Ascended Mastering is piloted by Torin Goodnight, known for his imaginative works as Bird of Prey, and half of the duo Birds of Paradise. Torin is regarded as a pioneer in the realm of psychedelic bass music, with a unique style and keen attention to detail. His success is reflected by a multitude of top charting releases, and having performed at many prominent music festivals around the world. The idea to open up shop was sparked from being repeatedly approached by friends to help get their music optimized and ready for release. Fueled by a deep-seated passion for sound quality and service, he now finds one of his greatest rewards in helping others achieve their creative goals.
20 years of diverse work experience in the industry | Bachelor Degree in Sound Arts | High-profile mastering credits | Accomplished producer | Professional performer
Aloka, Aquiver, Bird of Prey, Birds of Paradise, Chuck Bramlet, Cirqular, Desert Dwellers, Digitalis, DTO, Eli Spiral, Elven Artifakt, Essence Project, Gem & Tauri, Globular, Golden Triangle, Griffin Paisley, Hedflux, Hibernation, Humandala, Inukshuk, Itom Lab, Ixchel Prisma, Kalya Scintilla, Kaminanda, Kaya Project, Kinetic Distortion, Liquid Bloom, Lionel Ward, Living Light, Lucent Dossier, Luke Mandala, Lunar Symphony, Magma, Mandala Affect, Medisound, MitiS, Momentology, Mountain Goat, Myad, Mystral, NiT GriT, Photon A.D., Poly-Gone, Proton, Psilogod, Psymphonic, Random Rab, Reference 312, Ruckus, Sacred Alchemy, Sasha Rose, Seven Lions, Shakti Bass, ShaMANoiD, Shana, Sixis, Sonic Geometry, Spice Traders, Strange Substance, Stratusphere, Technoshamangelic, TEMPI, The Flying Mars, Traveler, Treavor Moontribe, Trivecta, Wattsun…
OPHELIA RECORDS / ANJUNABEATS / VIPER RECORDINGS / MERKABA MUSIC / ADDICTECH RECORDS / DESERT TRAX / EUCALYPTUS NETWORK / SLC-6
Utilizing an array of high-end signal processing tools in an acoustically treated environment
My aim is to effectively enhance your music by accentuating its strengths, addressing potential issues, and achieving the optimal balance between dynamic range and competitive loudness. This will ensure that it sounds clear and consistent across a wide array of listening environments and performance applications. I have experience working with a variety of styles, and understand the importance of catering my approach to meet the specific needs of each project.
I’ll provide feedback and let you know if there are any adjustments that would best be made on your end. Please feel encouraged to include a reference track to give me an idea of what you’re after, and I’m always open to your input so we can be sure you come away feeling confident and inspired.
- Spectral Balance
- Dynamic Processing
- Stereo Imaging
- Peak Compression
- Harmonic Enhancement
- Bypass any processing on the master channel / do not normalize
- Please provide 3-6dB of headroom / no clipping
- Clearly name your files by artist, track, and mix name
- 32 / 24bit WAV or AIFF files at the sample rate of your project
- Upload zipped files up to 2GB’s via WeTransfer
Torin did an amazing job on my Above & Beyond remix. Still to this day it is one of the best sounding songs I have. Every time I send him something I know it’s in the right hands!
Torin’s audio engineering and production skills are some of the best in the field, and that’s why we call on him in the first place. Thanks bud!
Torin’s masters are crisp, clear, and keep the dynamic of each song the way I envision it. His way of bringing loudness with keeping that dynamic is really special and out of the ordinary “loud as you can go” style. The turn around time was also extremely quick, in a timely manner you could tell he takes his time with each song to make sure it gets the attention and detail needed. I’ll always recommend Torin.
I came to Torin for mixing and mastering as he has one of the very best ears in the biz. Sure enough, he got my tracks sounding like a box of Krispy Kreme donuts : crisp and clear in the highs, and warm and full in the lows and mids. I will definitely be bringing all of my music to his skillfully trained ears and expertise for every release from here on out.
Torin’s ear and attention to detail was exactly what I was looking for to get the most out of my music. His quick responses and flexibility to modify and experiment with various mixdowns makes him my mastering engineer of choice. It was such a pleasant surprise to find an engineer who truly loves his work and takes the time to really listen to your tracks and tailor his processing to match them. Thanks again Torin.
Torin not only delivers on a superb product, but he does so with the highest level of service in a very personal way. Technically, he gave my music the clarity, energy, and polish it deserves while making himself a devoted ally in realizing my artistic vision. It was an immense pleasure to work with Torin, and I will definitely be coming to him for my next release.
Working with Torin has been a pleasure. Years ago I heard his electronic music project Bird of Prey and was in awe at the production and sound quality. When I found myself working with him years later I was blown away - someone who I once admired in the music industry is now working on my music! I had the pleasure to work with him on two music projects and the work he did was spectacular. Everything was clean, well rounded, and uniform to the rest of the music industry in those genres, which is very important to me.
Torin is a cosmic blessing, and an absolute pleasure to work with. His talents are clearly heard in the masters that I have from him. He is willing to get things how you want them, while adding beneficial sonic qualities you may not have thought of going into it. I will be recommending Torin to my fellow producer friends for years to come.
Ascended Mastering is my favorite mastering service I have used. Communication with Torin was very clear and fast. The delivered product was of exceptional quality. There were a few mistakes on my side of the mix, but I was shown great customer service and provided additional revisions and feedback. The master is absolutely stunning and crafted with obvious expertise. I will definitely be coming back for future releases.
Torin really knows his craft, the warmth and energy he added to my album solidified why I am going to hire him as my mastering engineer in future projects.
Really impressed with the quality of Torin's service! I've tried close to a dozen different mastering engineers over the last couple years, and no one has been able to elevate my music like this. He has a very well developed ear with technical skills to match. Highly recommend!
I can’t be more happy with the work Torin has done, he has really pumped life into the tracks. They are now sounding rich, wide and punchy, with warm lows and crisp highs. Achieving a high volume while not compromising the dynamics or quality of the sound in any way.
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I look forward to working with you!
Exceptional Quality – Free Revisions – Quick Turn-Around