Alex Psaroudakis joi...

8/21/2014

We are thrilled to announce that after many successful years mastering in Barcelona Alex Psaroudakis has joined M Works in Boston. His work is second to none and Alex ha...

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About Us

Led by chief mastering engineer Jonathan Wyner, who wields 30-plus years of experience in the mastering and production industries, M-WORKS is today one of the world’s most esteemed and versatile audio mastering studios. In the past 25 years, M-WORKS has mastered over 5,000 projects, dozens of which have won Grammy awards and have been certified Gold and Platinum (click here for a full list of credits). Under the direction and artistic guidance of Wyner, the studio has enjoyed a variety of recognition of its own, including a Grammy Nomination in 2005 for its production of the PBS special Invention and Alchemy, and the mastering of both the first recorded opera (Madame Butterfly), and the first interactive CD game (Play it By Ear) in history, as well as the first-ever webcast produced for WGBH Radio.

Specializing in providing careful attention to both the technical aspects of music mixing and production, and the unique needs of an artist’s original sounds, M-WORKS has worked with legends such as David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, as well as many talents within the independent artist community, in addition to recording label giants such as Columbia Records, Sony, Warner Brothers, and DreamWorks Studios. M-WORKS is committed to providing clients with an approachable experience that creates unparalleled results, and offers a range of services in addition to mastering. From jazz and blues to symphonic programs, classic rock and rap, to pop to country, M-WORKS excels at providing commercial and independent clients with the customized care, attention, and most importantly, experience, needed to fully master an artist’s vision and bring it to fruition.

Alex Psaroudakis joined forces with M Works after a successful run in Barcelona Spain.  He's a mastering force to be reckoned with!

We are pleased to have Nick Dragoni join our staff.  Nick comes to us from the esteemed SRT program at UMass Lowell and he has been working at M Works for more than three years.  Nick brings attention to detail and technical skill alongside musical chops that is M Works signature standard!

 

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M WORKS Studios prides itself on being a multi-functioning facility that continues to lead the mastering and production industries, adapting and growing with today's changing technology. Apart from providing the highest quality Mastering Services, M WORKS is able to offer Restoration, Location Recording and Duplication, as well as DVD Audio, Authoring and Encoding all under one roof. From legendary and independent artists to music hobbyists, M WORKS excels at giving each and every client world-over the attentive care needed to capture their musical vision. For information on any of the services listed below, please call us at for a quote at 617-577-0089 or email us at studio@m-works.com to discuss a price point that best suits your needs and budget. Let M-WORKS master your music.

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M-Works Studios and Equipment:

 

M-Works utilizes state-of-the art equipment and technology in each of its first class studios, providing services such as restoration, location recording, duplication, DVD audio, authoring, and encoding. Our comprehensive facilities are designed to provide each client with the best experience, sound, and results possible. Please see each section below for a detailed list of what M-Works can potentially bring to each and every project to make it the best it can be.

 

 

Studios:

 

A) Augspurger Designed 27 x18 x 13, rated at NC15

B) Augspurger Designed 21 x 15 x 13, rated at NC20

C) Augspurger Designed production studio rated at NC20

 

 

Full Equipment Listing: 

 

 

 Monitoring Systems:

  • Dunlavy SC-V with Bryston Monoblock 7B-ST
  • Lipinski 707, 2.2 and 5.2 driven by Channel Island Class D amps with (2)
  • JL Audio Fathom 113 subs www.lipinskisound.com

 

 DAW's:

 

 Analog Decks:

  • Spitz modified ATR-102 with ref hi-flux 1/2" headstack
  • Alactronics modified Studer A80, hi-flux heads 1/2" and 1/4"
  • Various Otari decks set for 1/2 track and 1/4 track playback
  • Dolby A and SR noise reduction
  • Convection oven for tape restoration

 

Noise Reduction Software:

  • Izotope RX2 (custom version)
  • Sonic Solutions NoNoise
  • Sequoia NR tools
Miscellaneous
  • Sony PCM-1630 w/DMR-4000 - DTA-2000
  • Dangerous Master and Dangerous Liaison analog

 

Outboard EQ:

Analog

  • Sontec MES 432 – C/9 EQ
  • Dangerous BAX

Digital

  • Weiss EQ1-DYN Digital EQ 96/24 MK2 www.weiss.ch
  • TC Electronic TC6000 w/ Massenburg MDW EQ

