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Evren Göknar Mastering Page Evren Göknar is a Grammy® Award winning Mastering Engineer, Chief Engineer/Owner at EGMastering, a

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 is thrilled to be back at the  festival LA on Sat. July 23rd  ! Come say hello and kick off your weekend with some maxi...
07/10/2022

is thrilled to be back at the festival LA on Sat. July 23rd ! Come say hello and kick off your weekend with some maximum garage pop...!

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 with . “Just like every cowboy sings a sad sad song…” In December of 2005, then Capitol Catalog Producer  enlisted me t...
06/24/2022

with . “Just like every cowboy sings a sad sad song…” In December of 2005, then Capitol Catalog Producer enlisted me to work on a Poison retrospective compilation. This of an album is chock full o’ radio rock staples that hep cats pretend not to know the words to! I had just come off of re-mastering “Look What The Cat Dragged In”, “Open Up and Say… Ahh!” and “Crack A Smile…and More” in November 2005, so my Poison chops were 🎶. I used the original ½” analog tape sources except on “Shooting Star” (not available). “20 Years of Rock” was certified Gold straight away, a testament to well-crafted party rock! and signed my promo copy twice as it circulated between band members after a performance in Studio A 🙌

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Going to the  Fri. June 3rd? I’ll have limited copies of  on me. IG DM  for a $40 personalized copy OR a *FREE* copy if ...
06/03/2022

Going to the Fri. June 3rd? I’ll have limited copies of on me. IG DM for a $40 personalized copy OR a *FREE* copy if you can correctly answer (3) trivia questions about the book!

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One day in 2017 this high school kid (and her parents) came to master her EP with me at Capitol, the connection being he...
05/29/2022

One day in 2017 this high school kid (and her parents) came to master her EP with me at Capitol, the connection being her then producer with whom I regularly collaborated. In fact, when we had to do some revisions, she explained she needed to arrange a ride as she didn’t have a driver’s license yet. That kid was powerhouse singer/songwriter and the project was her “Infrared EP”. In the ensuing few years we worked on a string of subsequent single releases (, , , ) which crescendoed up to the breakaway hit a year ago—a track that went nuclear ☢️ on , completely changing the game for her...as we say in the biz, she “blew up” 💣💥. In the last year she has signed with , been on national tours and PR junkets, been on billboards, had a gold-selling follow up ( – mastered by my friends at Sterling), played the in los angeles and much more. Here’s to continued success for Em! For the I’ve included a peek at my handwritten for Groundhog Day.  , , , , , , ,

Honored to be featured in the current issue of MC’s  column by . He had me on my toes with great questions like the  in ...
05/16/2022

Honored to be featured in the current issue of MC’s column by . He had me on my toes with great questions like the in red above. And...if you wish to polish your -A-game get . Each week I receive messages from engineers who state that reading/implementing improved understanding, approach, consistency, results and referrals! Contact: [email protected]

At the   today for an overview and demonstration of mastering for their  program. We explored various principles from , ...
05/05/2022

At the today for an overview and demonstration of mastering for their program. We explored various principles from , including comparing analog and digital mastering chains. , , ,

In Chapter 14 of  I discuss the technique of implementing analog tape compression for a “louder, punchier and more satur...
03/17/2022

In Chapter 14 of I discuss the technique of implementing analog tape compression for a “louder, punchier and more saturated sound”. ’s new /Tascam analog tape recorder plug-in set offers a broad array of tape (+tape formulation) saturation and electronic circuit coloration options to similar effect. These (18) preset combinations offer quick results and descriptive options like “Straight Outta Oxide” for Ampex 456 (w/A3340S recorder) tape saturation on drums/beats or “Hi Fidelity Lustre” for BASF SM911 (w/A6100MKII recorder) loudness/frequency profile enhancement on the stereo buss. Impactful coloration options for any recording engineer, producer, or mastering engineer’s palette.

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02/17/2022

Sevgili dostlarım…büyük heyecan! Cuma günü 18 Şubat saat 19’da ile programında konuk olarak yer alıyorum. Bölümü çekerken çok eğlendik ve Los Angeles’da bir Türk olarak sanat dünyasından tecrübelerime bir pencere açtık…kaçırmayın 🥳!

I’m honored to be featured in the next episode of the hit show about in on the Bein H&E channel in Turkey! 7pm time Friday February 18th!



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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of...
01/18/2022

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." ~Martin Luther King Aug. 28th, 1963. On MLK day I'm reminded that as stewards of our society we all must dream, forge and exercise ideal character and do the right things for ourselves and our communities so that progress, equality and harmony prevail.

Excited to see a review of  from the Oct. issue of  magazine🤠. I’ve always loved MC as they connect the local indie musi...
12/22/2021

Excited to see a review of from the Oct. issue of magazine🤠. I’ve always loved MC as they connect the local indie music scene with established/major label players. I even found my first two engineering jobs from their classifieds waaaay back!

