VLM

Multi-Platinum Mastering

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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!!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

167 Reviews - 37 Repeat Clients

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

  2. Review by Julien L.
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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!

  3. Review by Sébastien B.
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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 !

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

  7. Review by Dominic M.
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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.

  8. Review by Theodoros P.
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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.

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. Review by thehansenfactor
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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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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 !

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

  22. 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

  23. Review by Landon F.
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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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. Review by Gagsounds
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    Wes did great Job as always

  27. Review by Gabriel A.
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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.

  28. Review by Shak T.
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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! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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

  30. 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!!

  31. 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!

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

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

  34. 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!

  35. 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.

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

  37. 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.

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

  39. Review by Blaire.
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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!

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

  41. 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.

  42. Review by Madelline M.
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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!

  43. 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.

  44. Review by Ford M.
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    Great job!

  45. 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!

  46. Review by Tania K.
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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!

  47. 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!!!

  48. 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!!

  49. 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

  50. Review by Robert N.
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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.

  51. 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%!!!!

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

  53. 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.

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

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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!

  59. 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

  60. 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!

  61. Review by reagan e.
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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.

  62. 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.

  63. Review by obiben
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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!

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

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

  66. 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!

  67. 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!

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

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

  72. 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

  73. 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.

  74. 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!

  75. Review by Kazunori S.
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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!

  76. 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!

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

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

  79. Review by Martin N.
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    Super friendly and very professional result. Even provided 2 versions in the same revision. Highly recommended

  80. 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!

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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!!

  84. 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!

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

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

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

  88. 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.

  89. 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!!!

  90. Review by Randy B.
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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!

  91. 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 !

  92. 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.

  93. 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!

  94. 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.

  95. Review by Cameron M.
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    Fiery as always

  96. Review by Franke
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    lit

  97. Review by obiben
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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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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

  100. Review by ENTT Studios
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    Great Mastering Work!

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

  102. 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!

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

  104. 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.

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

  106. 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!

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

  108. Review by Paul L.
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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.

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

  110. 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!

  111. 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

  112. 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.

  113. Review by Siddhant S.
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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!

  114. 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.

  115. Review by Xavier M.
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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!

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

  117. 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.

  118. Review by Malcolm n.
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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.

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

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

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

  122. 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!

  123. Review by Christopher G.
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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!

  124. Review by Kazunori S.
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    Great engineer. On time and did the best for my songs. Glad to work with him :D

  125. Review by Cliff H.
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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!!

  126. 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!!!

  127. 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

  128. Review by Fanen D.
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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.

  129. Review by Fanen D.
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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!

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

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

  132. 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 ‼️

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

  134. Review by Ryan L.
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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...

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

  136. 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.

  137. 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.

  138. 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.

  139. 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!

  140. 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

  141. 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!

  142. 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.

  143. 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.

  144. Review by Barnaby a.
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    brilliant!

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

  146. 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.

  147. Review by Bernard
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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

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

  149. 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.

  150. Review by Music E.
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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.

  151. 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.

  152. 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.

  153. Review by Jad J.
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    Amazing work!! Wes went well above and beyond with the master. Would 100% recommend!

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

  155. Review by Kenny Z.
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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.

  156. 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!

  157. 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!

  158. 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.

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

  160. 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!

  161. 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

  162. 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.

  163. 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.

  164. 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.

  165. Review by Santanio
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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

  166. 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.

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

  2. A: Stereo & Stem Mastering.

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

  4. A: Ayo, Pensado, Lettuce.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Custom Analog & Digital System.

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. A: Professional Quality.

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

  12. A: My experience is broad concerning genres.

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

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

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

  16. 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'

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

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

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

  22. A: Give yourself headroom.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  32. 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.

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