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MARC-DIETER EINSTMANN

is the chief mastering engineer here at Einstmann Mastering Studios, formerly Sonic Silver Mastering, based in Hamburg and New York. Since 1987 he has worked for artists and producers, such as Dave Stewart, Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jagger, Mary J. Blige, David Lee Roth, Notorious B.I.G., Dru Hill, Doug E. Fresh, D’Angelo, Tricky, Depeche Mode, KD Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Elvis Costello, The Neptunes, Frankie Knuckles, Flood (U2), David Kahne (Paul McCartney), Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson), Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails), Imogen Heap and Cindy Lauper, among others.

Einstmann’s mastering career began in 1997 in Boston, where he founded Sonic Silver Mastering, working on releases by local and international award-winning artists in New England. During this time, he also served as an assistant professor in the Music Production and Engineering department at Berklee College of Music, before relocating himself and Sonic Silver to New York City. From 2002-2005 he was a mastering engineer at Sterling Sound, a large mastering facility in New York City. In addition to mastering, he has worked as a freelance recording and mix engineer, as well as taught at the Institute of Audio Research and SAE. He is the co-author of “Audio Mastering Techniques“, a 12-week course offered at Berkleemusic.com. He has also been involved in audio post-production, location recording, and live broadcast, in addition to live sound and studio installations. Playing trumpet, drums and percussion, he holds bachelor’s honours degrees in classical music from Keele University in England and in music production and engineering from Berklee College of Music in the US.

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