For the audio engineer, audiophile, or music technology student on your New Year’s gift list! Limited 25% discount code MLM21 until Dec. 31st—link in bio👆. Won’t make Santa’s sleigh, but should arrive by New Year’s Day!

ALERT!: “MLM—The Workshop” 10 session certificate program scheduled for Jan. 2022! Email: [email protected] for application, pre-requisites and details.

I completed the mastering last week (53 songs total!) for  Season 21,  my 12th season🥳. It’s always an honor to work wit...
12/19/2021

I completed the mastering last week (53 songs total!) for Season 21,  my 12th season🥳. It’s always an honor to work with such a talented and dedicated team of audio professionals and determined contestants👏🏻. Congratulations to (Caleb, Joshua and Bekah) from for winning! They made history by being the first Voice artist to have 4 songs in the simultaneously🙌! Check out their new single !!🎅🏻

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 with MC My good friend, excellent recording engineer and onetime roommate  (may he rest in peace), had engineered a num...
11/19/2021

with MC
My good friend, excellent recording engineer and onetime roommate (may he rest in peace), had engineered a number of singles in 2000. He was working with producer () who had strong connections at LA radio station . Fortunately for me, Michael insisted that I do the mastering (there is always fierce competition amongst Mastering Engineers to work on name artist releases). Among them I mastered (the first single off of ) that featured , , and and immediately became a selling on the chart. I remember requesting the digital hardware -1 multiband compressor/de-esser/limiter for the session and ended up using it as an additional processor in the mastering chain. I still hear the specific low-mid enhancement in the snare drum. Mariah’s signature vocals are legendary, and this track includes her other-worldly during the fade out which are truly remarkable.

 with :One day in 1993—as a staff engineer at  in Hollywood— I aligned the Studer A800 2-inch tape machine in studio A t...
11/11/2021

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One day in 1993—as a staff engineer at in Hollywood— I aligned the Studer A800 2-inch tape machine in studio A to prepare for a sesson with 2Pac. He soon came in and introduced himself. He was very polite, possessing a reserved and gentle demeanor. Then a two-man video crew showed up along with six or eight other rappers that included , , and . I transferred a track to the 2” tape and was playing it on the mains when they all began freestyling. The video crew was filming—so this freestyle session is easy to find online (I’m the one with the white t-shirt not freestyling). Then I cycled the track on loop playback as 2Pac jotted down lyrics as the track played. I had set up a FET 47 through a mic pre on the SSL console and an 1176 compressor to record the vocal track. He rapped several passes of the verses and hook, which I recorded, and that was it. This track, ended up on his first posthumously released album on , R U Still Down? (Remember Me), selling …

 with :One day in 1993—as a staff engineer at  in Hollywood— I aligned the Studer A800 2-inch tape machine in studio A t...
11/11/2021

with :

One day in 1993—as a staff engineer at in Hollywood— I aligned the Studer A800 2-inch tape machine in studio A to prepare for a sesson with 2Pac. He soon came in and introduced himself. He was very polite, possessing a reserved and gentle demeanor. Then a two-man video crew showed up along with six or eight other rappers that included , , and . I transferred a track to the 2” tape and was playing it on the mains when they all began freestyling. The video crew was filming—so this freestyle session is easy to find online (I’m the one with the white t-shirt not freestyling). Then I cycled the track on loop playback as 2Pac jotted down lyrics as the track played. I had set up a FET 47 through a mic pre on the SSL console and an 1176 compressor to record the vocal track. He rapped several passes of the verses and hook, which I recorded, and that was it. This track, ended up on his first posthumously released album on , R U Still Down? (Remember Me), selling …

A selfie from summer in honor of my  today: I’m standing in Asia at the quaint  pier with Europe behind me, across the ....
11/10/2021

A selfie from summer in honor of my today: I’m standing in Asia at the quaint pier with Europe behind me, across the . Photo 2 is with Luna and a for lunch in 🥳

Happy haunting mortals🎃!
11/01/2021

Happy haunting mortals🎃!

 Today's guest is Grammy winning mastering engineer Evren Göknar (). Evren spent 25 years on staff at Capitol Mastering ...
09/15/2021

Today's guest is Grammy winning mastering engineer Evren Göknar (). Evren spent 25 years on staff at Capitol Mastering in Hollywood and now works independently from his own studio, Evren Göknar Mastering. His credits include artists like, KISS, Smashing Pumpkins, Mariah Carey, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, and NBC's The Voice. He's also recently written a book called "Major Label Mastering" which has been released on Routledge. We chat about working for a major label, writing a book and the importance of your offering and advocacy.⠀

Out everywhere this Wednesday!  Listen for free wherever you listen to podcasts.  Don’t forget to follow Evren and check out his book.⠀

 Today's guest is Grammy winning mastering engineer Evren Göknar (). Evren spent 25 years on staff at Capitol Mastering ...
09/15/2021

