Online Mastering Magic?
It’s a secret I’m willing to share:

LOUD!
Yet still clear, punchy, wide, warm, crisp and harmonically rich!


It’s not something you’d ordinarily be able to get anywhere digitally. It takes analog magic. Obviously if you started off with a powerful magic mix from my Online Mixing service, I could whump up major industrial strength magic for you, but if you’re just looking for quick online mastering, I can create enough magic in the online mastering process alone to still blow your socks off. Even while you are still wearing shoes!
(Talk about real magic, eh?) Behold the magic!

Audio professionals like you and I know that the old “Louder is better” cliche just isn’t true. It’s only louder. It just overwhelms our ears. But, while a loud track can get a lot of attention, it is usually overcompressed and loses detail. It’s like loud white noise. So I add my own proven magic to online mastering. I still deliver that attention getting loudness, but it’slike a billion pixel photo, with every single little detail still crisp, full, rich and warm.

Socks will be blown off. Ears will cry with joy. My Analog Online Mastering will make the difference. And only you will know that magic was involved. Here’s another secret to it: my analog online mastering fully complies with the latest high resolution (24 Bit/96 KHz) "Mastered for iTunes" standard as well as the (16 Bit/44,1 KHz) CD Mastering standard.


THE SECRET BEHIND THE MAGIC
...the rare vintage Helios console


DAVID BOWIE SIGNATURE

In the 60's and the 70's, the sound produced by Helios Mixing Consoles revolutionized music. No one had ever heard a rich, warm, fat sound like it before. And no one has been able to reproduce it since. All the legendary artists in those days in Europe, and in America used a Helios console. That's one of the reasons their music has become immortal.

Helios center section with David Bowie signature

MIX MAGAZIN ARTICLE

Only a handful Helios consoles were ever made, and many of them have since been stripped down. The rarity, even in their heyday is why only the top artists got to use them. ´The Beatles used a Helios console. So did The Stones. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and David Bowie. And I've got the very one David Bowie used to record "Low" and "Heroes". He loved the sound so much that he signed it.

Mix Magazine article about the Helios console




(WHILE WE ARE SHARING SECRETS)

Focusrite sent their engineer down to my mixing studio to get in on the magic and emulate the rich sound
of my Helios console for their digital "Liquid Channel" product range

(SHHHH - DON'T TELL ANYBODY!)

THE HEXENMEISTER


Clemens Schleiwies - Well known Mix and Online Mastering Engineer, Practicing HexenMeister.

I love music so much that it brought out the magic in me. So I can now take nearly any kind of music and mix it into something truly spellbinding. Because I just love big, plump, voluptuous, curvy, warm ... uh - - SOUNDS. OH. That's right, we're talking about online mastering, here, aren't we?
(Come on. give me a break. After all I’m a wizard and only super-human!)

Clemens Schleiwies

Spells successfully cast for:

Big Boy, Red Friday, Violetta Parisini, Tuner, Markus Reuter, Isham, Ian Boddy, Aloha From Hell, Amos, One Fine Day, Betty Blitzkrieg, All Is Dual, Natural, Revolverheld, My Flea Circus, Leo Aberer, Anna David, Marc Sway, Columbus, Redundant Rocker, Karen David, Mila Misu, Weather Girls and many more...

Sony Music Mixing for BMG Mixing for Ariola Mixing for Universal Mixing for Columbia Mixing for Polystar

THE INCREDIENTS TO CREATE MAGIC

MODIFICATIONS


All of my vintage gear is meticulously restored recapped and modified to better than original specs. Nearly all modern commercially manufactured equipment used in my online mastering studio is modified to improve their performance. All cabling is upgraded to copperfree Sommer and Monster cables.

CONSOLE

Vintage HELIOS discrete console with 40 Olympic style EQs from 1972
32 channels with Mic Pre, 24 Monitor Inputs, 16 Output Busses,
8 Aux Busses,Total of 64 Inputs in Mixdown
RTW Broadcastmonitor
rebuild and modified by Charly Bohaimid

RECORDING

Studer A800 MKIII 2" 24 Track Tape Machine
Studer A 820 1/2" Stereo Master Machine
Lynx AES16e (2)
Mytek 8x192 AD/DA (3)
Burl B2 Bomber ADC
Antelope Isochrone OCX
Avid Protools 9
Apple Logic Pro
Presonus Studio One Professional
Presonus Faderport
Apple Mac Pro 8 Core
Apple MacBook Pro
Adam Smith Zeta Three Synchronizer

OUTBOARD

API 312 MicPre (5)
API 2500 Legacy Bus Compressor
API 525 Compressor
Aphex 612 Dual Gate (2)
Audio Design F760 Compressor (8)
Ashly SC-50 Compressor (blue face)
Bedini B.A.S.E
Creation Audio Labs MW1 Studio Tool
Dangerous Music Bax EQ
Digital Domain DD-2
EMT DX 277 Analog Mastering Limiter (2)
Foote Control System P3S Compressor (Mastering Edition)
Little Labs VOG (2)
Maselec MXF-1
Orban Optimod FM222A
Pendulum Audio PL-2
Roland Dimension D
Standard Audio Level-Or (2)
TC Electronic DBMAX
Tech 21 SansAmp PSA 1 (2)

