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Welcome to Ian Hevelius Emotion Converting Plant Studio!

We  offer very good sound quality at a great price!  You will also find here a lot of useful information and articles on music production, history of synthesizers and much more!

IH Emotion Converting Plant Studio stands for exactly what we do - we convert emotions into music, making it much more enjoyable to human ear. Such improvement in quality of any music gives it an edge over regular, unmastered tracks.

Enjoy and have a good time with us.

Marius Wojton, producer


A few words about us...

There are many recording and mastering studios out there. At the same time, more and more people create music at home, using computer and software. Why should you send your material to us?

We have more than 15 years of experience on that field. During that time we worked on just about every genre of music from classical to hip hop. This, and the level of dedication we put into making of each track makes us a very reasonable choice.

At IH ECP Studio we have developed the Analogization 3D process, which gives digital tracks highly demanded character of top class analog devices. We use that process during  mastering music and also remastering of finished albums and it gives truly outstanding results. Analogization 3D is unique and it delivers fantastic, loud, round, warm and full sound.

Here are some examples of quality reastering with Ana 3D used.

NONA 3D Mastering

sample ECP Media Studio Analogization 3D Hip-Hop>>

sample ECP Media Studio Analogization 3D Funk>>



We use the latest , most acclaimed studio systems and hardware, reference quality custom monitoring systems, and  above all hi experience and dedication level which enable us to provide our clients with superior sound quality emphasizing their work.   

                  Our work includes, among others:

-mastering the whole CD albums using ANA 3D technique
-mastering single tracks
-mastering voice recordings and radio and TV broadcasts
-vocal mastering (acapella, e.g. arias)
-mastering film soundtracks and sounds for computer games
-remastering older recordings, noise and hum removal
-restoring old or faulty recording bringing them to the wholly new quality
-recording the whole new projects from scratch

We carry out high-class mastering (improving quality of audio tracks) at 
competitive and attractive prices. But our goal is not selling the price- we always concentrate on absolutely uncompromised quality.  

Our motto is: “No matter how well done it is, we can do it better!”. 

For questions and prices please contact us at: 

tel: +48 666 11 333 0


Marius Wojton, Emotion Converting Plant Studio





Here is more detailed description of the NONA 3D mastering steps we apply to each recording:   

1 Playback of the material using reference audio system. Thorough analysis of tonal balance, panorama, mix proportions and overall quality of sound.  Also sonic spectrum, phase problems at average and maximum level are analyzed.  After such analysis the recording is compared to best recordings of today's music to see what should be done and how things can be improved to make it sound like references. 

2 Transfer of the material to hi definition format of 24 bit 88,2 khz in order to eliminate all the errors possible during processing. In digital domain resolution in which we work has big importance because of errors, which cumulate when the material of low resolution is being processed. It happens, because the lower resolutions have shorter sequence of zeros and ones (called digital word)  which describe a single sample. Therefore low resolution cuts off what can not be described by short digital words. Cumulating of errors repeats every time  when we do any processing to the material, even when we just change the volume. Using the high resolution eliminates the errors which happen during low resolution processing.

3 Correction of sound spectrum as needed. We also use such devices as analogue eq or top class reel to reel tape deck.

4 Dynamic balance. Dynamics of the recording is the difference between the most quiet and the loudest moments and also between momentary impulses (called transients) and average level.  Typically best results are obtained with use of relatively big dynamic differences, even for the music such as heavy metal rock. Too much compression causes loss of punch and strength of the recording and also the definition of sound. From the other hand if the differences in dynamics are too big the recording lacks roundness and level. Therefore the main aim of this step is  to obtain ideal dynamic coherency.

5 Correction of phase and panorama of the recording. It is very important because it makes sound much more natural and detailed.

6 Touches on ambient content of the recording using reverb on certain frequencies, as needed. Dry recordings never sound good. Adding the right amount of ambience at certain frequencies makes it sound much better and natural.   

7 Final setting the best sonic balance between the bass, middle and the hi end of recording.

8 Working up the highest level possible without destroying the sound quality and artistic credo. The level is an important factor in perception of a recording. Even very well arranged and produced song can lose some of it's impact if it is too quiet. We use optimum methods to reach hi level without any sonic compromise.

9 Hi quality dithering. The dithering hcan have big influence on sound.  The right dithering lets us perceive digital sound as more transparent.  It emphasizes the details especially in quiet passages, such as reverb tails and other sonic nuances like distant backgrounds or synthesizer pads. It gives significant improvement to the quality of recording.   



Opinions about our services



8 October 2020: We started using high qualityTechnics Tape Recorder to make some of recordings sounding like good old vintage analog.

15 September 2017: We have introduced the new, superior method of digital tracks processing, called Analogization 3D (ANA 3D). This technology gives outstanding analog sound both during mixing and mastering.   

12 August 2016: We have published the Reaper Tutorial for Polish users 

5 July 2016: We will soon make the Reaper Polish Tutorial available! ;-). We plan to issue an English Tutorial soon.

11 July 2012:  We get a lot of questions about various music production topic. Thank you all for them - many are very inspiring to us.