 

Outboard Compression:

Analog

  • Cranesong STC-8 Discrete Class A Compressor-Limiter w/ side-chain filters
  • Cranesong Trakker Discrete Class A Compressor-Limiter(pair) w/ custom side-chain filter www.cranesong.com
  • Pendulum Audio OCL-2 Electro-Optical Compressor/Limiter  w/ custom side-chain filter www.pendulumaudio.com
  • Daking FET III VCA compressor with sidechain
  • Sontec DRC-202
  • API 2500

Digital

 

Other Outboard Processing

  • Digital Domain K-Stereo DD-2

 

Outboard Limiter:

 

ADC/DAC

  • Pacific Microsonics HDCD Model Two Processor
  • Merging HORUS
  • Metric Halo ULN-8 www.mhlabs.com

 

Reverb

  • TC Electronic TC6000
  • Izotope Ozone 5 advanced
  • Altiverb www.audioease.com
  • Lexicon 300

 

Selected Software processors:

 

 

EQ

 

Plugin Compressors

  • Algorithmix LP SplitComp
  • Izotope Ozone 4
  • Sonnox Inflator
  • PSP Busspressor and OldTimer ME
  • various UAD


Plugin Limiters


Recording Gear

 

 

Mic Pre’s

 

Microphones

  • Sennheiser MKH800 (pair)
  • Microtech Gefell UM92.1 (pair)
  • Shure KSM-32 (pair)
  • Octavia mk12 (x4)

 

Coffee Makers: (we saved the best for last)

  • Mr. Coffee 10-Cup
  • Estro Profi Espresso Machine (just like Tony Levin uses!)
  • Jim’s Organic coffee beans

 

 

 

 

,,,,,Studios and Equipment 4,Page,Welcome to M WORKS Mastering Studios --Boston's most comprehensive full-service mastering facility.

Mastering is one of the most frequently used yet misunderstood terms within the music industry, and yet a critical step in the production process. It is the final doorway your music passes through on its journey from creation to the consumer's hand, helping attain the best sound quality possible for your artist’s work. Like any art form, Mastering itself is a subjective process, which is why at M WORKS, we understand that choosing the right mastering facility for your project is a critically important decision. We will walk you through the process from beginning to end, paying close attention to your unique goals, and taking every measure to ensure we provide results that sound exceptional. The care, concentration, world-class equipment, and, most importantly, the experience that an M WORKS engineer can provide will successfully bring your musical vision to fruition.,,,,,What is Mastering 5,Page, This section is designed to provide you with everything you need to know once you're ready to have your music mastered. Whether booking your first session, deciding on which format to bring in or wondering where the closest sushi restaurant is, within these pages you'll get the lowdown on what M Works has to offer.

if you want to try our online schedule use the following URL:

www.meetme.so/MWorks
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M Works Mastering Studio
60 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139
TEL : 617.577.0089
studio@m-works.com


,,,,,Contact 8,Subpage, Jonathan Wyner, Chief Mastering Engineer and Company President. Jonathan has mastered more than 6000 CD's during the last 29 years spanning every musical idiom (and some non-musical idioms as well!). Jonathan holds an AB in French Horn and Composition from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY.

He has been an instructor at the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio and at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. A Recording Engineer since 1983, Jonathan began his career as a Mastering Engineer in 1985 as the compact disc was becoming a reality. He studied digital mastering with one of the pioneers in the field for 5 years prior to establishing M Works Mastering. His credits range from the extremely well known (James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Kiri Te Kanawa), to the more idiosyncratic and independent artists/labels (Aimee Mann, Tiny Tim, Rahsaan Roland Kirk). In 2005 Jonathan received a Grammy nomination for producing a program for Deborah Henson-Conant with orchestra entitled Invention and Alchemy that also aired on PBS nationally. He has several firsts/superlatives to his credit including mastering the first interactive CD Game (Play It By Ear, Rykodisc), what we believe to be the longest CD (80:32 for Razormaid Records), the first recorded opera (Madame Butterfly recorded 1912 by the BBC). His skills extend to premastering for CD-ROM as well as forensic and restoration work using Izotope RX and Sonic Solutions' No Noise system. Jonathan prides himself in the fact that he is among the elite group of mastering engineers to have run the marathon in under 3 hours repeatedly.

