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Reasons why I am the best audio mastering option for your music in 2023 onwards

A slightly fun blog entry this time, I have been mastering for 13 years and was a professional employed audio engineer for 10 years prior working in London with a very large audio/radio/ video production company much of which as Head of engineering. (Somethin’ Else). Check my biog further down the page.


This knowledge is ready to be applied to your musical productions. I wanted to write an entry that will help you to choose myself for mastering your forthcoming musical projects. Whether you are a label owner, a band, mix engineer, solo artist or independent musician. I cannot help but imagine you are looking for excellent quality mastering results from a specialized professional at an affordable price. So here we go…….


  1. High end monitoring and room, 13 years specialism, solely mastering.
  2. Analogue equipment and I have my finger on the pulse for all new software tools
  3. Relatively fast turnaround
  4. The results here are uncompromising
  5. Masters delivered within a 2-5 working days
  6. PMC IB1S 3 way mastering grade (10 inch woofer, flat to 25Hz in room) Crane Song Solaris Quantum DAC – Hypex amps – You see what you get all over this website. That is how it should be.


Lowest prices of any serious mastering engineer proposition – album rate is superb. £230.00 for up to 12 tracks, Single track £30.00, EP’s £60/£90/£112 (2/3/4 tracks respectively). Always working to keep my rates as low as possible for the industry whilst producing world class results. (with no compromises) Your musical creativity deserves to be presented in its best possible light.

13 years solely dedicated to mastering music, not a bolt on service with little near field monitors. I am a mastering specialist ready to take your music to its highest sonic potential.

10 years prior full time employed audio engineering experience. Fully employed professional audio engineering experience after leaving London based audio training. Trained for 3 years by a former BBC studio manager.

I show myself, the superb acoustically treated room and my equipment in videos, you see what you get. Even in 2023 some mastering studios do not show themselves or their facility properly for you to see.

My BIOG and sound engineering credentials :

Applying long term relevant experience.

Recorded world class musicians (see biog page)

Mastered award winning albums

10’s of thousands of tracks mastered over 13 years.

Mastered albums for well known musicians.

No trainee engineers or students learning on the job. I perform all mastering on your music.

Inclusive mix appraisal if requested – and a double check anyway if something out of the ordinary is heard

Providing low cost, world class mastering, helping musicians, bands, labels with their music for a great price. Supporting talent in the music industry working with new musicians, those progressing and highly respected professional musicians.

Capable of working with any genre of music with ease. Highly skilled internal reference for all genres.

Respectful, friendly approach to clients from every part of the globe

Fully across perceived volume options for all genres and streaming optimization / volume normalization systems. And also the requirements for loud mastering of various dance genres.

Free inclusive mix appraisal (when requested) and feedback if anything is worth double checking in your mixes

I can communicate effectively with regards remedial issues if needed, as I make music myself.

Honest, clear responses to what I hear – to assist with improvement of sound

Friendly, yet direct approach and clear communications regarding goals and end results

Very much a profession focused individual with pride in my work.


I “cross faded” so to speak between being a professional freelance audio engineer working in London studios (after 10 years employed sound engineer career) to becoming a mastering engineer. This was after some mastering specific experiences in my full time employed role as head of engineering. I have been sound engineering professionally for a long time now.

Sommer / Vanne Damme / Neutrik gold plated – signal paths

Always priced myself super competitively, earning a humble living – helping support musicians and labels on tight budgets, whilst making everyone’s music sound better. Super passionate about my work and taking your music to its highest potential.

High degree of quality control before delivery – high end headphone amplifier (clicks, glitches, vocal pops/mouth clicks etc.)

Timely turnaround on all sensible delivery expectations

Pre mastering response if required, advice if needed

Efficient approach to all work with paying clients. Payment at the time you send your tracks ensures efficient and fair, queued focus on your mastering job and less time spent on less serious inquiries.


Stem mastering option available at just £56.00

INTEL i7 and i9 12900K custom built PC workstations with high end components

A highly informative FAQ page answering many questions and streamlining the mastering process for you :


Ready to start our working relationship ?… Pricing and payment on this page :


Do not hesitate to get in contact for your next project, email Barry at : safeandsound123at or call on 0044 (0)7810 271371

Together we can achieve superb results and save you a lot of money.