A fresh pair of ears
A professional can give you fresh point of view at the sound of your music. An experienced mastering engineer helps you build the big picture and can make your music sound good, balanced and open in the huge variety of different listening conditions. A mastering job of good quality does not argue with the music and does not lose anything essential from the original spirit – it supports the personality of the recording and makes it sound more like itself.
Excellent room acoustics and a monitoring chain that reveal the tiniest details in sound are my most important tools. With them I daily make small decisions while taking the music of my customers towards sonic perfection, a record after a record.
I work on all kinds of music and consider it as a huge value of its own. I do not believe it is good to be too genre orientated, because an open mind and a wide experience on working with different kinds of music is an essential part in the professionalism of a mastering engineer.