Polish audio magazine highfidelity.pl Record of the Year 2018 Award for outstanding sound quality - Aquavoice "Silence".

Polish audio magazine highfidelity.pl 2x Record of the Year 2015 Award for outstanding sound quality - Eugeniusz Rudnik "Miniatury" & Aquavoice "Early Recordings".

about me

Between 2001 - 2014 I produced classical music recordings, co-running Legato Recording. Those years and the outstanding musicians I was lucky to hang around with, helped me look inside myself and decide to devote my professional life to audio mastering.
I learned the art of mastering from two of the most respected engineers in the business - Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Garbage, The Cure) and Vlado Meller (Lou Reed, Michael Buble, Celine Dion), during extensive masterclasses in Holywood, LA.
Owing to the experience I’ve gained working in the various fields, my interest in the theatre, modern art and alternative music, I constantly discover new microcoms. This helps me comprehend the artist’s intentions but keep a critical distance and a fresh approach which are indispensable in audio mastering.

With Howie Weinberg at his studio, Hollywood, CA.

credits

I had a pleasure of mastering projects featuring these artists, among many others:

Ben Frost, Lotic, Ian William Craig, Abul Mogard, Shida Shahabi, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Pat Jacob, Katarzyna Nosowska, Natalia Przybysz, Maria Peszek, Natalia Grosiak, Misia Furtak, Michał Jacaszek, Tomasz Budzyński, Hubert Zemler, Resina, Stonerror, Maciej Cieślak, Kuba Ziołek, Wacław Zimpel, Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet, Alameda (5, 4 & 2), JAVVA, Pleasure Trap, Dynasonic, Innercity Ensemble, Jacek Mazurkiewicz & Mikołaj Trzaska, Tomasz Glazik, Jachna Tarwid Karch - Sundial, Jachna Mazurkiewicz Buhl, Marek Malinowski (quartet & trio), Ola Bilińska, Konrad Kucz, New Rome, Dalekie, Adre'N'alin, Rafał Gorzycki, Demar & Incognito, HATI, Z'EV, Zdzisław Piernik, Mateusz Franczak, Miron Grzegorkiewicz M8N, JAAA!, Xenony, Jerzy Przeździecki, Jerzy Mazzoll, Bogusław Schaeffer, Eugeniusz Rudnik, Jaząbu, Kapital, Richard Pinhas, Wieloryb, K-essence, Stara Rzeka, Tien Lai, Marek Styczyński (Karpaty Magiczne), Pathman, Rongwrong, Nemezis, Paweł Mykietyn, Kwartludium, Olena Leonenko, Rinko Kobayashi, Józef Świder, Stanisław Syrewicz and many, many more...

studio

The studio is located halfway up Francuska Street, in Warsaw’s most beautiful district Saska Kępa.
It was entirely designed by Arek Szweda from Sveda Audio. Thanks to the optimal dimensions of the room and thick, brick walls of a pre-war tenement house combined with Arek’s acoustic engineering knowledge and his passion for high quality sound, a studio with unprecedented acoustics was created - the linearity of the frequency characteristics, resolution, the location of elements in the acoustic space and the width of the stereo image are unmatched.

Monitoring system is all Sveda Audio, including custom modified Dapo speakers and dual Wombat subwoofers, with Tannoy System 600 as a secondary set of speakers.
My mastering chain comprises modern, high-end mastering equipment, including - 

  • LYNX HILO - reference ad/da converter system
  • SPL PQ - parametric mastering equalizer, 120V DC audio rail
  • SPL IRON - vari mu mastering compressor - 120V DC audio rail
  • DANGEROUS BAX EQ - ultra transparent analog equalizer with shelves and hi/lo cut filters
  • BETTERMAKER MASTERING LIMITER - analog peak/brickwall limiter with harmonic generator
  • ZSYS Z-QUALIZER - classic digital mastering equalizer
  • YAMAHA S-REV 1 - high-end sampling reverb system
  • TASCAM DA-45 - 24bit DAT deck
  •  TASCAM 122mk3 - analog cassette deck
  • REVOX PR99mk3 - 1/4 inch tape machine + DBX type I noise reduction
  • Software: Pro Tools 11, WaveLab Pro 9, Izotope RX6 oraz Ozone 7, selected plugins by Sonnox, Waves, PSP, SPL & HOFA. 

formats

Legatomastering.pl is an Apple Digital Masters certified studio. By sending me your music for mastering, you can be sure that the final product will meet the highest Apple quality standards for music streaming. I'm also certified for MQA Ltd so I can prepare the MQA files for Tidal Masters. 

I accept wave and aiff files, 24bit/44.1khz and higher resolutions, 1/4inch tapes, DAT and analog cassettes.
Output formats include - cd master, ddp master, 16/24bit wave and flac files, compressed formats on request. I can also prepare a vinyl ready files for cutting.
Clients receive a DDP master with reference player and a set of 24bit mastered tracks.