Mount Olympia

MAstering Manifesto

We believe in enhancing records in a way that prioritizes and gives “voice” to the mixes we’re provided with. We bring art to life… send us something great!

 

We believe in the simple clarifying power of an impeccable-sounding outboard master chain, and we continuously refine ours to exude a striking musical purity (down to our silver point-to-point interconnects).

 

We believe you can absolutely tell "when fun was had” during the record-making process (yes even in the darker stuff), so we listen with an ear to ensure that these intangibles are preserved, heard, and felt for posterity.

 

We believe that mastering is a service industry, and that truly great art always finds an audience when we’ve succeeded in our role as stewards of the music.

 

We believe in perfection, patience, and the revisions process (within reason). We believe the fairest answer is almost always the right answer. 

Adam Haggar

Owner and MASTERING Engineer

Apple Digital Masters (iTunes MFiT) Certified - Ask us to prepare these files if you'd like your release to bear the official Apple Digital Masters "Badge" on Apple Music and iTunes.

I've mastered singles, EPs, LPs, or B-sides for Robert Francis + The End Times, Dead Tones, Ancestors, Migos, Childish Gambino, Henry Fong, Peter Gabriel's Real World Studio, Zak Damundo, Brittain Ashford, Missy Thangs, SCNTRN, Pie Face Girls, Indigorado, Isla June, Pink Hotel, Pulpy Shilpy, Broken Bones Matilda, & more.

 

Prior to Mount Olympia, I was fortunate to work in nearly every aspect of music production. Over the past 18 years, I’ve held the following job titles:

 

MASTERING ENGINEER

Mount Olympia began in the off-hours of Darkart Mastering, Mike Bell's Multi-Platinum-Award winning Mastering House in Los Angeles (Justice, Major Lazer, Diplo, Skrillex), I shared a workflow and mastering desk with Mike, mastering hundreds of projects as I built up my own more indie-pop and rock-oriented client base out of this studio.

PRODUCTION MANAGER

The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood. Goldenvoice/A.E.G. Live (Los Angeles, CA)

Advanced and executed technical aspects of events ranging from national touring acts to live broadcasts, awards shows, film shoots, and nightclubs. Red Bull Music, KCRW, Insomniac

STAFF MIXING ASSISTANT

Manhattan Center Studios; Studio 4/Log Cabin Studio. (NYC, NY)

Assisted many of the biggest mixers in the industry on major label projects: Jimmy Douglass, Dan Grech-Marguerat, Elliot Goldenthal, Joel Iwataki, Bonzai Caruso to name just a few.

 

STAFF ENGINEER

Big Blue Meenie Recording Studios. (Jersey City, NJ)

Engineered for/and assisted Sal Villanueva & Tim "Slipperman" Gilles. (Road Runner Records, Thursday, Taking Back Sunday)

 

PRODUCTION & MIXING ASSISTANT

The Scissor Sisters Band while creating their international hit LP, “Ta-Dah,” feat. Elton John.

 

MIXING/MASTERING PROFESSOR/MENTOR

Icon Collective Electronic Music Production School. (Los Angeles, CA)

 

MIXING/MASTERING PROFESSOR

Dubspot Music Production School. (NYC/LA)

 

adam(at)mountolympiamastering.com

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