16 May 2011:  We have finished recording Pavel Czekalski's (Aldaron) new album "Consciousness". The album is in mastering phase and will be available in stores shortly. 

8 April 2011:  Recording of great singing poet, Paweł Czekalski (Aldaron) just started. 17 songs are planned.

25 February 2011:  Our Speakers TUNING is getting popular. We have tuned various renowned brand speakers, like JBL, B&W, Canton, Klipsch, Paradigm, KEF, Dali, Focal, Tannoy and others.  Every pair of speakers, regardless the original price can be pushed to much higher level of performance. The difference in quality is huge.  

10 January 2011:  Starting jingle, sweep, commercials and radio ads production. This includes bigger recordings like audio books with lector voice.

3 November 2010:  We now have great and very unique CD for sale. The album is Stanisław Kubaszak's "Gong Massage",  which was mastered at ECP. The sound is full and all the gong vibrations get to you with absolute fidelity. I recommend the album to all interested in healing, alternative or just pure relaxation music. 

27 October 2010: In short time many new articles will be released! ;-)

21 September 2010: The spectrum of our services widens to an extremely loud and aggresive style: the trash metal
thanks to advanced mix and mastering techniques that are used at ECP the genre sound almost as clear and beautiful as sweet ballads, not loosing its impact and energy.

12 September 2010: Thank you for receiving many comments and encouragements on everyday basis.  Thank you all for this, we will successively build this site to make it growing better.

25 March 2010: The new offer for clients of budget - PREMASTERING. Premastering is inintial improvemnet of sounf quality of the recording and removing all the unwanted artifacts like noise, crackle, or tonal problems.Premastering does not contain dithering, which should be used only as final step  during mastering process. Premastering uses similiar steps as the full mastering, but uses slightly simpler, less time consuming process. The quality of premastering is only slightly lower then the full mastering.

12 February 2010: Our offer is widened! starting from today we launch Free Mailing List for Polish musicians containing various articles and tutorials helping to achieve better results in home studio. Many secrets of compressor use, mastering, history of synthesizers and famous albums will be contained in the Free Mailiing List.

26 November 2009: We are starting cooperation with young and very promising artist from Sanok, Britnn. She is a talented composer and lyrics writer. We have started production oof 3 studio albums, demo versions will be available on You Tube. Britnn ( 2 first albums will be called "Britnn" and "Hypnose".

06 November 2009: Now we offer producing whole new music projects from scratch, including recording, mixing and mastering. All that at unbelievably low prices and great quality. We use the newest Pro Tools HD3 studio system along with the whole array of superior microphones, preamps and instruments. If you choose to record at our facility we are able to deliver absolutely superior sound at unbelievably low price!

09 September 2009: We have posted a great new article about the most famous recording studios and the best sounding recording consoles\mixing desks that influenced the greatest and most iconic albums in the history of show business. You will find a great deal of information about the famous EMI Redd 37 console, the  EMI TG 12345 as well as certain custom made mixing consoles made for famous Sunset Studios in California and Tamla Motown studio in Detroit. Also, you will find many information and description on legendary mixing desks like Trident A, MCI, API, SSL, Rupert Neve and Helios Console. Along with the description of the mixing boards we have made some studies on the most famous and influential sound engineers\music producers in the history of world's recording industry and most famous albums of all time. Here is the article : Best Recording Engineers And Producers. Legendary Albums. Absolutely best sounding recording consoles and mixing desks. Enjoy!

20 July 2009: Summer holiday break in our studio takes place between July 24-th and August 5-th. During this period we will not answer e-mails. Please be patient and have a nice summer;-).

30 November 2008: A new, interesting article "Is Arranging an Important Factor in Music Production" will be added to our "Articles" page- read it and send us some feedback.  

20 May 2008: In the near future we will be happy to include the whole new section, containing reviews and articles on sound on classic and legendary albums of groups such as Pink Floyd, The Doors, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and other classics and also articles on sound on current albums of groups like Green Day, Ziggy Marley and much more! Special attention will be directed at equipment use to produce those albums and also on studio techniques of recording and mixing. Articles are currently being prepared.

18 May 2008: Also in the near future you will find a free manual on home recording issued for all of those, who want to record their own music at home and want to make it as close to hi budget world class productions as possible. The Manual will be in PDF format, stay tuned!

12 March 2008: Very soon we are going to post the whole series of various articles on music production, problems of mixing and all the associated subjects. We realize that there is a great need for clear and professional info on music production, operating the most popular and needed devices such as compressor, synthesizer, reverb unit etc. Therefore we wrote a series of interesting articles aiming to help small and project studios and also young home musicians to understand secrets of the profession. Thanks to those articles they will be able to greatly improve the sound of their productions!

05 January 2008: Our clients' opinions are very important to us.  They build our creditability and demonstrate the level of quality of our services. As for today, our site is provided with opinions section.

29 July 2007: Thanks to all of you for interest in our services. Thanks to your opinions we can realize that our existence and work is needed and appreciated. We can also realize, that our Internet presence is also needed. The Studiomastering Site will grow and serve the music community and we will be very satisfied with every form of help we can provide to musicians, producers and composers. Let the good times roll! 




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