Steel Hook Audio Mastering


As listeners of Steel Hook Prostheses and various titles released by Malignant Records, you may have seen, "Mastered by J. Stillings at Steel Hook Audio Mastering" included in the album credits. I would like to take the time to explain a unique service I offer to artists and labels within the genres of Extreme underground music. I have been involved in creating underground music in one form or another since 1990. Starting with Hardcore Punk evolving into Thrash, Death, and Black Metal finally settling into the harsh electronic soundscapes I create today. I have had my ear to the underground for as long as I can remember.

 For the past decade I have worked with many artists to achieve the best sound possible from their raw recordings. The final product being something they are completely happy with and ready to unleash upon the world to stand in eternity as a history of their recorded work. I take pride in what I do and realize the seriousness of making the work as near to perfect as it possibly can. Here are a few of the projects I've worked on -
Mastered projects list..

 After years of being only a word of mouth service, I am now publicly offering Steel Hook Audio Mastering to any and all who might be interested.
I offer EXTREMELY reasonable rates..which can be discussed in the case that you might seriously be seeking my service. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 I currently use Waves Mercury Bundle software plugins using Sony Sound Forge as the audio editor for the mastering process. I've been working with Waves plug-ins for many years now and consider myself an expert in their practical application.

 The main piece of advice I would like to share with artists using a home recording set up that might be considering using my mastering service - RECORD AT A LOW VOLUME. Keep your maximum levels well below the peak meter for an ideal result in post production. It's easier for me to maximize the volume during mastering. When the work is recorded too loud above 0.0db it causes things to happen that are hard to eliminate. I can still work with loud recordings, but trust me, keep the recording volume somewhere in the middle.

Please get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you!

 J. Stillings

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