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Mike Schoonmaker - Head Engineer

Mike is a reader, audiophile, occasional gamer, coffee enthusiast and lover of crazy socks.  

Instruments: Trombone, Drums, The Computer
Nicknames: Schoon, Schoonie, iPod, 'Whats it gonna be'
Favorite Records: Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot / Justice - Cross / Pixies - Doolittle / Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come

Mike comes from a Live Audio background, and worked as a professional touring audio engineer for 10 years.  Some of his clients included The Might Be Giants, OK Go and AWOLNATION.

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Gigantic Mastering is located in Upstate 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, Girl Blue, 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
  • TK Pro Audio TKlizer Bax EQ
  • BSS DPR 402 DeEsser / Compressors
  • DBX 160A Pair
  • Orban 674a Black Faced Paragraphic EQ
  • Focusrite VCA Compressors

Digital Processing

  • Fabfilter Pro Mastering Range
  • Universal Audio UAD System with Selections from Manley, Chandler Limited, Dangerous Music, Fairchild, Ampex, Studer, and UA
  • iZotope Ozone 4-7 
  • Waves
  • and more... 

Conversion and Monitoring

  • Bowers and Wilkins Matrix 3 Mains
  • Adam A8 Subs
  • Apogee Symphony I/O
  • Beyer Dynamic DT880 Headphoens
  • AuraTone Clone Lo-Fi Monitors
  • Sensaphonics 2Maxx In Ear Monitors
  • Apple Ear Buds

DAWs and Hosts

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

Metering

  • 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
  • GoldRing Turntable (Transfers)
  • Apple Mastered for iTunes Tools
  • FabFilter Dithering
  • Apple Dithering
  • MBit + Dithering