cutandboost Mastering is a professional independent audio mastering studio founded by Simon Uter-Kirschey in 2018 with location in Berlin, Germany that focuses on enhancing and finalizing records for physical and digital release. The goal is to release the full potentional of what have achived while capturing recording. Therefore, cutandboost embrace the specific needs for the independent music community.

cutandboost is always careful not to push records outside of their reality and never turn a record into something artificial through the mastering process. There are the tools and, more importantly, the skills to let shine your records in the best light possible with a classic impact to the sound to become hearable all over the world.

International clients welcome!

Short Background

As an adolescent, Simon began recording chummy punk/hardcore bands or rather this kind of bands which he played in or with. During the study of Audio Engineering at School of Audio Engineering in Berlin in 2007, he became a recording and mixing engineer/assistant on various projects, with Moses Schneider (Producer of Pixies/Beatsteaks/Turbostaat) for instance.

Simon also has had the opportunity to work for about 12 years with inter-national bands regardless of type as a FoH-Engineer for different venues and television stations. Out of this point of experiences, he got interested in mastering records from Punk to HipHop to Jazz and everything in between.

All of you are welcome!


cutandboost can accommodate all of your audio mastering needs: CD mastering, digital distribution formats, physical cassette mastering, duplication and vinyl preparation for laquer cutting elsewhere. For individual information and specifications, please click the format below or shoot an email.


August 2020 –

This Split-Record will be available on Vinyl and Tape through Zehnagel Records soon. Both Bands Korrosion and Scheisse play fast melodic punk rock. In the meantime you can already listen to one of the released Song Salomé digitally by Korrosion.

July 2020 –

Doristay, a grunge/shoegaze band out of Augsburg, were mastered. This EP named Mirror, reminds on slow playing Nirvana with a psychedelic touch. Available on cassettes and digital format as well.


The acoustical treated mastering room is equipped with analog gear by Sound Performance Lab, Buzz Audio, Gyraf Audio and Overstayer. The equipment is linked in a very short signal path by Vovox cables to get the best performance out of it. Listen on APS loudspeakers and Antelope A/D/A conversion. If surgical processing is necessary, iZotope, DMG or TDR Plugins are used and do a phenomeous job ; Hofa for creating DDP-Images.

The interaction of the given components gives the possibility to fulfill highly professional demands and requirements for each offered service. In addition, the chosen components are partly adapted to cutandboost needs of the arrangement in order to achieve a result that is still on target.

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Audio And Cassette Mastering