Epicenter Mastering

Mastering Engineer

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Epicenter Mastering is run by Mastering Engineer Gentry Studer, (yes, like the tape machine). Gentry is a 3X Grammy and Emmy Nominated, Juno and MIA Record of the Year winning Mastering Engineer. Working with indie and signed clients alike including: Metallica, Spoon, Incubus, Wynonna, Jackson Wang and many more.

The studio is an official Apple Digital Masters mastering studio, featuring an exotic all analogue gear list, with nice digital gear to be used if necessary. Using his experience, Gentry brings a fresh but classic sound built on the foundations and techniques he learned from one of the industry's most influential mastering engineers.

Gentry's philosophy:

"I use my ear first before I look at meters and spectrographs, music is all about emotions, not perfectly balanced sine waves. I want to feel the music, I don't stop until it feels right."

Contact me through the green button above, and let’s get to work.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Gentry Studer
  • Jackson Wang
  • Angel Du$t
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  • Andrew W.K.
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  • Incubus
  • Joywave
  • Vant
  • Spoon
  • At the Drive-In
  • 36 Crazyfists
  • Soen
  • Wallows
  • Future Islands
  • Wallows
  • Beach Slang
  • Heart
  • Palaye Royale
  • Otep
  • Otep
  • Deftones
  • The Strumbellas
  • Lacey Sturm
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Darke Complex
  • American Head Charge
  • Emilíana Torrini
  • The Colorist Orchestra
  • Esmé Patterson
  • The Trash Can Sinatras
  • Best Coast
  • Dustin Kensrue
  • Young Buffalo
  • Zella Day
  • Young Guns
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Hopsin
  • Crazy Town
  • Stoney LaRue
  • Stars in Stereo
  • Kindness
  • Ryan Adams
  • Bush
  • Bush
  • Bush
  • Bush
  • Metallica
  • Jackson Wang
  • Rich Brian
  • Beabadoobee
  • Iñigo Pascual
  • 9m88
  • Ian Grey
  • Suboi
  • The One Hundred
  • Warren Hue
  • Sweet Spirit
  • Hopsin
  • MaSiWei
  • Dario Lorina
  • Jackson Wang
  • Hopsin
  • Vant
  • Cheer Up Club
  • Michael Mancuso
  • Deftones
  • Telephant
  • Toothgrinder
  • Vant
  • Hell or Highwater
  • Rich Brian
  • Alextbh
  • Warren Hue
  • Vant
  • Phum Viphurit
  • Gerard Way
  • Deftones
  • Deftones
  • Jackson Wang
  • Insha
  • My Goodness
  • Rich Brian
  • Vant
  • MaSiWei
  • My Ticket Home
  • MaSiWei

7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Joseph B.
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    Gentry's mastering was amazing to hear. Songs came back sounding incredible! Awesome experience and would definitely work with again!

  2. Review by ilana m.
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    I had an excellent experience with Gentry and couldn’t be happier with the results! I look forward to working with him again and would recommend him to anyone looking to get their tracks mastered.

  3. Review by Kyle P.
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    Very timely and the songs came out great! Would definitely work with Epicenter again.

  4. Review by Matt Miller
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    Epicenter Mastering was Awesome! He provided me the right communication and service. The song was delivered in two files and was easy to download. The sound quality was right on the mark. I can't wait to share the outcome with everyone.

  5. Review by Bryan David Johnson
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    Gentry's work is the best I've found and his communication is stellar. He knew exactly what I was looking for and nailed it on the first take. If you're looking for world-class mastering, you've got it at Epicenter Mastering.

  6. Review by Brian Virtue
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    Gentry does amazing work. I'm always happy to hear my mixes will be going to Gentry.

  7. Review by Bryan David Johnson
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    Gentry's work is outstanding work and his communication is stellar. If you are searching for a world-class mastering, look no further.

Interview with Epicenter Mastering

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I'm usually in between 5-12 projects at a time, you'll have to come back to my profile and check what they are.

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

  4. A: Communication, quick turnaround times, and a good hang.

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

  6. A: I like that at the end of the day, I get to listen to finished music. It's similar to putting on a good playlist and just enjoying everything the songs have to offer.

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

  8. A: Strap an L2 across the two buss and make it loud. Although I do have a hardware L2 unit, there's a lot that goes into the process of mastering.

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

  10. A: What is the most important to you: - Loudness - Dynamics - Balance - Feel

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Although I do like thundering lows, creamy silky highs, and vocals sitting up front and clear. I follow the mix unless asked otherwise. Whatever the mix needs to really enhance all the hard work put into the track.

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

  14. A: I prefer to work with artists that put their everything into their music. The awards and shiny things are cool, but they also take up a lot of wall space!

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Although, mastering is up there. I feel like I've perfected the art of drinking coffee. Ask me about it.

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

  18. A: My work process starts with listening to the song, after listening to the track for about 10-15 minutes, I start putting the gear in what order I want it in. Then I tweak and tweak until it feels right, then I take a quick break, then I listen again, tweak again and then print the track.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: The studio is an all analog studio with a Sontec EQ MEP 250EX, SPL EQ's (PQ and Passeq), SPL DMC Console, 6 different A/D and D/A Converters, and other analog gear. The room is in the historic RCA building on Music Row in Nashville, TN.

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

  22. A: Bob Ludwig, Ted Jensen, Greg Calbi, Dave Kutch, and every other creative individual that puts their life work into music.

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

  24. A: Mastering for independent musicians, indie labels, and major label clients in all musical genres.

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

  26. A: The main genre's are: Rock, Pop, Country, and Top 40. I have also worked on Jazz, Classical, EDM, Dance Music, Rap, Neo Soul, and many other genres.

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

  28. A: Instead of boosting the high end, try raising the overall level, use a shelving filter and roll off the low end. It helps with phase issues.

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

  30. A: I have been in music since I was 5 years old. I started by taking piano lessons until I was 10 years old. At 10 years old I started playing the guitar, tuba, and violin taking private lessons for all instruments helping develop my ear. After Highschool I attended The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, a vocational school strictly for Audio Engineering. After CRAS, I took an internship with Howie Weinberg Mastering and quickly moved up to the position of Lead Engineer. Shortly after I started Epicenter Mastering and have been a working professional since 2012.

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

  32. A: Mastering for independent musicians, indie labels, and major label clients in all musical genres.

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

  34. A: The main genre's are: Rock, Pop, Country, and Top 40. I have also worked on Jazz, Classical, EDM, Dance Music, Rap, Neo Soul, and many other genres.

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

  36. A: Instead of boosting the high end, try raising the overall level, use a shelving filter and roll off the low end. It helps with phase issues.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Both, although I prefer analog over digital processing, sometimes it doesn't work with the music. Whatever processing makes it feel the best.

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

  40. A: Bob Ludwig, Ted Jensen, Greg Calbi, Dave Kutch, and every other creative individual that puts their life work into music.

  41. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  42. A: Both, although I prefer analog over digital processing, sometimes it doesn't work for the music. Whatever tool makes it feel the best.

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

  44. A: I have been in music since I was 5 years old. I started by taking piano lessons until I was 10 years old. At 10 years old I started playing the guitar, tuba, and violin taking private lessons for all instruments helping develop my ear. After Highschool I attended The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, a vocational school strictly for Audio Engineering.

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  • Metallica
  • Jackson Wang
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Gear Highlights
  • SPL DMC
  • Sontec MEP250EX
  • Antelope 10MX
  • KNIF Soma
  • SPL PQ
  • SPL Passeq
  • SPL Iron
  • Waves L2
  • SPL Mercury
  • Mytek 192
  • Weiss DS1 MK3
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