Harold LaRue Mastering

Grammy Award-Winning Mastering

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'Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival' - SHORTER, CARRINGTON, GENOVESE, SPALDING (Candid Records) won a 2023 Grammy Award. Clients include Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Tower of Power, Lisa Bella Donna, Joey Alexander, Jeffrey Osborne, Kayley Hill (The Voice), Jack Russell's Great White, and more.

A recent guest on the pro audio podcast, Recording Studio Rockstars, Harold explains his approach to audio mastering and music production:


As an educator, Harold has designed and presented studio production, audio mastering, and troubleshooting curricula at several universities, music production schools, and private studios including:

SAE Nashville (https://usa.sae.edu/campuses/nashville/)
Interlochen Center for the Arts (https://www.interlochen.org)
Academy of Contemporary Music, University of Central Oklahoma (acm.uco.edu)
Capital University (https://www.capital.edu/music-technology/)
Groove U (grooveu.net)
Seattle Recording Arts (seattlerecordingarts.com)

A Proud Member of:

Recording Academy, Producers & Engineers Wing
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)

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6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Roderick J.

    Harold does excellent work.

  2. Review by Jon Chinn

    Harold takes a personal approach to each project, and delivers beautiful sounding masters. Highly recommend!

  3. Review by Jon R.
    by Jon R.

    Harold has mastered a couple of projects that have come through my hands, every time the result has been nothing less than perfect! Harold is an extremely competent Mastering Engineer and a great person to boot! I strongly recommend Harold for any Mastering project!

  4. Review by Lisa Donna
    by Lisa Donna

    I’ve had the privilege and pleasure to work with Harold on a wide variety of musical projects. Including my own records. It’s amazing to witness him shapeshift from one project to another. He misses nothing and knows just how to adapt to each project with a wizards wand.

    One thing I find that sets Harold apart from the many other mastering engineers I’ve worked with, is that he masters it like a seasoned MUSICIAN. He truly listens to every nuance. He works wonders with music / mixes that only need a finishing touch or a total uplift. He’s an absolute treasure to work with.

  5. Review by William Slater
    by William Slater

    I have worked with Harold on a couple of projects and what he does is amazing! He's a sorcerer of audio!

  6. Review by The Carlsons
    by The Carlsons

    Harold was not only brilliant at mastering our material. He worked as the producer on our project in Nashville and was a joy to work with all the while keeping us at task. We finished recording ready to mix 15 songs in 2 days and Harold was instrumental in that massive undertaking. We would have never accomplished it without his help.

The Carlsons - Do Whatcha Want

I was the Producer and Mastering Engineer in this production

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