Finish with confidence;
stem and stereo mastering.
Mastering is the crucial final stage in music production where the audio is polished and prepared for distribution by combining subtle sonic enhancements with potential corrective treatment. This isn't just about "making it loud". It's about understanding the intentions of the artist to best harness the narrative of the music and emphasize the desired emotional impact.
It does get pretty nerdy though. Industry standards for loudness and tone vary from style to style and platform to platform. I combine technical application with creative sensibility when mastering different genres for various platforms and playback systems. All of this occurs in open and direct communication.
An active member of your creative team
Competitive levels based on genre
Objective ear and quality control
Extensive knowledge of all styles
Stem or stereo mastering
Leading analog and digital tools
A member of your creative team with an objective ear and a fresh perspective; not just a technician.
Mastering prices vary from project to project. From song length to the number of tracks; a pop single, a progressive rock saga or an audio-book; streaming distribution or vinyl; they all have different needs. Book a consultation to get an estimate tailored to your project.
*I offer free test masters for first-time collaborators.
Backward Clock Sound is a certified provider of Apple Digital Masters
Does it matter? No, and Yes. Like most modern production studios, we are equipped with a wide selection of state of the art digital processors (plugins). These software based processors have become indispensable in audio production. Although these tools are indispensable, there is a reason why so many are modelled after real analog hardware. n my humble opinion, these processors are unmatched in the digital domain. But, more importantly, they are inspiring to work with - creating better results, faster.
- Neumann KH310
- Neumann KH70 Sub + MA1 Calibration
- Custom "Auraclone" Cubes
- Antelope Audio Orion Studio SC
- Dangerous Music Convert AD+
- Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor
- Elysia Xpressor
- Empirical Labs Fatso
- Bettermaker EQ 232P MKII
- High Voltage Audio HVA-NEQ
- Radial Space Heater Tube + Transformer Based Summing Amp and Color Box
- Empirical Labs Fatso
Hear what's in your head;
production, mixing and recording.
As much as mixing is a technical service, it equally defines the creation itself. Every step of the production will dictate the possibilities and potential of the mix. And every detail in the mix will help emphasize the intentions, emotions and narrative of the music.
As a fellow artist, I approach this process with tact and respect. Creating a friendly and personal creative space allows the communication to flow freely for the better of the project; this is of the highest priority. We need to know each other to truly understand each other. We need to understand each other to create your music the way you imagine it.
Dedicated creative team member
Mastering included with all mixes
Analog and digital tools
In-house recording available
Together, we can dig into the vision of the project to define the appropriate actionable direction.
As a creative producer, my role can have many facets. Whether its full scale "A to Z" production or just simply mixing already recorded and arranged material.
From getting funded, to finding the right studio to record. Learning about the project's goals, vision, and limitations is the first step. Depending on the scale and needs of the project, that could even mean hiring other collaborators for recording, mixing or mastering
Lets talk about your projects needs and wants; book a free consultation now.
Create an emerssive sonic experience; or just tidy up your sound.
Backward Clock Sound offers unique, creative and engaging sound design and original music based on your needs.
Creating the soundscapes to accompany video and film is a delicate and subtle art. I take a lot of pride in my ability to sculpt audio unique to your universe. Even more-so though, I take pride in my ability to follow direction as well as manage feedback and revisions. Sometimes exploration and finding the wrong sound or song is a necessary part of the process; and I get that.
This is all about working together.
Intentional engaging sound
Sound for film/video/games/anything you can think of
Audio "clean-up" with leading industry tools
Music of any style or genre
Audio mix and mastering
Never compromise the creative vision; collaboration caters to solutions.
Some projects require a full-on music and sound design journey and mix; some need branded, unique music and sound bytes; others just need an overall clean-up of dodgy recording sources and an overall mix.
There are no needs too ambitious. I love music, sound and everything that comes with it; every style, every mood. Yes, I even enjoy cleaning up a bad source. The real work comes in putting our heads together to decide what music or sound will benefit the project best – and sometimes that means no music.
Book a consultation to get the conversation started.
Technical consultation; home recording, microphone placement, etc.
In-house recording available.
Team-based approach and creative feedback
Original unique theme music and ambient loops
SFX and sound bites
Radio quality dialogue and vocal processing
Your voice big and bold;
branded podcaster packages
Podcasts are quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of media. Stand out from the masses with high quality vocal treatment and original branded music made for your show.
Services range from basic audio processing and quality control to a full-on Podcaster Toolkit. I’ll work with you to help develop your brand and set the tone and mood for a consistent listening experience from episode to episode. I like to call this a sonic footprint. But most importantly, a warm and inviting voice.
My Podcaster Toolkit is a one-stop solution for everything you need to make your show great.
I’m an experienced creator across all platforms and genres with a critical, constructive and friendly personality.
Every show has different needs. For this reason, pricing is always done on a case by case basis. Book a consultation so we can put together a Podcaster Toolkit pertinent to your situation.