About Us

Horizon Mastering was established in 2017 by Maxi Curnow after a decade of working with a multitude of genres and artists around the globe. 

Since Horizon's acclaimed work on Toska's debut album "Fire By The Silos", the mastering style and approach has been sought after by many bands, particularly within the prog community for the preservation of dynamics and the perfect blend of analogue character and modern techniques. 

Each project is a collaboration, working closely with the artist to achieve the end goal in the final stage of the creative process. 


Head Engineer - Maxi Curnow

Before dedicating himself to mastering, Maxi had a background of producing, mixing, engineering, writing to briefs and creating production music.
As a result, the mastering style comes from a very musical place, alongside an in-depth technical understanding and enthusiasm for new sounds.

Background: 2011 - While studying for his music production degree, Maxi began gaining experience by sound engineering for NYJO and Ronnie Scotts Jazz club. He then became an assistant for Tim Laws (Gabrielle, S Club 7, Liberty X) where he learnt how to brief write. They would later write music together, which was published by BBC and Universal Production music. 

Maxi has had his music used on Louis Theroux, Netflix, Sky Sports, Jay Z vs Kanye, Reggie Yates, Masterchef, Sky Sports Football, and many more. 

After finishing his degree, Maxi was hired as a songwriter/producer for a manufactured project on a long term basis. During these years, he honed his skills for composing and engineering, alongside working with various bands, creating library music and mixing projects. 

All the while, Maxi had been mastering for clients and himself with a deep fascination of the process, and soon decided that he wanted to understand in greater depth the art of mastering.
He then began learning the trade, getting experience from Tim Debney of Fluid Mastering.

This sparked the ambition to pursue mastering, leading to Maxi's decision to build the Horizon Mastering facility.
 

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.

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ATC SCM25A Pro and PMC Monitoring

Full range monitoring paired with a custom-tuned room makes for a precise listening environment.

Prism Maselec MEA-2

Precision EQ and favourite among top end mastering facilities worldwide.

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Manley Massive Passive
SPL Vitalizer Mk2-T

Famous Tube EQ that imparts an irreplaceable depth and richness, plus the renowned SPL exciter to add another step of tube circuitry and character

Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor
GSSL

World Class Analogue Limiting/Compression/SFE and Silk Circuitry, the precision and masterful circuitry takes any master to new heights. Paired with our own custom built SSL style buss compressor, we have the best of both worlds for controlling dynamics with unparalleled accuracy and flavour.

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Prism Lyra 2

Arguably the best conversion available, Prism are renowned for transparent AD/DA for a seamless, detailed signal path.

“I’ve always been floored by his ability and talent producing genuinely awesome work”

Rabea Massaad

“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