Mastering, a new found love...
Part of the idea of doing everything myself (writing, producing and mixing music) also included the final mastering step. So I started to explore the art of mastering since 2020 and liked it so much that I've turned this into a side-business.
I'm doing music production for more than 30 years (started with Cubase 2 or 3 in the early nineties), but mastering is the new found love: I just feel very comfortable with it (it's something for control freaks like myself...). After reading all the important books on the subjects and followed a dozen of online video courses, I studied with the acclaimed mastering engineers Ian Shepherd (did his mastering course, including personal masterclasses) and Friedemann Tischmeyer (I graduated at the Mastering Academy in Hamburg). With a lot of practice and investing in the necessary gear, I'm able to take things a step further.
I'm delivering a master that is loud enough for being competitive, but open and dynamic at the same time. With both digital detail and analogue warmth I want to give our music that little extra punch and shine. So if you need some masters for streaming, a vinyl master or cd-ddp, just contact me!
I work in a hybrid set-up, combining digital plugins and analogue hardware, the best of two worlds, in a multi-functional home studio (which is also build for creating and mixing music).
Wavelab Pro 11 (mastering), Nuendo 12 (producing and mixing), iZotope RX10 Advanced and Spectralayers Pro 10 (audio repair), Logic Pro (when needed)
SPL Tube Vitalizer (program tube-EQ), IGS Tubecore (vari mu compressor), Elysia Xpressor Neo (VCA-compressor), Rupert Neve Portico 542 (tape emulator), SSL Fusion (EQ/HF comp/analogue colour), Bettermaker Mastering Compressor (VCA-compressor), Bettermaker Mastering Limiter (limiter/clipper/saturator)
Lot's of high quality plugins from MAAT, Tone Projects, Newfangled Audio/Eventide, Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance, Softube (Weiss/Chandler), iZotope, Flux, Tokyo Dawn Labs, Leapwing, Sonnox Oxford, Native Instruments, TC Electronic, SSL, Waves (Abbey Road), Soundtheory, DMG Audio, Oeksound
PMC TwoTwo6 (main monitors), DynAudio 9S (subs), Auratones & Bettermaker amp ('the best of the worst'), JBL 4311WX (vintage control monitors build in the 70s), Audeze LCD-5/ Sennheizer HD580/ Beyer Dynamic DT100 (headphones), SPL MTC MkII (monitor controller), TC Electronic Clarity X (metering), GIK Acoustics/ Hofa-Akustik/ Sonarworks (room treatment)
SSL UC1, UF1 & UF8, Softube Console 1 Channel, TC Electronic hardware plugin-controllers
Audio Interface - AD/DA convertor
Prism Sound Titán