Mark Mynett is a record producer/recording-mixing-mastering engineer based in Manchester, England. He has over 20 years experience specialising in rock and metal production; has written numerous heavy-music production articles for leading magazines including Sound on Sound and Guitar World; and is the author of 'Metal Music Manual', the world's first book on Producing, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering Contemporary Metal Music.

Regardless of artist-status, his passion, experience and dedication reflects in every project he takes on, providing an objective, creative and professional approach to delivering 'world-class' production standards.

My Services

Please contact me - prices for recording and production work are calculated per project.

Please ensure you record in 24 bit or higher. I accept Pro Tools sessions or consolidated files with a zero start point (preferably with unwanted tracks hidden/made inactive or removed). Send them over in the source format you've been using, but please don't convert the sample rate or bit depth.

Regardless of sound quality, please include a rough mix so I know the files are in sync and that nothing is missing.

If you lack confidence in the standard of your guitars/bass recorded tones, then - given you have tracked relevant DI signals - I am happy to re-amp them.

Please note that any significant performance edits required prior to mixing need to be highlighted when you contact me. I can carry out this work, but edits are not included in any standard mixing quote.

Please contact me at ; prices for mix work are calculated per project.

Mastering per stereo track: £35 (£25 per track for full album)

Stem Mastering per track: £45 (£35 per track for full album)

Please make sure that the files delivered for mastering are free of any master bus limiters that should not be a part of your mix.

Whilst avoiding clipping, please try to retain a minimum of -3dBFS to -6dBFS peaking headroom with your mixes.

Please upload a word document along with the audio files, providing track list, final song titles for CD Text and ISRC codes (if relevant).

If you deliver instrument group mixdowns (for stem mastering) please verify that the sum of all stems (without any mix bus compression you may be using), played back at unity gain ("0" on the fader), exactly replicates the required stereo mix (which should also be sent), and that the stems are bounced with the same starting point.

WAV or AIFF-files with a minimum depth of 24-bit are fine, but please deliver in the source sample rate, do not carry out any conversion.

As a way of identifying problems, I can check your mixes and provide feedback prior to mastering; one or two tracks off an album is usually sufficient.

Please contact me at for further details.

Equipment

Mynetaur Productions is centered around a Toft Audio ATB Series analogue 32-channel mixing desk, featuring the superbly musical 80B series 'British' EQ on each channel. The analogue domain is completed by a wide array of quality microphones/mic-pres and outboard gear (including Neumann, Audio Technica, Sennheiser, Neve, API, GML, Dangerous Music & Empirical Labs). The digital side of the equation is handled by state-of-the-art A/D D/A conversion, alongside Pro Tools HD 12 featuring a full suite of high-spec plug-ins (Universal Audio, Waves, SSL, Neve, Slate Digital etc.) and the studio's quality monitoring and neutral, non-fatiguing acoustic environment ensure that all mixes/final masters translate well regardless of playback system and environment.

Instrument/amp/cab/pedal highlights include:

'77 Gibson Explorer; Gibson Les Paul Studio; JJ Hucke Stormbringer; Fender Precision; Peavey Mk.I 5150; 5150 Mk.III; Marshall 50watt 2205 JCM800; Engl Savage 120; Helix Amp Modeller; Mesa Rectifier 4x12 (Celestion Vintage 30s); Mesa Rectifier 4x12 (Celestion Greenback 25s); Hartke 4x10 bass cab; Ibanez (TS808HW) Tubescreamer, Ibanez (TS9) Tubescreamer, Maxon OD-820, and Ibanez TS9DX with Keeley hot-mod.

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Metal Music Manual Book Cover

Metal Music Manual

Metal Music Manual shows you the creative and technical processes involved in producing contemporary heavy music for maximum sonic impact. From preproduction to final mastered product, and fundamental concepts through to advanced production techniques, this book contains a world of invaluable practical information. Assisted by clear discussion of critical audio principles and theory, and a comprehensive array of illustrations, photos, and screen grabs, Metal Music Manual is the essential guide to achieving professional production standards.

Features interviews and contributions from:

  • Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, In Flames)
  • Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Sepultura, Machine Head)
  • Matt Hyde (Slayer, Parkway Drive, Children of Bodom)
  • Logan Mader (Gojira, DevilDriver, Fear Factory)
  • Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Arch Enemy)
  • Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Soilwork, Behemoth)
  • Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Death Angel, Trivium)
  • Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Linkin Park, Metallica)
  • Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Faith No More, Halford)
  • Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, Testament)

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Metal Music Manual Interviews

Mark travelled the world interviewing some of the best metal music producers in the world - the interviews are available to watch here

Matt Hyde - (Slayer, Parkway Drive, Children of Bodom)

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Logan Mader (Gojira, DevilDriver, Fear Factory)

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Jens Bogran (Opeth, Kreator, Arch Enemy)

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Fredrik Nordström - (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, In Flames)

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Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Soilwork, Behemoth)

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Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, Testament)

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Ross Robinson Interviews (Slipknot, Sepultura, Machine Head)

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