Alex Psaroudakis joi...

8/21/2014

We are thrilled to announce that after many successful years mastering in Barcelona Alex Psaroudakis has joined M Works in Boston. His work is second to none and Alex ha...

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Engineers

Jonathan Wyner, Chief Mastering Engineer and Company President. Jonathan has mastered more than 6000 CD's during the last 29 years spanning every musical idiom (and some non-musical idioms as well!). Jonathan holds an AB in French Horn and Composition from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY.

He has been an instructor at the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio and at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. A Recording Engineer since 1983, Jonathan began his career as a Mastering Engineer in 1985 as the compact disc was becoming a reality. He studied digital mastering with one of the pioneers in the field for 5 years prior to establishing M Works Mastering. His credits range from the extremely well known (James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Kiri Te Kanawa), to the more idiosyncratic and independent artists/labels (Aimee Mann, Tiny Tim, Rahsaan Roland Kirk). In 2005 Jonathan received a Grammy nomination for producing a program for Deborah Henson-Conant with orchestra entitled Invention and Alchemy that also aired on PBS nationally. He has several firsts/superlatives to his credit including mastering the first interactive CD Game (Play It By Ear, Rykodisc), what we believe to be the longest CD (80:32 for Razormaid Records), the first recorded opera (Madame Butterfly recorded 1912 by the BBC). His skills extend to premastering for CD-ROM as well as forensic and restoration work using Izotope RX and Sonic Solutions' No Noise system. Jonathan prides himself in the fact that he is among the elite group of mastering engineers to have run the marathon in under 3 hours repeatedly.


Alex Psaroudakis
Alex began working in the industry in 1989. His love for music drove him to set up a home studio where he initially recorded and mixed indie artists. After studying sound engineering at the C.I.A.M Bordeaux, he joined his first professional studio as an assistant, not much later he found himself behind the mixing board, providing sessions for French artists in Studio Carat and Enphase Creation. As his clients continiously encouraged him to get involved in the final process of their musical creation, full time mastering was a logical step forward.

Alex founded and built various studios under the name "HitMakers Mastering". He operated HMM for a decade, three years in France and seven years in Spain. Hitmakers Mastering Barcelona was at the time considered one of the best facilities in Spain.  It included a long list of top notch equipment wisely set up in an accurate listening room. During those years, Alex also gave mastering classes in two schools: SAE Barcelona and Mk3 Barcelona.
In the fall of 2010 Alex and his partner set sail Westward for a long pause from the urbanized world. After a three year break from the industry, he's now back in the studio. With an everlasting desire and determination to help artists in the last step of audio production, and with his acute attention to details, he's again ready to bring your music to its best.