Over 33 years of ears! Gary Hobish has been credited on hundreds of albums covering all genres of recordings — from classic jazz to classic rock, alt-rock, rap and hard rock to folk, classical, spoken word and even sound effects. Gary has the technical and musical savvy to help your project find its most expressive voice at a price you can afford.

At A. Hammer Mastering, we combine the engineering expertise of a seasoned Mastering Specialist with the artistic sense of a working musician and the technology of a combined digital and analog mastering environment to give your album the best possible transition from the studio to the pressing plant. We are proud to be able to offer the highest quality Mastering at a price point accessible to today’s independent artists. We can enhance your good work to make it great — all with completely professional results at very cost effective rates. (Please contact for pricing.)

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Gary Hobish:

  • NRBQ
  • Devo
  • Carletta Sue Kay
  • Noh Mercy
  • Dominant Legs
  • Ganglians
  • Cuckoo Chaos
  • Antarctica Takes It!
  • A Classic Education
  • Ferocious Few
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Moore Brothers
  • Flipper
  • Tape Deck Mountain
  • Flipper
  • Sean O'Brien
  • Kluster
  • Port O'Brien
  • Earthling Society
  • Apache
  • The Barry Sisters
  • The Barry Sisters
  • Miller Carr
  • Jarret Cooper
  • Jarret Cooper
  • Here and Now
  • The Paper Sons
  • True West
  • True West
  • Harmonia
  • Harmonia
  • Judee Sill
  • Scott Elder
  • Peter Walker
  • Port O'Brien
  • Mushroom
  • Alison Faith Levy
  • Bob Marley
  • Willie Nelson
  • Ed Wiley, Jr.
  • Lead Belly
  • Lightnin' Hopkins
  • Flamin Groovies
  • Buck Owens
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Crooked Roads
  • Dr. John
  • Griddle
  • Waylon Jennings
  • Elton John
  • The Moore Brothers
  • Bob Marley
  • Amy Duncan
  • Mushroom
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • Patsy Cline
  • Latin Soul Syndicate
  • Willie Nelson
  • Dr. John
  • Buck Owens
  • Hip Hop Hoodios
  • The Moore Brothers
  • The Moore Brothers
  • Charles Brown
  • Tommy Peltier
  • Tommy Peltier
  • Ennio Morricone
  • Judee Sill
  • Judee Sill
  • Patty Waters
  • Porter Wagoner
  • Plainsong
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • Thomas Mapfumo
  • Terry Adams
  • Willie Nelson
  • Willie Nelson
  • Willie Nelson
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • The Sons of Emperor Norton
  • Watts Prophets
  • Biff Rose
  • Patsy Cline
  • Grouse
  • Waylon Jennings
  • The Holy Modal Rounders
  • Prophetz of Time and Space
  • Prophetz of Time and Space
  • Terry Reid
  • Pearls Before Swine
  • Griddle
  • Griddle
  • Patty Waters
  • Pearls Before Swine
  • Ian Matthews
  • Om Attack
  • Kilopop
  • Gone Jackals
  • Gone Jackals
  • NRBQ
  • Gone Jackals
  • Gone Jackals
  • Gone Jackals
  • Bob Marley
  • Ray Luv
  • Lester Young
  • Mac Dre
  • Mac Dre
  • The Firehouse Five Plus Two
  • The Firehouse Five Plus Two
  • Art Pepper
  • The Feelies
  • Game Theory
  • Twisted Roots
  • Twisted Roots
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • True West
  • True West
  • David J
  • Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • Flipper
  • Stan Ridgway
  • Brian Eno
  • David J
  • Greg Kihn
  • The Dream Syndicate
  • Avengers
  • Avengers
  • Avengers
  • Sylvester
  • Frank Foster
  • The Sugarhill Gang
  • Monte Cazazza
  • Factrix
  • Paul Desmond
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Michael Rother
  • Michael Rother
  • Flipper
  • Craig Leon
  • Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Mink DeVille
  • La Düsseldorf
  • La Duesseldorf
  • Factrix
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Count Basie Orchestra
  • Thomas Mapfumo
  • Moebius & Plank
  • The Sugarhill Gang
  • Cluster
  • Flamin Groovies
  • Michael Rother
  • Michael Rother
  • The Rezillos
  • Flamin Groovies
  • Thomas Mapfumo
  • Tommy Flanagan
  • Michael Rother
  • Michael Rother
  • Count Basie
  • Oscar Peterson
  • La Düsseldorf
  • Michael Rother
  • Michael Rother
  • Red Garland
  • Ron Carter
  • Tony Williams
  • Herbie Hancock
  • La Düsseldorf
  • La Düsseldorf
  • Flamin Groovies
  • Guy Clark
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Guy Clark
  • Allen Toussaint
  • Dr. John
  • Bill Evans
  • Tracy Nelson
  • Melvin Van Peebles
  • Alexis Korner
  • Betty Wright
  • Judee Sill
  • Tony Joe White
  • Milton Nascimento
  • Cal Tjader
  • Alan Sorrenti
  • Barbara Keith
  • Gilberto Gil
  • Tom Rapp
  • Tami Lynn
  • Tamiya Lynn
  • Jackie Lomax
  • Air
  • Lucio Battisti
  • Anne Briggs
  • Anne Briggs
  • William S. Fischer
  • Smoke Dawson
  • Eugene McDaniels
  • Jackie Lomax
  • Ian Matthews
  • Les McCann
  • John Simon
  • Judee Sill
  • Joel Scott Hill
  • John Barbata
  • Chris Ethridge
  • Colin Blunstone
  • Duke Ellington
  • Baby Huey
  • Ian Matthews
  • Ian Matthews
  • Ornette Coleman
  • Brother Jack McDuff
  • Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
  • Scott Walker
  • Scott Walker
  • Edison Electric Band
  • Ruthann Friedman
  • Meic Stevens
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
  • The Memphis Horns
  • Eric Andersen
  • Eddie Gale
  • Sonny Sharrock
  • Eric Andersen
  • Gilberto Gil
  • Fabulous Counts
  • Bukka White
  • Lou Johnson
  • Fairport Convention
  • Soft Machine
  • Fairport Convention
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Don Bikoff
  • Don Bikoff
  • Eddie Gale
  • Gilberto Gil
  • Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
  • Betty Wright
  • Lou Donaldson
  • Lee Hazlewood
  • Gene Clark
  • Doug Dillard
  • Dillard & Clark
  • Soft Machine
  • Archie Bell & the Drells
  • Steve Marcus
  • Lee Hazlewood
  • Lee Hazlewood
  • Robert Pete Williams
  • Pat Martino
  • Pat Martino
  • Fred Neil
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • Lee Hazlewood
  • Freddie Roach
  • The Walker Brothers
  • Leo Wright
  • Ben Webster
  • Red Garland Quartet
  • Ornette Coleman
  • Yusef Lateef
  • Yusef Lateef
  • Charles Mingus
  • John Wright
  • Teddy Edwards Quartet
  • Hampton Hawes Quartet
  • Hampton Hawes Quartet
  • Pepper Adams
  • Pepper Adams Quintet
  • Gene Ammons
  • Fred Katz
  • Luckey Roberts
  • Benny Golson
  • Bunk Johnson
  • Bunk Johnson
  • Kenny Burrell
  • Prestige All-Stars
  • Kenny Burrell
  • Prestige All-Stars
  • Herbie Mann
  • Buddy Collette
  • Hampton Hawes
  • Jackie McLean
  • Jackie McLean Quintet
  • George Wallington Quintet
  • Moondog
  • The Lighthouse All-Stars
  • Freddie Redd
  • Freddie Redd
  • Kenny Drew Trio
  • Zoot Sims Quintet
  • Elmo Hope
  • Jimmy Raney
  • Billy Taylor Trio
  • Billy Taylor
  • Billy Taylor Trio
  • Billy Taylor
  • Alison Faith Levy
  • The Soft Bombs
  • Kerry Wing
  • New American Farmers
  • The Vibe Project
  • The Soft Bombs
  • Ray Riddle
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • The Bonedrivers
  • Donovan's Brain
  • Kevin Conlon
  • Groove Rebellion
  • Kevin Conlon & the Groove Rebellion
  • Deniz Tek
  • The Soft Bombs
  • John Hulburt
  • Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review
  • Sun of Monkey
  • Blue on Green
  • Roscoe Holcomb
  • Jill Tracy
  • Sun of Monkey
  • Terry Adams
  • Cosmic Mercy
  • Cosmic Mercy
  • Cosmic Mercy
  • Cosmic Mercy
  • New American Farmers
  • Bob Brown
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • The Procrastinistas
  • Superfolk
  • The Cowboy

