Here’s what just a scant few clients have to say about mastering at MASSIVE
As an artist/engineer who has done two stints on major labels and had my records mastered by the top names in the business, I can say with some authority that John is the bomb. It’s one thing for him to say he’s not cookie-cutter — this is eminently true — but he also brings the gear and the ears necessary to make that description truly impactful. He worked hard with us over several days to get it right, to solve problems that I honestly thought were unsolvable (with several unrecallable, pre-mastered mixes) and to forge our album into a coherent whole. He went above and beyond my expectations and even my hopes.
His masters are, first and foremost, transparent. They don’t twist the mixes. And he brings tremendous care and skill towards the paradoxical job of a mastering engineer: bringing out the best in all of the individual song mixes while melding them into a single listening stream. He turns a bunch of short stories into a fat, warm novel, at a fraction of the cost of a big name.
Your handiwork is once again in the Grammy® first round... Kevin Elliott, Patterns of Blue for Best Folk Album and Again Is Already, A Rough Framework for Best Rock Album. Thanks so much for always making us sound even better.