Joe Lambert Mastering

Mastering - Vinyl and Digital

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Joe is a multi Grammy-nominated Mastering engineer. Our fantastic mastering room is in the heart of booming downtown Jersey City. We've collected the best in high end vintage analog gear and the latest digital technology to make the best sounding records possible.. Clients include Animal Collective, Moby, City and Colour, etc.

After working his way up and paying dues at several facilities, Joe became the house engineer at New York’s Ground Zero Studios in 1995, doing audio mastering as well as live recording, mixing, tracking, sequencing and re-mixes. Then in 1999 he moved into Classic Sound as a full-time mastering engineer.

In March of 2005 Joe joined Trutone Mastering Labs in its midtown Manhattan studio that was built in the same space as the now famous Record Plant. While working there Joe learned the lost art of vinyl cutting, which has seen a large increase in releases recently. Some of his recent vinyl work includes Dropkick Murphys, The Revenant Soundtrack, Earth Wind and Fire, Johnny Cash, Wye Oak, Billy Holiday, Joe Satriani, Social Distortion, Day of The Dead and Savak.

Joe opened JLM in 2008 in DUMBO Brooklyn and solidified his place as one of the most sought after mastering engineers in New York. Now in Jersey City he continues to add to his worldwide client base, working with a wide variety of record labels, producers and artists. JLM is only minutes from Manhattan via Path train and we do not charge extra for attended sessions. Please visit www.JoeLambertMastering.com to get a quote.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Joe Lambert
  • Balmorhea
  • Balmorhea
  • Adult.
  • A Lot Like Birds
  • Jay Som
  • NHK yx Koyxen
  • Overlake
  • Guerilla Toss
  • Delia Gonzalez
  • Peter Silberman
  • Wyldlife
  • She Sir
  • Aye Nako
  • The Mattson 2
  • Chaz Bundick
  • Daniel Martin Moore
  • Splashh
  • Bowed Piano Ensemble
  • Odetta Hartman
  • SAVAK
  • Anna Webber
  • Anna Webber's Simple Trio
  • Alan Pierson
  • Guerilla Toss
  • Guerilla Toss
  • Quiet Life
  • Your Friend
  • eighth blackbird
  • LNZNDRF
  • Eleanor Friedberger
  • Daughter
  • Royal Canoe
  • Jason Collett
  • Young Magic
  • Cliff Martinez
  • Nick Urb
  • Shit Robot
  • This Is the Kit
  • Sam Cohen
  • Foxing
  • Diane Coffee
  • eighth blackbird
  • Little May
  • Futurebirds
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Delia Gonzalez
  • Reptar
  • Tedo Stone
  • Icky Blossoms
  • Ocean Carolina
  • Doug Hream Blunt
  • Joan Shelley
  • Of Montreal
  • Torres
  • Keath Mead
  • Jib Kidder
  • Slim Twig
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Alva Noto
  • Michna
  • Allen Toussaint
  • PINS
  • Michael Whalen
  • Dave Harrington
  • Cracker
  • Young Magic
  • Ronnie Fauss
  • Third Coast Percussion
  • Drowners
  • Camper Van Beethoven
  • Avey Tare
  • Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks
  • The Antlers
  • Popstrangers
  • Tommy Wallach
  • The Juan MacLean
  • Jesse Marchant
  • Hiss Golden Messenger
  • Lyla Foy
  • Jay Stolar
  • Lost in the Trees
  • Pillar Point
  • Monomyth
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Wye Oak
  • New Madrid
  • Jim Roll
  • Young Statues
  • The Capsules
  • Tall Tall Trees
  • Anders Parker
  • Maxïmo Park
  • Tweens
  • Milagres
  • William Onyeabor
  • William Onyeabor
  • Kings Destroy
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Kronos Quartet
  • Toro y Moi
  • Obits
  • Cass McCombs
  • Julia Kent
  • Beach Fossils
  • Daniel Romano
  • Daniel Wohl
  • Andrew Wyatt
  • The John Steel Singers
  • Pelican
  • Stephen Gosling
  • Hiss Golden Messenger
  • Local Natives
  • Ghost Outfit
  • Moby
  • Camper Van Beethoven
  • My Darling Fury
  • My Darling Fury
  • Light Heat
  • Russian Circles
  • Deerhunter
  • Chris Morrissey
  • Porcelain Raft
  • Eleanor Friedberger
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Wesley Stace
  • Martha Wash
  • Blondes
  • Secret Circuit
  • Adult.
  • Gambles
  • Gambles
  • Dog Bite
  • Mood Rings
  • No Joy
  • Dent May
  • Youth Lagoon
  • Larry Gus
  • Zorch
  • Jimmy Bowskill
  • The Jimmy Bowskill Band
  • Matthew Dear
  • Reptar
  • Suckers
  • Animal Collective
  • Richard Barone
  • Dent May
  • Julia Holter
