I worked with Angel on my latest album from both a mixing and mastering perspective. I recently had the pleasure of listening to ‘Fire-Toolz’ and I was absolutely blown away by her artistry and skills. Angel gave me more than just help with my album, she showed me the details and perspectives I need to be able to apply to any work going forward. I was blown away by the depth of her review and analysis of my work. Her observation and thoroughness were exactly what I needed to take my album to the next level.
Additionally, she was very up front about telling me how much time/money each item I requested would take and negotiated with me so I wouldn’t be spending copious amounts of time and money. Her judgement in both the transaction and the services rendered are a mark of a true professional. It was my pleasure to work with and learn from Angel Marcloid. I will be using her in the future for any mixing and mastering needs!
I’ve gone to Angel for mastering several times since 2018. So far, she has mastered two titles for my label Suite 309 and my latest album as Tiger Village for the Hausu Mountain label. The turnaround time was great. Any changes or edits were met with a level, patient response, helping to create very high quality final products. Based on existing vinyl mastering work I’ve heard, I will be bringing my own future vinyl mastering jobs to Angel and recommending her to anyone who asks.
-Tim Thornton (musician, label operator, vinyl pressing plant quality assurance 2009-present)
Angel you killed it with this master and I will be singing your praises to future potential clients. You really did a nice job. I can’t think of anything I’d change. Some of the songs I was not thinking much about anymore have a whole new life and I’m hearing all sorts of stuff. the more I listen and the more I compare with other music I love. I’m convinced you nailed it.
-Mike Meegan (RXM Reality)
I've done a couple preliminary listens and this feels like the difference between VHS and a theater screening!! I can already hear the depth of field you've applied to everything! This gave me rocket fuel for my performance last night! Exclamation points!! I'm so excited! It sounds like you really understood this album. I kept saying that out loud during the first listen. Your gloss and shine was what made me want to work with you on this because of the way you bring clarity to chaotic calamity. Although my chaos is different, you were able to do extract the grit and glam like tragedy masks, widening the breadth of the emotional foundation. HOLY MOLY. Thanks for making my sappy album sound so BIG. As I said, I couldn't really hear it anymore after working on it for so long. It's wonderful. THAAAANKS
-Matt Palenske (Consumer)
These sound great! You really carved out the space & dimension for each part to shine. I'm very happy with the results.
-Matthew Austin (Cordite Tracker)
I'm very impressed. I mean, it still sounds like what I put together, but just this clarity there that wasn't before. I tend to mix things as one big mess sometimes, and this experience kinda opened my ear to what I can do in terms of separation and elements and all that. WHAT'S YOUR SECRET!?!?!
It sounds amazing! We love it! Thanks you so much! We can’t wait to work with you more on our other tracks! Appreciate all the hard work you’ve done, soooo good!
-Kyle & Mia ('MAGIN')
In March of 2019, we needed to find a new video post-production person as our previous volunteer was ready to retire. The very next day, before we even had the chance to put the word out, Angel contacted us and offered to do video post-production. That, to me, indicates a deep attunement to the “field of intelligence” which is the central theme of BatGap and most spiritual traditions.
From the outset, working with Angel has been easy and enjoyable. She understood what we wanted and accomplished it quickly. Within minutes, she solved a technical problem that had been stumping us for a couple of years, and in doing so significantly improved the audio quality of our videos. I quickly learned to trust her with editorial decisions. Angel has high quality standards and is diligent in meeting them.
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Angel, and I look forward to a long and productive relationship.
-Rick Archer (Buddha At The Gas Pump)
Oh wow, this jam sounds like a proper record! How did that happen!! I appreciate what you did here.
My girlfriend's mum just listened to the fix of her harmonium playing + singing. She said she cried when she heard it!
Yesssss. This is incredible...Damn. Thank you so much. I’m so glad this worked out, these videos are going to be an important part of the release! Wooooo!
-Alex Brinkman (Doc Broc)
Angel is the audio engineer equivalent of a fine art conservator. Her treatment of an artist's work is done with the utmost judgement and taste. From the perspective of the artist, her mastering work is the difference between a dirty and damaged canvas containing a painting obscured by grime, and a clear, crisp, and fidelitous image which exists in the full range of color and texture that the artist evisioned. However, from the perspective of the listener, none of her work is salient, and thus does not obstruct or distract from the artist's communication of their vision. What exists instead is a more successfully realized version of the ideal piece.
Thanks so much! These both sound incredible! My jaw dropped the first time I heard those doubled up drums. I’ll definitely reach out again the next time i have tracks to release.
One of the very few people I’m not only happy to pay, but completely trust with my music!
-Paul Maitre (Otherm)
Thank you, Angel. It honestly sounds phenomenal. Can really hear the shine and that air creating a space for the music to really come alive in. I’ve listened to this album a lot of times and I’ve never heard it sounding so good.
-Travis Findlay (Sleepsearch)
These vinyl masters sound so good on the test pressings. Damn! I don't think I've been this impressed with a vinyl sound yet. And it sounds good on the Bandcamp page too!
-Dennis Mikula (Geometric Lullaby)
I think this is going to work just fine. You made it sound incredible. I thought some of the high end was real abrasive but you softened it up perfectly. You really brought it to life. I will be coming to you with every release from now on and I'll be sure to spread the word.
-Chris Bright (Korean Jade)
I am absolutely blown away!! A two hour drive home, and your remix was on heavy rotation through almost all of it.
-Marshall Arnold (Self-Reflecting Pattern)