EFFECTS

Bricasti M7
Lexicon PCM 42
Lexicon Reflex (2)
Lexicon 1300s (3)
Yamaha SPX 990

MONITORING

Lipinski L-707
ASR Emitter 1 Clear Blue
Avantone MixCubes
Music Fidelity X-Can V3
Sennheiser HD 600

MICROPHONES

Horch RM2J MKII
Neumann KU-100
Coles 4038 matched pair Millenium Edition
AKG C451 EB
Audio Technica AT4033
Beyerdynamic M160 (2)
Beyerdynamic M201
DPA 4080 Lavalier
Electro Voice RE20
Royer R-121
Roede Lavalier
Sennheiser MD421 (3)
Sennheiser MKH 415 T
Shure SM7
Shure SM 57 (3)
Shure Beta 91

INSTRUMENTS

Steinway Grand Piano Model O
Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano
Kawau VPC-1
Vintage Toy Piano
DW Collector`s Series Drumset 10", 12", 14", 16", 22"
13" DW Craviotto Snare
Native Instruments Machine Micro
Vicente Tatay Tomas Classical Guitar
ESP Viper Guitar
ESP VIPER BASS
Marshall JCM 800 (2203) Red Edition from 1986
Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier
Grossman SG-Box Recording Cabinet
Lastgasp Art Laboratories Yongo Superfuzz
Diaz Texas Tremodillo (blue)
Maxon OD808 Overdrive
Boss OC-3 (2)
ISP Decimator
Ctalinbread SFT
Palmer Daccapo
Polymerisationslampe
Boss OC-3 (2)
ISP Decimator
Ctalinbread SFT
Palmer Daccapo

HOW DOES ONLINE MASTERING WORK?


Ready to get that FAT SUMPTUOUS WARM major label sound? Alright, these are the next steps to online mastering...

Online Mastering Step 1
STEP 1

Click "Book Now" and you'll be redirected to PayPal where you can indicate how many songs you want to have magically mastered. You now have the HexenMeister’s attention.

Online Mastering Step 2
STEP 2

After payment is received - (Thank you) - hey, wizards can't cast spells for free - otherwise the magic won't work. After that's out of the way, you'll be given a private Dropbox folder where you can upload your audio files.

Online Mastering Step 3
STEP 3

I’ll take your files from the secure Dropbox transfer them to 1/2" analog tape and work my magic on them with enchanted ingredients like the Helios console and outboard gear from Neve API and other goodies. Whoa! Abra Cadabra!

Online Mastering Step 4
STEP 4

I'll send you your magic back to you on an MP3 via Dropbox. When you play it, be sitting down. Magic has a powerful effect on people. Listen very intently. And more than once. Then tell me if there's anything you'd like to change. And I'll revise and tweak the master to satisfy your request.

Online Mastering Step 5
STEP 5

I'll send back your re-magicked Master. The magic is all yours. We repeat until you'll give your enthusiastic final OK. But remember I can only do this once. More than that and the magic begins working against itself and my studio will blow up. It's happened before. I don't know why. Magic just works that way.

Online Mastering Step 6
STEP 6

Make sure the room you are in has a high ceiling. You will jump for joy. (I will not be held liable for head injuries - you were warned.) I`ll deliver the final mastered files, ready for release. You will get a "Mastered for iTunes" version in high resolution 24 Bit/96KHz, as well as a 16 Bit/44,1 KHz version.

NOTHING SOUNDS LIKE ANALOG TAPE

OK, WIZARD WHAT`S THE DARK SIDE
OF ALL THIS MASTERING MAGIC?


Analog online mastering of one song costs 127 EUR. I also offer a analog stem bounce offer for 67 EUR for those of you who just need to borrow my magical analog chain for a drum bus or vocal track.

Please also read my very fair 100% money back guarantee below the price chart!

STEM BOUNCE
67 € /stereo


Mytek DA / Burl Bomber AD

Vintage Helios Console

Studer 1/2" Analog Tape

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ONLINE MASTERING
127 € /song


Loud & punchy

Tape compression

24Bit/96KHZ & 16Bit/44,1KHZ

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ONLINE MIXING
527 € /song


Full blown analog mix

FREE Mastering

Includes analog tape usage

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REFUND POLICY


It's Practical Magic, painless and simple.
Bookings can be canceled for a full refund until the evening before the scheduled online mastering session.
If you do not absolutely love my magic and if you’re not completely satisfied with how big, warm and loud your new mix sounds, then I don’t deserve your money.

So, listen to this refund offer:
Within 60 days, have the track mastered again by one of the following mastering engineers:
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner, Bernie Grundman, Greg Calbi, Ted Jensen, Tom Coyne, Chris Gehringer, Emily Lazar,

...and if you like their mastering better than mine, send me a copy of their master
and I will cheerfully give you a 100% full refund of my online mastering fee!


It's so fair and down to earth, you'd hardly believe any magic was involved at all.