Mastering is the art/science of assembling individual songs into cohesive musical excellence and should be considered the final step in a recording project before going into the manufacturing stage.
It gives your music the means to compete in the world of commercial material. We level the playing field by bringing your music to it’s fullest potential, whether you recorded at home or spent thousands at professional studio.
Without exception, ALL commercial releases are mastered. It not only enhances your tracks but also ensures problems like hiss and electrical hum and sibilance are eliminated.
You spent time creating and mixing your music. Mastering ensures that your songs will translate across all mediums and formats. From streaming services, download sites, radio play and more.
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My name is Anthony Casuccio. I am the Founder and Principal Sound Engineer at Xtream Audio Mastering. I have over 20 years of major label mastering experience that can be put to work for you. From Grammy awards to Gold records, I can add that final professional touch you must have in order to make your recordings stand out in the world of commercially released material. I started my career working in New York City, where I worked with major record labels producing, mixing and remastering over 450 albums (many receiving RIAA gold record status) from great artist like Tony Bennett, Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, Glenn Miller, Les Paul and Johnny Cash. I joined Sony Music in San Francisco to run their audio production department and engineered/produced live music mixes for their Music Backstage show featuring major label artists including Lifehouse, Kasey Chambers and Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club).
While in San Francisco, I sat on the board of Governors for the San Francisco chapter of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Science (NARAS) I was elected to 2nd vice president and am still very active within the Grammy organization and sit on various national committees. I was a featured columnist for Independent Musician magazine. My audio work has been featured in Mix Magazine, Billboard, Gramophone and International Piano
I mastered 3 Grammy nominated albums. I have done mastering and radio edits for Columbia Records acts like: Cypress Hill, Our Lady Peace, Nas and Jermaine Dupress, Dixie Chicks to name a few. I mixed the band Last Conservative’s album which was produced by Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) and Shonen Knife for his Good Charamel. I mastered the band Empty Crush’s album produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Dark New Day and Virgos Merlot) and De Apostle (featuring Sizzla, Lucino and Morgan Heritage). Recent projects include the lost Kurt Cobain demo and the Number 1 Hip Hop Single on college radio from Choclaire and world renowned DJ Larry Powers.
I have worked with artists on all levels all over the world. From Russia to South Africa, I have worked with some of the worlds biggest stars such as Lev Leshenko and Yulduz Usmanova. My work with the group Barton resulted in five songs charting in the top 40 on the Billboard Dance charts with the title “To Call My Own” reaching number 15. The singles were remixed by top producers, Eddie X, Eric Kupper, Davidson Ospina and Alex Santer.
Why Xtream Audio?
It is great to get a second set of trained ears to listen and make final adjustments on your project. I have a high percentage of repeat clients that know they can count on me to relay technical-insight to help improve the quality of their mixes. After reviewing, I often send mix suggestions that will help us get outstanding mastering results.
We can create a final CD master which includes the album text and ISRC codes. We can also create a DDP file that has the same information and can be uploaded to your manufacturing provider.
We offer a free sample and uploading is easy. Don’t hesitate. Ask about a free sample. Call us at (888) 878-3292
What our clients say
A Great Guy
“The mastering of the EP has been done by Anthony Casuccio at Xtreamaudio, NY… a great guy who has mastered CD’s for most major labels. He fine-tuned our acoustic EP to US & international radio-standards. The result? Some of the most powerful acoustic sounds you’ve ever heard!” – Red to Violet – www.RedtoViolet.com”
“Just finished hearing the entire thing. It sounds great!!! You kicked ass on this. We’re really happy with the results.” – Jesus Torres – Contraband Records
Better Than the CDs in My Collection
“I didn’t know that our CD had the potential of sounding this good. You’ve made a low-budget recording into something that sounds like most of, or better than, the CD’s in my collection.” – Brad Rummer www.purplenightmare.com”
Crystal Clear Results
“We trust Anthony for all of our mastering requirements. His crystal-clear results have made all the difference in taking our music from bookshelf to store shelf.” – Barton – Billboard Charting Artist
A Great Experience
“Working with you has been a great experience. I thought the music was done until I heard the finished masters. The music was elevated to the next level, it really shined! You achieved “the sound” I was looking for. Now I can’t imagine hearing the music without it.” – Rob Simonsen
Xtream Audio Rocks!
“Thanks again for working with us on the mastering of this CD. You did such a great job and we look forward to working with you on our future projects. Xtream Audio Rocks! Tony J. & T Marie – Dynamite Jive