Boone McElroy


25 Reviews (3 Verified)
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You're not going to get a better sound or anybody more dedicated to this.

Over fifteen years experience.

Full hi-end analog.

Bespoke signal chain.

Pianist/Guitarist/Bassist for 25 years.

CalArts Graduate of Music Technology, BFA.

Spaceship named Desert Park.

Times Square, Manhattan

"a 1-man-machine." -DJ Stretch Armstrong

"Ive always known Boone to do first class work with a first class work ethic...though he is yet to find me a first-class rhyme for "concierge."" -Patrick Leonard

"Boone got the best sounding room in New York." -Prodigy of Mobb Deep

"Boone a regular El Chapo." -Lenny Grant a.k.a. Uncle Murda





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25 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Cappy F.

    Boone is the guy you want to master your song!! Trust and believe!! If you want top quality sound service and professionalism stop searching right here and go with Boone!!

  2. Review by Summers S.

    Great, clear sound. Answered all of my questions and works fast.

  3. Review by Markos Z.

    Just an awesome sounding top quality master, what more do you need?

  4. Review by Willis
    by Willis

    Boone is attentive, skilled and tasteful. Once I got the first project that I sent him back, I knew I had a first-call choice in the future.

  5. Review by Christopher Gray aka King Bris
    by Christopher Gray aka King Bris

    Boone is the man hands down...Always on top of his game and takes his work very seriously. Great dude with a great ear for the music.

  6. Review by JD Shamoun

    Boone's mastering is unmatched. His spaceship known as Desert Park, is simply unmatched. You will not find another entity on this Earth more dedicated to your sound. Boone takes every project as seriously as possible, and shows no bias when helping you to achieve the best sound you can. If you are in the Greater NYC area, you better call Boone.

  7. Review by DJ JJJones
    by DJ JJJones

    Went in for a quick master as I like to sit in on my masters and it ended up being there longer than expected which was a good thing, Boone was so insightful I ended up staying to learn.

  8. Review by Chris C.

    Boone is the best at what he does. Dedication, ambition, and detail oriented are the three characterists I would use to define the future legend. His studio is elegant with top of the class equipment. Boone is down to earth but will surprise you with all the information he knows about music. He practically lives at his studio and will do his best to get your music done as quickly as possible with the best quality sound. With Boone, your music will pop and be radio ready.

  9. Review by Sean H.
    by Sean H.

    Boone always manages to take my mixes to the next level without changing the spirit of the songs. I’m Looking forward to working more this year .

  10. Review by Mr MADE
    by Mr MADE

    Excellent Job ! We love how the records were mastered So clean and consistent all the way through .

  11. Review by Boo
    by Boo

    My team and I all have agreed that we will never release a record until after Boone touches it. He is always able to preserve the vibe of each record.

  12. Review by Vally
    by Vally

    As a mix engineer, mastering engineers need to be improving my mixes or it’s over. I can count on Boone to help excecute my vision, while bringing something new and unexpected to my mixes that push them to a new level. Thanks for everything Boone - Looking forward to the next one!

  13. Review by Seamus M.

    Boone did a brilliant job on my master. We're lucky to have him on here. Use him while you still can!

  14. Review by Sean Leonard
    by Sean Leonard

    .Boone comes from a place of dense, highly informed musicality. As not only an engineer of superior grade, he is an exceptional musician. It is for this reason I feel Desert Park stands in a league of its own. Boones ability to hear and read into the musical aspects of a piece and mix/master accordingly is an invaluable resource to any project.
    Class A, The highest bar.

  15. Review by MAKER
    by MAKER

    Young genius/old soul. Has an ear like a bat, a spaceship-hideaway-mini-Batcave w/ some of the best tools in the game above a young Madonna's former squat space, & he speaks in gems while teaching clients as much about music as he does about life. Both VIPs & future stars go to Boone for his drive to make their music sound it's best & his ability to find the sweet spot in their sound.

