Adam was both excellent at his craft, and also really showed that he cared about our music, which in my experience is a decidedly unique combination. If you want to work with a kind, passionate, person with expert mastering skills, choose Adam Matza. Many many thanks!
I can highly recommend Adam Matza and Magic Ears Mastering, having used them on all four Orange Hypothesis EPs since 2017. Working with Adam is always a pleasure and I really value our partnership. He communicates really well, is super engaged, offers helpful suggestions and options and is patient and responsive with my queries and requests. It’s a really rewarding collaborative process and the end results never fail to leave me smiling. Adam brings clarity, space and precision to the mix, at the same time somehow magically making the whole thing gel. His insights and feedback have helped me improve the quality of my mixes and I’ve learned something new every time we work together. Adam has great musical knowledge and I trust and value his instincts. In short, Magic Ears Mastering rocks! Give them a go, you won’t be disappointed.
To get comparable mastering quality to Adam’s masters you would normally have to spend a couple hundred dollars on one song. His process ensures that the very best elements of a mix are revealed, the final product is left with remarkable tonal balance and is highly pleasing to the ears. His commitment to making sure his clients are happy with the end result is unparalleled. It’s certainly the best value that I’m aware of in terms of mastering. Highly recommended!
“Knocked it out of the park, as always! Love what you did with the low end, again, as usual. The widening was a really nice touch as well, perfectly executed.”
I have had a few experiences with different mastering engineers, but my experience with Adam was the best.
He really separates himself by asking questions and trying to get inside the mind of the songwriter. It’s abundantly clear throughout the process that he cares a lot about taking your music as far as it possibly can go.
Once we were done, Adam was available for consultancy and general knowledge share. Adam is a cool and talented guy who was reliable, professional, and compassionate throughout my time working with him; he has earned my highest recommendation.
I don’t know where to begin to say “Thank you” to Adam at Magic Ears Mastering.
Adam took great personal care and interest while mastering The Cravens latest release, “The Dark Side Of Love,” which will be out on August 2nd, 2019.
Great detail and concern was taken in order to find out exactly what the band was looking for: Phone conversations, step by step texts discussing the process and pros / cons of everything concerning frequencies and the entire mastering process. I could tell instantly that Adam is a pro and loves what he does. We could hear it in the final product. No disappointments here. Adam took his time…not a rush job, like other mastering services used in the past. And very reasonably priced. Adam is top notch. Highly recommended by The Cravens!
Adam is a true music fan who puts heart and taste into his mastering projects. Highly recommended and great prices!
In my experience, it’s hard to find truly passionate mastering engineers. It’s been a pleasure working on many masters with Adam. His respect for the mixes and level of involvement with each of the tracks you send him is ridiculously refreshing. He treats each project with the same care and seriousness every time and delivers a polished and awesome sounding product.
Adam Matza at Magic Ears Mastering did an amazing job mastering my instrumental album! He understood the sound and vibe I was going for and delivered exactly what we had discussed. His skills were very precise and thorough. He kept me informed throughout the whole process and was a pleasure to work with. Adam turned my productions and mixes into something even more special. I cannot wait to work with him again on future projects. If you want pristine quality at a very affordable price as well as an outstanding turnaround time, do not hesitate to hit him up asap!
Working with Adam was not only more interactive than with any other mastering engineer I tried, but his advice showed years of irreplaceable experience. Patiently working through several revisions of my mixes (and I am a perfectionist), he patiently accommodated my personal preferences while adding his black magic on the mixes in a way that preserved my original vision. This was critical for me. Without over-coloring the tracks, he gave a palpable mojo to his masters worth every penny. I also found his rates more than competitive. I felt I got more from his masters than from previous engineers who charged as much and more than he did, and with less pleasing results. “Magic Ears” is a fitting moniker for his company. You really do feel like you’re paying for some sonic magic.
Love it! Well done!! I love that it has the nice, deep low end we put in the mix…sounds nice and loud without being compressed/limited to death.
Magic Ears Mastering is where I send everyone looking for mastering services. Founder Adam Matza has an uncanny ear that really brings out the dynamics in your songs. They get it. They provide a great value and are easy to work with. Highly recommend these guys.
Adam Matza is incredibly talented and has a gifted ear for music. He will make your songs sparkle and shine in a way that you never thought possible. He is professional. He gets the job done quickly. He is easy to work with. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend using Magic Ears Mastering for all your musical needs!
Adam is my go-to mastering engineer on projects of all genres. Great service, great guy.
Adam has done two projects for me – mastering a song, and also mastering a 40 minute audio book of poetry with music. In both cases he not only provided a clean, professional finished product, but he also assisted in the creation of the work when I had questions how to record and mix things professionally. Very recommended!
Never have I worked with a mastering engineer who made such a difference to my record. The before and after comparisons are something to laugh at, my mixes sounded weak in contrast to the final result. Every meticulous detail was given attention by Adam. I’ll be going back to Magic Ears Mastering for all my projects in the future. Couldn’t be happier with my work in the hands of Adam.
Magic Ears Mastering RULEZ! Adam Matza does an excellent job. He has great ears and rock n roll instincts.
This is an excellent company to do business with. Adam really knows his stuff. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or outcome for my project. Thanks Adam! Keep up the good work!
