Bender Mastering Studio is a dedicated mastering facility located in the north of Portugal, providing attended sessions locally and online mastering services for the rest of the world. Our studio is equipped with high-end analogue gear from manufacturers like Focal, Prism Sound, Maselec, elysia or TK Audio. Our analogue gear is complemented with a vast selection of digital tools from developers like Audiofile Engineering, iZotope, DMG Audio, TDR, Sonoris or Voxengo.
The studio is owned by Miguel Pinheiro Marques, a mastering engineer with a music degree that used to work as a recording engineer before opening this facility. Miguel was a founding member of Estúdios Sá da Bandeira, an all analogue recording studio where he worked till 2009, a year before he opened Bender Mastering Studio. Since the opening of this studio he had the pleasure to master music in almost all music genres, working with both local or independent artists and with major labels.
Besides his work as a mastering engineer, Miguel is also an author for pro audio magazines and technical book publishers. He currently writes for AudioXpress, mostly doing gear reviews for this US based magazine. He published his first pro audio book in early 2014, written in Portuguese, called “Sistemas e Técnicas de Produção Áudio“. This book features in-depth articles on the systems, equipments and techniques used for music production in a studio environment. The book is widely available and sold in both Portugal and Brazil.