speaks volumes - I haven't worked with anyone as patient as Wes. There were a few things that needed to be corrected in the mix - not only did he help me with that but he added a few things that he thought would be helpful and it made a huge difference.

    Always a pleasure working with this guy

  45. Review by Jhay
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    Been working with Wes for the last few months, and I must say -- the level of professionalism, the quality of work, and the service exceeds my expectations every time. Simply put -- if you want your music to sound great, bring it to Wes. VLM doesn't miss!

  46. Review by Sammy P
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    Have had the pleasure of collaborating with Wes on my most recent project (4 tracks completed) and I remain consistently impressed by the final polish he leaves on each track! Would highly recommend solely on the degree of attention he pays to his craft and each track. Always looking forward to Wes' final key touches and wouldn't have more faith leaving the job in other hands.

  47. Review by Gagsounds
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    Wes is extremely professional and has great understanding of mastering any genre of music.

  48. Review by Fanen
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    Always a pleasure working with Wes!

  49. Review by statys
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    Out of all of the engineers, Wes was an OBVIOUS choice on the result of our single, "Control"!!

    My voice sounded crystal clear on every speaker we played!! (passed with flying colors)

    Even the samples we used in the intro and beat switch... Wes made them truly belong in our final mastered copy.

    You MUST hire Wes at least once––just to see what you've been missing out on!!

    -Statys

  50. Review by Reagan
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    This is my 4th time working with Wes and I'll definitely be back again! He has such a solid ear and I really appreciate how he sent me multiple song versions to choose from without being prompted. He goes above and beyond for the people he works with and on top of that is amicable and professional. 10/10! :)

  51. Review by Obi Ben
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    10/10 everytime

  52. Review by Drew N.
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    Wes did an outstanding job on my masters and i was very pleased with the level of professionalism he displayed as well as the communication with him thorough out the process. I will definitely be working with him more in the near future!

  53. Review by Jhay
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    If you're looking to get the most out of your tracks, Wes is the engineer to go to. Excellent quality on the finished products, and always a very smooth experience. Highly recommend for your music!

  54. Review by ANDREW D.
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    Wes is the man. His communication is excellent and is all-around a pleasure to work with. He took the time to explain every step of the process in detail and the finished product was excellent. I will definitely be coming back to VLM for all my mastering needs! Good looks Wes!

  55. Review by derek
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    Wes is the absolute best mastering engineer that I've ever worked with, a true pro who guided me through the entire mastering process. Apart from being an awesome, friendly and patient person he was quick with communicating and delivered on time. I plan to work with Wes on all of my future projects. No doubt.

  56. Review by Quinlin J.
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    Wes was a pleasure to work with. He provided a number of different options to ensure that the master was exactly to my liking. He was detailed and informative with all the options to ensure you get the best result. The final product was fantastic!

  57. Review by Takunda Z.
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    A Master Of His Craft ! My go to person for mastering !

  58. Review by DDRMR
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    Wes is probably my current main secret weapon. The way the man will master your tracks and cover your holes will have you hear your mixes like never before. Three times I've hired him and each time I learn something incredible and new, and the man will put his 200% into your work. I usually actively look for things to nitpick and find flaws with, but in my personal case he's nailed it the first time every single time and I didn't even have to do any revisions.

    Hands down the best mastering engineer I've ever worked with.

  59. Review by Kyle Jefferson
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    Another awesome master as always. Wes crushes it every time.

  60. Review by Sammy P
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    Incredible experience all around! Wes is easily one of the more productive and insightful engineers (a magician, one might say). The attention to detail on the project was unmatched. Would recommend highly and will hopefully get to collaborate on some more pieces in the near future!

  61. Review by bur G
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    Wes is an outstanding engineer. Unlike some other engineers, he'll take his time to review his own work to double check if everything sounds GREAT, which will result in excellent results. I've sent out the same mix to 7 different mastering engineers and Wes had the best results when it comes to preserving and elevating the song's vibe and also making sure the song sounds great in different speaker platforms like in the car, and headphones etc. The best you can find, like a juicy watermelon.

  62. Review by Obi Ben
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    i have nothing remotely negative to say about wes. he always pulls through with amazing sounding masters. great work as always.

  63. Review by Nish B.
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    Not only is Wes the best engineer - he is patient, informative, providing insane attention to detail, and has a passion for the sound like no other. My song has been elevated tenfold thanks to his work - making it punchy, crisp and radio ready. Additionally, achieving a flavour to the sound that my mix could not accomplish. It has been a great pleasure to work together, and I am looking forward to returning soon!

  64. Review by ESTY
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    Wes is the BEST lol It was my first time working with him and he made this process so easy and flawless. He truly is passionate about mastering and super detailed, which is a PLUS. He is professional and quick to communicate. I'll definitely be back, such a pleasure working with you Wes! You're a gem!

  65. Review by Kyle Jefferson
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    10/10 every time. Wes is the best.

  66. Review by Austin E.
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    There’s a reason I keep coming back to VLM/Wes...can tell he cares a lot about what he does. Masters always come out fantastic and he provides great information to understand what he sends over. Also, great communication and friendly attitude!

  67. Review by Reezan J.
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    Wes is a very knowledgeable and accommodating engineer. He provided a master that elevated the track and took it to the next level in terms of fullness, clarity, and punchiness. I have never worked with an engineer that provides as many streaming/mastering options as Wes. Would 10/10 recommend him for your mastering needs.

