Multi-Platinum Mastering

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

VLM / Violet Lantern Mastering is operated by multi-platinum 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 are offering 45% off for the first 100 new clients through SoundBetter. This includes 3 rounds of revisions, and a PMCD or DDP on full-length albums.

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

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

20 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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

  2. Review by Nathan
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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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

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

  13. Review by Concept Z-rØ Sound
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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!

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. Review by Concept Z-rØ Sound
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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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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 are you working on at the moment?

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

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

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

  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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Kyle feat. Lil Yachty - iSpy

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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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