ADG Mastering is a Toronto based online mixing and mastering studio that strives to help independent artists all over the world by giving them mixing and mastering services comparable to what you’d hear from an artist on a major record label. Our mission since day one has been to level the playing field for all musicians so that the best music is heard loud and clear, not the music with the biggest marketing budget.
We believe in the following 4 principles:
1. We respect your art.
This means we treat each and every song on a case by case basis. If your song is in a particular style or genre, we respect genre conventions but at the same time, hope that you want to break some rules when they don’t produce a great sounding song.
2. It’s all about the song.
The most important thing is the song and that you’re happy how it sounds at the end of the day.
3. We tell it how it is.
If your mix or recordings doesn’t sound good, we’ll tell you straight up. There’s no point in us mixing and mastering a song that’s less than great. However, we give you the benefit of the doubt because we know you’re an artist and you know what sound you want.
4. Make the world a better (sounding) place
We believe in the saying “Leave the world a little better than you found it”. We hope to leave you better off from having interacted with us and strive to help you reach your goals as an artist.
Andre Gonsalves, Head Engineer
Favorite saying: “Art First”.
Andre is a husband, father, musician, producer and founder of ADG Mastering. He has been involved in music recording and production for over 15 years. He has mixed and mastered well over 1000 songs. Andre loves mixing and mastering hip hop, electronic dance music (EDM), R&B, and rock songs from artists that care about the art as much as he does. You can check out his helpful tutorials on our blog.