Joseph Carra`

Senior Mastering Engineer

Mastering for vinyl Mebourne

With over 30 years of experience, Grammy nominated, mastering engineer, Joe Carra, is the chief engineer at Crystal Mastering. From his early days in cassette mastering through to cutting-edge technologies like Dolby Atmos, Joe’s extensive knowledge is at your disposal.
Throughout his career, Joe has demonstrated an unwavering passion for delivering masters of exceptional quality.

His proficiency in both analogue and digital realms ensures a tailored approach to maximize the potential of your next project.

Whilst finishing his music & audio studies at La Trobe University, Joe worked in the quality control section of a cassette manufacturing plant. Here, his job entailed listening to the production master against the duplicate, trying to hear any audible differences or flaws introduced by the manufacturing stage. After some time at this, he found himself working in the cassette mastering room, where CD mastering followed soon after.

In addition to his regular mastering endeavors, Joe generously shares his knowledge as a guest lecturer at esteemed institutions such as SAE, JMC, RMIT, and Box Hill Audio colleges. Through these engagements, he imparts his deep understanding of the intricacies of mastering to aspiring students.

Joe’s dedication to the music industry extends beyond his mastering work. He actively contributes to the field as an adjudicator in the Music Victoria Awards and serves as a founding member of MPEG (Music Producer & Engineers’ Guild), making a lasting impact on the industry as a whole.

Having mastered successful releases on the ARIA and American Billboard charts, Joe has a large and varied clientele, both local and international. He has worked with acts such
as The Slingers, Genesis Owusu, Baker Boy, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Courtney Barnett, Amyl & The Sniffers, Illy, The Teskey Brothers, Orb, Pipe-Eye, Leah Senior, Budjerah, Sarah Blasko, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kian, Fraser A Gorman, Plutonic Lab, Heavy Moss, Kate Miller Heidke, San Cisco, Safia, Dick Diver, Trem One, Pond, The Peep Temple, The Potbelleez, Babe Rainbow, Eagle & the Worm, Bliss N Eso, Augie March, Jackie Onassis, Be’lakor, Mekanism, Russell Morris, The Waifs, Bullant, Bloc Party, 50 Lions, Brad Strutt, Sgt Slick, Fiona Boyes, Dj Havana Brown, Lloyd Speigel, The Murlocs, Beans, Planetshakers, The Blackeyed Susans, Ministry of Sound, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party), Maddy Jane, The Funkoars & Stonefield.

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Portfolio

Dolby Atmos Portfolio
(for headphones or 7.1.4 systems)