Mastering by Milan Bertosa

Milan was invaluable in finalizing this project. His ears are amazing. I realized that after the first run on mastering these 12 tracks when he gave me a list of clicks and pops on various tracks that I would have never heard even when isolating instruments. It goes to show that famous artists such as Jake Shimabukuro, John Cruz, Amy Hänaiali'i, the late Bruddah Iz, a.k.a. Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole and many more choose to work with Milan.

His work on this album gives it a special sheen, both providing the necessary modern punch as well as fostering the vintage character of spacing the instruments hard left and right. Wide stereo imaging can be tricky with today's expectations of extra punchy masters. But Milan's mastering skills have definitely retained this modern standard while staying true to the vintage aspirations.