C.k. Koch (Producer/Engineer, SLOW Records) -
" I really appreciate your patience and willingness to work with me on making these mixes sound better.
I was very depressed after the first Mastering job, and now I couldn't be happier. I poured my soul into this record, and
I'm so glad it didn't go out the door over-distorted and squashed. I feel freakin great now. You are the only person who will touch
my mixes from here on out. "
Patrick Carney - (The Black Keys) -
" Once again I can't say thank you enough for the sick ass job you have done for us. Best mastering experience I've ever had. Amazing work... "
Rafael Escalante-Ruiz - (Producer/Engineer, Puerto Rico) -
" You, sir, are a genius. You nailed it. Thank you for your expertise ... "
Simon Walker - (Producer/Engineer, New Zealand) -
FWIW, I auditioned several mastering guys before settling on you. (2 local, 3 US, all similar $). Yours was significantly better than the others and I want to thank you again for what was probably a difficult project...I will definitely be in touch again. "
Richard Aitken - (Nimrod Productions, UK) -
" You're a great chap to work with .... the label were getting a bit heavy handed on us .... wanted to start promoing things. I've played them the five I really like and they are blown away ... so that's a good thing!! You've also made the singer a very happy man - which means a lot to me. He's my closest friend. He also happens to be battling cancer at the moment but this has massively cheered him up !! So thanks man.... dunno - you've just really helped bring these tracks to the stoner vibe the team want.... nice!! Honestly bud - you're such a bargain it's astounding !!
Casey Cooper - The Receiver (WOXY Top 15) -
" Yo Brian! I can't thank you enough for all the work you put into our record. The personal treatment was much more than we expected, and we couldn't be happier with the results. I just want you to know that we are recommending you to all of our friends, and look forward to working with you on our next project. Thanks again, man!
Jaime Villanueva - (Hacienda, produced by Dan Auerbach) -
" (Featured October 2008 in Rolling Stone - Fricke's Picks) You were really able to get the sound we needed, and it sounds fantastic. We couldn't be happier.
Kathleen Taylor (Singer Songwriter, Austin TX) -
" Hiya Brian! The World Independent Music Association
just picked me as artist of the month! Yippee!! I hope you and yours are very well! Thank you again.
Kristopher Harris - (Squarehead Studio - Kent, England)-
"Brian, a long overdue, but no less sincere thank you for the work you've done for SquareHead over the last year.
Since having you as our ME my mixes have been hitting BBC Radio One and XFM here in the UK and winning Track-of-the-
Week on BBC Radio Six on separate occasions - we must be doing something right!!
Van Christie- Die Warzau (Louis Svitek (Ministry), Martin Atkins
(Killing Joke, Pigface, Murder Inc), Chris Vrenna (Die Warzau, NIN, Stabbing Westward, Tweaker),
Mars Williams (The Psychedelic Furs, Liquid Soul), Chris Randall, (Sister Machine Gun), Chris Connelly (Ministry, Pigface),
Bill Rieflin (Ministry, KMFDM), and remixes for Bjork, George Clinton, Peter Hook (New Order), KMFDM, Pansy Division,
Sister Soliel, Pink Noise Test, Machines of Loving Grace, Gravity Kills, Chemlab) -
" Awesome dude.
Reed Waddle (singer/songwriter, Destin - FL)
" Sounds great, reviews all over the country are great. XM Radio "The Loft" has picked it up - their best show in my genre. Thanks man.
Chris Poland - SoCal (OHM, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Screaming Lords) -
" Let go and let Brian at Magic Garden Mastering master your record...you will not be disappointed.
SDIB (AKU Records, Hawaii) -
" Hawaii Music Awards 2007 'Pop Album of the Year'. "Sugar" hit #1 on Hawaii radio.
Elisa Nicolas (singer/songwriter) -
"Magic Garden took my recording from good to great. It was an incredibly
collaborative effort. Highly recommended. Thanks Brian."
Arizona (Asheville, NC) -
"Just wanted to drop in and say 'hi!' - the EP you
mastered was received very well and made it to several "best EP of 2007" lists as
well as earning us many new fans. "
Sarah Asher -
" I love it! " (featured on NPR Second Stage)
Al Smyth FBNCC -
"'Comfort Me' CD made REAL BLUES Magazine's Top 100 and has consistently been listed
in the top 50 of the Roots Music Report for Blues. It currently ranks at #37 and has gone as
high as #25 of the independent Roots Music Report. "
Johnny Gospel -
"The CD arrived a few weeks ago and Shawn and I have been on the road
for the past couple months. The album is selling like crazy. "
Stephen Kellogg -
"Magic Garden knows the finer point of mastering: to make
the recording commercially viable while never once stepping on
the fire that makes it worth listening to. They master records
the right way for all the right reasons. "
Jesse Henry - Singer/Songwriter
(Solo , Spikedrivers)
- "Magic Garden put a spell on my recording. I don't know
if Brian's secret potion is Miracle Grow, but he's definitely
a master caretaker of the musicians' crop of song "
Jef Powell - RIAA Gold Producer/Mixer (O.A.R.)
