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:
Absynthe Minded, Adam Emil (DK), The Advent of March, AKS (Addicted Kru Sound), The Akulas, Alex Callier, Alex Germys, Alex Lucas, Alfredo, Alianza CTG (COL), Alloy (VS), Almymve (NL), Altitude, Altrego, Amalia, Amenra, Anna Rune (NL), Annelie de Vries (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, Basta Bla, Beautiful Badness, Beraadgeslagen, The Black Heart Rebellion, Black Leather Jacket, The Black Tartan Clan, blackwave., Blindhorses (FR), Bibi Diabokua, Big Time Bossmen, Binkbeats (NL), Binti, Blanche, Bliss, Bond, Bodyspasm, Bonlow, Braem, Bram Weijters Trio, Bratzlavsky, Brihang, BufferState, Caballero & JeanJass, Cameleo, Camp Rebecca, Carneia, Cheery-O, Chief (CH), Charlotte, Charlotte de Witte, Chassol (FR), Cheap Charly Men, CHVE, The Cinematic Orchestra (UK), Clap! Clap! (UK), Clear Season, Coely, Colour Plates, Compact Disk Dummies, Compro Oro, The Cool Quest (NL), Cornelia Britz, Cortez, Customs, Daniel & Friends, Day Fly (NL), De Hoop, De Piepkes, delvaux., 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, Experienced?!?, Faisal, Falco Benz (NL), Family Beaches, Few Bits, Fifty Foot Combo, 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, Gangthelabel, The Gaslamp Killer (US), Geert Hellings, The Germans, Gilles Peterson (UK), Glints, Gloria Boateng, The Glücks, Grafgravers, Grimmsons, Guido Belcanto, GumboGumbo, Günther Neefs, Hamster Axis of the one-click Panther, Handkerchief, Hannelore Bedert, Helmut Lotti, Helsinki, Henri PFR, Henry Wu (UK), Hermit, HEX (JP), Hiele, The Hindu Needle Trick, HOAR, Hooverphonic, The Hourglass Instinct, Huismus, Humble Flirt, Imran Shah, Inn, Internal Sun, Iris, Islasoul, Ivory Caffee (NL), Jacobin, James Francis King, Jill Shaw, Jochen Robberecht, John Detours, Jo Francken, Johan Verckist, Jonwayne (US), Josje Huisman, Jozef Dumoulin (FR), Kaskade (CAN), Katleen Scheir, Keiko, Kenji Minogue, Kerkov, Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat, Koen Gisen, Kontinental Yak (CR), K1D, Kilo Watt (CR) LABtrio, Lalalover, Latin Fusion (COL), Laudener, Laura Tesoro, Left Eye Perspective, LEFTO, Le Manou, Le Motel, Leonore, Lilly Joel, Little Dragon (SE), Liz A Ku, Lohaus, Louie, Lost Chord Radio, LTGL, LUWTEN (NL), Madou, Manoeuvres, Mariana Tootsie, Mark McCabe (IE), Martha, Masilva (COL), MASSIS, M.A.T.H., Matt Watts, MAUDLIN, MAUGER, Maverick, Maze, MEDS, Mc Melodee / La Melodia (NL), The Me In You, Melanie De Biasio, Method Man (US), Meuris, Millionaire, Minor Dux (ES), Mintzkov, The Mixfitz, Modern Art, Momma Said So, MONO/POLY (US), Moodprint, Moonlight Matters, Moonic (CZ), Muerto!, MRBN, Namid, Needle And The Pain Reaction, Netsky, The Next Generation - NXT, The Nice Guys, Nikitch, Nil Miserans, normanhoffman, Oh Thunder (NL), One Man Brawl, One & One (ARE), Oscar and the Wolf, Ozark Henry, Paper Fox, Paper James, Part Time Punks, Pavlove, Pegassi, Pieter Claus Quartet, Point Point (FR), Polar Youth, Poldoore, Pomrad, PPWB, Prima Nocta, 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), Sarah Ferri, Scary Human, Schaduwland, Sea People, Sebastopol, Seed to Tree (LUX), Seiren, SeizoensKlanken, 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, Slomote, Société Anonyme, Sokoto, Sonnfjord, Sons of Lioth, 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, Texas (SCO), This Collusion, Tiger Lili, TND, Todiefor, Tenorin, Tom Frantzis, Tom Kestens, Too Tangled, TRAUDES (NL), Triggerfinger, Tristan And His Kind, The Tubs, Uberdope, Uncle Wellington's Wives, Unik Ubik (FR), Up High 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, Wouter Deprez, Woudmeester & Luistervink, YellowStraps, Zankover, Zimmerman, Zinger
...and many more...