"I have worked with a few great Mastering Engineers, mainly keeping one for over 20 years. Times change, as the digital age has developed I needed someone new who excelled in both, the old and the new, I am not a fan of slam mixing, taking all the air out, my music needs breath, with Charles Michaud (Preference Mastering) he gives me the hit of a heavy weight boxer and allows the landscape to breath, most importantly I love his mastering months after, a true sign i have found the right man for Juno Reactor."
"After spending days sometimes weeks working in the studio putting my whole passion into my projects, I need someone I can trust to put my pride and joy to the final mastering stage. It took me a long time finding the perfect guy to master my tracks; now I’ve eventually found someone I can trust and who has taken time to understand where I am coming from. Charles Michaud from Préférence Mastering has the magic touch and honest ears polishing my productions to the highest standards. I would never trust anyone else for this process. The results can be heard on my work."
"We played it on a gig on the weekend and it sounded all good. Still warm, round and fresh enough."
"Every master I get back from Preference makes me smile. Charles always manages to find that crucial balance between volume and dynamics. He makes the tracks shine exactly as I intended, never obscuring my mix detail through heavy-handedness. Communication is easy and welcomed from Charles and is always open to any suggestions. He’s my "go to" whenever I need a solid but natural-sounding master."
Jamie Stevens – Infusion
"If you need your end product to sound fat then look no further, Charles is you man." Kasey Taylor – Vapour – Australia
"When it comes to mastering and I know Charles is handling it, it’s one very important thing I don’t have to worry about anymore"
Dousk – Bedrock / Klik / Vapour – Greece
"Preference Mastering is now for me (Transient Records) second to none in the Trance scene. With the years of experience in and around music production, the quality is undeniable. Having a Bachelor of Arts in Audio Technology I understand the importance of knowing the how to squeeze every inch of fatness from the frequency spectrum. With Preference Mastering I know this will definitely happen."
Greg Coyle – Label Owner – Transient and Automatic Records – London
"The clarity and range of frequencies associated with a very high levels of dynamics makes Préférence Mastering’s work a true experience on big sound system. The music is really alive and express all its power with large sound system and truely let the dancefloor « vibrate » at the music. Each mastering is a true added value to the music : on the behalf of all Nabi’s artists, we really want to express our appreciations for such a high quality job"
Emmanuel – Label Owner – Nabi Records – Paris
"They always do a killer job on masterings either for cds or 12″s, until today im quite pleased with their work."
Dj Pena – Flow records – Portugal
"Professional approach and perfect result – that´s what we always get while having our releases mastered by Charles. Big thanks and thumbs up!"
DJ Slater – Tribal Vision Records – Czech Republic