Masterenzo (Renzo van Riemsdijk) was born in 1973 in Ede, a medium sized town in the center of Holland, Having discovered the guitar at the age of 15, he played electric guitar in his first band 3 years later.
He decided to follow his heart: after a chemistry study he shifted direction and started studying electric guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory. During his study he was already very interested in the sound of records and his journey into sound had begun.
This led to the start of a home based mastering studio in 2003. After working at home for 6 years he got to work at Rotterdam based studios like the Excess Studios (2009-2012) and Okapi Recordings (formerly known as Real Music Room, 2012-2015).
In 2015 he decided to build his very own mastering facility and Masterenzo Mastering was born. In 2021 the studio moved to a bigger location.
Besides mastering his days are filled by listening to music, preferably on vinyl or cd. Swimming, a good cup of coffee or a beer in the great city of Rotterdam, accompanied by some good friends are other ways to spend his time.
I've written many columns about mastering for Dutch music platform Popunie.
These columns reflect my view on this beautiful craft.
Music producer podcast
Some time ago I was asked to participate in a podcast about mastering.
You can find it on Spotify. (Dutch spoken)
Interview about mastering
Reporter Lex Bezemer did an interview with me for Dutch national newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
The interview is in Dutch.