SoundBetter PRO

Testimonials for
Mister's Mastering House


SoundBetter PRO


The following are testimonials by clients and artists of
Mister's Mastering House that I'm grateful and privileged to have worked with.




John Wilby; Jazz Oracle

    The audio restoration for our Jimmy Lytell release (Jazz Oracle BDW8069) was done by Karl Machat of Mister’s Mastering House.  This was a very challenging assignment as the source material, recorded by Pathé between 1926 and 1928, was poorly recorded and pressed on inferior material. 

    Karl worked wonders, retaining the music’s ambiance while removing the heavy surface noise.  His attention to detail was amazing and, in addition to cleaning up the sound, he accurately re-pitched each track. 

    I look forward to working with Karl on future projects.



Beau; The Eclipse Project

    Karl's masters sound clean, precise and make a proper mix sound great. Which is what the point of mastering is! Not to fix your mix. Karl is probably the only person in the Greater Toronto Area who works exclusively "in the box" that I would recommend for mastering work. Plugins can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong person, so don't be fooled by younger interlopers storming the industry with no real world experience.

    All this at a very affordable rate and a great guy in addition, that is easy to work with. How can you go wrong with that?



Peter Grant Mackechnie; "Loot Bag":

    In the music business, one deals with their fair share of people who are unreliable or flaky. I was overjoyed to find that Karl Machat was the complete opposite kind of person. He was extremely prompt with all his correspondence, and he did everything exactly as promised, in the time frame promised, for the budget that was originally quoted (at a very fair price, I might add!). If you’re looking to leave your project in the hands of someone reliable and passionate, Karl is it.


Scatter; “No More Questions”

    "I was referred to Karl about a year ago and since then I haven’t considered anyone else to master my music projects. Amazing quality, affordable prices and most importantly great service. Bottom line…If you're an independent recording artist looking for that professional polish within a reasonable budget, I strongly suggest you give Karl a shout."



Anthony Liccese, President; The HarmonyGuy Company

    Working with Mister's Mastering House was an incredible experience. Their attention to detail and mastering expertise brought our songs to an absolutely new level. We would strongly recommend you take a look at this Canada based outfit for your recordings. They are professional, courteous and all that goes with it!


Charles Di Raimondo; CD Productions

    "Karl has done a great job mastering many projects that I have produced in my studio (CD Productions). I'm always confident that each project will receive the greatest attention to detail and my clients are always happy. Karl recently mastered my own CD "Arias and Serenades". It sounded warm, clear and was tastefully mastered. I trust Karl's ears and equipment completely for my mastering needs".



Charles Demuynck; Music Director & Conductor - Masterworks Of Oakville

    "I enjoy working with Karl because not only does he know the equipment and technical part of his job, but also has a musical knowledge and expertise of a level to help deal with the very complex and long pieces of music that I often bring to him. I really appreciate this and it makes a big difference."



Anushka Jeyanayagam; “Your Love Is Beautiful”:

    "Working with Karl has been an absolute pleasure and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking high quality mastering. He is excellent at what he does, very professional and extremely passionate and concerned with the projects he works on. Karl worked on my first album. I was impressed with his desire to really take time to emphasize the quality of my music, bar to bar. You can say he is a perfectionist! He was patient in listening to my concerns and went over and beyond to do what he could to make my music sound great! Thank you Karl for all your help, you were outstanding and I look forward to working with you again!"



Tblazz:

    ”I just got home and I was listening to the final tracks....amazing ....the mastering is exactly what I was looking for....I couldn't believe my ears ...WOW!! Karl what you did for my tracks is amazing...thank you so much!”



ION RAY:

    "I found that Karl of Mister's Mastering House, is not only a consummate professional but transformed my work into something I never envisioned. The work was amazing and I feel confident now when shopping my demo around."



Anushka Jeyanayagam; “Your Love Is Beautiful”:

    "Working with Karl has been an absolute pleasure and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking high quality mastering. He is excellent at what he does, very professional and extremely passionate and concerned with the projects he works on. Karl worked on my first album. I was impressed with his desire to really take time to emphasize the quality of my music, bar to bar. You can say he is a perfectionist! He was patient in listening to my concerns and went over and beyond to do what he could to make my music sound great! Thank you Karl for all your help, you were outstanding and I look forward to working with you again!"



