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Here are a few before and after mixing and mastering samples from the over 40,000 songs I've mastered.

Just mixed and mastered this Epic Movie Soundtrack - December 2019

 

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ROCK & ROLL

 

Punk Rock Mastering
Bowling For Soup

 

Hard Rock Mastering
1st Degree

 

Heavy Rock Mastering
One Sick Unit

 

Alternative Rock Mastering
Yesterday And Tomorrow

 

Pop Rock Mastering
Nemesis

 

Alternative Rock Mastering
Good Sir Con Artist

 

Hip Hop and Rap

 

Hip Hop Beats Mastering
Dotta

 

Hip Hop Mastering
Frodie

 

 

Hip Hop Tracks Mastering
Jovanni Pharr

 

Rap Music Mastering
E.D. Smooth

 

Dance and Club Music

Dance Music Mastering
Andra

 

Pop Music Mastering
Jamita

 

Singer Songwriter Mastering
Shanna Hoar

 

Electronic Music Mastering
Marbeya

 

House Music Mastering
DJ Nita

 

EDM Mastering
DJ Any

 

R&B and Blues

Blues Music Mastering
Sir Charles Jones

 

R&B Music Mastering
Clinton Daniel

 

R&B Mastering
Jaay Blayze

 

JAZZ

Jazz Music Mastering
Ryan Saranich

 

Saxophone Music Mastering
Ava Lemert

 

Christian and Gospel

Christian Music Mastering
The Christian Boys

 

Gospel Music Mastering
K Daniel & Encounter

 

Christian Dance Mastering
The Christian Boys

 

Country Music

Country Music Mastering
Fleenor & Reap

 

 

 

Here's a very small portion of the thousands of clients I've worked with between 2011-2019

 

Bowling For Soup (Pop Punk) - Grammy Nominee, MTV Hit Video 
Mary J. Blige (R&B) - Multiple Grammy Winner, Multiple #1 Songs 
Dionne Warwick (AC, R&B) - Multiple Grammy Winner, Multiple #1 Songs
Nyls (Pop, Dance) - Multiple Top 10's France Billboard

MTV - Soundtracks For The Real World In 2011 & 2012 
Smiley (Pop) - Multiple European Billboard #1 Songs In 2012 
Andra (Pop) - Multiple European Billboard Top 10 Songs In 2012 
Sir Charles Jones (Blues) - Billboard Blues Multiple Top 15 Songs American Blues Network Multiple Entertainer & Album Of The Year 
Ryan Saranich (Jazz, Saxophone) - World Renowned Saxophonist 
PBS - Documentary Soundtracks 
Carl "Safe Sax" Ferris (Pop, Saxophone) - Amazing Las Vegas Fremont Street Performer 
1 Sick Unit (Hard Rock) 
Jovanni Pharr (HipHop) 
Good Sir Con Artist (Alternative Rock) 
Don Dotta (Hip Hop) 
Nemesis (Hard Rock) 
The Christian Boys (Christian, Pop) 
Fleenor & Reap (Country) 
Shanna Hoar (Pop) 
The Kill (Rock, Rap) 
Andrey Piryevec (Ambient Funk Jazz) 
Ben Wood & The Bad Ideas (Rock) 
Maybe Means Yes (Alternative) 
The Flying Dogs of Jupiter (Classic Rock) 
E.D. Smooth (Hip Hop) 
Jamita (Pop, Dance) 
Clinton Daniel (R&B) 
Kevin Daniel & The Encounter (Christian, Gospel) 
DJ Any (Trance) 
Marbeya (Electronic) 
DJ Nita (Club, House) 
Ava Lemert (Jazz, Saxophone
Jaay Blaze (R&B) 
The Guest List Band (Punk)
Datasha (Bellydancer) 
Katrise (R&B, Pop) 
DICE (Rap) 

Western Starlanders (Country) 
Jason Cooper (Gospel)
Don Juan Music (Hip Hop) 
SIXX (Rap) 
SLR (Instrumental Rock) 
MC Yodee (Christian Rap) 
Catalyst (Rap) 
Funky Guitar (Acoustic) 
Miss Mary (Pop, Dance) 

Metrognome (Progressive Rock) 
Tanya Ross (R&B) 
NYLS (Pop, Dance, Club) 
Bombay (Rap) 
Bantam Feather (Hard Rock) 
Tethered Band (Pop, Rock) 
John Basile (Jazz) 
Geir Solerød (Acoustic) 
Colier Mcnair (Inspirational, Soul) 
League Legends (Hip Hop) 
Chas (Rock, Americana) 
Modern Insurgency (Rock)
(Gothic Hip Hop, EPIC Hip Hop) 

Gravity Control (Rock) 
Graeme & Victoria Sweet (Christian) 
Andréa Nebel (Gothic, Alternative) 
Steve Sevek (Country) 
NAO (Spanish Pop, Rock) 
Keith Harrison (Pop) 
Daz Grease (Pop, Dance)
David Harvey (SingerSongwriter) 
Coco Lypso (Reggae) 

The Honest Mistake Band (Rock) 
George Martinez (Rock) 
Psychostarts 
(Pop, Alternative) 

Johnny Dynell (Club, House) 
Demonte Thomas (Pop, Dance) 
Marisco (Electronica Rock)

 

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prepare songs for mixing

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7 mastering hardware equipment daw recording studio

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2 software for audio mastering

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