Mastering Synth Music
Mastering synth music is ideally performed by a synthesizer enthusiast, whose profession is full time mastering. You have just come to the right site for mastering synth music and taking your synth music to its highest potential. Firstly a few words about my general professional audio engineering background. I have worked in an audio production company as a full time employed sound engineer for 10 years and for the last 13 years have been working solely as a mastering engineer, day in and day out.
1 Track £30.00 | 4 Track EP £112.00 | 12 Track album £230.00 no tax added.
Allow me to exceed your expectations.
My biog :
If it is Eurorack modules, Sequential Circuits hardware or the latest softsynths that float your boat…. read on, this is the synth mastering for you. I am using PMC IB1S high end mastering grade monitors (10 inch woofers, soft dome mid range and exquisite highs, they currently cost £7,500.00 plus Hypex amps) which you can see on the website. (Ensure you see the equipment your synth mastering engineer uses, small speakers do not cut it for mastering.) I use Crane Song Quantum Solaris conversion arguably the best in the world, in a fully treated room flat to 25Hz with analogue and digital equipment. (as can be seen on this website and the video below.)
This is no untreated bedroom studio plus headphones (assume that is the case if studio images are not shown on the site). It’s the real deal. Top level, world class mastering engineering experience.
Mastering synth music can be a little different from mastering other styles of music. This music is very wide ranging, it can be highly experimental, very melodic with complex arrangements and musical progressions. In style it might be cinematic, synth pop, it can be ambient, from the Berlin school, dance infused, synthwave, synth goth, hypnotic, psychedelic, new wave, synth heavy prog rock, electro, retro, it may even contain a nod out of respect to your favorite band. And of course it can be highly atmospheric and other worldly. It might be purist music with only analogue hardware or a mix of digital hardware units, analogue and VSTi’s. Music produced by electronic means can have one trait that can appear in any form of this music and that is potentially powerful sonic energy at the extremes of the frequency spectrum, both lows and highs. This is something I especially check for when it comes to electronically composed music, doubly so for that which may be destined for a vinyl release. I will make your synth tracks sound as good as they possibly can, enriching by applying euphonic adjustments, corrections to sonic issues and removing any defects.
A short video about mastering synth music :
In my spare time I am an enthusiast, I can speak oscillators, LFOs, envelopes, filters, parameter sweet spots, modulation matrices, wavetables, WT scanning, granular, sync, PWM, formant, additive, vowel, S&H etc. You are in good hands with a fellow enthusiast and as a full time mastering engineer for 13 years. (10 years as pro audio engineer prior) In spare time there is little I like more than getting lost in routing and making magical sounds on the 20 or so VSTi’s I own and love. I know that feeling you also enjoy when making evocative, imaginative, vision inspiring sounds and music. It is a very special sonic space to enjoy and be productive. (I have also owned many analogue/hardware units in the past, including Novation Bass station, Sh-101, Cheetah MS6, Juno-106, Deep bass 9 etc.) A few of my current faves are U-He Repro-1, Diva, Parawave Rapid, DUNE 3, NI Massive and Massive X, Serum, VPS Avenger, Virus TI, Viper, Sunrizer, Sylenth1, Baby Audio BA-1,Tal-U-No-LX. I am intimately familiar with the sonic signature of all these VSTi’s and many analogue/hardware units.
The studio and monitoring :
Whatever the style of your synth music I have a very good internal reference for style and genre so know what to do when I play your synth music back on the full range PMC IB1S speakers powered by 500WPC Hypex amps. They are a 3 driver high end model (not near fields) have 10 inch drivers with transmission line technology to hear down to 25Hz. I use a Crane Song Solaris Quatum DAC (Mytek ADC) for extremely detailed sonic reproduction. The room is very well treated and linear utilizing 28 mineral wool/fibre glass bass traps of correct depth, quantity and density, diffusors and absorbers. When I hear your music through this exemplary sound system I will be able to make tonal, dynamic, stereo image adjustments to ensure your synth music sounds stellar when played on any system. Multiple tweaks (sometimes small and sometimes larger) to bring out the maximum potential of your music. I am fully conversant with volume normalization and streaming platform requirements. In mastering I can make your productions wider, richer, more detailed and produce a greater impact on your listeners.
Whether you are starting out or if you are a professional composer I can improve, enhance and quality control check your music. Mastering synth music by a professional who is deeply interested and serious about music and all audio. When I work, I of course listen to the whole but whilst doing so pay special attention to resonances and filter sweeps, high frequency percussive elements to ensure that harshness and spiky behaviour does not cause any playback issues and DC offsets. In addition quality control is very important listening for envelope clicking, and general edit and production clicks and glitches. I consider both how the music will reproduce on large and small systems (within reason relative to the spectral content of your mixes.) and produce masters that translate well. I am all ears when it comes to your input so please do provide any concise and useful thoughts and concerns about your synth music mastering.
I am equipped with both high end analogue and only the best, precise corrective DSP. No expense is spared on any factor of my tool set, you get the ultimate in digital and analogue and monitoring technology.
I provide a serious mastering proposition at superb rates.
Example rates : 1T £30.00 | 4T EP £112.00 | Album 12T £230.00 | DDP £35.00
Do not hesitate to get in contact for mastering synth music and mastering synthwave.