  68. Review by Anthony H.
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    The job couldn’t have gone any smoother except with my own mistake. I sent the wrong vocal stem (dry; instead of with fx) and Wes was quick to work it out with no issue. Very professional & keeps you well informed through the process. 10/10 highly recommended.

  69. Review by Jhay
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    Wes doesn't miss with these masters! My go-to mastering engineer, and this time around he definitely brought it home. More than pleased with the finished product, and I'm definitely looking forward to future collaborations!

  70. Review by Blake Bergman
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    Absolute Legend, would highly recommend, also has great turn around times and clear and concise communication.

  71. Review by Daisuke I.
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    VLM is fast & perfect. Especially Wes, you are perfect.

  72. Review by Jaxon S.
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    Wes is a legend. His mastering ability comes from beyond the physical realm and he will make your songs sound glistening and gigantic.

  73. Review by Alex
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    If you’re still on the fence about hiring Wes as your mastering engineer… don’t be, just do it. Absolute professional with excellent communication skills that take you by surprise because they go above and beyond of what you would currently encounter in the rest of this music industry landscape. And as far as the actual music goes, he will go the extra mile for you to ensure that you’re happy with the outcome and that your mix realizes its full potential. Couldn’t be more happy with the result!

  74. Review by senor k.
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    Perfect job 🤝🥳🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  75. Review by Hark A.
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    Amazing job as always. Highly reccomended

  76. Review by Jaime dos Santos
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    Wes was communicative, attentive, and shared many options with me to ensure I got the master that I wanted. I recommend this mastering engineer for anyone looking for a great sub-stem master or any other type of master.

  77. Review by Kyle Jefferson
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    Wes is the best! He is professional, an excellent communicator, and the masters I got back sounded incredible.

    He's definitely my go-to mastering guy now!

  78. Review by Reagan
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    this is my 3rd time working with Wes and it won’t be my last! he is responsive, professional, and skilled at what he does. I highly recommend him to any artist who wants their track mastered — the work is quality and he is overall just pleasant to talk with. thanks again, Wes!

  79. Review by Mante
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    Wes is without a doubt the best engineer around. He went above and beyond on mastering my track, making the quality better than what I asked for! He worked on it as if it was his own project and communicated very well with detail about everything required throughout the entire process and what was best for the final result. He went the extra mile to do multiple different masters for my track and gave me an option to choose what I wanted. I definitely recommend working with him, phenomenal!

  80. Review by DDRMR
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    My man's is already a pleasure to work with and walks the extra mile for you. One of my go to peeps

  81. Review by Soul Lost
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    Wes is amazing to work with, honestly can't recommend him enough. He went beyond what was expected and worked with me until the masters came out exactly as it wanted them. He really will care about your project as much as you do. You can tell just by the notes and feedback he gives you as the masters are being revised. Amazing quality work, fast communication and a great guy! His work is very much appreciated. Thanks again Wes!

  82. Review by Greg
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    Great communication, detail and thoroughness throughout the whole process. Got all tracks I sent sounding infinitely times better and will definitely be working with him again in the future.

  83. Review by James M.
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    Wes is seriously the mastering master. He's worked on over 15 of my songs and he hits every time. That man doesn't miss! My projects wouldn't be what they are without him. THANKS WES!!!

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    Wes from VLM did a full mix/master on a song I worked on and it was brilliant, this crew is the real deal 10/10

  85. Review by Goldee C.
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    All I can say is VLM is the best !!! Hands down no more words just the best. Wes puts the same amount of passion and patience into the records as the artist, then the records come out amazing. I've used them consistently on multiple projects and I aint going nowhere!!! You could go with the rest or go with the best and that's VLM

  86. Review by Jhay
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    First time working with Wes, and it's probably one of the best decisions I've made in my 10 year musical career. Very professional, great communication, and very informative throughout the entire collaboration process. Goes the extra mile and then some, for good measure. As artists, most of us can appreciate such level of devotion to any craft or skill set. The final masters sent over are industry quality, radio-ready, and will be able to compete in any market. Looking forward to doing more!

  87. Review by MJ
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    He is one of the best mastering engineer I've ever worked with.
    He's price is unbeatable. He is literally a charity for this quality, service and price.
    Willing to work with him again in the future.

  88. Review by Willis
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    Wes added that extra life my project needed! Highly appreciative of his work.

  89. Review by Itto Collective
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    Great mastering engineer. I had worked with him for a year now, and he always comes back with guaranteed quality of masters. Very polite with my questions and also a very nice person :D

  90. Review by Carlos Calles
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    great to work with, gave lots of insight, options, and a great product.

  91. Review by DJ Dayo
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    First time working with Wes and im very happy with the final result, gonna by using his services a lot ! Very easy to work with, attention to detail and very informative explaining all doubts.

  92. Review by Hark A.
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    Nailed it again! Top notch service!

  93. Review by Joshua N.
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    He helped me understand everything and explained things well. He does great work and seems like a great guy!!!

  94. Review by Trish
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    Wes is hands down one of the best engineers I've worked with! I had a clear vision of what I wanted my song to sound like - Wes not only helped me get to that place but also provided numerous options along the way. His ear for detail and work ethic is unparalleled. Thanks for being so kind, open and flexible throughout the process. I can't recommend him enough - if you're looking for someone to trust with your sound, Wes is your guy. Can't wait to work with you on my next song!

  95. Review by ryan f.
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    Amazing work as per usual. Very, very happy with our punchy, balanced master

    Thank you Wes!

