Hi, my name is Nathan James. I own and operate Vault Mastering and have been fortunate enough to work at some amazing studios in my career (Classic Sound, The Hit Factory, Jigsaw Sound, Masterdisk) and with some really great artists.

I built Vault Mastering for the independent musician, to give them access to a better acoustic listening experience, a higher level of technology, and to almost 2 decades of experience mastering recordings. Since it's inception, I've mastered records from over 40 countries and have had numerous releases chart.

In short, look into my work. If you like it, consider including me and Vault Mastering in your search. Trust me, the results are worth the extra dough.

If it's not your style then ask someone you trust who they use. If you hear a great sounding song/record, find out who mastered it and contact them. You'll be surprised at how approachable we are as professionals.

Coffee finished, clients here. Thanks for taking the time to look!

- Nathan

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Nathan James:

  • John Ericson
  • Buddy Guy
  • David Wax Museum
  • Joey DeFrancesco
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • John Medeski
  • David Wax Museum
  • The Long Lost
  • Transit
  • Mike Wexler
  • Laura and Will
  • Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
  • Langhorne Slim
  • Nathan James
  • The Rhythm Scratchers
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  • Nathan James
  • The Rhythm Scratchers
  • The Inner Banks
  • Bobby Doran
  • Dead Cat Bounce
  • Alexander Turnquist
  • Cold
  • Tania León
  • Gretchen Parlato
  • Mike Clark
  • Meeco
  • Mark Salling
  • Jimmy Gnecco
  • Oran Etkin
  • The Silent League
  • Fat Cat Big Band
  • Anna Ayers
  • Jar-E
  • Civil Twilight
  • Towner Galaher
  • Alan Cohen
  • Thomas Dybdahl
  • Thomas Dybdahl
  • Evan Brum
  • Fat Cat Big Band
  • James Day
  • James Day
  • James Day
  • James Day
  • Gretchen Parlato
  • Oran Etkin
  • Jonah Smith
  • Suresh Singaratnam
  • Fat Cat Big Band
  • Luminescent Orchestrii
  • Luminescent Orchestrii
  • JBM
  • Patrick Cleandenim
  • Musiciens Sans Frontieres
  • Rod Mitchell
  • John Krondes
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Lettie
  • John Shannon
  • Buddahead
  • Jesse Lewis
  • Matthew Brookshire
  • Dr. Manhattan
  • Gilfema
  • Gilfema
  • Saint Bernadette
  • The Lost Tricks
  • Astrograss
  • : Papercutz
  • Eivind Opsvik
  • Ben Willmott
  • Jason Rigby
  • Nick Vayenas
  • The Epochs
  • Agraceful
  • God or Julie
  • The So So Glos
  • : Papercutz
  • John Krondes
  • John Krondes
  • Ariel Aparicio
  • Speed of Life
  • Cyrus Chestnut
  • Rachel Z
  • Dept. of Good and Evil
  • Adrianne
  • Jennifer Newman
  • Zerobridge
  • Jean Racine
  • Jean Racine
  • Jupiter One
  • Last Years Model
  • Earlymay
  • David Abbinanti
  • Asen Doykin
  • Die Romantik
  • Nerse
  • Ferenc Nemeth
  • Towner Galaher
  • Kindergarten
  • Billy Nichols
  • Nell Bryden
  • Kathy Zimmer
  • The Attorneys
  • Hints
  • Alma Micic
  • The Paislies
  • The States
  • Dayna Stephens
  • Dive
  • The Pierces
  • Puny Human
  • Jar-E
  • [Velvet]
  • Pietro Tonolo
  • John Krondes
  • John Krondes
  • The Blue Van
  • Juniper Sky
  • New Heathens
  • Audra Rox
  • Ian Love
  • Charlie Hunter
  • Loudlife
  • Patrick Cornelius
  • Lone Wolf & Cub
  • New Years Day
  • The 101
  • Beans
  • The Fabulous Entourage
  • Paul Evans
  • Paul Evans
  • Nuttin' But Stringz
  • Logjam
  • Staind
  • Reuben Rogers
  • Martian Colony
  • Lourds Lane
  • Mace Hibbard
  • John Krondes
  • John Krondes
  • John Krondes
  • Planeside
  • The Silent Type
  • No-Neck Blues Band
  • Renee Heartfelt
  • Nels Andrews
  • Adrianne
  • Michelle Samuels
  • Adam Pascal
  • Draw Tippy
  • Irish Repertory Theatre Cast
  • Alma Micic
  • Janek Gwizdala
  • City Center Encores!
  • Wadada Leo Smith
  • Wadada Leo Smith
  • Pablo Ablanedo
  • Jonah Smith
  • Rale Micic Quintet
  • David Russell
  • Morpholinos
  • Dave Douglas
  • John Pizzarelli
  • Voodoolulu
  • Deborah Voigt
  • The Fray
  • Northern State
  • Pharaoh's Daughter
  • John Zorn
  • David Russell
  • Tim Heidecker
  • Anoushka Shankar
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Rale Micic
  • Abraham the Poor
  • Marie Therese
  • Miles
  • Uri Sharlin
  • Dogcat Ensemble
  • Uri Sharlin & the Dogcat Ensemble
  • Jesse Stacken
  • Bobby Cole
  • Michel Reis
  • Michel Reis Quartet
  • D'Amadeus
  • Yarn
  • Will Goble
  • Columbus Symphony Orchestra
  • Wish and the Well
  • Visible from Space
  • Jonah Smith
  • The Well Pennies
  • Micah Sheveloff
  • Donnie Sundal
  • Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
  • Cicero
  • Taft
  • Michel Reis
  • Shallow Side
  • Darren English
  • J. Woo
  • Julia Haltigan & The Hooligans
  • Maximum Penalty
  • Michael McArthur
  • Evan Russell Saffer
  • Michel Reis
  • Marc Demuth
  • Paul Wiltgen
  • The Michael Treni Big Band
  • Peter Robbins
  • EnglishKils
  • Peter Sterling
  • Salvo Randazzo
  • Eleanor Dubinsky
  • Blue Largo
  • Blue Largo
  • Blue Largo
  • Blue Largo
  • Blue Largo
  • Blue Largo
  • Nick Vayenas
  • Shallow Side
  • The David James Band
  • Mike Wexler
  • Emily Zuzik
  • Patrick Sheridan
  • Harry Watters
  • Every Boy
  • Nicolas Masson
  • Tony Hoylen
  • Margarita Shamrakov
  • Tony Grey
  • Michael Wilkinson
  • Snowflake
  • Future Wife
  • Too Many Humans
  • Zach Hillyard Band

Gear highlights

  • Custom room design by WSGD Design Group
  • Duntech & Cello Monitoring
  • Sequoia (DAW)
  • Sontec
  • Lavry AD
  • Prism AD
  • Forsell AD-DA
  • Cranesong
  • Pendulum
  • Avalon
  • Masalec
  • Millennia
  • Schoeps
  • DPA
  • AEA
  • Fab-filter
  • iZotope
  • Oxford

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