A mixing & mastering online service catering to genres including metal, death metal, Djent, post-hardcore, etc., rock, & pop styles as well as providing quality libraries for Nebula VST. No matter what part of the world you are from, collaboration is possible.
Superior processing and monitoring with quality tools, knowledge, and experience. Digital flexibility &, fidelity to your satisfaction. Recall and tweakability for your music for any mix or mastering session.
As always, the bedrock of it all is a high resolution, 64-bit audio system in Sonar X3.
Villians - Down-tempo, Djent
Jan '14 - Been mixing rock/metal artist Stephen Mahlstedt. His projects and audio coming soon.
Dec '13 - mixing Italian metal band Second Brain
Oct '13 - check out my remix of "Directions to Servants" by the down-tempo Djent band Villians
Sept '13 - mastering some thrash metal! Posted more audio examples. TMA also welcomes the Focal SM9, an exquisite mixing & mastering monitor! Everything translates on these: metal, rock, pop, classical, you name it.
Aug '13 - guys, a big upgrade is coming to my monitoring system. Will update in coming weeks.
May '13 - Mastering progressive metal Meridian
Jan,Feb '13 - Mixing thrash metal band Solvo Animus' EP & several mastering one-offs
Modern Day Salieri - Metal
Spyros - Orchestral Metal
Break Away - Hardcore
Mortal Enemy -
Randall Flagg -
Post Hardcore, Metal
Battle of the War Machines - Thrash
Mike Belasco - Acoustic
Claudio Giovanni -Guitar Instrumental
Brian Lightfoot -
Sterling Sound -
All audio on this page is copyrighted by the respective artist and is used here with permission or is for demonstration purposes.
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Pariah - Modern Death Metal
Top 10 Norwegian Charts!
Trigon Aion - Death Metal
Feature: Karl Sanders (Nile) & Kevin Talley
For A Season - Pop/Rock
Atlas Versus - Djent, Hybrid Metal
Solvo Animus -Thrash/Power
Meridian- Progressive, Modern Metal
Options to pay by PayPal or most major credit cards. Arrangements will be made via email before the start of a project. Before the start of any project, at least 50% of the total fee must be paid. The other 50%, before the final delivery of the tracks.
This is the all-around preferred method. Any file exchange or storage website can be used to exchange audio files. However I have and use a Minus account. You get plenty of space and also features a desktop app. Use this link to get even more free space for your files. For mastering clients that are pressing to CD, I will email you a professional, secure DDP along with a free, "TMA" branded DDP player for your preview.
Here's some information for preparing your material for submission. Everything from file formats to file attributes is included. If things are still not 100% clear, feel free to send an email.
Mixing - info
Please send an email with details about your project and we'll take it from there.
(pre) Mastering - info
$50/mix (8+ songs 10% off total)
Stem Mastering - info
$70/mix (8+ songs 10% off total)
Editing - info
Sound Replacement (drums, guitar) - info
Drum to MIDI Conversion - info
$5/min per instrument track
High Quality MP3's - can also master for iTunes
$5/mix (otherwise provided free of charge with
any mastering session)
DDP Only Master - info
- Cranesong Avocet (primary)
- Tident HG3 + Rubicon sub
- Sennheiser HD650
- Beyerdynamic DT131
- Ultimate Support MS100 Stands
- Lynx Aurora16 + AES16
DAW & Assembly
- i7-3930k (ADK), 16G DDR3, Win 7x64, i5-2500
- Sonar X3 x64, POW-r Dither, Voxengo SRC
- HOFA/Sonoris DDP
Processing & Chains
- Nebula (Featuring SSL 4K,API 1608, Neumann
SP75,Neve 1073,API 512 5500,Teldec EQ+ Custom chains)
- SSL Duende
- Slate Digital
- Voxengo Elephant
- Sonnox Supressor
- EWSO, HS, Silk, RA, Choir
- Neve 8816
- Joe Meek Q Strip
- Drawmer Tube Compressor
- Platinum Penta FET Compressor
- BBE Sonic Maximizer 482i
- Aphex Aural Exciter C2
- Rane ME15B EQ
Acoustics & Wiring
- Room thoroughly tuned using REW 5, RS SPL,
- Acoustic Measuring Mic EMM-6
- Broadband Bass Traps, Mix Cloud, RFZ @ mix
- Rear Skyline Diffusors
- Beldin, Mogami Wiring & Neutrik Connectors
- Digital & Analog gain structures optimized
I have always been interested in the audio aspect of music. Even back when I was much younger, (circa '92) I "invented" a way to have multi-tracks by means of daisy-chaining cassette decks over dubbing and that was exciting! When I got my first 4-track Portastudio I would work on capturing guitar tones with endless mic positions and quaint set-ups. Eventually, in 2003 I received official certification and I'm part of the Alumni of The Institute of Audio Research. Formal education open my mind to intuitive ideas I had about audio. From then on, I started working on unique ways of processing audio in both the digital and analog realm. The efforts have resulted in a culmination of methods of processing that I incorporate into my work.
I also play guitar and compose orchestral pieces with MIDI mock-ups.
Practical Audio Engineering: 12+ years
Musical Involvement: 22 years
Email: transcendingmusic AT yahoo
Skype ID: tmabob
Divine Rapture - Death Metal