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Paradigm Shifting Creative Audio Mastering

Experience stunning clarity and analogue warmth. Access 25 years of successful commercial audio mastering and mixing expertise to help guide your music to its ultimate sound potential. Let expert ears with superb monitoring harness connoisseur classic analogue marques with the real cutting edge of digital.  Get great sounding masters you can trust to be fully compliant with international broadcast standards, streaming, mp3 codecs, MFiT , club/PA systems and vinyl cutting.

Front face of legendary Manley Variable Mu audio mastering coompressor. One of many classic high-end emulations available and used regularly by KJAMM
Legendary Variable Mu Mastering Compression – One of many classics favoured here

Precision, Flair, Experience & A Fair Price

Emergent high-end DSP modelling from the new leaders of the digital audiophile revolution has unlocked the treasury stash of legendary analogue processors. DSP also gives us linear-phase precision tools that were just nerdy analogue wet dreams – pristine EQ and multiband dynamic control so transparent it can effortlessly enhance analogue vision. Digital has unleashed the creative potential  of audio mastering. So pay for proven, trusted expertise – not hallowed music industry real estate.

Pay for class-leading audio summed only once with astonishing 64bit accuracy  – that sounds more alive than DAD reconversions

Read how and why a recent client was so impressed they ditched their previous Grammy award-winning mastering engineer here!

Front face of legendary Pultec EQ. Another of the many classic high-end emulations available and used regularly by KJAMM
Pultec EQ – Harmonic Spectrum Shifting Warmth & Shimmer

Free Expert Mix Advice

Make sure your tracks are optimized for vinyl, streaming, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, iTunes, club systems  & radio broadcast. What you’ll get is proven expertise and commercial mix advice so your music  translates across all formats,  from aac to vinyl, whether it’s folk or grime.

Proven Track Record – International Chart Success

Trust in  international and underground chart success – uniquely charting in each discipline as artist, writer, performer, producer, mixer AND mastering engineer. Few mastering engineers have been signed – let alone had hits as an artist.  In fact,  very few mastering engineers have even mixed commercially … and vice versa. And quite bluntly, virtually no one gives away the really hard-won trade secrets. So if your music matters, hire someone who consistently proves they can translate artistic goals into technical reality at the highest level.

Frony face of legendary API 2500 audio mastering compressor. Another of the many classic high-end emulations available and used regularly by KJAMM
API ‘Slanting’ Buss Compression Has No Equivalent

How We Work

  1. We discuss how you want to hear your mixes and find references
  2. We agree a fixed fee – no upselling other formats
  3. We draft and review until you’re happy to sign-off

Fixed Fee – With A Free Trial

Your bill  won’t increase.  The fee includes whatever is needed e.g. CD standard 4416 Broadcast wavs,  4424 Mastered for iTunes, 9624 Hi-Def,  CDR master, DDP image and upload, high quality 320 kbs mp3s etc.  Usually regular clients need just 1 or 2 drafts., but if we need more, you won’t pay an extra penny. So you can tweak the mix  and rerun the master with expert mix advice.  Just allow sufficient time to check your masters on different systems – they need space to breathe so you’re totally happy.


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Guide Price £50 Per Track – Unsigned Discount Available

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Great Gear Secrets

Image of DMG Audio EQuilibrium in action on a project showing possible mid and side bottom shelving audio mastering EQ techniques for mono sub bass - essential for vinyl cutting, radio and club systems. It also shows with excellent steep Chebyshev top cut filters, one of the many options available.
DMG Equilibrium Linear Phase Mode – One Of  The Most Versatile Precision EQs On The Planet

You won’t find a full kit list for KJAMM. Any endorsement deals will be made clear, so kit praised or critiqued here will be honest opinion – based purely on pro experience. Excellent equipment is crucial, but in a post-digital maze of amazing emulations and dross digital wanabees, specific gear choice  and workflow is prized IP. It’s discussed only with clients. But there’s a mine of free info here. Professional tips you won’t read anywhere else, and in-depth advice on sometimes complex  theoretical and practice-based research at the sharp edge of audio mastering and mixing. All free to quote if credited as per the Creative Commons licence in the site footer.

Dark ⒶRT

Let’s face it, music doesn’t level us because it was once 48 bit fixed or  32 bit float. There’s a time and a place for teflon coated transit-series anoraks. That’s in action in the elements  – not bored stupid with the incognoscenti après-ski brand snobs who went blinging instead.

It’s a privilege to step into your mix. It takes empathy and an impressionistic ability to relate your musical space to  mood, frequency, dynamics  and harmonic envelopes. Forget labcoats and hocus-pocus hi-fi high-priesthoods. This is  much more like diving into your virtual 3D audio world, reshaping acoustics,  tone, sonic colour and giving the musicians in there props or method acting catchups. Directing your virtual musical reality till  it’s  as glowingly Technicolor or post-apocalyptically barren as possible.

Now that pretty much anyone can access DSP tools that can butcher a mix in a blink, remember that whether it’s  DSP airbrush or graf’ can, it’s not just 10,000 hours you need to master the sublime.

So get in touch – let’s talk it through.