Alex Psaroudakis
Alex began working in the industry in 1989. His love for music drove him to set up a home studio where he initially recorded and mixed indie artists. After studying sound engineering at the C.I.A.M Bordeaux, he joined his first professional studio as an assistant, not much later he found himself behind the mixing board, providing sessions for French artists in Studio Carat and Enphase Creation. As his clients continiously encouraged him to get involved in the final process of their musical creation, full time mastering was a logical step forward.

Alex founded and built various studios under the name "HitMakers Mastering". He operated HMM for a decade, three years in France and seven years in Spain. Hitmakers Mastering Barcelona was at the time considered one of the best facilities in Spain.  It included a long list of top notch equipment wisely set up in an accurate listening room. During those years, Alex also gave mastering classes in two schools: SAE Barcelona and Mk3 Barcelona.
In the fall of 2010 Alex and his partner set sail Westward for a long pause from the urbanized world. After a three year break from the industry, he's now back in the studio. With an everlasting desire and determination to help artists in the last step of audio production, and with his acute attention to details, he's again ready to bring your music to its best.

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Artists Recording Labels
Aerosmith
Aimee Mann
Akrobatik
Apples In Stereo
Badfinger
Basehead
Billy Novick
Bim Skala Bim
Blake Babies
Bob Mould
Bruce Springsteen
Bullock Brothers
Cabaret Voltaire
Carol Noonan
Cave In
CBS Sports
Chicago
Combustible Edison
Come
CSNY
Dambuilders
David Bowie
Deborah Henson-Conant
DEVO
Discovery Channel
Dizzy Gillespie
Duke Robillard
Ellis Paul
Francine
Godsmack
His Name Is Alive
Holmes Brothers
Howie Day
Jack Drag
Jackie Fountaine's
James Taylor
Jeanie Stahl
Jen Trynin
John Ellis and His Jazz Players
Juliana Hatfield
Kiri Te Kanawa
Laura Nyro
Letters To Cleo
Lydian String Quartet
Mark Doyle
Mark Lanagan
Martin Sexton
Marty Wilson-Piper
Mary Lou Lord
Melissa Ferrick
Merrie Amsterberg
Mickey Steele & The Alloys
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Miles Davis
Miss Fortune
Mission Of Burma
Mistle Thrush
Morphine
Naked Sams
New Black Eagle Jazz Band
New England String Ensemble
NFL Films
Nirvana
NRBQ
O Positive
Omar Thomas
Orbit
Orchestra Morphine
Persuasions
Phish
Powerman 5000
Quick Fix
Quintaine Americana
Railbird
Railroad Jerk
Reeves Gabrels
Richard Thompson
Robert Poli
Roomful Of Blues
Rory Block
Rustic Overtones
Sarah Harmer
Scissorfight
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Self-Defense
Semisonic
Shabba Ranks
Sheila Divine
Shonen Knife
Sol y Canto
Solomon Burke
Splashdown
Starline Rhythm Boys
Steppenwolf
Stone Coyotes
Sull-ee
Superhoney
Tad
The Cream
The Gigolo Aunts
The Golden Palominos
The Gravel Pit
The Lemonheads
The London Symphony Orchestra
The lot Six
The Magnetic Fields
The Pills
The Push Stars
The Red Telephone
The Residents
The Samples
The Stompers
The Upper Crust
Thelonius Monk
Thurston Moore
Tiny Tim
Tom Hambridge
Tracy Bonham
Virtuoso
WBCN
William Mckinley
X Files X
A&M
Ace of Hearts Records
Alligator
Americus
Arch Enemy
Arista
Artemis
Artis Musicai
Atlantic
Biograph
BMG
Capitol
Capricorn
Catapult
Cherrydisc
Chrysalis
Co-Op-Pop
Cow Island Records
Columbia
Dreamworks
E-Magine
EMI
Fenway Records
Fort Apache
Geffen
Giant
Heads Up International
Hydra Head
Imago
Interscope
Kiwi Pacific
Knitting Factory
Matador
MCA
Mercury
MMC
Monolyth
New Zealand National Archives
Newport Classic
Polygram
Pure Pop Records (Australia)
Q Division
RCA
Relapse
Rhino
Roadrunner
Rounder
Rykodisc
Shanachie
SONY
SpinART
Stoney Plain
Sub Pop
TAANG!
Tommy Boy
TVT
Twentieth Century Fox Music
Warner Brothers
Windham Hill
Zero Hour
Zoe