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Memory Tapes
  • Animal Collective
  • My Best Fiend
  • TEEN
  • Maus Haus
  • Don Byron
  • Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
  • Matthew Friedberger
  • Young Magic
  • Wild Nothing
  • Hiss Golden Messenger
  • Fanfarlo
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Animal Collective
  • Blues Control
  • Circa Survive
  • Young Man
  • Ian Hunter & the Rant Band
  • Bachelorette
  • Banjo or Freakout
  • Moby
  • Moby
  • Cloud Nothings
  • Moby
  • Moby
  • EAR PWR
  • Russian Circles
  • Papercuts
  • Dom
  • Dom
  • Austra
  • The Veda Rays
  • Milagres
  • Lia Ices
  • Eleanor Friedberger
  • Steven Mackey
  • eighth blackbird
  • Rinde Eckert
  • Ursula 1000
  • Obits
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Björk
  • Tony Castles
  • Rubblebucket Orchestra
  • Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Those Darlins
  • Sondre Lerche
  • Panda Bear
  • Guillemots
  • Dean & Britta
  • John Berthelot
  • Sebastian Blanck
  • Ninjasonik
  • Black 47
  • Doug Paisley
  • Avey Tare
  • Grandchildren
  • The Fancy Shapes
  • Deerhunter
  • Happy Birthday
  • The National
  • Small Black
  • Steve Wynn
  • Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3
  • Versus
  • Rayvon
  • The John Steel Singers
  • Clogs
  • The Soft Pack
  • Cloud Nothings
  • Hellogoodbye
  • BLK JKS
  • Federico Aubele
  • Federico Aubele
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Benjy Ferree
  • Sinden
  • Sinden
  • Sinden
  • Animal Collective
  • Russian Circles
  • Obits
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • Glass Ghost
  • Rondi Charleston
  • Animal Collective
  • Ursula 1000
  • Lynne Arriale
  • The Flying Change
  • Obscured by Clouds
  • Deerhunter
  • Anders Parker
  • Talk Normal
  • EAR PWR
  • K.P. Devlin
  • Fiama
  • Stephanie J. Block
  • Greg Koons & The Misbegotten
  • Greg Koons & The Misbegotten
  • Wheat
  • Maureen McGovern
  • School of Seven Bells
  • City and Colour
  • Alfonzo Blackwell
  • Flying
  • Flying
  • Tim Collins
  • Kerry Butler
  • Simply Saucer
  • Rhinos
  • The Smithereens
  • Alex Bueno
  • Deerhunter
  • Deerhunter
  • Steph Fraser
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • Gang Gang Dance
  • Urban Sonora
  • Angelo Badalamenti
  • Animal Collective
  • Like a Fox
  • Original Broadway Cast
  • Andrea Burns
  • Jack Donahue
  • Richard X. Heyman
  • The Smithereens
  • Raúl Esparza
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Monchy & Alexandra
  • Ensemble Sospeso
  • Lehman Percussionists
  • Concerto Orchestra
  • Antifonia Chorus
  • Standing Nudes
  • David Knapp
  • Ian Bernardo
  • Lauren Kennedy
  • The Eames Era
  • Lion Of Ido
  • Black Dice
  • Supaphat
  • Clarice Assad
  • Bright Eyes
  • An American Chinese
  • Roland Belmares
  • Avey Tare
  • Kria Brekkan
  • Sean Cox
  • Inga
  • Deja Vudoo
  • Atomic Brother
  • Shocking Pinks
  • First Time
  • The Bad News
  • This Ordinary Thursday
  • Carrie Ashton
  • Dana Parish
  • Fulanito
  • Takka Takka
  • Will Stratton
  • Note to Self
  • Adult.
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • Project Jenny, Project Jan
  • Trolleyvox
  • Jason Laroy
  • Still Nothing
  • Shawn Everette
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • Gatsby Gets the Green Light
  • Terrestrial Tones
  • M-1
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Liv Warfield
  • The Tell Alls
  • Ayla Brown
  • Mahavatar
  • Joe Bermudez
  • David Knapp
  • Paul Brill
  • Hugh Martin
  • Andrejack
  • Andrejack
  • Amber
  • Monster Taxi
  • Vinny B
  • Vinny Blessed
  • Open Till Midnight
  • DJ Kimberly S.
  • The Shirts
  • Modus
  • Alice Ripley
  • Roland Belmares
  • Randy Bettis
  • DJ Max Rodriguez
  • Maxwell Rodriguez
  • Kocho-Bi-Sexual
  • 2006 London Cast
  • Patti LuPone
  • Michael Cerveris
  • Kyler England
  • Trolleyvox
  • Trolleyvox
  • The Shimmers
  • Spike Priggen
  • Matt Turk
  • Veluxe
  • D'Andre
  • Matthew Friedberger
  • Carlton Blount
  • Angela McKenzie
  • Blood on the Wall
  • Jared Tyler
  • Cadiz
  • Black Dice
  • Johnny Reinhard
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • Jeff Harner
  • Kite Operations
  • Dub L
  • Red Rooster
  • Dio
  • The Jealous Type
  • The Hard Lessons
  • Carolyn AlRoy
  • K.P. Devlin
  • First Time
  • Liza Quin
  • The Doc Marshalls
