Submersible Studios exists to provide high-quality audio mastering to the indie artist on a tight budget. We treat your mixes well; we won’t just slam it through a limiter until it’s loud and call it done, we’ll handle each track and each album with respect to the source material and to your requirements as a client. Whether that’s subtle balancing for R128/ITU BS.1770 broadcast standards, formatting and proofing for “Mastered For iTunes”, or slammed EDM for the clubz, we’ll do what needs to be done to give you the best possible product for a fair and reasonable price.
We know who you are – a struggling band on a budget with a no-advance indie-label deal that pays out roughly $27 every year. Or maybe you’re a self-releasing artist who’s trying to cut a demo or make a CD to sell at gigs. Whatever the case, you’re likely the kind of musician that doesn’t have thousands of bucks to spend on the mastering stage, and even if you did, you probably couldn’t justify spending that kind of cash on a release that is unlikely to recoup those kinds of losses. We feel your pain, because that’s who we are too, and that’s why we do this.
Want more convincing? Wander over to see some testimonials from our clients, or contact us for a quote and we’ll do a quick test-master of some of your material so you can hear what we can do.
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Pretty sure [Eric] is a g-damned wizard. Listening to early masters of new Little Red Wolf record. SO GOOD. #magic – Emily Mills, Little Red Wolf/Damsel Trash
“I couldn’t get this particular track to quite do what I wanted it to do and had basically resigned myself to that fact that the album would just have one crappy, throwaway track on it, but Eric whipped that dude into shape and it was like ‘damn.’” – Brian Graupner, The Gothsicles
“With my latest release, Great Stone Stories, Eric and I have worked more extensively to bring it all the way to life. I was really happy with the mixes that I got from Dan Clark. I thought of them as 3-dimensional. Listening to the mixes I felt like I was in a concert hall, hearing what I wanted to hear. If the mixes were like being at the show, the masters are like being in the band. It’s the same performance, but you feel the music all around you. I feel as if I heard mixes and felt masters. Eric was also very patient with me as I was very picky with the overall flow to my album. It’s a concept album, I warned Eric about my pickiness upfront, and he was completely understanding.” – Thor Bremer
“Damn good job.” – Leah-Carla Gordone
“I’ve used Submersible for a vast majority of Caustic’s releases over the years and Eric has always been relentlessly tolerant of my chaotic tunes, enduring stupid requests, stupider questions, and slight hearing damage all in the effort to make my music sound as good (or as good-bad) as possible. I’m lucky to have found him. And he’s great in bed.” – Matt Fanale, Caustic
“I was referred to Eric and Submersible by my engineer and co-producer Dan Clark. This was my first solo recording and first experience calling the shots on the final outcome of the project. The first thing I noticed is Eric’s professionalism and personal investment in making sure the music sounds its best. Handing him a straight rock CD, Eric knew just the sound I was looking for, and worked until it had that perfect mix of punch and power, while keeping the softer songs warm and rich. I admitted I was a rookie at working with a mastering company, and he was always willing to answer a question and let me know what was going on at each stage. The whole process only took a few weeks and when the master CDs arrived at my door I popped them in and was incredibly satisfied with the result. I’m glad I got to experience this stage of the recording process with Eric and would recommend him to anyone looking for a great person to work with to give the music that polished, professional sound. Rock on Submersible!!!” – Gary Banach
Submersible Studios is the best. Not only do I use them for all of my mastering needs, I’m also constantly recommending them to people. Whether you need a super-loud dance floor banger or a subtly mastered acoustic rock record with super high fidelity and full dynamic range, Eric has the gear and the know-how to make it happen.” – Dan Clark, Recording Engineer