Today's guest is Grammy winning mastering engineer Evren Göknar (). Evren spent 25 years on staff at Capitol Mastering in Hollywood and now works independently from his own studio, Evren Göknar Mastering. His credits include artists like, KISS, Smashing Pumpkins, Mariah Carey, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, and NBC's The Voice. He's also recently written a book called "Major Label Mastering" which has been released on Routledge. We chat about working for a major label, writing a book and the importance of your offering and advocacy.⠀

Out everywhere this Wednesday!  Listen for free wherever you listen to podcasts.  Don’t forget to follow Evren and check out his book.⠀

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In Chapter 14 of I discuss the technique of implementing analog tape compression for a “louder, punchier and more saturated sound”. ’s new /Tascam analog tape recorder plug-in set offers a broad array of tape (+tape formulation) saturation and electronic circuit coloration options to similar effect. These (18) preset combinations offer quick results and descriptive options like “Straight Outta Oxide” for Ampex 456 (w/A3340S recorder) tape saturation on drums/beats or “Hi Fidelity Lustre” for BASF SM911 (w/A6100MKII recorder) loudness/frequency profile enhancement on the stereo buss. Impactful coloration options for any recording engineer, producer, or mastering engineer’s palette.

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Sevgili dostlarım…büyük heyecan! Cuma günü 18 Şubat saat 19’da ile programında konuk olarak yer alıyorum. Bölümü çekerken çok eğlendik ve Los Angeles’da bir Türk olarak sanat dünyasından tecrübelerime bir pencere açtık…kaçırmayın 🥳!

I’m honored to be featured in the next episode of the hit show about in on the Bein H&E channel in Turkey! 7pm time Friday February 18th!



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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." ~Martin Luther King Aug. 28th, 1963. On MLK day I'm reminded that as stewards of our society we all must dream, forge and exercise ideal character and do the right things for ourselves and our communities so that progress, equality and harmony prevail.
Excited to see a review of from the Oct. issue of magazine🤠. I’ve always loved MC as they connect the local indie music scene with established/major label players. I even found my first two engineering jobs from their classifieds waaaay back!

For the audio engineer, audiophile, or music technology student on your New Year’s gift list! Limited 25% discount code MLM21 until Dec. 31st—link in bio👆. Won’t make Santa’s sleigh, but should arrive by New Year’s Day!

ALERT!: “MLM—The Workshop” 10 session certificate program scheduled for Jan. 2022! Email: [email protected] for application, pre-requisites and details.
I completed the mastering last week (53 songs total!) for Season 21,  my 12th season🥳. It’s always an honor to work with such a talented and dedicated team of audio professionals and determined contestants👏🏻. Congratulations to (Caleb, Joshua and Bekah) from for winning! They made history by being the first Voice artist to have 4 songs in the simultaneously🙌! Check out their new single !!🎅🏻

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with MC
My good friend, excellent recording engineer and onetime roommate (may he rest in peace), had engineered a number of singles in 2000. He was working with producer () who had strong connections at LA radio station . Fortunately for me, Michael insisted that I do the mastering (there is always fierce competition amongst Mastering Engineers to work on name artist releases). Among them I mastered (the first single off of ) that featured , , and and immediately became a selling on the chart. I remember requesting the digital hardware -1 multiband compressor/de-esser/limiter for the session and ended up using it as an additional processor in the mastering chain. I still hear the specific low-mid enhancement in the snare drum. Mariah’s signature vocals are legendary, and this track includes her other-worldly during the fade out which are truly remarkable.
with :

One day in 1993—as a staff engineer at in Hollywood— I aligned the Studer A800 2-inch tape machine in studio A to prepare for a sesson with 2Pac. He soon came in and introduced himself. He was very polite, possessing a reserved and gentle demeanor. Then a two-man video crew showed up along with six or eight other rappers that included , , and . I transferred a track to the 2” tape and was playing it on the mains when they all began freestyling. The video crew was filming—so this freestyle session is easy to find online (I’m the one with the white t-shirt not freestyling). Then I cycled the track on loop playback as 2Pac jotted down lyrics as the track played. I had set up a FET 47 through a mic pre on the SSL console and an 1176 compressor to record the vocal track. He rapped several passes of the verses and hook, which I recorded, and that was it. This track, ended up on his first posthumously released album on , R U Still Down? (Remember Me), selling …
with :

One day in 1993—as a staff engineer at in Hollywood— I aligned the Studer A800 2-inch tape machine in studio A to prepare for a sesson with 2Pac. He soon came in and introduced himself. He was very polite, possessing a reserved and gentle demeanor. Then a two-man video crew showed up along with six or eight other rappers that included , , and . I transferred a track to the 2” tape and was playing it on the mains when they all began freestyling. The video crew was filming—so this freestyle session is easy to find online (I’m the one with the white t-shirt not freestyling). Then I cycled the track on loop playback as 2Pac jotted down lyrics as the track played. I had set up a FET 47 through a mic pre on the SSL console and an 1176 compressor to record the vocal track. He rapped several passes of the verses and hook, which I recorded, and that was it. This track, ended up on his first posthumously released album on , R U Still Down? (Remember Me), selling …
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