Steve is always striving to provide his clients with a more complete production experience, and it is to this end that he established a partnership with Warner Brothers Mastering alumni, Michael G. Hateley. You'll recieve world class results at very reasonable prices. An artist himself, you may recognize Michael from his stint as guitar slinger for the now departed Los Angeles act "Extra Fancy", and he is now performing and recording with his new project "Farflung". Michael understands what bands are looking for and works relentlessly to achieve their sonic goals, he's a real mastering engineer with real credits and his work sounds real good!

Take a moment to look at his bio and deep discography and you'll understand why your next record should be mastered with Michael.

Michael Hateley is an internationally published, award-winning songwriter, producer and a former Atlantic Records recording artist. Michael has toured, recorded, shared the stage with and performed with many remarkable artists, such as Iggy Pop, Porno For Pyros, David Bowie, Trent Reznor, Beck, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Henry Rollins, No Doubt, The Cramps, Deftones, X, Sugar Ray, Goo Goo Dolls, Filter, 311, The Buzzcocks, Hole and too many more to mention. In addition to video airplay on MTV and MTV2 with his previous bands, Michael garnered substantial international press from magazines such as Rolling Stone, People, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Alternative Press, Billboard, Raygun, Paper, Detour, Flipside, San Francisco Bay Times, College Music Journal & Hits Magazine, to name a few.

As an award-winning audio mastering engineer, some of Michael's current and past clients have included artists such as Neil Young, Built To Spill, Mastodon, Kid Rock, Jaheim, Del tha Funky Homosapien, Metallica, Talking Heads, Less Than Jake, Taking Back Sunday, Madonna, Bloc Party, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guster, Depeche Mode, The Walkmen, Seal, Linkin Park, Eric Clapton, The Flaming Lips, Green Day, Josh Groban and many more. Some of his current and past label clients include Warner Bros. Records, Roadrunner Records, Tommy Boy, Maverick Records, Rhino Records, Atlantic Records, Nonesuch Records and Reprise Records. His work as a mastering engineer has sold over 50 million records worldwide and counting.

Download Hateley's Discography (pdf).


$150 USD flat rate per track (Under 8 minutes)

Includes EQ, dynamic processing and editing and one revision

One (1) Production Master CD and (1) Refererance CD included per project

$50 USD per added version (instrumental, a cappella, etc.)

$100 USD per extra Production Master CD

Hourly rates are available for custom projects

E-mail for more details on special pricing for re-mastering, compilations, archiving and other services.

Other services include:





Radio Edits


Archiving and Restoration

Digital-Only Releases


CD Text

Soundtracks for Film

UPC and ISRC Encoding

Instrumental, TV, Clean Mixes

New customer offer:

Send one of your songs to master and we'll give you a 60-second clip of your tune FREE so you can check out the quality of our work!!

For booking or other mastering questions please email us at:


*$150.00 minimum charge for mastering (singles)

All payment terms are C.O.D.

Payment is due upon completion and presentation to you or your label.

If your label is paying for your mastering work please have them contact us with a P.O. # for your project.

To book a mastering session or request a reel of Michael's work for reference please email us at


  • Exakte ML-6 Speakers, crossover and design by
    Grammy-nominated, super-genius Ken Goerres

Digital Conversion:

  • Apogee PSX-100 24/9


  • Panasonic SV-3800 Dat Machine
  • Sony tape machine cassette
  • Sony CD Player
  • Panasonic DVD Audio Player
  • Ampex ATR 1/4" or 1/2" Analog Tape Machine
    (Available at an extra charge)


  • Adcom Power Amplifier
    (custom modified by Ken Goerres)

Analog Processing (Hardware)

  • Manley Variable MU Limiter/Compressor

Digital Processing: (Hardware)

  • Weiss EQ1 MKII Equalizer
  • Junger DO1 Dynamics Processor

Digital Processing: (Software, Plugins)

  • Digidesign BNR Standard LE
  • Digidesign Hybrid
  • Digidesign Music Production Toolkit
  • T-RackS 3
  • Altiverb


  • Apple Imac G5 PPC
  • Apple Powerbook

Room Dimensions:

  • 22Lx13Wx10H