Hear some before/after demos of El Stray’s mixing and mastering work, with featured testimonials below.

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Recent Testimonial

11 July, 2023

“Working on my LP, I sought ESM’s expertise for mastering four troublesome tracks, each presenting their unique challenges. ESM’s unparalleled understanding of the Soulful House and Amapiano genres and mastering prowess took my competent mixes (if I do say so myself!) and elevated them into a realm of pristine clarity, wallop, and depth, exceeding all expectations. I don’t know how he makes the bass do the things it does!

Not only did he enhance my music, but his insightful process also enriched my own skills. For any artist wanting to elevate their sound to unprecedented heights, ESM is the go-to professional—truly an audio architect who knows how to take your music levels beyond, and explain to you all the details that will help you develop personally. Working with El Stray is truly about more than just the master itself.

– Anonymous

Full mix and master by El Stray
Producer wished to remain anonymous.

I recently had the pleasure of working with El Stray on the mastering of my latest UK garage EP, and I was blown away by the results. El Stray is a true specialist in the genre, with a deep understanding of its sound and aesthetic, and the ability to bring out the best in any track.

From the start, ESM was attentive and professional, taking the time to understand my vision for the track, and offering valuable insights and suggestions along the way. He listened to the track carefully, and identified areas where the sound could be improved, without compromising the track’s character or individuality. These were fed back prior to committing to the work so that I could make some small but powerful adjustments which translated to an even better master.

The final mastered version of the track was nothing short of fantastic. El Stray had managed to retain the warmth and energy of the original mix, while adding clarity, definition, and impact. The bass was punchy and tight, unlike anything I’ve ever heard in a garage track to be honest, the midrange was clear and present, and the highs were smooth and sparkly – so airy! The track sounded professional and polished, and it was more than ready for release.

In addition to the exceptional quality of ESM’s work, I was also impressed by his passion and commitment to UK garage. El Stray is a true fan of the genre, and it shows in his dedication to helping artists and labels in the scene to achieve their goals. I was blown away by the service and level of forensic precision to addressing House and Garage tracks!”

– Anonymous

Full mix and master by El Stray
Producer wished to remain anonymous.

Recent Testimonial

30 November, 2022

Recent Testimonial

“El Stray’s mastering & mixing skills have really taken our music to the next level and he has been a key crucial component in the success of our music. We can’t recommend him enough! His attention to detail and love for the art of mixing and mastering will keep us coming back!”

Inner Voices EP by Panta Ray – Full mix and master by El Stray

Why choose El Stray?

  1. Service is of the very utmost importance.
    • Have constant open lines of communication with your mastering engineer if you require, rather than bigger mastering houses which can sometimes be a conveyer belt.
  2. A personal touch and added value.
    • Get access to an industry professional and understand more about the process and equipment. Furthermore, it’s very important to understand each other’s sound! Think of your mastering guy or girl as your barber ;)
  3. Each mastering order comes with a discretionary number of revisions.
    • You will literally be very happy with the result.
  4. ESM has a 100% satisfaction rate!
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