My aim is to have your music shine in all its glory and to preserve and enhance its musicality and emotion – to let it be itself, only more so. I’m always striving for an impactful master, yet I want it to have transparency, dynamic openness and well-controlled, full-bodied warmth. In order to achieve this, the studio is of course equipped with high quality hardware as well as software and has the speaker system and acoustics to match.
Your music can be mastered for CD, vinyl and iTunes according to your wishes. I take extra delight in mastering for good-old vinyl, since my style of mastering naturally suits it. This can be done with creamy, gorgeous analogue gear or surgical precision digital wizardry, but usually it will be a combination of both. There is also the option of running your mixes through my Studer tape recorder for that extra, illusive tape magic.
Listening is the most important part of mastering. Not only do I listen to your music and what story it has to tell, I also like to listen to you. You are more than welcome to attend the mastering session, but it is equally possible to simply upload your music to me — and I will take good care of it. To help you gain some more insight into the mastering process and how to best deliver your mixes for mastering, there is a downloadable PDF below..
Whether you are a famous artist or not, your creative output will get my full attention. Most artists are obviously relatively unknown before they make it big, but that’s what happened to My Baby and Kyteman… and it might also happen to you. I love to help you on your way and will do all I can to get your music towards a best-selling release.
My name is Michiel Cornelisse (1971 - Uithoorn) and I am the owner and engineer of Blaisdell Studio. I made my first multitrack recording in 1985, got bitten by the bug and haven't stopped making records since.
Being a musician myself, as well as being exposed to live music and great musicians all the time as an engineer, I’m driven to have recorded music feel 'as if you where there'. Working as a producer, recording and mixing engineer most of my musical career, I’ve learned the process of making records inside and out. My ambition to bring out the best in music and recorded sound eventually led me into the very special realm of mastering.
I’m also the longstanding live sound engineer for the balkan heavy hitters - Amsterdam Klezmer Band and I have been mixing the live sound for the likes of Daily Bread, Ralph de Jongh & Crazy Hearts, Luie Hond and Jammah Tammah, among quite a few others.
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