Hello Everyone, my name is Brian Poole and I’m the owner and founder of Moon Tree Mastering!  For 17 years, I ran a commercial recording studio called the “Sketchpad” and worked as an instructor for both Pinnacle College and the Recording Connection along the way!  In February of 2016, I decided to change my focus to mastering and opened a dedicated mastering studio in Northern California.

As a mastering engineer, I have helped my clients reach the Billboard Album Charts, be featured on Apple Music’s “Hot Tracks”, receive worldwide radio play, chart on iTunes, achieve TV music placement, win awards at film festivals, and be in consideration of earning a Grammy Award several times!

What does a mastering engineer do?

Mastering is the process of fine-tuning the overall frequency balance of a song or a collection of songs, optimizing their levels without destroying the artistic intent of the mixes, embedding metadata for digital distribution, and preparing the project for release on whatever formats that are needed.

Rather than me tell you what I do, let me show you. Listen to these Before & After samples that I put together.

Mastering demo working with plugins going for precision and detail.

Mastering demo working with analog gear to bring out the vibe and personality of the song.
Mastering demo using a hybrid approach of both analog and digital processing.