With our signature service, Mastering is performed in the Analog Domain, the perfect compliment to a digital recording.
Professional Mastering increases a recordings’ spacial image (width & depth), enhances mix detail, and delivers competitive loudness without compromising the Dynamic Feel, Punch, and Power of a mix.
With over 15 years of experience in Mastering, complimented by a lifetime in music as a musician, music theory graduate, recording artist, and recording/mixing engineer, Chief Engineer Mike Wells brings experience from all stages of the music production cycle to its critical final step: Mastering.
Production Music Mastering
The backbone of the Film, Digital Video, and Music Library industries.
The demand for high-quality Production Music is at an all-time high with the surge of online content creation for shows, film trailers, and product commercial spots on the web.
By mastering in the Analog Domain, Mike Wells Mastering delivers exceptional Production Music masters that stand-out on every platform, from high-resolution devices such as Smart TV’s, to low-resolution devices such as Smart Phones and Watches.
With a client roster including Megatrax Production Music, Angry Mob Music, Google, eBay, and Apple Computer, the assurance of receiving an outstanding product is guaranteed.
A unique variant of the traditional mastering process.
Where traditional Artist and Production Music Mastering focuses on the processing of a Stereo Mix, Stem Mastering creates the opportunity to perform unique processing across groups of tracks, or “stems”.
Mike Wells Mastering takes this concept one step further: With the advent of analog summing mixers, combined with the diverse equipment list available in our Analog Suite (Studio A), we are able to take up to 8 pairs of stereo stems, apply Color, Detail, and Signal Processing to each stem in the Analog Domain, and then sum them to a stereo mix (Music Mastering) or output a combination of stereo and stem masters (Production Music Mastering).
Unlike other Stem Mastering offerings, this all-analog approach provides a one-of-a-kind experience to deliver masters like no other in today’s market. Take this idea the full-distance available at Mike Wells Mastering by adding our ATR-102 1″ 2-Track for tape layback processing, and you have the recipe we call “Ultimate Analog”.