Does your music truly compete?
Proper mastering of your music is the key.
The first difference is owner Kevin McNoldy's 20 years of experience (Dave Matthews, Backstreet Boys, Seven Mary Three, Parachute, virtually all the major labels, and hundreds more) as a multi-platinum music producer, recording engineer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, mixing engineer, and mastering engineer. Kevin's proven track record of hundreds of successful productions and signed artists over the years means he is able to bring out the best in your songs. The mixing and mastering engineering stage of a project is critical… would you trust it to an engineer without a production background, or someone who has never played an instrument on an album (would you trust your car repair to a mechanic who has never driven a car)? Experience counts!
The second difference is Kevin McNoldy's education. His degree from Berklee College of Music and long history of major recording studio facility builds (Kevin previously built successful recording studios in Los Angeles, Nashville, Florida, and Virginia--his last commercial facility, Crystalphonic, was one of the largest and most well-equipped ever designed on the East Coast) gives him the unique perspective of designing, constructing, and wiring Cphonic himself, to the absolute highest standards. This is enhanced by an incredible world-class mastering equipment collection (including one of the few custom-built Aria-upgraded one-inch two track Ampex ATR-102 analog tape machines in the USA) and absolutely perfect acoustics. Would you let a doctor without an education, or the proper tools, perform surgery on you? Your music is no different… whether it requires a delicate touch or major reconstruction, your songs need the knowledge of someone who has designed, built, equipped, and operated multi-million-dollar studios to make it shine. Education counts!
Send us one song, and we'll master it for free.
Once you're satisfied with your free mastered song, here's our rate:
›Need mixing? You'll get the best rates in the industry matched with Kevin's proven track record as a top mixing engineer. The basic rate is $60 per hour for anyone on the email newsletter list, with discounts and caps for longer projects. The albums on each page of this website state what role Kevin played (music producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer), and many are more than just mastering. Take a listen via the iTunes links, then Contact Cphonic to discuss your project. Another industry-first offer: If we mix your song, you get mastering for free. Whether it's a single or a full album, every song we mix gets free mastering.
›Need full production from the start? Kevin only takes on a handful of production clients each year, due to his mixing and mastering schedule. Contact Cphonic for more details!
produced, co-engineered, mixed, mastered, co-performance by Kevin McNoldy
Backstreet Boys' Howie D
Live From Toronto
mastering engineer Kevin McNoldy
You and Me
mixing and mastering Kevin McNoldy
Some Devil (Bonus Disc)
Live set mastered by Kevin McNoldy