Mastering specialist @ George Martin's AIR Studios. Analogue mastering at one of the most prodigious and respected facilities. 2014 Pro Sound Awards WINNER!

Credits/Works: George Michael, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Neon Neon, John Coltrane, George Benson, Miles Davis, Loui Armstrong & Duke Ellington, A R Rahman, David Arnold,Clint Mansell, Zbigniew Preisner, Super Furry Animals, Clean Bandit, Sarah Vaughan, Marc Almond, London Symphony Orchestra, Funeral Suits, Nerina Pallot, Pure Reason Revolution, The Swingle Singers, The Alarm, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Hollies, Little Big Planet 3 (2014 Soundtrack), Polar Bear, The The, MF DOOM, Clint Mansell (High Rise, Requiem For A Dream, The Fountain & Noah), Nathan Carter, Anna Meredith, Whitey, The Minutes, Otherkin, Dinah Washington, Robin Trower, Terry Reid, Groundhogs, The Divine Comedy, Brinsley Schwarz, Benji Merrison (BBC’s Forces Of Nature), Matt Cardle, Quirke & Ben Hudson for labels including XL Recordings, EMI, Parlophone, Mute, Sony BMG, Universal/Island, Genetic/AATW, Domino Recording Co, Heavenly & Young Turks.

SERVICES:

CD Mastering
Hi - Res & Pure Audio Mastering
Vinyl Cutting & Mastering (Neumann VMS80, Studer A80 Preview)
Stem Mastering
Mastered For iTunes Certified
Mastering For Download & Streaming
Mastering for 5.1 Surround Sound
Audio Restoration
Direct to Disc Recording
Tape Transfer
Detailed Mix Advice

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for John Webber:

  • The Divine Comedy
  • One for All
  • One for All
  • One for All
  • John Coltrane
  • Eric Alexander
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • John Webber
  • Federico Bonifazi
  • Iskra String Quartet
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • George Coleman
  • John Webber Quartet
  • George Coleman
  • John Webber Quartet
  • George Coleman
  • John Webber Quartet
  • George Coleman
  • John Webber Quartet
  • George Coleman
  • John Webber Quartet
  • Clint Mansell
  • Marc Almond
  • Tandis Jenhudson
  • The The
  • Gilad Edelman
  • Ramon Ruiz
  • Sebastian See Schierenberg
  • Sophia Lisovskaya
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Vincent Herring
  • JJ Doom
  • Harold Mabern
  • Dmitry Baevsky
  • Kollegah
  • Vineyard U.K. Worship
  • One for All
  • One for All
  • Eric Alexander Quartet
  • Eric Alexander
  • John Bunch
  • John Bunch
  • One for All
  • One for All
  • David Hazeltine
  • Jim Rotondi
  • Jim Rotondi Quintet
  • Jim Rotondi
  • Jim Rotondi Quintet
  • Jim Rotondi
  • Cory Weeds
  • Cory Weeds
  • Cory Weeds
  • Cory Weeds
  • Hank Jones
  • Hank Jones
  • Hank Jones
  • Hank Jones
  • Hank Jones
  • Clara Sanabras
  • Clara & The Real Lowdown
  • Clara Sanabras & the Real Lowdown
  • Mamane Barka
  • Malam Maman Barka
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • One for All
  • One for All
  • Wycliffe Gordon
  • Wycliffe Gordon
  • Wycliffe Gordon
  • Mike LeDonne
  • Mike LeDonne
  • Mike LeDonne
  • Mike LeDonne
  • Jim Rotondi
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Joe Stilgoe
  • Perunika Trio
  • Perunika Trio
  • John Bunch
  • John Bunch
  • John Bunch
  • John Bunch
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Joe Temperley
  • Joe Temperley
  • Joe Temperley
  • Joe Temperley
  • One for All
  • One for All
  • Ryan Kisor
  • Super Trombone
  • Corey Hart
  • Tardo Hammer
  • Tardo Hammer
  • Tardo Hammer
  • Eric Alexander
  • Ryan Kisor
  • Miten
  • Eric Alexander
  • Von Freeman
  • David Hazeltine
  • David Hazeltine
  • David Hazeltine
  • Todd Herbert
  • Joe Temperley
  • Reeds and Deeds
  • Von Freeman
  • Hank Jones
  • Hank Jones
  • Hank Jones
  • Hank Jones
  • Dmitry Baevsky
  • Dmitry Baevsky
  • Dmitry Baevsky
  • Dmitry Baevsky
  • Dmitry Baevsky
  • Dan Nimmer
  • One for All
  • One for All
  • One for All
  • One for All
  • Barry Harris
  • Barry Harris
  • Barry Harris
  • Super Trombone
  • Ryan Kisor
  • Eddie Diehl
  • Eddie Diehl
  • Eddie Diehl
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Hi Fi Mike
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Etta Jones
  • Etta Jones
  • Etta Jones
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Eric Alexander
  • Joan Stiles
  • Joan Stiles
  • Joan Stiles
  • Von Freeman
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Jimmy Cobb's Mob
  • Ernie Andrews
  • Eric Alexander
  • Ryan Kisor
  • University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One
  • Cecil Payne
  • Etta Jones
  • Ernie Andrews
  • Tennessee Fat Cats
  • Ryan Kisor
  • Joe Magnarelli
  • Jim Rotondi Quintet
  • Craig Wuepper
  • Craig Wuepper
  • Ryan Kisor
  • Gargamel!
  • Frenzal Rhomb
  • Etta Jones
  • LaVerne Butler
  • Doug Lawrence
  • Doug Lawrence
  • Horace Silver
  • Michael Hashim
  • Michael Hashim
  • Anthony Wonsey
  • Cecil Payne
  • Swoop
  • Shirley Bassey
  • Jim Rotondi
  • Eric Alexander
  • Etta Jones
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Jimmy Cobb's Mob
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Jimmy Cobb's Mob
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Jimmy Cobb's Mob
  • Michael Weiss
  • Michael Weiss
  • Morley
  • Ernie Andrews
  • Ryan Kisor
  • Ryan Kisor
  • Rob Mazurek
  • Doug Lawrence
  • Ammonia
  • Eric Alexander
  • Things of Stone and Wood
  • Rob Mazurek
  • Rob Mazurek
  • Rob Mazurek
  • Alex Graham
  • Things of Stone and Wood
  • Rob Mazurek
  • Rob Mazurek
  • Rob Mazurek
  • Chris Flory
  • Peter Bernstein
  • Eric Alexander
  • Christopher Hollyday
  • Christopher Hollyday
  • Junior Cook
  • Tardo Hammer
  • John Marshall
  • Tardo Hammer
  • John Marshall
  • Corey Hart
  • David Bowie
  • David Bowie
  • David Bowie
  • Harold Mabern
  • Cory Weeds
  • Audiogold
  • Julian Lloyd Webber
  • John Webber
  • Foals
  • Leo Volskiy
  • Leo Volskiy
  • Pure Reason Revolution
  • Joey DeFrancesco
  • Chiara Pancaldi
  • Jacob Fischer
  • Harold Mabern
  • Peter Bernstein
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Goodbye Delete
  • Mike LeDonne Trio
  • Mike LeDonne Trio
  • Steve Kaldestad
  • Steve Kaldestad Quintet
  • Reeds and Deeds
  • Joe Cohn
  • Joe Cohn Quartet
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Sirens and Shelter