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • Trophy Wives
  • Cristhian Cristhian
  • Christhian Christhian
  • Levy
  • Levy
  • Levy
  • Lene Lovich
  • Black Lipstick
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Hartley Goldstein
  • Polarity 1
  • Spike Priggen
  • Klaatu
  • Dog Fashion Disco
  • Thorne
  • Stephen Lynch
  • Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom
  • Original Broadway Cast
  • Amber
  • Philip Chaffin
  • Whitestarr
  • Deb Talan
  • The Prime-Time Sublime Community Orchestra
  • Angelo Badalamenti
  • Vitamin F
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • Miniatures
  • Atomic Brother
  • Alfred Molina
  • Original Broadway Cast
  • Kyler
  • Gilfema
  • Martha Reeves
  • Andreas Delfs
  • Don Byron
  • Athletic Mic League
  • Goddo
  • Rebecca Luker
  • Charlotte Kendrick
  • Amber
  • Paul Brill
  • Ripley
  • Betty
  • The Capsules
  • Twisted Sister
  • Jack Donahue
  • Fontaine Toups
  • Cheaper Than Therapy
  • Allen Toussaint
  • Universal Honey
  • Amber
  • Jenn Vix
  • Greta Gertler
  • Evil Jake
  • The Contes
  • Jayne Cortez
  • Universal Honey
  • Dog Fashion Disco
  • Eamonn Vitt
  • Rhonda Stisi
  • Leisureworld
  • Ethel
  • Dio
  • The Dent
  • Sargento Tomate
  • Frank
  • David Tanenbaum
  • Ward White
  • Lil' Rowdy
  • Cuarteto Latinoamericano
  • Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
  • Sinfonietta Ventus
  • Oh My God
  • Joanie Leeds
  • Stephen Lynch
  • Jason Brody
  • Young People's Chorus of New York City
  • Krakatoa
  • Carlos Placeres
  • Richard X. Heyman
  • Corndaddy
  • Ted Nugent
  • Paul Schneider
  • Mike Kaplan
  • Eight Days Gone
  • Mandy Patinkin
  • North Sea Story
  • K.P. Devlin
  • Bradford Reed
  • Jessica Delvecchio
  • Dorman
  • Screwtape's Roast
  • Screwtape's Roast
  • Ted Nugent
  • Ted Nugent
  • Blood Has Been Shed
  • The Bottle Rockets
  • The Big Collapse
  • Drywater
  • Drywater
  • Evelyn Forever
  • Jim Roll
  • Evelyn Forever
  • Mohead
  • Jill Jack
  • Lauren Hoffman
  • Rubenstein
  • The Easybeats
  • The Easybeats
  • The Cucumbers
  • The Cucumbers
  • John Wesley Harding
  • Bell
  • The Creation
  • The Creation
  • 22 Brides
  • Psychotica
  • King Missile
  • Indica Project
  • Steve Rossiter
  • Praxis
  • Cypher 7
  • Spirit Level
  • Gypsy Soul
  • Stewart Francke
  • Varnaline
  • Eden White
  • Ebeling Hughes
  • Purple Ivy Shadows
  • Varnaline
  • Varnaline
  • Sugar Plant
  • Brian Ales
  • Shallow
  • Stewart Francke
  • Stewart Francke
  • Stewart Francke
  • Mephiskapheles
  • Deep Purple
  • Multiple Cat
  • Michael King
  • Michael King
  • Reservoir
  • D-Shot
  • Steve Wynn
  • Space Needle
  • Varnaline
  • Varnaline
  • Andrea Parkins
  • Shallow
  • Shallow
  • Shallow
  • Boyracer
  • Kittywinder
  • Varnaline
  • Grover
  • Don Byron
  • Reservoir
  • Multiple Cat
  • Black Velvet Flag
  • Black Velvet Flag
  • Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang
  • Jonny Lang
  • Rainbow
  • Allen Toussaint
  • Deep Purple
  • Autograph
  • Klaatu
  • Instant Funk
  • Klaatu
  • Deep Purple
  • Deep Purple
  • Klaatu
  • Allen Toussaint
  • WOLF!
  • Olukayode Akojenu
  • The Revere
  • Matt Keating
  • Draz
  • Ide
  • Blackout Money
  • No Regular Play
  • Jadea Kelly
  • Peter Eldridge
  • Ruby the RabbitFoot
  • No Regular Play
  • Altas
  • Svjetlana Bukvich
  • Hannah Georgas
  • Gowanus Reggae and Ska Society
  • Ska Society
  • Grounders
  • Grand Vapids
  • Vacant Fever
  • K.P. Devlin
  • Sauti Sol
  • Foy Vance
  • Dyan
  • Jadea Kelly
  • Lowland Hum
  • Ape Machine
  • Sunjacket
  • Cabin Dogs
  • Ife & Danny
  • Mortar & Pestle
  • No Lands
  • Ruby the RabbitFoot
  • Archdeacon
  • Vensaire
  • Cuddle Magic
  • Donora
  • The Orange Constant
  • Rachael Elliott
  • The Sam Lamont Band
  • Serge Bulat
  • Soul Cycle
  • Jesse Fischer
  • Dane Drewis
  • The Lonesome Band
  • Nick Shaheen
  • Serge Bulat
  • Up the Chain
  • Overlake
  • Blond Ambition
  • Hot Flash Heat Wave
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Daniel Hutchens
  • Moby
  • Moby
  • Andrew McKenna Lee
  • Phil Salisbury
  • The Death of Jason Brody
  • Catherine MacLellan
  • Globes On Remote
  • Serge Bulat
  • Christopher Tignor
  • Kalen Nash
  • Shira & Friends
  • Goodbye Blue
  • K.P. Devlin
  • Rafiq Bhatia
  • Loop 2.4.3

