Welcome to Horizon Mastering 

online Mastering

Cutting-edge Digital and Analogue sculpting for the final stage of your music.

Stem mastering

In-depth processing to get the most out of individual mix elements.

Audio Restoration

Professional enhancement and repair to bring clarity and new life to audio.

Cutting-Edge Hybrid System

 

Horizon uses the best equipment available in both the analogue and digital domains, to achieve intricate sculpting and detailed sonic manipulation, while maintaining a musical approach to enhance and enrich your mixes to their fullest potential. 

 

Analogue Equipment

  ATC  SCM25A Pro and  PMC  TB2SA Mkii Monitoring. Full range monitoring in a professionally tuned room makes for a precise listening environment.

ATC SCM25A Pro and PMC TB2SA Mkii Monitoring. Full range monitoring in a professionally tuned room makes for a precise listening environment.

  Manley Vari Mu Mastering -  Manley's flagship compressor imparts signature Valve warmth and colour heard on countless top-class records.    Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor -  World Class Analogue Limiting/Compression/SFE, the precision features and circuitry takes any track to new heights.

Manley Vari Mu Mastering - Manley's flagship compressor imparts signature Valve warmth and colour heard on countless top-class records.


Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor - World Class Analogue Limiting/Compression/SFE, the precision features and circuitry takes any track to new heights.

  Prism Maselec MEA-2 -  Precision EQ and favourite among top end mastering facilities worldwide.

Prism Maselec MEA-2 - Precision EQ and favourite among top end mastering facilities worldwide.

  Manley Massive Passive -  Famous Tube EQ that imparts an irreplaceable depth and richness. Colossal, timbre-twisting passive equalisation to sculpt organically the tone from subtle to vivid.    Prism Lyra 2  - Arguably the best conversion available, for a seamless signal path.

Manley Massive Passive - Famous Tube EQ that imparts an irreplaceable depth and richness. Colossal, timbre-twisting passive equalisation to sculpt organically the tone from subtle to vivid.


Prism Lyra 2 - Arguably the best conversion available, for a seamless signal path.


Perfect Acoustic Environment

The room designed by Chris Walls of Level Acoustic Design (Abbey Road, Google, Youtube, Coldplay, Mark Ronson)
was tuned especially to complement the ATC and PMC monitoring, achieving a remarkably flat curve for full range monitoring, with maximum sonic detail and response.

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Not only does he hear things imperceptible to the typical ear, the care and his approach to mastering each track is as logical as it is effective.
— Danny Toeman

Devoted to Sonic Excellence

Every file is unique...
So every master is tailored, in collaboration with you to get the very best out of your mix. 

Careful decision making and subtle processing are key to retaining the character and soul you love from the mixes you are so familiar with.

How? Here are some of the things we do:

  • A seamless analogue chain means your music will run though world class circuitry, imparting a richness and depth that only specialist mastering hardware can create.

  • EQ: Using subtractive EQ in both the Analogue and Digital domains, most issues can be solved by surgically removing problem frequencies. Manipulating the mid and side signals, the scope to sculpt even a stereo mix is vast. Tube EQ is used for adding colour and flavour, digital adaptive EQs for incredibly detailed tuning... 

  • De-essing: Taming harshness is vital for transforming a mix into a cohesive release. We have an array of ways to fix common issues with incredible detail and accuracy, retaining the desirable aspects of vocals, guitars and overheads while treating any dominant and unwanted frequencies that are often present.

  • Compression: Analogue compression acts like glue for a mix, bringing everything together, transforming mixes into records. Digital multi band, adaptive EQ and compression plugins can be incorporated for incredibly accurate processing.

  • Limiting: is the final process for getting your mix to a competitive loudness, we use combinations of the best digital limiters to transparently achieve your desired preference.

  • And more... Every mix we get is unique, so we ensure there is always the correct tool available. 

‘Maxi is a pleasure to work with and very talented at what he does. He’s delivered a final product which very much delivers on our bands artistic vision and aesthetic. I found it very easy to communicate what the band wanted over the phone, and always found he ‘got’ it. In addition to this his conduct is very professional. It’s for these reasons I would recommend him for any mixing and mastering you need.’
— Crevassian

Recent Clients & Projects:
Rick Wakeman - Toska - Nico Sabatini - Danny Toeman -
Don't Problem - Tony Vinci - Crevassian - Drewsif Stalin -
Ian King - Tim Goodyer - SGH Trio - Tad Sargent -
BBC Production Music - Universal Production Music -
Hitpoint - Ceili Max - Glasseyes - STEM - Matt Ball
 

“Maxi is a great guy and wonderful mastering engineer. His level of contact and professionalism was incredible and he guided us through every step of the mastering process for our first EP release. Highly recommended!”
— Louis Schultz-Wiremu - Don't Problem Brass Band