Tblazz:

    ”I just got home and I was listening to the final tracks....amazing ....the mastering is exactly what I was looking for....I couldn't believe my ears ...WOW!! Karl what you did for my tracks is amazing...thank you so much!”



ION RAY:

    "I found that Karl of Mister's Mastering House, is not only a consummate professional but transformed my work into something I never envisioned. The work was amazing and I feel confident now when shopping my demo around."




More Testimonials:


Lorne Clarke; “Moonlight And Cider”:

    Karl Machat has good ears. Correction: Karl has GREAT ears! He not only listens to what a recording artist lays down in the studio - but he listens to what the artist is striving for in a finished project. And he delivers.

    So many of the so-called Mastering Houses (and this is true of most of the do-it-yourself mastering programs as well) out there take no advantage of the huge dynamic range (over 90db) this digital world permits. For some strange reason, heavy compression is the benchmark in most mastering houses today - resulting in a muddy, ear-fatiguing stew of recordings practically indistinguishable from each other.

    Karl did a fantastic job on the Moonlight & Cider CD - and it really stands out.

    I would not consider making the next album without his services.



Bryan Williston, Abby Zotz - Two Roads Home:

    "As an acoustic music act completing our second independent CD for release, we were unsure of where to turn to begin the mastering process. Thankfully, our producer/engineer steered us towards Karl Machat and Mister's Mastering House. Using acoustic instruments almost exclusively, it was important to us that the warm sounds of the instruments shone through, and that our project was presented in a polished manner.

    Karl assisted us with finer details that we might not otherwise have considered, such as time between tracks and sound/volume consistency. Putting his heart, soul and ears into our project, Karl put a wonderful sheen on our record, and helped us to create a work that we are proud of to this day. We would definitely use his services again, and encourage other musicians to do the same."



Leary Walters:

    I find Karl to be a very conscientious individual who pays close attention to details and is eager to learn new tricks. He is a very humble and likeable person. In my opinion he is the best mastering engineer I have ever worked with. He is not only interested in tweaking knobs and pressing buttons, he shows interest in the people he works with.



Leary Walters:

    I find Karl to be a very conscientious individual who pays close attention to details and is eager to learn new tricks. He is a very humble and likeable person. In my opinion he is the best mastering engineer I have ever worked with. He is not only interested in tweaking knobs and pressing buttons, he shows interest in the people he works with.



Morph Productions; Ashton Price:

    I've been sending my clients to Karl's mastering services for years and I'm always impressed with the finished product and his professionalism. Karl's mastering studio is a secret gem of the Toronto music scene that I think a lot more people are going to be hearing about in the near future. I would have no problems referring anyone for Karl's services, whether they be the beginner doing demos or the professional who needs radio ready results.



Ali Farrukh; International Artist:

    "Karl really gives the mastering process the extra attention and is very patient. His operation towards mastering a song is checking every problem in detail and clearing it. Karl brings a terrific attitude and fully delivered his best to master a song....bringing magic out from the mixes. I personally enjoyed the feeling of ease and trust working with him, and appreciated his organization and attention to detail. Moreover, his work is affordable, a great guy to work with, and he has an ear for music!"



Nick Fedor; “Common Ground”:

    ”You did an awesome job on my mastering....I couldn't have imagined a clearer sound. I was more than happy. I left with a flawless master and still had money in my pockets...”



Nick Fedor; “Common Ground”:

    ”You did an awesome job on my mastering....I couldn't have imagined a clearer sound. I was more than happy. I left with a flawless master and still had money in my pockets...”



Dream Trance Invasion (DTI):

    We came to Karl to complete the mastering process for our debut CD release "Dream Trance Invasion". His mastering knowledge and experience was evident from when we first spoke with Karl regarding mastering our project. With very good turn around time, Karl had samples for us to listen to for feedback purposes. We were extremely impressed with the results.....Every instrument was heightened with a very comfortable and flowing feel to the overall mix.....Levels were maximized without the compromise of dynamic range. Everyone we spoke with were extremely impressed with the final results. We would highly recommend Karl to complete a project in any musical genre.




Return from Testimonials to
CD Mastering Services


Return to The Audio Mastering Home Page




Proud to be affiliated with these organizations: