The Mastering Engineer

Meet Cefe Flynn, mastering engineer based in Sydney, Australia.
Cefe Flynn Mastering Engineer outside the studio

Hello! I’m Cefe Flynn, a mastering engineer based in Sydney, Australia. I’ve been involved in music-making in one way or another for the last 20 years. It all started a long time ago, with a group of friends making loud noises in a small rehearsal room in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In my early 20s, I moved to Dublin, Ireland, where I continued playing in bands and experimented with recording our music. Wanting to learn more about the art of recording, in 2008, I enrolled in a Recording and Music Technology degree from Pulse College, which was part of the iconic Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin.

From then on, I began tracking and mixing records for almost a decade before making mastering the focus of my engineering work. Whilst I don’t play, record or mix music anymore, those formative years as an active musician, recording and mixing engineer helped inform and shape the mastering engineer I am today.

Having the experience of coming up as a recording and mixing engineer has given me the ability to understand what is going on “under the hood” on a mix. This allows me to be objective and a critical listener during the mastering process. It also allows me to understand the mix from a mixing engineer’s technical perspective to quickly identify any underlying issues and provide specific feedback for tweaking the mix to achieve better mastering results.

I see so many artists skipping the mastering process simply because it’s too expensive or too hard to find the right mastering engineer, with some mastering studios ignoring the artist’s notes, providing poor results with little to no communication throughout the process, ultimately leaving artists feeling powerless and insignificant.

I think it’s this and the drive to provide the best work possible that has contributed to the hundreds of satisfied artists and returning clients (some friends now) over the years.

I’m here to help you realise your artistic vision and finish your record. I put the artist first, with honest and transparent communication throughout the mastering process, empowering artists by giving them control over the ultimate result; take a look at my reviews, all written by artists like yourself.

Mastering is so important that artists shouldn’t have to miss out on the benefits of professional mastering. Before handing your project to an automated online AI robot, or to the “I’ll mix and master your record” type of offer, give your music a chance, ask the mixing engineer to only mix your record and pass it on to a dedicated mastering engineer to see the difference, a professional mastering engineer can make on your music. 

If you haven’t worked with me in the past, then I’d like to invite you to grab your free test master and listen to what professional mastering can do for your music.

Mastering is the last step before your music is available everywhere. Let’s make sure it’s perfect!