Alternative hip-hop from Slovakia.
Fusion math-rock from Czechoslovakia.
Incredibely dense psychedelic gamelan poly-techno. Mastered in collaboration with Angakok Thoth.
Solo debut of Bratislava's electronica legend.
Newest release by Aches – Jonathan Fox.
Mastering for beautiful ambient project named "Foundling".
Vinyl mastering for Slovak post-rock-ambient band.
Beautiful post-rock album, released on Exitab Label.
Techno space odyssey, released on Exitab Label.
Harpsi-pop opera, released by LOM Label.
Fine collage of field recordings from Syria and modular synthesis, released by LOM label.
Main task was restoration of rather lo-fi recording from a performance - taming of the unpleasant high frequencies and rather excessive dynamics. All that while trying to preserve the qualities of their rather special DIY synthesizers.
Binmatu - Crystylys is an album composed and mastered by Jonas Gruska. Binmatu works on different levels than regular music. It has to be experienced for longer time. When you open your ears and eyes and perceive carefully, it reaches in the deepest corners of mind, through brain-twisting modulations of oscillators and hypnotizing visuals.
Exclusive EP by legendary slovak experimental duo Poo.
Nocne oscilacie pre jedneho, "Nocturnal oscillations for one", is a set of four compositions by Jonas Gruska, recorded in analog study of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Works have arisen during many evening studio meditations and are reflecting mainly intimate topics, such as loneliness and contrast of human being amongst machines.
Experimental, avant-garde music release by LOM label.
Born in Czechoslovakia. Studied at Institute of Sonology in The Hague (The Netherlands) and at Music Academy in Cracow (Poland). Works mostly with computers and electronics as a musician and sound artist in his projects Mrkva and Binmatu.
During his studies, he took classes with legends such as Bastiaan Kuijt (SACD and surround mastering expert) and Paul Jeukendrup (sound engineer working with K. Stockhausen and many others).
Jonas Gruska gave workshops on city sonification and programming for artists, performed and exhibited his work in Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia; on festivals such as Kraak (Belgium), Audio Art (Poland) or Next (Slovakia). In 2011 he started label LOM focused on East/Central European experimental art and music.
Dynaudio DBM50 with Dynaudio digital volume control
Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro / DT-770 Pro
RME Fireface UC
Software and Metering
Tesla EMP124 (mixing console)
Sony TC-366 (reel-to-reel machine)
Recording and duplication
Sound Devices 702 (portable recorder)
Tascam 122MKII (studio cassette tape deck)
Zoom H6 (portable recorder)
Oktava MK-319, Rode NTG-3, various custom binaural microphones, hydrophones, contact microphones
I am offering various creative and technical audio services, including:
6 € / minute of material (30 € minimum)
E.g. 30 minute album would cost you 180 €.
Price includes infinite amount of revisions, standard CD/MC/Vinyl master.
Preparation of Redbook CD, DDP and restoration work costs extra.
Write me an e-mail. I do limited runs only, on professional Tascam 122MKII decks.
In case you are not absolutely sure what mastering can bring to your material, I am offering free sample mastering of one track.