Dave Sperandio is the founder of Vocal Mastering and has served as senior mastering engineer since 2011, helping hundreds of producers and artists around the world make their music sing. His belief is that mastering is fundamentally about removing the barriers between an artist’s musical vision and the listener’s ability to experience it.
Vocal Mastering has close relationships with many of the top mixers and producers, and we’re available on-demand during mastering projects to consult with them, if needed. This might mean asking the mixer to send a new mix, or a question about a part of a song, a fade-out, a glitch, etc. This can save a lot of time, and help make sure everything sounds good the first time the client hears it. Vocal Mastering works directly with producers and artists alike to help them deliver a premaster (mix) that maximizes the potential realization of their musical vision during the mastering process.
Put another way: Vocal Mastering helps give you the best possible chance for your music to sound the way you want it to to the listener – no matter how they’re listening.
Part of this is delivering consistent, musically pleasing, award-winning results. But our experience mastering thousands of diverse projects also affords us the opportunity to listen firsthand to a vast swath of the music that is released each year. This gives engineer Dave Sperandio a unique “baseline” to reference when mastering, and has made him a highly sought-after mastering engineer and producer.
We care about your music. We take each project under our wing and treat it with care – and with excitement. Our ultimate goal is to make sure each project represents the vision of the artist/producer as closely as it possibly can, and we take it personally. Your project is in good hands (and ears) here, and it won’t leave our studio until it sings.
“ We give your project the punchy, clear, rich sound that makes it stand out from the crowd and jump out of the speakers, while remaining musically-pleasing and distortion-free. ”
Dave Sperandio – Owner
“Dave is one of exactly two engineers in the world who I trust to master my mixes.”
Ed BoyerPentatonix, Pitch Perfect
“Dio is a sonic jedi.”
“Dio is a f*cking champ!”
Deke SharonPitch Perfect, DCappella
“If you want the best, go to Dio. With any project I bring to him, Dio gives more than just his uncanny ear, decades of expertise, and unwavering demand for excellence– he invests his heart.”
Dr. JD FrizzellAEA, OneVoice
“When you think your mix is perfect, Dio adds new depths you didn’t even know were there. Whether it’s music for commercials, video games, or vocals – my projects are never complete until he gets his hands on it and works his magic.”
Pablo VegaComposer, Arcen Games
“Dave’s sound is my go-to example of mastering that makes your recordings shine in their best possible light. Any weaknesses are minimized while strengths are magnified, giving you the greatest impact on your audience possible.”