MASTERING

 

Quality mastering for any genre of music.

Full service, personalized mastering that will take your music seriously to every detail

Nearly 20 years of experience in music production and 10 years in mastering

Service includes pro tips and advice on how to improve the quality of your production

STEM MASTERING

 

Just can’t get that mix working?
Look no further.

A multitrack mastering service for significantly improved sound quality, better dynamics and highly transparent mixes

Gives the ability to easily fix balance issues which might occur in traditional mastering

Get your tracks mixed by a professional!

REMASTER CLINIC

 

The original files were lost but you need to get that track mastered? Help!

Special processing technique to re-create the dynamics and clarity on outdated mixes, even previously mastered tracks

Drums can be mixed again to compensate for the lack of punch or a clean low end

The source can be anything from a 16-bit audio file to a c-cassette recording

MASTERING EXAMPLES

 

THE SERVICE

 

Specialized in electronic music (dance, drum ‘n’ bass, trance, EDM, pop, techno, dubstep, glitch hop, breaks etc.) but doing mastering and stem mixing for any style of music including hip hop, funk, jazz and metal / hardcore.

As a guarantee you’ll get an engineer who will pay full attention to your music, focused on making you sound better.

Mastering rates  ❯

THE STUDIO

Monitoring
• Dynaudio BM15A (primary)
• Genelec 1030A (secondary)

• Universal Audio UAD-1 & 2 DSP accelerator cards
+ plenty of plugins
• Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System
• RME Multiface Sound Card
• Logic Pro 9 & Logic Pro X
• Acoustically treated studio room

Reference Headphones
• Sennheiser HD-25 II and HD-650
• Hifiman HE-400i

ABOUT

 

I’m a mastering engineer and electronic music producer based in Finland. I started producing music in the mid 90’s and did my initial training for mastering at the legendary Finnvox Studios in 2002, working with bands such as HIM and Apocalyptica and being involved in mastering projects for some of the biggest artists in Finland.

I’m known for my projects Kiwa, Headphonics, Highpersonic Whomen and the Omen Sisters. With over 60 releases and about 500 gigs in my resume playing live & DJ for over 15 years in Finland and abroad has teached me the importance of what a difference mastering and great sound production can do on the dancefloor.

My main expertise is electronic music (all genres) but I also do mastering and mixing for hip hop, funk, jazz, metal and rock music.

Read testimonials here!

TESTIMONIALS


“I’ve known Markku for many years and have had the pleasure of witnessing his mastering abilities evolve into the high standard that they are today. His audio work is clean, crisp and cutting edge, which is matched by his level of business professionalism. I would not hesitate in recommending him for any post-production/ mastering work.”


– TOM COSM, Producer / DJ


“I had the pleasure to produce and create side by side (with Markku), so basically what you get is more than mastering but a creative mastering too with a constant professional consciousness on top of it.”


– KRIS KYLVEN, Producer / DJ


“Markku is one of the best electronic music producers in Finland and also one of the few mastering engineers specialized in electronic music. He has mastered some high profile finnish releases like Squarefeet, Muffler and Davo. Markku did couple of test masters for me. Even that they were “quick masters” he got the spectral balance quite accurately to where it should be and the masters sounded transparent. Low-mid problems were also taken care of. Markku has a very good ear for problems in the mix or master and is a very nice guy to deal with. He is also very knowledgeable about various kind of mastering techniques. I can warmly recommend his services to anyone.”


– DREAMLAND, Producer / DJ


“Great dynamics, Bright and airy highs. True high end sound and great customer service. Recommending!”


– BIG MISTAKE, Producer / DJ

CONTACT

 

THE DB FACTORY

Markku Louhio
tel. +358 50 533 6555
email: markku at kiwa.fi

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