  96. Review by Willis
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    I get top notch quality from Wes every time!

  97. Review by Mike S.
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    WOW! Wes absolutely crushed it. He was flexible with our time frame and the communication was fantastic. He was so methodical and detailed in the mix/master and explaining to me each step. I have found my new mix/master guy for every single song we release in the future. I highly recommend working with Wes.

  98. Review by Obi Ben
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    great as always!!

  99. Review by Kay K.
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    Wes hooked me up with yet another great master! Tried stem mastering this time— highly recommended! Will be back for more work soon. Only mastering engineer I’ve worked with. This is the guy! Until next time.

  100. Review by Tommy Tamagotchi
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    Absolutely amazing! We didn't think this song could get much better but saying Wes took this to the next level is a massive understatement.It sounds like a brand new song in such a good way. Its everything we envisioned a great master to be but more.

    Besides his stellar work - his communication is second to none. He gives you a very thorough explanation of his process , what he needs from you and what you are going to get. He truly cared about this song and went above and beyond GREAT DUDE

  101. Review by Giovanni Gramegna - Mixing Engineer
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    Wes is so good! He satisfied every request we had and delivered stellar masters. Can't recommend him enough.

  102. Review by Obi Ben
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    Wes is my go-to guy for all my masters! Amazing turnaround.

  103. Review by Adam Tune
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    Wes did an amazing job on my track. I’ve been looking for a solid mastering engineer for a while and Wes definitely is that guy. Can’t wait to work on the next one.

  104. Review by Obi Ben
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    Wes never disappoints and is always working hard to help me out.

  105. Review by Willis
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    Never left disappointed after Wes gets a hold of a track, highly recommended!

  106. Review by Hark A.
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    The best in the business. I won't be using another mixing/mastering engineering for my songs. I don't trust anyone except WES!!!

  107. Review by Obi Ben
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    Wes is the GOAT. He is a consistent and reliable person to work with everytime. Highly suggest hiring him!

  108. Review by Tab T.
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    Professional Engineer makes your music go to the next level

  109. Review by sean l.
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    was amazing to work with, he will get the job done for you!

  110. Review by Julien Loreto
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    Wes did a amazing job on an upcoming pop/dance single. Great clarity, space and presence with the master -- bringing the song to a higher level. Communication was very good and he was informative throughout the process. He worked well with my feedback and provided the necessary versions for streaming and download. Trust is a big deal for me when I'm working with others and he's gained mine. Thanks Wes!

  111. Review by 1/137 Sun Records
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    I enjoyed the detailed explanations and advices that Wes gave me, and the result that perfectly match my need from a stem mastering (each parts more detailed, master powerful but airy, pro sounding). And a competitive price. Thanks !

  112. Review by Riley S.
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    Wes was very efficient and thorough with the two masters I sent him. He went above and beyond to insure I was happy with the product. Would highly recommend for what ever project you have in the works!

  113. Review by Dirashi
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    Wes is definitely my Go To mastering engineer! Nothing but quality work each time he gets his hands on a track.

  114. Review by Pascal Czisch
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    Awesome work!! Great professionalism and amazing sound. Really cares for you being happy with the results.

  115. Review by Dom Malouf
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    On the real, Wes is a straight up magician. He brought our music up to a whole other level we have never been before. I cannot recommend this man enough. He is a great communicator and went over and above for us.

  116. Review by Theo
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    10/10. Has done amazing work, been really transparent and regularly kept me updated with the process.

    Will definitely be using VLM's service again.

  117. Review by James M.
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    This is my third time working with Wes and still couldn't be happier. Everyone on the track was bugging out over the quality. Hands down the best mastering engineer. He's a magician!

  118. Review by Sun T.
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    If the song is good, VLM will make it sound great.

  119. Review by Sonny N.
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    I really enjoyed working with Wes, it was an amazing experience from start to finish. He is a true professional in all aspects, very focused and dedicated, very passionate about his work, with great feeling and understanding for details. I'm 100% satisfied with the end result and I recommend his services!

  120. Review by Sun T.
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    I trusted Wes the engineer with my most precious work yet, he treated it with the utmost respect and integrity. His work and response is truly worth it.

  121. Review by Willis
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    Wes was very responsive and provided a lot of knowledge! Looking forward to working with him again.

  122. Review by Jordan J.
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    First things first, Wes was very responsive, very thorough, he also was very patient with my changes. He did a great job with my track and will definitely be sending more his way.

  123. Review by goodbyealex
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    Wes did a fantastic job with my track. He'll work with you until you get the sound you want! With premier quality, great service, and an affordable rate from a platinum-awarded engineer, you definitely can't go wrong with VLM!

  124. Review by Maurice H.
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    I have tried time and time to find a quality sound engineering experience. It is so hard to find a better experience than Wes at VLM. He explained my mix in such a masterful way and gave tips. I am looking forward to coming back. The experience gave me hopeactually to continue creating music. I will be submitting another song soon. Great job Wes!

  125. Review by ryan f.
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    Returning customer here- have sent all kinds of music to Wes and he always sends back the goods! He's a pleasure to work with and really cares about your music. I've worked with other big mastering engineers, but none compare to Wes at VLM in terms of quality.

  126. Review by Caine Casket
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    Wes is an incredibly talented & insightful creative. His understanding of texture, warmth & leveling is unmatched. Big recommendation.

  127. Review by Sun T.
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    I received great customer care and Wes the engineer is a true professional. Reasonable investment for a achieving the best sound.

  128. Review by sean l.
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    Awesome to work with, and easily one of the best masters I have ever gotten. I really recommend !

  129. Review by Sana
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    Great working with Wes who is creative, patient and talented!

  130. Review by DDRMR
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    I'm not exaggerating when I say this, I've never ever ever had someone do work for me that I've been this happy with. I literally looked for things I wanted to tweak and found nothing. Wes literally nailed this master on the FIRST try and I've never heard anything I mixed sound this good before which actually makes me more confident in no longer outsourcing.

    Not only was he professional, he was incredibly pleasant to work with and a joy to talk to. Will absolutely hire and work with him again

  131. Review by Donny G
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    Stop scrolling and hire this man! Wes will do a phenomenal job.
    If you’re looking for an example, search for “Pesos (feat. N7)” by Donny G or listen to any of the work he’s done for artists like J Dilla, Kyle, Anderson .Paak, and so on. The dude has credits for days.
    If you’re looking for a professional, polished sound from someone who truly knows good sound, look no further.
    Did I mention the totally reasonable pricing for said professionalism?
    Now I’m sounding like an ad... hire him!

  132. Review by Service No Service
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    Wes showed me mad love from the jump. I truly had no idea about how to navigate this process and he was very informative. The dopest thing about him is, he makes you feel like you are in the studio doing the tracks with him. Professional quality for an unbeatable price from a dude with a wealth of knowledge. I appreciate you big homie.

  133. Review by Christopher E.
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    Wes was attentive, detailed, and brought an amazing sounding master for my mix. Would recommend to anyone looking for high quality and care. Thanks!

  134. Review by Gagsounds
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    Wes did great Job as always

  135. Review by Gabriel (Trabbs Boy)
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    Wes is awesome to work with. Great communication and blew me away with the mix and master. Thanks Wes for treating my song like your own and giving it specific attention to its particulars.

  136. Review by Brook Brovaz
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    Wes is by far the best communicator and a supreme master at mastering. I will be bringing all of my projects to Wes moving forward. If you want complete insight on mastering theory and as it relates to the music business VLM Wes is the way to go! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  137. Review by Foss U.
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    As always, a job well done and a pleasure to work with.

  138. Review by Peefs D.
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    Wes has done it again!! Not only an amazing master but again proving priceless insight into the industry and processing with streaming services, which as an independent artist, is much needed!

    Could not recommend enough!!

  139. Review by Austin E.
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    Once again Wes delivered in great time and with great results...definitely will return to his services!

  140. Review by Angel A.
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    Very knowledgeable. Responds Quickly. Consummate professional!

  141. Review by troy m.
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    Wes did a great job with my single. Quality master with a quick turnaround!

  142. Review by Orco
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    Wes from VLM is a great professional who jumped onto the job with a lot of passion and dedication; besides delivering great results, he is a pleasure to work with. I will definitely use VLM again in the future!

  143. Review by Joe B.
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    Wes will make your music sound better than you could ever imagine. He puts your satisfaction over everything and provides truly professional sounding mastering, the same quality as any song that's number 1 in the charts. If you want your music to truly stand up with the greats, you need him to get you there.

  144. Review by Jamal R.
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    Returning client. Work is on point!

  145. Review by Jamal R.
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    Great work and pro quality around the board. Communication was always present throughout the process and was willing to make any necessary adjustments I asked for. Will be doing more work in the future for sure.

  146. Review by Rudi N.
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    Wes is amazing! Great to work with! Happy with the work everytime!

  147. Review by Blaire Michael
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    I truly enjoyed working with Wes. He walked me through the entire process and was professional, timely, and easy to work with. The master came out polished and clear - exactly what I was looking for. It did not hold a candle to the masters I have done using algorithmic software (obviously). Thanks, Wes!

  148. Review by Fanen
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    Always a pleasure to work. Always does a great job!

  149. Review by Samora P.
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    Wes at VLM was really wonderful to work with; he did an excellent job with the master and was easy to communicate with throughout the process of revisions. He receives my highest recommendation.

  150. Review by Madelline
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    Working with Wes was an absolute pleasure!! If you're hesitant (like i was after seeing all the options on this website) know that working with Wes will elevate your music to the next level - you should definitely choose him. I'm sooo happy I did! He made my already good mixes sound fantastic! He is super communicate has a very positive & chill vibe, which I think is soo important when you're creating with someone. I have nothing to say but awesome things about Wes- he is phenomenal!

  151. Review by Peefs D.
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    Our second record with Wes now and we are more than happy with his work! A pleasure to work with, highly recommend for independent artists looking for professional mastering.

  152. Review by Ford M.
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    Great job!

  153. Review by Roscoe W.
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    Wes was awesome. Gave me a few options right out of the gate and turned it quick once we connected on this. Will be using him again. It sounds GREAT!

  154. Review by Tania Kreuzbauer
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    Wes was nothing but incredible to work with throughout the whole process. As an independent artist, I can recommend him 100%, as he helped me to create a crisp and lively final master of my track which really brought it to life. He patiently & thoroughly worked with me throughout whilst also teaching me a whole lot about the technicalities!

  155. Review by LL Zhu
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    What a pleasure working with Wes! He really listens and cares about his clients needs! Super responsive, professional and knowledgable! The result he delivers is world class!!!

  156. Review by Peefs D.
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    An independent artists dream! Super professional with communication and of course a spectacular result! As well as providing great and much needed insight regarding loudness levels! Will definitely be working with VLM again!!

  157. Review by Daniel Cespedes
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    Working with Wes was killer. Really took my mix to a level I couldn't have imagined and I'm so happy with how vitalized and professional the result sounds. The turnaround time and attention to detail were exceptional, and they're super nice on top of it all. Can't go wrong with VLM

  158. Review by Enfinal
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    Wes is great. He is responsive and cares about the client more than other engineers on here. His turn around time was quicker than expected and the work speaks for itself. Love the master you did for my track. Will return for sure.

  159. Review by Ernesto G.
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    Wes is the mannn!!! Superb service!! He’s really patient and dedicated and he cares so much about his work and your satisfaction. Worked with him twice and would definitely do it again. Would recommend 100%!!!!

  160. Review by Jay s.
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    3rd time coming back to VLM, wont get my tracks mastered by anyone else, perfect !

  161. Review by Blair F.
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    Really high quality work. You can tell he actually takes his time rather than giving you an hour. Easy to work with.

  162. Review by Bradley P.
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    2 for 2! Wes is the best and really brought my track to live, definitely recommend.

  163. Review by Ben C.
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    Working with Wes was a dream, his masters made all the best elements of my tracks shine. Was very willing to work with me on revisions as I corrected issues in my mixes, and always responded the same day. Will definitely be back for my next project.

  164. Review by Charles
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    Wes is the best around! I gave him something that I mixed myself and he had it sounding better than the Drake track I used as a reference for my master. Even taught me a few things while we worked on the song together. His attention to detail and thorough process allowed for continuous dialogue and the perfect final result. It did feel like I just handing a song to a stranger, it really felt like a collaborative effort.

  165. Review by Matthew J.
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    VLM was great. Wes was patient, timely, and gave me a quality master. I'd definitely recommend to others.

  166. Review by Maliq Moebius
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    To work with Wes is very nice and straight forward, also a great communication if you got questions or if you're not sure about your master. Wes also teached me alot about streaming services and how different masters will be in levels and all that. Looking forward to work with him again the near future!

  167. Review by Austin E.
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    Wes is a great mastering engineer, really brought the final touches to our track. Not only did they deliver a great master, but communication and in depth explanations in each messages are greatly appreciated. Will definitely return to VLM/Wes

  168. Review by Bradley P.
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    Wes is the fuckin man. Takes the time to ensure quality and all your concerns are met. Really went the extra mile and the track sounds great! Definitely using him again!

  169. Review by Reagan
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    This is the second time I’ve gotten a track mastered by Wes and I have to say, he is one of the most talented and friendly engineers I’ve ever worked with. His turnaround time is quick and he pays close attention to detail. Overall very pleasant to work with and puts in quality effort. 10/10 recommend! I’ll definitely come back in the future.

  170. Review by Caine Casket
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    VLM is an amazingly talented Mastering engineer! I was excited to hear my master & he delivered! He's very transparent & his understanding of depth & warmth is crazy.

  171. Review by Obi Ben
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    I can't stress enough how easy Wes is to work with. He always puts out a great product for me and is a good dude. You won't regret hiring him!

  172. Review by BERNBENZI
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    This guy is the best! A1 results every time.

  173. Review by Johnny Goth
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    A pleasure working with VLM, Wes brings life and clarity to my mixes!

  174. Review by Lazar P.
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    I've used VLM's mastering services twice now and have nothing but praise to share. The turnaround time was quick, the quality of the master was perfect again, and most importantly to me - Wes is a great communicator and good dude! If you're on the edge about whether or not to get your stuff mastered here, I'd strongly urge you to make the move!

  175. Review by Hark A.
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    Wes gave me one of my best experiences on soundbetter. He mixed and mastered 8 songs and delivered all changes ON TIME. Not only that, the mix and masters are perfection. I will be using him for all my projects. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!

  176. Review by Zadyd M.
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    An amazing and knowledgable professional. Responds quickly and communicates with clients in mind. Orked magic on my tracks and happy with my first expereince. One of the lucky few to get a discounted rate but Ill continue my services with Wes for the quality not the price.

  177. Review by Sparky S.
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    Wes did an incredible job of bringing out all of the elements of my track and was able to achieve commercial loudness while being able to retain the dynamics of the instruments at the same time. I will absolutely be looking to Wes for future work and recommend that anyone who takes their art seriously do the same. You will not be disappointed.

  178. Review by James M.
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    Second time I’ve worked with Wes. He really does not disappoint. Everything I could want and more.

  179. Review by Foss U.
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    Wes does great work every time, highly recommended!

  180. Review by Johnny Goth
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    Was great working with Wes! He really took my track to that level I thought would be impossible. He's easygoing and definitely knows what he is doing. Would highly recommend working with VLM

  181. Review by James M.
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    WES IS THE MAN! For real he was super quick and easy to reach out to. Made my song radio quality. Only going to him for now on.

  182. Review by Bri
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    Wes was excellent to work with. From the start he was prompt and detailed in his communication. He was also flexible, working with me to ensure the final project was exactly what I wanted. The final master was great as well and I feel his work elevated my song to that next level. Will certainly be coming back to work with him in the future!

  183. Review by Itto Collective
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    This was the third time I worked with him. He always properly does mastering and put lots of effort even in this situation. Very kind and clear communication. I definitely recommend working with him!

