Mark Santangelo
Background information
Born USA
Occupation Mastering engineer
Years active 2000-present
Associated acts Red Hot Chili Peppers
The White Stripes
Duran Duran
Neil Diamond
Mastering Engineer

Mark Santangelo is an American mastering engineer, whose work has included Duran Duran's Red Carpet Massacre album.


Mark's mastering career began in 2000 when he was hired by Sony Music Studios as an assistant mastering engineer. While actively assisting many of the senior engineers, Mark was also trained in the art of vinyl cutting and became the go-to cutting engineer on many of the top vinyl releases during that time. In 2004, his career jumped to another level when he was approached by mastering engineer Vlado Meller to be his full-time assistant. When Vlado joined Universal Mastering Studios in 2007, he insisted on bringing Mark so as to maintain a continuity of excellence and service.

Mark's involvement on Vlado's mastering projects has been complete and essential. In addition to his own mastering projects, including albums by SA-RA, Spokinn Movement, Aqualung, and a co-mastering credit with Vlado on Neil Diamond's Home Before Dark, Mark has partnered with Vlado on projects for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Johnny Cash, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Shakira, The White Stripes, Andrea Bocelli and Duran Duran.

A selection of creditsEdit

  • You Can't Take It With You - As Tall as Lions (2009 Mastering)
  • We'll Dance 'Til Dawn - Jeremy Davenport (2009 Mastering)
  • No More Stories Are Told Today Sorry... - Mew (2009 Assistant)
  • Music for Men - The Gossip (2009 Assistant)
  • King of the Underground - Theo Eastwind (2009 Assistant)
  • I Love You - Amanda Blank (2009 Assistant)
  • Twist In My Story - Secondhand Serenade (2008 Assistant)
  • My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection - Celine Dion (2008 Assistant)
  • Home Before Dark - Neil Diamond (2008 Mastering)
  • Red Carpet Massacre - Duran Duran (2007 Assistant)
  • Love Album - Westlife (2007 Assistant)
  • Blood Mountain - Mastodon (2007 Assistant)