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SERVICES

STEREO MASTERING

MASTERING records demands a sharp attention to detail for a balanced listening experience across all playback systems. Professional mastering plays a crucial role in that final process of making a great record sound amazing! Whether you're releasing on CD, digital streaming platforms, vinyl or cassette, quality mastering is key to dynamic, commercially competitive records.

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  STEM MASTERING 

STEM MASTERING is an alternate approach to traditional stereo file mastering. This is a process of taking multiple buss stems from the mix session and rendering down to a stereo master file for delivery. This technique allows the engineer to have more control over individual group elements and can adjust accordingly to correct imperfections in the mix making for a more impactful master.

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STEREO MIXING

MIXING prepares an already recorded and produced song for mastering. This is a process of taking the collective individual tracks that make up the song and creating a balanced and emotive translation as a result. There can be many moving parts in a mix and at times perspective is lost. Let me help take the stress out of mixing and prepare your project levels for optimum mastering.

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Mastering By Dan Walker is an Apple Digital Masters certified studio

 

SELECTED WORKS

Tower - Shock To The System (album)
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Princess Superstar - Gettin Older (Pu$$y Still Pop) (single)
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The Prettiots - Fun's Cool (album)
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High Up - You Are Here (album)
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Baptizm - Beyond The Castle Walls (EP)
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Live In Peace - Iced Paradise (EP)
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King Of Caves - King of Pain (single
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Castle Rat - It Isn't Clean/Different Dirt (EP)
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Radolescent - Prehab (album)
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Boulevards - Self Titled EP
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The Death Set - 6 Different Ways To Die (VHS2 closing credits)
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Bleeding Knees Club - Virginity (EP)
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Yukon Blonde - Saturday Night (Tone of Arc Remix)
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Five Alarm Funk feat Bootsy Collins - CMC and Silenta Remix
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WOLF - Unrequited Love (album)
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Radolescent - Excellent People (EP)
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Live In Peace - Miami Ice (EP)
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LACore - Everybody Knows/Second To None (EP)
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High Up - Alabama To The Basement
DZ Deathrays - Say It To My Face
Guerilla Toss - Live Exponential
The Makeout Club - Lose Yourself
The Prettiots - Boys I Dated In High School
Steady Garden - Strange Sensation
Tiger Tooth - Self Titled LP
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Burning Bicycles - Mermaid
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Rory Delasnow - Happy feat Phil Robinson
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Radolescent - Couch
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Michaelangelo - Diablo
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Cool Party - Lights Out
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Octoberqat - Solar Trap
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Jr - Infinito
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Contessa Stuto - Fresh Meat
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Frias - Prelude
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Dario - Por Ti
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Matsko - Backlog EP
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Village Psychic - Young Love
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Dia Luna - Cerulean
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Toby Z Dalton - Mic Check
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Paul A George - Cassowary Kids
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Arian Shafiee - Pastorale
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LIV - Roni Love
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ABOUT

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     Dan Walker is a mastering engineer based out of New York City. Originally from Australia, Dan moved to the United States by way of the UK in 2005 where he cut his teeth writing, producing and mixing club records in the Breakbeat scene for various labels. Following that a move to the USA saw him join art punk band The Death Set and after signing to Ninja Tune toured extensively with the outfit including an EP on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records, a recent album on Behmouth/Cobraside in 2021 and past collabortaions with artists such as Spankrock, Little Boots and Diplo.

     From 2011 to 2017 Dan ran a multi room recording studio from a Bushwick Brooklyn basement aptly named The Submarine and it was here that his love for mastering began to emerge. 

     As a mastering engineer Dan came up self taught from 2012 and after landing a position at JLM Sound in Jersey city continued working under the mentorship of engineer Joe Lambert. Mastering projects that passed through The Submarine over the years and fine tuning the art at JLM allowed Dan to position himself as an effective go to for everything indie/left field, rock, punk, electro/club and all sorts in between. Dan has worked with labels such as Sub Pop, Inertia, I OH YOU (Mushroom Group), Wharfcat, Rough Trade, and has mastered music for artists DZ Deathrays, Guerilla Toss, Boulevards, Bleeding Knees Club and The Prettiots among others.

 

     For the best in audio mastering Dan offers his expertise and knowledge to all artists, labels, engineers and producers who are serious about their sound.

 

STUDIO

MONITORING
Barefoot MM27 MicroMains // Sennheiser HD600 

CONVERSION // METERING
Lynx Hilo Reference AD/DA // Cranesong Hedd 192 // Crookwood VU 

HARDWARE
Maselec MTC-1X Transfer Console // Maselec MEA2 EQ// Sontec MES-432C/9 
API 2500 Compressor // Maselec MLA3 Tri-Band Compressor // Avalon VT747 SP Vacuum Tube Compressor
// Buzz Audio SOC-M Mastering Compressor

SOFTWARE
Wavelab 10 // Universal Audio UAD2 (Oxford - Chandler EMI - Dangerous) // Izotope Ozone 9
DMG Limitless // Newfangled Elevate // SIR Clipper // Oeksound // Softube Weiss // ToneProjects

WIRING
Mogami Gold (analog) // Mogami/Canare (digital)

 

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