The true value of a mastering engineer lies in their ability to grapple creatively and objectively with the mixing engineer and producer, to help give your music a definitive and exceptional sound.
Mastering suffers the roulette phenomenon more than any other category of audio-engineering. I’m most interested in creative partnerships, in long-term and robust collaboration that deepens with each new project.
If you want to pursue legacy, then don’t gamble with the results of your creative process! Communicate your vision instead, challenge and be challenged, and use somebody as committed to excellence as you are…