Frederik Dejongh aka Jerboa earned his musical stripes as a turntablist, sampling wizard, composer, recording engineer, producer, and mixing engineer, and has for a while now been working to perfect that all-important final step in the recording process: mastering. You can only be a great mastering engineer when you understand and – uhm – master the whole process that comes before.
Says Frederik: “I’m striving for perfection in everything I do, and mastering is the ultimate in audio. I prefer to embrace the mix with a color that fits the track just perfectly. Instead of reaching for an EQ to adjust frequencies, I like to combine different op-amps, transformers and tubes to do the same thing in a much more pleasing way. I guess you could call it the New York style of mastering. This way of creative mastering takes more time than the classic approach: it’s a premium mastering service. The time is right for this type of mastering in Belgium and Europe. We all like the master sound from overseas, but we don’t have the budget to fly there for every session.”
Frederik Dejongh's goal is to produce both creatively and technically perfect sounding masters. Therefore all the gear used at Jerboa Mastering is carefully selected. Some of these devices are useless on their own, but priceless in combination with other ones. All the (vintage) transformers react to the load of the next and previous boxes in line, they all have their sweet spot and their do’s and don’ts. All gear is used in certain combinations, a certain manner and a certain order: this works wonders, and makes Frederik Dejongh reach the goals he envisions.
Frederik Dejongh mastered for:
2 Times Nothing, Absynthe Minded, Adam Emil (DK), The Advent of March, AKS (Addicted Kru Sound), The Akulas, Alex Germys, Alex Lucas, Alfredo, Alianza CTG (COL), Alloy (VS), Almymve (NL), Alpha And Omega (UK), Alps, Altitude, Altrego, Amalia, Amenra, Ampersand, Anna Rune (NL), Annelie de Vries (NL), A N O U K V I S E E (NL), An Pierlé, Ansatz Der Maschine, Antynomy, Aquila (FR), Archont, Asa Moto, Ashling, Astodan, Astromancer, Atomic Vulture, Attaboy, Audiophonic!, Audri, B (Goose), Baba Yega, Balthazar, Bamako, Bandits, Bano&DoubleK, Bardo, Basta Bla, Beautiful Badness, Beraadgeslagen, The Black Heart Rebellion, Black Leather Jacket, The Black Tartan Clan, blackwave., Blindhorses (FR), Bibi Diabokua, Big Jay, Big Time Bossmen, Binkbeats (NL), Binti, Blanche, Bliss, BLNDIN, Bond, Bodyspasm, Bonlow, Braem, Bram Weijters Trio, Bram Weijters' Crazy Men, Bratzlavsky, Brihang, BufferState, Caballero & JeanJass, Cafe con Leche, Cameleo, Camp Rebecca, Carneia, Cheery-O, Chief (CH), Charlotte, Charlotte de Witte, Chassol (FR), Cheap Charly Men, CHVE, The Cinematic Orchestra (UK), Clap! 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(UK), Clear Season, Coely, Colour Plates, Compact Disk Dummies, Compro Oro, The Cool Quest (NL), Cornelia Britz, Cortez, Crooked Steps, Customs, Daniel & Friends, Day Fly (NL), De Havilland, De Hoop, De Piepkes, delvaux., Derek & the Dirt, Detales, Dez Mona, Diesel Junk, Dijf Sanders, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Dj Cross, d.meeuws, Double Veterans, Douglas Firs, Dré Pallemaerts, Dudes of Hazard, Dunja, Dunn (NL), Eefje De Visser (NL), EELS (VS), Elefant, Els De Schepper, El One, Embracingfranki, Emptyhead Nation, Equal Idiots, The Error Team, Esther & Fatou, Eszter, EUT (NL), Eva Swan, Experienced?!?, Faisal, Falco Benz (NL), Family Beaches, Few Bits, Fifty Foot Combo, Flip Kowlier, Fodiator, 4thDimension, Frank Deruytter's OTOMachine, Frank Mercelis, Frankie Fame, Freddy Bracker, Frie Maline, Friends In Paris, Frøwst, Fusus (NL), Future Old People Are Wizards, Galine, Gangthelabel, Geert Hellings, The Germans, Gilles Peterson (UK), The Girl Who Cried Wolf Glints, Gloria Boateng, The Glücks, GOOSE, Grafgravers, Grimmsons, Guido Belcanto, GumboGumbo, Günther Neefs, Hamster Axis of the one-click Panther, Handkerchief, Handl, Hannelore Bedert, Helmut Lotti, Helsinki, Henri PFR, Henry Wu (UK), Hermit, HEX (JP), Hiele, The Hindu Needle Trick, HOAR, 't Hof Van Commerce, Hooverphonic, The Hourglass Instinct, Huismus, Humble Flirt, Hydrogen Sea, Imran Shah, Indica Dubs (UK), In Een Discotheek, Inn, Internal Sun, Iris, Islasoul, Ivory Caffee (NL), Jacobin, JaJa (Phatmark Collective), James Francis King, Jill Shaw, Jim Cole, Jochen Robberecht, John Detours, Johan Verckist, Jonwayne (US), Josje Huisman, Jozef Dumoulin (FR), Julien Firmin, Katleen Scheir, Keiko, Kenji Minogue, Kerkov, Kiid Le Roi, Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat, Klein Komitee, KNET, Konoba, Kontinental Yak (CR), Kuruki, K1D, Kilo Watt (CR) LABtrio, Lalalover, Latin Fusion (COL), Laudener, Laura Tesoro, Left Eye Perspective, LEFTO, Le Manou, Le Motel, Leo Fifty Five, Leonore, Lili Grace, Lilly Joel, Little Dragon (SE), Liz Aku, Lizelle, Lohaus, Louie, Lost Chord Radio, LTGL, Ludo, LUWTEN (NL), Madou, Mahler, Manoeuvres, MaPuches, Mariana Tootsie, Mark McCabe (IE), Martha, Marthe Schneider, Masilva (COL), MASSIS, Mattias De Craene's MDCIII, M.A.T.H., Matt Watts, MAUDLIN, MAUGER, Maverick, Maze, MEDS, MEK, Mc Melodee / La Melodia (NL), The Me In You, Melanie De Biasio, Metejoor, Method Man (US), Meuris, Millionaire, Minor Dux (ES), Mintzkov, Mirek Coutigny, The Mixfitz, Modern Art, Momma Said So, MKAY, MONO/POLY (US), Moodprint, Moonlight Matters, Moonic (CZ), Mortier, m.o.t.o., MRBN, Muerto!, My Friend The Atom, Namid, Natalia, Needle And The Pain Reaction, Netsky, The Next Generation - NXT, The Nice Guys, Nikitch, Nil Miserans, No No No!, Nora Fischer & Marnix Dorrestein (NL), normanhoffman, Oh Thunder (NL), Olvo, The Olympics, One Man Brawl, One & One (ARE), Oscar and the Wolf, Ozark Henry, Paper Fox, Paper James, Part Time Punks, Pavlove, Pegassi, Pepieyaya, Pieter Claus Quartet, Point Point (FR), Polar Youth, Poldoore, Pomrad, PPWB, Prima Nocta, Project Nicolas & Friends, Protection Patrol Pinkerton, PT Crew, Radio Oorwoud, Rembert De Smet, Rhinos Are People Too, The Rhythm Junks, Ricardo Gonzales, Richie Summers, R.O, Robbing Millions, ROBERT, Rosewater CTZ (DE), Rumours, Run SOFA, Saile (UK), Sam Bosman, Sarah Ferri, Scary Human, Schaduwland, SCHNITZL, Sea People, Sebastopol, Seed to Tree (LUX), Seiren, SeizoensKlanken, Sennek, Seven Davis Jr. (US), Shailesh Chandra, Shapeshifted, Shockproof, Shun Club, Siegfreud, Silver Screen, Simbad (UK), Simple Pigeons, Skatchou Bottos and the Dancing Boots, Skinny Dynamite, Slõane, Slomote, Société Anonyme, Sokoto, Sonnfjord, Sons of Lioth, The Spectors, Stadswacht, Stadt, Statue, Stereoseat, Steven -Stevo Harpo- De Bruyn, Stikstof, Stracciatella, Streams, Strograss, Stuart Mavis (NL), STUFF., Submarine Moving Bell, Subtropics, Sue Avenue, Sunday Hangover, Sun Gods, Surimi, SUSOBRINO, Sustain, Sweetsalt, SX, Syndrome, Team William, ten adem, Texas (SCO), This Collusion, Tiger Lili, Tinne Oltmans, TND, Todiefor, Tout Va Bien, Tenorin, TIBA, Tir Django, Tom Frantzis, Tom Kestens, Too Tangled, TRAUDES (NL), Triggerfinger, Tristan And His Kind, The Tubs, Uberdope, Uma Chine, UMM, Uncle Wellington, Unik Ubik (FR), UnionSteve, Uphigh Collective, Upperlip Orchestra, Van Dryver (NL), The Van Jets, VARO, Vectrex, Vive La Fête, Vorace (FR), Vuurwerk, Wally, Wanna, Wantigga (NL), Wardrobe, Welvaert, Whiz, Whyes, WildHeart, Winther, Woodie Smalls, Whispering Sons, Wouter Deprez, Woudmeester & Luistervink, YellowStraps, Zankover, Het Zesde Metaal, Zimmerman, Zinger
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