  184. Review by Ernesto G.
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    Wes is amazing! First of all, superb mastering!!! He really puts in the work no matter what. He is suuuper patient and understanding and is always working towards getting a great sounding product and keeping the customer happy! Great communication and prompt answers. Would recommend anytime!

  185. Review by John B.
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    It was pleasure to work with VLM. Very talented and patient engineer.

  186. Review by ryan f.
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    Amazing as always. Wes is the best mastering engineer I have used on Soundbetter

  187. Review by Naes London
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    Super friendly and very professional result. Even provided 2 versions in the same revision. Highly recommended

  188. Review by Elena
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    This is the third time I work with Wes and he always delivers the best sounding stem mastering! Great communication, service and professionalism. Definitely recommended.
    Looking forward for the next one!

  189. Review by Lazar P.
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    Wes from VLM absolutely nailed it with my master. Something about his process just glues every sound together perfectly. On top of the product being great, the communication was on point and I could tell he really gets personal with his work. I would 100% recommend and I'll be coming back for sure.

  190. Review by Kay K.
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    My guy is true to his word and delivers great work. Wes made my album go from good to great. The skills and communication are on point. If you don’t like something or have any question, he breaks it down and works to get it right to your liking. It’s nothing like having engineers who take your music as serious as you. Work with me people that understand the time and money you have invested. Look no further. This is your guy! I will be back for my next project guaranteed.

  191. Review by Obi Ben
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    Wes is always amazing, the quality of the master is always on point and his customer service is second to none. For real, this guy is great!!

  192. Review by Christian
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    Wes did his thing! Felt the track was pretty good but just needed something to make it pop and stand out. Wes brought life into the track! Couldn’t of asked for any better. Will be back soon!

  193. Review by George S.
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    HE HAS A GREAT SOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WE GONNA HIT BILLBOARD WITH THIS ONE

  194. Review by Jay s.
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    Second time coming back to VLM, track always coming out perfect! Definitely recommend

  195. Review by Travon M.
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    Wes is definitely one of the best for sure! He exceeded my expectations. Thanks!!

  196. Review by Yazan
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    Wes mastered my EP and it was an absolute pleasure working with him! I enjoyed the whole process. Truly a professional at what he does, I couldn't have asked for anything more. Communication was clear, and he delivered top notch quality masters. Hopefully I'll get to work with him again in the future.

  197. Review by Cameron M.
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    Wes went way above and beyond the job requirements to make my album a masterpiece. Long nights in the lab, countless texts and calls, and genuine fun talks about life. Never would choose anyone else. He has your back 1000%. Thanks brotha!!!

  198. Review by BACDI
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    Second time working with Wes and I can confidently say that I will not be going to anyone else for mastering. His $55 deal for the first 100 SoundBetter customers is amazing, but the result I got would have been very much worth paying full price. Such a pleasure!

  199. Review by Julian S.
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    Great guy to work with, quick response, flexible & has a great work ethic!

    Really takes te time to make te master sound exactly how you wanted !

  200. Review by Bari B.
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    VLM did such a wonderful job with the mastering. I have used services such as eMastered and LANDR but they don’t even compare to the job that was delivered here. He was very punctual and knows exactly what he’s doing. On top if that, he went ahead and sent me several versions and was even open to revisions if needed. Thank you so much. I highly recommend him and will be moving forward with him on future projects.

  201. Review by Kundi
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    Wes gave my track the life that it needed to go from bedroom recording to a more professional sound! Clear communication and quick with revisions, I'll be back!

  202. Review by Petey
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    WES IS DIFFERENT ! He got that secret sauce that nobody else has ! I recommend him if you trying to make great sound greater ! I'm definitely using him for the rest of my life. Thanks wes for everything ! hope you are ready to go platinum again.

  203. Review by Cameron M.
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    Fiery as always

  204. Review by Avalanche Frank
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    lit

  205. Review by Obi Ben
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    Wes was great. Came out with a beautiful master and even during the crazy times of Covid-19 he still delivered great customer service.

  206. Review by Elena
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    VLM did it again! Second time that he masters my songs and it's fire as always. Good communication and fast results!! Highly recommended, will come to him again for my next single.

  207. Review by Reagan
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    Wes is professional, gives high quality work, and goes above and beyond with his clients. I couldn’t have asked for more. Will definitely be a return customer! 10/10

  208. Review by ENTT Studios
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    Great Mastering Work!

  209. Review by Naama Guggenheim
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    Wes was outstanding! Really easy and fun to work with, amazing product.
    highly recommended <3

  210. Review by BACDI
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    Wes is fantastic. Provided a master for radio and a master for streaming platforms, and best of all -- the result was amazing.

    Will be coming back in the future!

  211. Review by John P.
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    Highly recommend. Wes at VLM was easy to work with and delivered a great product.

  212. Review by Jaxon S.
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    Wes is an absolute legend, great pricing, very professional, and excellent quality mastering. Got our tracks thumping.

  213. Review by Michael D.
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    Another great one, appreciate it VLM

  214. Review by Dirashi
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    The final master gave my track life!! Wes got the EXACT sound I was going for even though I wasn’t “audio engineer savvy” enough to properly explain exactly what I wanted done. He also took the time to explain everything to me in extensive detail whenever I asked a question about something! Went with the stem mastering option and after Wes got ahold of it, he basically gave the track steroids. If you’re looking for an amazing master Wes is your guy!

  215. Review by Foss U.
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    Helping us sound our best again and again. Wes does great work.

