ROGUE PLANET MASTERING IS A DEDICATED MASTERING FACILITY IN NEW YORK’S HUDSON VALLEY
Specializing in mastering for digital distribution media as well as vinyl. We take pride in offering a level of quality and customer service typically reserved for major labels at rates suites for musicians and independent record labels. Owner Mike Kalajian has been the mastering engineer of choice for engineers like: Mark Needham, Neal Avron, Dan Korneff, Anthony "Rocky" Gallo, Beau Burchell, Mike Watts and hundreds of others.
Check out Sonic Scoops recent interview of Rogue Planet Mastering's owner and chief engineer Mike Kalajian about making the shift from producer/mixer/mastering engineer to a focus on mastering records.
We've recently become the proud owners of a matching Knif Soma EQ and Vari-Mu 2 compressor. These boxes are magical, allowing us to enhance and bring out the detail in mixes like we've never heard before. Come hear for yourself.
"I really enjoy when Mike masters my work. I know the result will be organic and my transients will punch."
Dan Korneff (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Lamb of God, Hawthorne Heights, Pierce The Veil, My Chemical Romance, Drowning Pool, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember)
"Mike at Rogue Planet takes any and all worry out of the mastering process. Done right the first time."
"No matter if its heavy rock, singer songwriter, or indie electro, I can count on Mike to send me back a slamming master that not only preserves all the elements of the mix we worked so hard on, but also enhances them."
"I have worked with many mastering engineers in my career...some good, some great. What I appreciate most about Mike is he truly cares about my projects. He will always go the extra mile to make sure he is upholding the integrity and dynamics of my mixes, while adding the necessary finishing touches and polish that only a gifted mastering engineer can achieve."
Mike Watts (Glassjaw, The Dear Hunter, As Tall As Lions, Hopesfall, O’Brother, Gates, As Cities Burn)
“Mike has the rare ability to bring out the absolute best in a mix, allowing it to sound great regardless of where it’s played back. He’s my go-to guy!”
"Mike makes the best meatloaf i've never had."
Greg Dunn (Moving Mountains, Prawn, Now Now, From Indian Lakes)