Hello, I am Derek Samuel Reese and I am a mastering engineer.
My love for sound began as a young child, beating on the drums to my favorite songs.
I was fascinated with sound in general and enthralled with music.
My journey started as a musician and I eventually became a songwriter.
Studio time was very expensive in those days, so I learned to be a recording and mixing engineer under the tutelage of my mentors Thomas Bakas and Mark Lineberry.
Since mastering is the final plateau, naturally I was very interested and started learning.
Although it is not a pre-requisite, I think you have a deeper connection to music when you spend years mastering many different instruments and then becoming an audio engineer.
There is always more to learn and digest in this vast world of music.
We offer a free sample of your song mastered*
One song $50
Two songs $80
Full album $30 per song
Countless hours go into a professional recording.
Then you entrust a mastering engineer to elevate your music to a place where it is consistent, without ever compromising fidelity.
Our ever growing family of analog hardware eq’s and compressors offer warmth and character,
along with our extensive array of digital plugins to compliment and enhance your music.
Allow us to take your music to the final stage it deserves*
Thank you for visiting.
Apogee symphony I/O Mk II 8×8
+8 Mic Preamp card Configuration
Genelec 8351B SAM 3-way Coaxial Powered Studio Monitors
Apple Mac Pro 'Quad Core' 3.7GHz Xeon 64GB RAM
2-Pultec MEQM-5 Mastering Tube Equalizers
2-Pultec EQM-1S3 Mastering Tube Equalizers
Proreplicas 1176 Revision A FET compressor
Dangerous music compressor Dual mono VCA
IGS Audio Tubecore Vari-Mu Tube Stereo Mastering Compressor
IGS Audio V8 Diode Bridge Stereo Mastering Compressor
Inward Connections TSL-4 Vac Rac 2-Channel Optical Tube Limiter
Waves Mercury bundle
Our environment is fully treated wth
Real Traps and GIK Acoustics.