  216. Review by III Iii
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    Very easy to work with and delivered a fantastic master. Was very accommodating in my requests and nailed the sound I was going for.

  217. Review by Tab T.
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    Love their work so much
    quality service
    recommend

  218. Review by Chase Emery Davis Baritone
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    VLM is an absolutely incredible team! Their level of punctuality, communication and overall professionality is beyond anything I could have hoped for. I am delighted with the work they have done for me and will go back for more soon I am sure! Working with VLM really made me feel like I had control over what was going on in the “mastering” process, which made me more confident in my decision making. Rich sounds and a friendly team, I would recommend VLM to absolutely anyone!

  219. Review by Jay s.
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    Did a great job mastering my track, sounded perfect the first time it was sent, and he also provided some extra information which was definitely helpful

  220. Review by Foss U.
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    Great work! Got it done with the quickness, it sounds great, revisions were quick and he went out of his way to teach me and my team some some best practices for mixing/mastering in the streaming age. Would definitely recommend.

  221. Review by Siddhant Sharma
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    Wes quickly picked up my taste and what im aiming for. he offered me 3 revisions over the initial master but just one was enough to reach the goal. the discount he offered through soundbetter.com is something independent artists like me need the most at the beginning of their careers. im glad how he took the time to explain me the difference between the main master and master for streaming sites. he sent me both versions of the master. easy communication and good results!

  222. Review by Elena
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    Great communication, great result! My songs have never sounded better. Highly recommended, will definitely work with him again.

  223. Review by Shno Xavier
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    Loved working with Wes! The attention to detail and overall life he brought to the song was extraordinary! Definitely will be connecting with em again!

  224. Review by Nathan Bankston
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    Wes is the man! Goes above and beyond with his work.

  225. Review by Toni J.
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    Wes from VLM was great! The final product was exactly what we wanted. Extra points for patience. I'd love to work with him again. Highly recommend.

  226. Review by Malcolm (Perfection Recordz)
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    A boss at mastering songs.Clean, nice and open international quality.A very professional guy to work with in the music business.

  227. Review by BERNBENZI
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    The level of quality is always above expectations.

  228. Review by Nathan Bankston
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    Wes is the man! My go to for mastering, he will not disappoint.

  229. Review by Joe Bah
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    Professional and on time! Wes did everything I asked in a very timely matter and the product was exceptional.

  230. Review by ryan f.
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    Wes is the best mastering engineer I've ever had. He really cares about making your project sound as great as it can and is the nicest, most patient and enthusiastic guy. Having your masters come back sounding amazing is the best! Thanks Wes!

  231. Review by Chris Gaylord
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    INCREDIBLE!!!
    I needed a song prepared on a super short deadline. Wes was able to hone in on the vibe I wanted to make something amazing, worked extremely quick with his delivery, and was overall just a delightful person to work with!
    When I need my next song mastered I'm definitely coming back to him!

  232. Review by Itto Collective
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    Great engineer. On time and did the best for my songs. Glad to work with him :D

  233. Review by Cliff Holt
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    Super impressed with Wes’ work. He is someone who I feel takes pride in all the work he is apart of. He went out of his way to perfect my master. And helped me put into understanding the perfect level my mixes should be. Just found my go to mastering engineer!!

  234. Review by Goldee C.
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    BY FAR the best master I've had done! I can't say enough good things about Wes and I cant wait to work with him again. He understood exactly what I was looking for and was extremely patient throughout the process. The song came out dope!! Thanks again!! Defintiely recommend!!!

  235. Review by Cameron M.
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    Wes will take your track to the next level! The 808s will bang, the spread of the mix is lush and the transients are clear and pristine! GOAT

  236. Review by Fanen
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    What more can be said about Wes? He's the real deal. Went all out to ensure %100 satisfaction. Made adjustments and kept the communication very clear. He's also very knowledgeable so you can also learn from him. He made took care of the music and I'm grateful that I made the decision to finish the album with him. Mad respect and Highly recommended.

  237. Review by Fanen
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    Wes is one of the best engineers I've had the pleasure of working with. He started work on my album and brought it to the next level. He offered useful advice as well throughout the process. It has been a great experience and will definitely work with in the future!

  238. Review by Nathan Bankston
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    Wes is my go to guy for mastering!

  239. Review by AngelosMav
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    100% Proffesional, Amazing Work... I will work with you again for sure my friend !!!

  240. Review by Michael D.
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    Wes did a great job! He helped get my new single where I wanted it to be with the volume and mastering. 5 stars ‼️

  241. Review by BERNBENZI
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    I Really enjoy working with VLM. Excellent results with a fast and professional correspondence from beginning to end.

  242. Review by Ryan Live
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    The master came out amazing! He was very professional and easy to work with. Definitely going to work with Wes for future projects...

  243. Review by Nathan Bankston
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    Wes did it again! Would recommend him 10/10 times!

  244. Review by Fortysixbookings
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    Wes did an awesome job! He gives great advise and was very quick to get the job done.

    We are very happy with the results and hopefully work with him again soon.

  245. Review by Sohyun K.
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    It was such a pleasant experience. I could tell he is doing the best to provide quality mastering tracks. He cares about your works, and the results are beyond amazing! I will definitely work with him again.

  246. Review by Dorian D.
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    Working with Wes was a great experience. He went above and beyond while mastering my project, and paid attention to all the details and needs of my project. He even did some mixing for me, which also came out great. I got the label experience for a independent artist cost. I would definitely be coming back.