- "Magic Garden Mastering has a unique appeal - Brian cares
about audio fidelity. In a business where the law of copy cat
economics is the standard and overcompressed masters are the
norm - Brian's approach is a refreshing change. His attention
to detail and concern are what you would expect from the music
composer. He has a meticluous ear, is my secret audio weapon,
and makes a good pot of tea as well. "
Donald Put - engineer for multi-instrumentalist Dick Halligan
(Blood, Sweat and Tears) - "Dick and I are very happy with the mastering.
It really sounds like the 9 foot Steinway. "
Danyel Morgan - Bassist/Songwriter (Robert
Randolph and the Family Band) - "Yea man, that sound
is good! "
Neil Kennedy - Engineer (Chin
music - Southampton, UK) - "Sounds brilliant Brian, we're
over the moon with it! "
Alex Lakis - Engineer (Earthtone
- Annapolis, MD) - "Thanks so much for your work. The band
loves it. The fans are going crazy. One of the most prominent music
figures in the area has offered to manage the band as a result of
hearing the album.
(follow up) Everybody's been loving the album, and they've been
selling well. We just did a radio show last night and the masters
sounded awesome. "
David Francolini - Producer/Remixer
(Dragons, Medieval Babes, MGMT, Radiohead) " I hope this finds you
very well and busy. Just to say I'm delighted with your work. Thanks for all your
effort and expertise."
(UK) - "Everyone who's heard the work we did together thinks
it sounds f*ing great. "
Lauterbach (Germany) - "You really mastered all the songs
from the heart, brought out the spirit of each single song, it
feels soooo goood to listen to all of them, don't know how to
thank you... this is off the hook. "
Hugh Sturgill - Producer (Mountain
Music Machine) - "Clarity, depth of field, and separation,
are the elements that are usually missing from most project studioís
acoustic CDs. If you have decent equipment, good musicians, and
an aptitude for production Brian Lucey can deliver a mastering
job that will put you on the floor. If your 2 mix has all the
musical elements you were seeking but does not have the luster
and sheen that big buck projects presentótalk to Brian. He is
well worth the investment. I have been producing Blue Grass projects
since 1975 and Brian is the first Mastering Eng. that I have hired
that gives the same attention to detail that I do. If you donít
have the time and money to do it right the first time, WHEN will
you find the time and money to do it over? "
Kevin White - Songwriter (Storrs,
CT) - " I came to Brian with a problem project that
another Mastering Engineer had already worked on but the results
weren't quite to my satisfaction, and I wasn't comfortable releasing
it. The prior M.E. had done a good job but it just didn't sound
right to my ears; it sounded digitally brittle. Brian saved
my project from sonic despair, and he did it expediently and
professionally. He quickly (in a matter of days) delivered to
me a truly warm, rich and detailed record. I was stunned and
thrilled with the difference. Every system I play the CD on
(Hi Brian! I just again wanted to let you know, after living
with the CD for QUITE a while now, that I continue to be impressed
with the job you did, as are others.)"
Johannes Lohmus (Estonia) - " The master worked out REALLY
great and the band was really, really happy."
Paul Richards - Guitarist/Composer/Producer
(California Guitar Trio w/ Tony Levin) " Brian Lucey did an excellent
job on the mixing and mastering of our Rocks the West live CD.
Great tones, cool gear and fantastic ears!"
Paul Charisse (Spitdust, UK)
- "Cheers for all your hard work on these, they're sounding
much better than I imagined was possible. Really got to the heart
of them and brought out the emotion. Great job."
Tedi Sarafian (Songwriter,
LA) - " I was happier with Lucey as a ME than my usual
ME, who is a big honcho in Cali."
Brandon Drury (Echo
Echo) - " The band was playing the cd at their job and
their boss thought it was a major label band, not a bunch of broke
idiots who recorded in a living room. I attest a big part of that
to the mastering... Thanks a ton dude. "
Sampiero Lanfranchi (Erok -
Paris, France) "You made my mixes sound better than I
thought possible. It's been a great pleasure working with you.
A nice and talented guy"
Yuri Beckers (Mindfold)
- "I just wanted to thank you for the awesome mastering job.
It really blows me away! "
Dirk Brouns - Producer/Engineer (Born, Netherlands) - "Brian
really improved my mixes (which were passable but not great) and
made me look like I actually know what I'm doing. Thanks, I'll
be coming back!"
Ed Milich - Slowdeath / Moebius
Palindrome - "Brian has golden ears AND the mother lode
of top shelf studio gear. "
Pete Croissant (Bjork's One Little Indian - UK)
- "You're amazing. Its sounds exciting! Proper sounding record,
it all seems to have its space! Not sure I understand how you
have managed it! I'm going to listen in more depth now, but I
just love it. Can't put into words how I feel about it, just so
good dude! You are indeed the man."
Name witheld. - (Platinum seller)
" Nice work. And fyi ... Jensen took a pass at the single and you beat it ... convincingly. "
Name witheld. - (Platinum seller)
" Better than Ludwig and Calbi .... combined! "
Last Edited May 2011