Interview with Joe Lambert Mastering

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I work on all kinds of projects big and small, indie and major labels. Sometimes it's a full length with vinyl cutting, others it's one or two songs. I concentrate on finding what each specific client needs for their project.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: To make your music sound as best it can. So it sounds amazing in my mastering room, on your phone and everywhere in between.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: I love hearing a song and after a few minutes knowing what I need to do then hearing it blossom in front of me.

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: Again, there are many different needs so it's figuring them out for each person. How much? This much. ; )

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: That it's the same basic process for each song and we use a lot of compression.

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: There can be many, How many songs? What format did you record and mix to, what sample rate, are you releasing physical CD's or Vinyl, do you have a label, what what are some things you're currently listening to..

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Remember why you started creating music, how you wanted it to sound, how you wanted to make people feel listening to it. Don't settle on just OK make sure it's something you will be proud of.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: I likely wouldn't have electricity so a couple acoustic guitars, drums, a sax and a lot of water.

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: See bio.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I avoid having a style or sound. I want to keep a fresh perspective and react to what I hear and what the client is hoping for.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: All the ones I haven't yet!

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Every song is different so find where that song "lives" then accentuate it. I don't really have any set moves or templates.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: I get every type of music and artists from all over the world and that's the way I like it.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Listening to my client.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: It's a balance of experience and objectivity. Being objective about your own art is very difficult because you're so close to it. That's one reason mastering your own mixes is mostly a waste of time. I've developed an ability to listen to a song and know quickly what it needs. Then once I know I have the best tools to make that work.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: 90% of what I do is listening and reacting to what I hear then making the adjustments I find necessary to make the song (s) sit a perfectly as possible. The other 10% is listening to the artist's thoughts and ideas to make sure we get as close to what they want as possible.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: We built a fantastic sounding room in the heart of downtown Jersey City. 8 minutes from Manhattan because we want to be convenient as possible for our clients who want to attend. It has all the great gear I've collected over the years to make the best sounding records possible.

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: Wow, I'm inspired all the time by different artists. It's usually something simple, a great vocal or melody, or a kid on the subway platform singing there heart out as if their life depends on it.

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