Mike Schoonmaker

Mike Schoonmaker

Mike Schoonmaker - Owner / Head Engineer

Before starting Gigantic Mastering Mike worked as a Worldl-Class audio professional for 10 years.  Touring experience includes  such acts as AWOLNATION, OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Solange, Tally Hall and many more.

These days Mike resides in scenic Upstate NY.  He production manages and is an A1 at several regional festivals/events as well as a freelance Producer, Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer and Acoustician.  

To find out more about Mike's other work and adventures check out Schoon Multimedia.

Gigantic Mastering is located in Albany, NY and caters to a wide variety of clients all over the world via our Online Mastering Service. 

Our past clients include They Might Be Giants, Apollo Run, Janelle Kroll, Ohm Square, Moon Hooch, Mount Kimbie and many more.  See more on our Releases Page.

Gear List

Outboard Processing

  • API 2500 Buss Compressor
  • Orban 674a Black Faced Paragraphic EQ
  • Focusrite VCA Compressors
  • --Modeled After RedSeries
  • Drawmer 1961 Tube EQ
  • UAD System Analog Modeling
  • --Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
  • --Dangerous BAX EQ
  • --Millenia NSEQ-2 EQ
  • --Manley Massive Passive EQ
  • --Ampex ATR 102 Tape
  • TC Electronic M1

Digital Processing

  • FabFilter ProQ EQ
  • Trident A Range EQ, Softube
  • FabFilter ProC Compressor
  • Stillwell Audio Rocket Compressor
  • UAD Precision Multiband Compressor
  • iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced
  • Waves MaxxBass
  • Waves RBass
  • Waves InPhase
  • FabFilter ProDS
  • Waves L2
  • FabFilter ProL
  • ... and a few Top Secret Digital Tools.

Conversion and Monitoring

  • Apogee Symphony I/O D/A A/D
  • Focusrite D/A A/D
  • MOTU Ultralite MKii D/A A/D
  • Presonus Lightpipe D/D
  • Adam A77X Mid-Field Monitors
  • Adam A8 Subs
  • AuraTone Clone Lo-Fi Monitors
  • Sensaphonics 2Maxx In Ear Monitors
  • Sony MDR 7506 Headphones
  • Apple Ear Buds
  • AKG K240 Headphones

DAWs and Hosts

  • DSP Quattro
  • Audiofile Engineering Triumph
  • Sonoris DDP Creator / Player
  • Protools 10
  • Logic Pro


  • Audiofile Engineering Spectre
  • --Spectrograph, Spectrogram, and More
  • --Digital, VU, BBC, Nord, K12, K14, K20
  • TT Dynamic Range Meter
  • Voxengo SPAN
  • Bob Katz K-12 Metering

Other Tools

  • iZotope RX Noise Removal Suite
  • Voxengo MSED M/S Tool
  • Apple AUNetSend
  • Apple Mastered for iTunes Tools
  • FabFilter Dithering
  • Apple Dithering
  • MBit + Dithering