Epicenter Mastering is run by Gentry Studer, 3X Grammy and Emmy nominated (Senior Mastering Engineer at Howie Weinberg Mastering; and yes, like the tape machine). Gentry works out of the same room as Howie Weinberg. Using his experience, he brings a fresh but classic sound built on the foundations of one of the most influential mastering engineers.

The studio is an official Mastered For iTunes mastering studio, has the ability to do 1/2" and 1/4" analog tape, and is capable of providing any other formats you need for production (DDP's, PMCD, etc.).

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Gentry Studer:

  • Heart
  • Otep
  • Otep
  • Deftones
  • The Strumbellas
  • Lacey Sturm
  • The Dead Daisies
  • American Head Charge
  • 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
  • Palaye Royale
  • Sweet Spirit
  • Hopsin
  • Hopsin
  • Deftones
  • Deftones
  • My Goodness

Gear highlights

  • SPL DMC
  • Sontec 432C/9
  • Sontec MEP250EX
  • SPL Passeq
  • SPL PQ
  • Focusrite Red3
  • PMC MB2 XBD
  • Studer A80
  • Antelope 10M and Trinity Clocks

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

100% guarantee, reasonable amount of revisions, 2-3 days turn around time.

Reviews of Epicenter Mastering

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Very timely and the songs came out great! Would definitely work with Epicenter again.

  • Listing_thumb_djmattmiller29 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Listing_thumb_fullsizerenderabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Listing_thumb_fullsizerenderabout 1 year agoby

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

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Interview with Epicenter Mastering

Analog or digital and why?
Both, although I prefer analog over digital processing, sometime it doesn't work with the music. Whatever makes it feel the best.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Can you share one music production tip?
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.
What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Howie Weinberg, Bob Ludwig, Ted Jensen, Greg Calbi, Dave Kutch, and every other creative individual that puts their life work into music.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mastering for independent musicians, indie labels, and major label clients in all musical genres.
Analog or digital and why?
Both, although I prefer analog over digital processing, sometimes it doesn't work with the music. Whatever processing makes it feel the best.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Can you share one music production tip?
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.
What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Howie Weinberg, Bob Ludwig, Ted Jensen, Greg Calbi, Dave Kutch, and every other creative individual that puts their life work into music.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mastering for independent musicians, indie labels, and major label clients in all musical genres.