  16. Review by Cashbilz
    by Cashbilz

    I love recording with boone at desert park the quality of music pumped out of that place is top notch so is the equipment. Boone has a ear for music and not many engineers can dissect a track transform it and rebuild it better than ever .if I was you .....and I am this is the best place to spend your buck treat yourself don't cheat yourself...cashbilz

  17. Review by JBellz
    by JBellz

    Worked with Boone on numerous ocations. Honestly the best sound I've witnessed. Desert Park Issa vibe. I've Learn so much working with Boone he has defeitnetly helped me delvop my sound through his experience. You can't lose working @ Desert Park. Salute bro!!!

  18. Review by Nick Neutronz

    I've worked with Boone McElroy on all of my mixes this year, since meeting him. He has put together an amazing room, with some of the clearest low end I've heard in the city. Compared to Quad studios, KMA, and many other high-end rooms, his desert park room is by far the clearest, and his approach to mixing the most innovative, his study of sound the most dedicated.

  19. Review by Emami
    by Emami

    I have worked with Boone closely for around 10 years. There is something to be said about an engineer who understands the full spectrum of music creation. His expertise, ambition and willingness to delve deep into the sound is what will make the difference in your recording. It is a matter of time before Boone is inducted into the pantheon of legendary Audio Engineers.

  20. Review by Davide di Cagno-Hagen
    by Davide di Cagno-Hagen

    Having worked with Boone for over 5 years, my music and sound has improved significantly. Boone is focused and knows his stuff. He can be producer, engineer, mixing and masterer all in one. His studio is clean and inviting, and I keep coming back to clean up tracks or just record.

Interview with Boone McElroy

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

  2. A: I use some of my spirit power on every record.

  3. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  4. A: Do you mix too? I answer with “only if the project really speaks to me. Usually I refer to an associate for those types of jobs. Those jobs can culminate in my associates room and be mastered after mixes are approved.

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

  6. A: That it’s three clicks of a button type quick.

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

  8. A: I tend to not really ask anything. I speak through the file I send to the client.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: It doesn't matter how much headroom you leave. Make the song sound it's best. Then send me that to master.

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: I honestly don't know. or can't say.

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

  14. A: I've skipped a lot of steps in my life but I’ve been working in audio for over 16 years. I am grateful to do mastering fulltime. I have no grey hairs.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?


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

  18. A: Jay Z because he the goat. And a Sagittarius too.

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

  20. A: In order to be the best musician possible you’ve got to learn to be the best person possible. And that involves a hell of a lot of not playing music.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: I'm a damn good seeker.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: Taste, preference, ambition, discretion. or, Color=Pure Even=Odds Same=Difference

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: Items in the chain can include: Lavry, Dangerous, Manley, Overstayer, SPL, Texas Instruments, Weiss, MDE & more. I am currently listening on JBL M2's through cranesong and I will be moving to PMC BB6 XBD-A's soon.

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

  28. A: tom elmhirst, serbahn ghena, josh gudwin, kevin killen, ross hogarth, cla, mike dean, 40, manny m, chris athens, joe laporta, ted jensen, doug sax, bob ludwig, brian gardner.

  29. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  30. A: Dave East’s newest project. The production is insane. And all the mixes are A+

  31. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  32. A: Mike Kuz, Nick Neutronz, Samuel Skolfield, Sean Leonard, WonWorldStudios, FastLifeBeats.

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: Both. Analog is extra saucy and seems to make working more effortless, almost like training wheels. But with Digital I can get in the cracks. Many songs need both. But not for every situation. There’s no every situation type of ‘trick’

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

  36. A: Can’t say.

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

  38. A: It saved my life.

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

  40. A: Hip-Hop & Pop

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

  42. A: You can only listen to a song for the first time once! Land the plane. In mastering the controls are Up, Down, and don't kill anybody.

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

  44. A: Turn knobs, push buttons, flick switches.

Prodigy - No Religion

I was the first Masterer in this production

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Typical is 1 revision, if needed.

GenresSounds Like
  • Prodigy
  • Uncle Murda
  • Dave East
Gear Highlights
  • ASC Tuned Room
  • JBL M2
  • Cranesong
  • Lavry
  • Overstayer Frameworks
  • Dangerous
  • Manley
  • SPL PQ
  • Texas Instruments
  • Weiss
  • PS Audio
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