I am a professional in enhancing the first impression of your sound. I quickly recognize what the strengths are, and what it may need to take it to the next level. Equally important is knowing what not to do. A mastering job of high quality won't hinder your music or lose any essential elements, but will instead become a part of the sound's own personality.
Different release formats require different approaches. For digital releases, I believe in a timeless sound that will continue to work well in any context, even if the service provider changes or alters their playback specifications - taking format challenges into account.
For vinyl records, the quality of the cut of the master lacquer is what creates the final sound of the record. I put a lot of effort in time making sure the lacqer masters sounds as good as possible. It is possible to get more out of the sound of a vinyl record.
New ears for your music - in a quality studio, with years of experience. I work with all kinds of music and find it immensely enriching. An open mind and extensive industry experience are key parts of my expertise.
High-quality vinyl records have always been close to my heart. By cutting the masters for your vinyl record, I ensure the sound of the painstakingly crafted master is faithfully transferred to the final record.
When a stereo track is not enough. In some cases, mastering from multiple tracks can be beneficial. It's clearly a more laborious way to master, but by processing separate tracks, I can better access the details of the sound.
My studio is located in an old barn house on my yard in Kuhmoinen, Finland, on the banks of a river next to a log house built in the early 1800s. The studio was built on a new frame, and its highest point is about 3.5 meters high. The space is open, acoustically pleasant and a peaceful work environment. The matching of speakers and room acoustics has been particularly successful.
A large part of the equipment in my room is self-built or somehow modified - a unique combination of analog and digital tools that have over time intertwined into a seamless chain, from which I always find the right tone for the sound of your project.
For cutting lacquer masters, I use the Scully Recording Instruments model 601 lathe with the Westrex 3DII cutting head and 1700A series amplifiers. The Westrex Stereodisk system is known for its rich, tight bass reproduction and pleasant, lively and silky overall sound. Scully's lathes have cut practically all North American music from the 1930s to the 1960s, and they have also cut many classical techno records from 1980's and 1990's.