Online Audio Mastering Services
Medway Studios is an online mastering studio in Bow, East London UK which offers online mastering for dance and electronic music labels and artists.
It's run by engineer Jesse Skeens (aka Medway) who has over 20 years experience in electronic music production, mixing, and mastering.
For more information take a look at my bio.
With competitive rates and personalized service, my aim is for you to be 100% satisfied with the value of the work I deliver.
Whether you need a super loud 'big room' sound, classy & underground house and tech house, deep progressive, driving techno, drum and bass, experimental electronica, trap, tropical, or even retro styles like Italo or Electro Swing, I can deliver the perfect master based on your specifications and needs.
In fact, tracks outside the club genres such as hip-hop and indie are also welcome, just ask.
Read more to find out why hundreds of satisfied clients have had their work mastered here to the highest quality.
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Mastering is the last step before reproduction and distribution. Any final sonic or technical details need to be taken care of at this stage.
Ideally, this process will include sweetening an already great mix but corrective measures are also applied to account for any problems that might have arisen in the mix stage.
Done right, this will enhance the original vision you the artist had so your music can be appreciated fully by the listener, no matter what the type of sound playback system is.
Particularly for dance music, mastering is key to getting DJs to play your music. Crowd reaction is usually greatest towards the best sounding, and yes sometimes loudest if that's what's required, tracks in a club.
In order to aid you in getting the best possible master I also offer free mix-down advice. This will help get your pre-master free of any major problems before handing it over.
Want to know more? Here are a few reasons on why you should have your music mastered here:
- A song with great ideas that is not mastered correctly will unfortunately get passed up in the competitive nature of today's music scene.
- Achieve consistency across releases to position your label or artist profile as a serious player.
- Personalized service - I take great interest in the success of your project and will work with you to make sure its right. This includes giving advice when needed to prepare each track submitted for best mastering results.
- Mastering is much more than just making a track louder. I strive to make tracks sound 'right' so that they are not only loud but balanced in all areas.
- Sound great across multiple playback systems such as, laptops, iPods, clubs and including streaming services like Soundcloud.
Here's the basic process of what will happen to your audio when mastering is performed to bring it to its fullest potential:
- Equalization is applied to properly balance the frequency response of your track. Any troublesome resonances or other EQ errors will be reduced.
- Multiple stages of analogue compression adds groove and glue to the music so it sounds more together and alive. Multiband is also used when needed to further tighten the mix and give a more polished result.
- Stereo widening and M/S processing gives a larger more 3D depth of field.
- Various forms of saturation and special processing give extra sheen, depth and detail
- Tasteful limiting brings up the level to commercial standards without killing dynamics or adding distortion. Even for music that requires the loudest of levels, care is taken to ensure the final master is still warm and not harsh or abrasive.
Medway Studios employs a custom designed SSL specifically chosen for the demands of dance music mastering. The qualities this unit imparts are as follows:
Transients become more detailed bringing the mix forward.
The extremely musical release imparts a very tight groove to the rhythm. The width is increased and frequency balance is enhanced.
Although there are reasonable emulations of the SSL, the real thing is on another level and truly brings life to otherwise flat sounding digital mixes.
Additionally an API 2500 compressor provides thick punch and a warm round tone just from running through the renown 2520 op-amp circuit.
A custom valve Pultec Eq/Pre amp is also utilized for saturation and colour by overdriving its tube circuitry and Lundahl transformers. Even without the Eq engaged this unit imparts a nice roundness to programme material.
With the very musical low and high filters, your music can achieve a smooth top end along with deep rich low end which really brings it to life.
An HDE250 (Sontec) provides precise control and sheen to compliment the Pultec's overall tonal shaping.
Have a mix that needs a little more work than just a stereo master? For a small extra fee I can take up to 8 stereo stems to give me more control over your master.
This allows extra hardware processing of just the kick, drums, synths, vocals, and other elements of your mix.
Alternatively, you can order the full mix and master package here which allows unlimited stems.
"Im speachless!!!!!! The masters are so fat! Wow. You made my day. Cant believe what I hear." Andre - NDM
"We really liked the sound coming of your studio, nothing really can compare to it." Altair6
"The masters sound unbelievably great! They have the warmth, vibe and heaviness I was looking for!" J Rivera
"Hi again, just wanted to thank you for the job. Mastered version just sounded amasing, really pleased with what you have done, will definetly use your services again and recomend it to others. Thank you!" E Strazdas
"I absolutely love it! Track sounds so clean and all the individual tracks came out just the way I wanted. Really appreciate everything you did and I'll for sure be using you again in the future." M Giuffre
Throughout the years the following artists have had their masters pass through Medway Studios: Ralphie Rosario, Full Intention, Wide Boys, Jason Nevins, Seamus Haji, Crystal Waters, Tom Stephan, Chris Willis (singer on David Guetta's 'Love Is Gone'), Spooky, Infusion, Hernan Catteneo, Soul Minority, Pig and Dan, Guy J, Milton Jackson, Johnny Vicious, Lutzenkirchen, Pole Folder, Saved Records, and more...
The following clips alternate between unmastered and mastered. This will give you an idea of what's possible with your mastering session.
EDM vocal (Just Luis - Now; Clipper's Sounds)
Vocal Deep House
Vocal Soulful House
elyga & Menacekeys ft. Javier Y Youmi - Ms. Universa
Let's Dance [Manny Murillo Remix])
Infragma - Chlorine
(Gaetano - Bobo Doll)
Vocal Progressive House
Spanking Machine - Solace [Original Mix]
These are a small sample of some of the emails I receive on mastering feedback from clients:
"mix sounded awesome J, nothing but great feedback - you have a golden ear" 7Limited Recs
"Holy Crap!!! That sounds AWESOME!!! Thank you!!!" A Orvek
"Wow man, I am really blown away. Your new version is by far the best, it actually exceeded my expectations :D You did a really good job." Darin Epsilon
"Hey Jesse, I just wanted to say, what a great job you did on that mix, I played it last night @ my gig and it was huge." A Conigliaro
"Best ears I have worked with yet, everyone else just squashes and jacks the bass" D Mellen
Master - Starts at ₤29.00
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