cutandboost Mastering

– THE ART OF INDEPENDENT AUDIO MASTERING THAT LET SHINE YOUR RELEASES IN THE BEST LIGHT POSSIBLE –

ABOUT

Cutandboost is an independent audio mastering service owned by Simon Uter-Kirschey and is located in the heart of Berlin. Since July 2018 Cutandboost maintaining the artistic idea with a pronounced sense of musicality to print an outstanding competitive product! The result is a master with dynamic, depth and appropriate loudness.
In other words: Cutandboost Mastering can presenting your mixes in the best light possible!

SIMON UTER-KIRSCHEY

Music has always been a part of my life. It all began with playing drums in local bands. I recorded my own and other local bands to my 4 track. My love for music together with my interest in gear and graduating the sae institute in 2009 turned me into who I am nowadays – a mastering engineer with over 15 years of experience in recording, mixing and FoH engineering.

As a recording and mixing engineer/assistant I work on various projects with Moses Schneider and Michael Tibes on pop to fuzzy tunes up to touring with some guitar-driven and similar genre bands. As well I worked a lot with bands and artists regardless of type as an In-House-Engineer for differnet venues.

I love what I do, have a feeling for musicality and will give your music a better chance to listen to! Every music is a unique piece of art. I like to take time and invest in visions of the musicians and producers. My work with music tends to be very individual and musical – I choose my given components to bring intimacy in music.

SERVICE AND DELIVERY FORMATS

Mastering for digital platforms and CD
:: 24Bit/44.1KHz
:: 16Bit/44.1KHZ

Mastering for Vinyl Release
:: 24Bit high resolution file for cutting elsewhere

Cassette Mastering
:: Master Tape
:: and/or print run of Tapes

GEAR

My most valuable asset is a pair of good ears, combined with professional full-range loudspeakers and an acoustically treated room. Therefore, I have the possibility to actually hear what is going on in the audio material. The listed equipment linked in a short signal path and give the opportunity to optimize the incoming mixes. The outcome could be both clean and accurate or harmonic and punchy. As well everything in between with a classic impact to the sound.

Conversion
:: Antelope – AD/DA

Dynamics

:: TegelerVTC MKII – Vari Mu Valve Compressor (Custom TubeMod.)
:: GyrafG21 – Passive Magneto-Dynamic Infundibulum (Multiband EQing or rather Softclipping)
:: Overstayer M-A-S 8101 – Multi-Analog-Stage

Equalization

:: GyrafG14 – Parallel Passive Valve EQ (Jakob Erland-Mod.)

Surgery
:: DMG Audio – TrackLimit
:: Slate Audio – FG-X
:: Tokio Dawn Labs – Nova GE
:: Elysia – nvelope

Playback/Print
:: LogicPro X – DAW
:: HOFA – DDP-Master
:: Nakamichi480Z – Master Tape Recorder

Short Signal Path
:: Mogami
:: Sommer
:: Vovox

RATES

Stereo mastering charge per lenght of material includes
:: mix-check, testimonials, editing, DDP transfer and 2 revisions of the same mix

Single-Lenght:
€95 || EP-Lenght: €300 (up to 6 Songs) || Album-Lenght: €450 (up to 10 Songs)
Cassette Mastering: + €35 per side || Print run of Tapes: €2 each || Stem-Mastering: + €25/song || Additional Revisons: €25/song

Don’t hesitate to drop me a line for a testimonial or to say hello: info@cutandboostmastering.de
I handle receiving of material mostly through online transfer. To keep the transfer safe I would please you to use the email based wetransfer.com

All prices are under small business regulation §19 UstG. (small entrepreneurs).

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