Magic Ears has been wonderful for my music! Adam was a pleasure to work with and his attention to detail is impeccable. I’ve brought two albums worth of material to him and the results blew me away. I would recommend Magic Ears Mastering to anyone looking to truly realize their sonic potential.
Couldn’t ask for a more professional cat to work with. He puts every ounce of himself into making your music sound as huge as it can be. His knowledge of all genres is vast and his dedication is insurmountable. I will always come back.
Adam’s work was outstanding – so thoughtful and subtle. I’m in a band called Raker, and we recently reached out to him to master our first single – “Gospel.” He was quick, flexible, direct…establishing himself as our go-to-guy for upcoming releases. If you want to feel confident that you have an expert on board, go with Magic Ears Mastering.
I had high expectations and you blew them out of the water. I’ve worked with other mastering companies in the past and was always disheartened by the results, but this is genuinely impressive. I’m extremely pleased.
Long had I avoided getting my music professionally mastered. “It sounds fine,” I told myself. “Not worth it,” I thought.
But I was wrong. So, so wrong.
Adam Matza of Magic Ears Mastering brought things out in my recordings that were lost in distortion or buried within other frequencies.
Adam exhibits the highest standards of professionalism, understands what artists want and need and is extremely easy to work with.
I couldn’t be happier with the way my masters turned out, and I highly recommend him to other musicians.
Very fantastic results! My new mastering app is Magic Ears Mastering!
I recently worked with Adam Matza at Magic Ears Mastering and had a wonderful experience.
He was very sensitive to my thoughts and wishes, responsive in a timely manner and ultimately got me the end result I was happy with. When a mastering engineer cares about the artist and the music, it makes a world of difference.
Adam has been involved with a lot of different genres as a performer and vocalist so he knows how it feels to be on the artist’s side.
Having that experience makes him an understanding and empathetic mastering engineer. I was so pleased with the results that I brought my next project to him as well. Highly recommend giving Magic Ears a try!
Thank you Adam for the great work and professional treatment.
Adam Matza mastered one of my songs and I love it. He is like a music chef, puts in just enough of each Ingredient, and it came out TASTY!
I’m really stoked with the work you’ve done…really dramatic improvement in the clarity and punch, especially of the low end. I have other finished songs that could absolutely benefit from your work.
WOW! you’ve actually made me sound good! I shall sing your praises and fly the flag for your service amongst my muso acquaintances over the pond here in Scotland (UK).
Excellent job! I can’t even imagine it sounding better.
I could best describe your mix as “precise.” You’ve got an excellent ear. Over the last 40 years, I’ve taken seven bands into a recording studio and only one other engineer has managed to give me as good a guitar sound as you did. And you did it under the worst of circumstances: with a guitar recorded on a software modeling amp! Nice job with the bass, too. Great work!
I’m not gonna make a list of all the improvements he brought to the track; I will let you be the judge of that. But they are significant and efficient. To summarize, let’s say that he succeeded where I failed, especially where there was a lot of middle frequencies. He managed to suppress the resonances after the breaks, to keep the voice of Matthew McConaughey much clearer than I did, and lots of others subtle improvements that make this version a lot better. I encourage you to contact him for your own work.
The best in the business.
Hey there! Now that is damn cool result. The word that first came to my mind was smooth — the piece sounds smoother! And you actually got the loud middle part exactly as what I was trying to achieve; a full, heavy-duty contrast to the more quiet bits. Well done, especially considering the headroom limitation!
I don’t know how you pulled that off without being able to alter the mix itself. The hard part about mixing the piece was keeping the various parts from getting buried. But you’ve managed to bring each of them out and make them articulate and clear, despite my liberal use of distortion. You’ve enhanced the essence of the piece. Excellent work.
I finally got a listen to the mastered recording you did for me. My first thought, when the intro started, was “smooth.” My emotional response as the track progressed could best be described as joy. I hear both a fullness and presence in the track that was lacking before. I didn’t know that was lacking as I sent you the best sounding track of anything I have done. I released an album last year just to friends and family, but if all my tracks sounded this good I’d be trying to get more people to listen to it. Thank you so much. I love it!
The song was mastered by Adam Matza of Magic Ears Mastering who is a miracle worker. I purposely recorded this as lo-fi as I could because I was going for an aesthetic I was calling “Lame-Fi” at the time. Later I regretted it because I liked the album so much, but it was so crappily recorded. However, Adam took the track and gave it a sheen and dynamics I never would have imagined it could ever have unless I recorded it over. Now I’m going to release the album as far and wide as a nobody like me can, and it’s mostly thanks not only to Adam’s wizardry, but his endless advice offered to my endless questions.
Adam hears things in my music I don’t even hear. He truly has the Magic Ear!
We took Adam up on his generous offer of any track mastered under five minutes for free. We sent him a bit of a dud song but he managed to make that sound cool, so we paid him to do “a proper track,” supplied him with the stems and that was so freeking awesome we are now listening to our complete full album, mixed and mastered by Adam and Magic Ears. Our vocals have never sounded so right. I mean I know she’s got a great voice, but the mix of her voice and my chaotic instrumentals is sublime. Sounding great on numerous systems. Gonna be a proud day when our Album hits the stores smile emoticon Thanks Adam! Great work!!