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of A. Hammer Mastering

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Gary has mastered a number of my recordings in the indie and classical realms, and every single one is a treat for the ears. He has also pre-mastered a handful of my projects for vinyl and they always comeback absolutely flawless. Gary also has a keen understanding of various genres of music which is absolutely invaluable these days. Thanks!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    What Gary did to my audio is nothing short of magic. He saved my album and my film when time was getting short and everything seemed lost.Gary is my hero. He has the golden ears,a precise brain and a big heart, all working together to bring the best out of your music. Impossible is not Gary Hobish, he is the man for any audio situation.

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby

    Gary did a terrific job with my debut album The Perambulator. He was familiar with all the genres on it-- 60's/70's rock and soul pop, garage rock, cabaret, early new wave, glam rock, americana-- and knew exactly what each track needed. He was professional in every way, explained tech issues very well, and, extra bonus-- was also good company.

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby

    Gary has great ears and he used his mad skills to bring out the best sound for my CD of solo violin music. In addition to his technical expertise, he is also a musician, and he brings his musicality and breadth of experience into his mastering. On another project he did a fantastic job cleaning up a lot of disruptive noises. Highly recommended!

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby

    Gary has mastered two albums that I've worked on (so far!) - Here&Now "Coaxed Out From Oxford", and "Shapeshifter Gong- Live" - and I can say, hand on heart, that he's done the most excellent job on both of them, and I know where to come for the next album in the pipeline!

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