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 Award and Belgium MIA Record of the Year winning Mastering Engineer. Working with indie and signed clients alike including: Metallica, Spoon, Incubus, and many more.

The studio is an official Mastered For iTunes 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 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 tones. I want to feel the music, I don't stop till it feels right."

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Gentry Studer
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Incubus
  • Joywave
  • Vant
  • Spoon
  • At the Drive-In
  • 36 Crazyfists
  • Future Islands
  • Heart
  • Palaye Royale
  • Otep
  • Otep
  • Deftones
  • The Strumbellas
  • Lacey Sturm
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Darke Complex
  • American Head Charge
  • Emilíana Torrini
  • The Colorist
  • 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
  • Ian Grey
  • The One Hundred
  • Sweet Spirit
  • Hopsin
  • Dario Lorina
  • Hopsin
  • Vant
  • Michael Mancuso
  • Deftones
  • Vant
  • Vant
  • Gerard Way
  • Deftones
  • My Goodness
  • Vant
  • Wallows
  • My Ticket Home

5 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

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

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

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

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  16. 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. I took an internship with Howie Weinberg Mastering 3 years ago and quickly moved up to the position of Lead Engineer.

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: The studio is an all analog studio with Sontec EQ's (MES 432c/9 and 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 an George Augspurger design with perfect acoustics. The room does have plenty of digital plug ins also, used mainly for corrective purposes.

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

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

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

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

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100% guarantee, reasonable amount of revisions, 2-4 day turn around time for masters. 100% guarantee, reasonable amount of revisions, 4-7 day turn around time for mixes.

GenresSounds Like
  • Incubus
  • Spoon
  • Metallica
Gear Highlights
  • SPL DMC
  • Sontec MEP250EX
  • Antelope 10MX
  • KNIF Soma
  • SPL PQ
  • SPL Passeq
  • SPL Iron
  • Waves L2
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