  247. Review by Benjamin B.
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    Very high quality work from Wes ! Very receptive and fast too! My go to mastering engineer now!

  248. Review by Haydn C.
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    A++, Fast Responses, Always Willing to go the extra mile to make sure the final product sounds right, Will Order From Again

  249. Review by Raymond M.
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    Wes is absolutely amazing!! Very experienced and professional. Wes really brought my track to another level. Definitely will be sending more tracks over for mastering!

  250. Review by BERNBENZI
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    You can expect the results to be professional every time. The dynamics on the master sounded like he knew what direction the song needed to go in order to sound the best.

  251. Review by Kenny Zhou
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    Wes is the man and delivers every single time. Totally understands different vibes and sounds and puts together amazing work. Wouldn't go to anyone else.

  252. Review by Barnaby a.
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    brilliant!

  253. Review by Gagsounds
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    Wes provides a very professional quality mastering and I'm very satisfied.

  254. Review by ryan f.
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    Decided to work with VLM because of the great records they have already worked on, and couldn't be more pleased with the result. The master sounded great- Wes made my mix sound even better and radio/stream ready. Really good guy, great to work with and super positive. He actually really cares about the result, which in my experience is hard to find. Will definitely be working with VLM again.

  255. Review by BERNBENZI
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    Best mastering engineer I've worked with so far. Enjoyed working with him and plan on doing more projects with this guy. Highly recommended

  256. Review by Benjamin B.
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    Very high quality and fast work !! Highly recommended!

  257. Review by Nathan Bankston
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    Wes did a great job! He communicated very well and keep me updated on the progress. I am extremely pleased with his work and will be hiring him in the future.

  258. Review by Music On Heaven
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    Working with VLM was a great experience. He was a very patient and considerate as well. He also communicated with me regarding edits and changes to the tracks in a timely manner. VLM also mastered the entire 13 track album and ensured it was sounding the way I envisioned as well as making sure the overall project was consistent in terms of volume and energy. I would definitely recommend VLM to anyone who needs their project mastered.

  259. Review by Stephcynie C.
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    Wes was wonderful to work with. Extremely responsive and very clear with his instructions. My master sounds incredible. Everyone who has listened to it has had no notes, which is rare. It's also extremely rare for me to not send back a song at least once for a revision. I will definitely be reaching out to him for future projects and recommend that you use him as well. Especially if you have a pop/r&b/hip hop track. My song was more pop/r&b and he nailed it.

  260. Review by Jabari H.
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    Great job my master bumps in the car and he also left the essence of the song which was important. About his business. Was a good experience.

  261. Review by Jay
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    Amazing work!! Wes went well above and beyond with the master. Would 100% recommend!

  262. Review by jonathan x.
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    Wes took his time to make sure the artist envisioned. Great service.

  263. Review by Kenny Zhou
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    Wes was prompt and amazing. Professional and responsive, he'll go above and beyond to get the job done.

    We had one song and needed it urgently and Wes got to it and finished it with outstanding quality.

  264. Review by Haydn C.
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    Great Engineer! Was willing to do what it took to get the job done, and went above and beyond expectations! Was also invested in the project and was willing to immerse himself into it rather than treating it as a job! A++ Super Fast Turnaround and Extremely Professional! Would hire again!

  265. Review by Lamont G.
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    This is my 1st time using the internet to hire an engineer and I must say Wes made me feel very comfortable and his enthusiasm about mastering and getting the track to sound good made me seriously elated to work with someone who actually cares about my music like it's their own. He went to great lengths to give me mix instructions to have my mix better to give the end product the sound it needed. He was honest and kept it real with me which at the end made my song a better product! Hes Dope!

  266. Review by JAN. II
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    Greatest first experience with another engineer on my personal music. Wes really took interest to the record I sent him and gave me a great master.

  267. Review by Stanislav B.
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    Awesome! I'm very pleased of the mastering which Wes made for us. Ultra high level.

  268. Review by Anand Zala
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    VLM did it again! Wes is the man, he came through with the master, added his own flavor, and made sure we were satisfied with the final result!

  269. Review by Rudi N.
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    Great experience working with Wes at VLM! Gave a lot of extra input to the song to ensure the master was right. Looking forward to working with him again in the future

  270. Review by Kit H.
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    Big thanks to Wes @ VLM.
    I was blown away by the difference he has made to my production.
    Crisp, clear and punchy.
    Highly professional and great to work with.
    I can't wait to get another track done!
    Highly Recommend.

  271. Review by Anand Zala
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    Wes at VLM was a pleasure to work with and made sure to meet our short deadline. Gave our single some real life, energy, and balance! Looking forward to the next project with VLM.

  272. Review by Jason N.
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    You’re tripping if you’re not using VLM. They took my music to a different level. This right here is the future! He did so much on the track and I appreciate him for that. He worked so well on this, thank you so much. I’ll definitely be coming back.

  273. Review by OPENLAT405
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    VLM Extremely professional and easy to communicate with this man went above and beyond I am absolutely blown away by the mix that this man has created .. AYE KEEP THEM TINGS COMINGS

  274. Review by Jung H.
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    I love what he mastered. Loudness is enough and EQ is well balanced , also he's nice. Good to work with.

  275. Review by Robert F.
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    Sounds like a Master should sound! Song was rap/trap track - 808 was knocking hard, song was wide and spacious, high end & EQ was perfect. Happy customer. Will repeat for next song.

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.

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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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