Because there are so many different micro genres in electronic music these days, it’s next to impossible for me to have before and after audio examples for each of them. I’ve tried to provide a good range of examples below, and I will continue to add more as the opportunity presents itself. Please do not ask me for specific examples in your preferred genre, since I don’t own the rights for the songs, it is up to the artists and their respective labels to offer to make these examples available.
All examples are only 30 second previews of the original songs. Because Soundcloud converts all streaming audio to a lower quality, please download the examples to hear the before and after differences in greater detail. Thanks to all of the artists and labels for allowing me to use their songs for these examples.
(Courtesy 45 Tribute Album, Website: http://www.45tribute.com)
(Courtesy Isaac Cotec, Website: http://subaqueousmusic.com)
(Courtesy Bryan Kraft, Website: http://www.soundcloud.com/bvsmv)
(Courtesy Caleb Golston, Website: https://soundcloud.com/calebgolston)
(Courtesy DJ Veaux, Website: http://www.djveaux.com/)
(Courtesy Manuel Batista, Website: https://soundcloud.com/gandhabba)
(Courtesy PremEyE, Website: https://soundcloud.com/premeye)
(Courtesy Mark Rufino, Website: http://shutterwax.com)
(Courtesy Ape Music, Website: http://www.apemusic.co.uk)
(Courtesy Papertiger, Email: email@example.com)
(Courtesy Anthony Paul, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Courtesy Polar Red Recordings, Email: email@example.com)
(Courtesy Bobby Benninger, website: http://www.facebook.com/rob.benninger )
(Courtesy Masuka, website: http://masuka.tk )
(Courtesy Micah James, website: http://www.micahjames.net/)
Testimonials from previous clients:
Just finished listening to the master on 2 sets of speakers & 2 sets of headphones. I’m very happy with it & the “polish” you were able to put on what I did exceeded my expectation for the track. I also think that the loudness is there without being excessive. Honestly this is the first time I’ve been able to listen to something I made on more than one set of speakers or headphones & not get frustrated.
– Adam Vittetoe
Thanks for getting things done for me so quickly. I gave it a listen and it sounds amazing. Downloaded and super stoked on the end result.
– Jason Kempston
I don’t think I ever noticed how far away and distant my mix sounded until I heard your master bring everything to the forefront and place it directly & comfortably in front of me. You’ve added a level of sheen I never could achieve. I know, I’ve tried ad nauseum to master my own works. only falling very shy of the mark. Repeatedly. Was about to just pick up Ozone, use presets & be done with it. Now I can concentrate exclusively on writing & the mix. You have no idea how much time this has saved me.
– Liam McLean
Everything sounds great, thanks for doing such a great job (and quick too!). Also, thank you for your accessibility through the whole process. You’ve been very helpful! I’ll definitely be happy to refer you to anyone else in search for quality, professional mastering.
– Aluminum Forest
Loved the mastering job you did man. I tried the song on some big speakers and it sounds great now. I’m looking forward to playing it live for the first time this Friday at my gig!
– Christopher Graham
Many, many thanks for this. It sounds great – I’m a really satisfied customer!! Blimey – how do you do it? Yes you can add me to your mailing list and yes I will certainly pass on your details to anyone who needs mastering, etc. Thanks again for all your help and so quick! Respect!
– Nicholas Smith
I don’t know how you do what you do, but I’m happy you do it. This is exactly what I wanted my track to sound like. Thank you so much. My friends know I use you and know to go to you when they have work they need mastered or mixed down. – Silver Brin From the very first kick I can hear the difference between my master and yours. The distortion and mud in my version is really obvious now. I’m really striving for that balance between character/tone and loudness with my work and you’ve managed to deliver both. I’m sold dude.
– Jeff Uren
I just had a chance to listen to the mastered track. I love the way it is pieced together and sounds very clean!
– Yuriy Stolyar
Thanks again for doing the master. Both of us are very happy with the sound. It is great to hear the differences before and after, and get a sense of what a professional can do for a tune. This was mostly a first time thing to get a sense of how things will sound after – we are quite impressed.
– Ryan Wells
Sounds great Tarekith! Definitely made it more punchy, warm and big.
– Patrick McGinley
Thank you so much for such a fast job. The track sounds great and I’m super happy to hear the good news that it was mixed down right. I followed your guide as close as I could. I had some doubts about the high end cause that what was really throwing me up into the red, but you did a great job at bringing everything into the light of day so to speak, so thanks again. I’ll make sure to hit you up again when I get the next one wrapped up.
– Jim Deasy
Mastering sounds great as always, thanks again!
– Tucker Greene
Thank you so much Tarekith! I appreciate your nice words! It has been a very educational experience and I am so happy for the result! I am completely satisfied.
– KMG Productions
Sounds great man, thanks so much for the in-depth response as well.
– Justin Duke
I was out and didn’t get a chance to hear the new mix until this afternoon — and wow, you did exactly as promised! It’s so much louder, but still clean enough for my tastes. You definitely did what I was failing to do with this track. I had a feeling you’d know how to tackle it.
– Michael Holloway
Thanks a lot! Sounds great. Thank you for working with me also. I’ve done online mastering with other people before, but they don’t really work with you.
– Mike Young
I have the tracks. They all sound perfect to my ears. I still can’t believe how you can give such amazing results in so little time. Thanks again.
– Marwan Zaarab
I´m very happy with your work Tarekith, I wouldn´t have been able to do this in a gazillion years. And I’ve learned tons in the process, which was what I was hoping for.
– Kristian Børresen
Thanks man, really really appreciated your time on that. Just had a listen and it’s much more alive. Much much closer to what I was aiming for. There’s a lovely snap off the snare, the stabs in the break down have a lot more warmth and the kick drum is doing what I wanted: Banging the middle drop! Yeah!
Either my ears are reset or your a magician! Sounds awesome. Really nice work man seriously!
– Matthew Castaldo
I contacted Tarekith with a view to having a go at a live jam I had recorded a few years back, the problem I was having is that being so familiar with the particular track, I had lost my objectivity. I felt that a fresh set of experienced ears was needed to tame it down a bit, so I sent the track to Tarekith. He immediately identified the areas where the track needed attention and in a very short space of time had a (pre)mastered file ready for me, he informed me of what he had done and said that if I wanted any changes let him know. All this for a very fair price and constant recommendations at each stage, I would have no hesitation in recommending Tarekith and I will certainly use him again.
Spent the entire day listening to a mix of the mastered tracks, the unmastered, and a few other random “pro” songs (burial, boards of canada, ellen allien, etc.). I think the songs sound great. They sound fuller than the mixes I sent to you and the volume is in between the dancefloor stuff and some of the quieter recordings by “pros” that I have – perfect.
Thank you so much for your opinions on my song. I really appreciate it that you took the time to write to me about the mixdowns. The good thing is that I KNEW the low end and the main synth were kinda loud, so now I know I am on the right track. Just listened to the mastered version and it sounds fantastic, thanks!
Massive respect to Tarekith for doing a sterling job on the mastering, I’ve had a quick listen through a couple of the tunes and they are sounding FAT!
– Ali Baba