Gear highlights

  • WEISS DS-1/EQ1
  • API 2500 & TG12345 EQs
  • Cranesong STC 8 & NEVE 8051 Compressors
  • Thermonic Culture Phoenix (Tube compressor)
  • Gyraf Audio Gyratec XIV (Tube EQ)
  • Reference One TAD monitors
  • Cranesong Avocet (Monitor Control)
  • Bespoke Console

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

No extra charge for care and attention!
Revisions included
Unattended albums will always include a test track before proceeding
Great communication a must

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Reviews of John Webber - AIR Studios Mastering

  • Default-avatar5 days agoby Verified Review

    Very very very great master, on my momma!!!! ::)

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby Verified Review

    John is the business, fast turn around, listens to your input and has a mastery of his craft. Very happy to work with him!

  • Listing_thumb_marius_twitter_bw18 days agoby Verified Review

    I'm very happy with the result. John is patient, professional, and highly responsive.

  • Default-avatar30 days agoby Verified Review

    John's an actual wizard, super quick, super clean, super happy!

  • Listing_thumb_tribalsaintsabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    John is an absolute pro. Great ears, made the mix tight with great bottom and overall sonic balance and punch. A+

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    We haven't enough words to describe how happy we are after the John Webber's mastering. High quality of the sounds and also the professional approach we had with John, always kind and available for any request. Everyone should try to work with him to understand how the music can be better after his awesome job. Alchemy Divine

  • Listing_thumb_miguel_angeles2 months agoby Verified Review

    It was fantastic to work with John. Very quick turnaround and wonderful quality. He was very accommodating and attentive to our needs. Highly recommended!

  • Listing_thumb_mmexport14431570219613 months agoby Verified Review

    great work! fast delivery and nice balance of the songs. hope next album can work together again.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    This is the second time I have enlisted the services of John Webber and he did not disappoint. Very patient and excellent attention to detail.

  • Listing_thumb_foto_14 months agoby Verified Review

    Very good job…! Very professional..!

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    10/10

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Excellent stuff

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Grade A Quality Work & Quick Turnaround

  • Listing_thumb_img_07245 months agoby Verified Review

    Another Great Job John!
    I can't believe the deal available at Air Studios with John Webber through SoundBetter.... Crazy!

  • Picture?type=large5 months agoby Verified Review

    like always, speed of light turnaround and great mastering

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Excellent Master, 100% satisfied.

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    John was patient and enthusiastic. I sent him some really rough mixes and he did a great job with it. Great for anything from old masters/cassettes, etc.

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    John did a fantastic job mastering my mixes, very professional and a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be coming back to him for more mastering work in the future.

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Fantastic service & turnaround with a bit of flexibility. John understood where we wanted to go with the sound of this track giving it the polish & punch it needed without sacrificing dynamics. Ended up with more transparency and clarity. Looking forward to working on the next track!

  • Picture?type=large7 months agoby Verified Review

    John Knows his stuff, so is nothing to worry about satisfaction guaranteed, very fast too,

  • Listing_thumb_10504924_10204675587516738_8519900615331237264_o8 months agoby Verified Review

    John is a truly professional! I really appreciate the way he works and his skills!
    Fast and friendly communication, he follow your work as his best. High level engineer.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    John did an excellent job and was super fast and friendly.

  • Listing_thumb_img_07248 months agoby Verified Review

    Again, John has turned another one of my LP mixes into a Record ready for printing!
    As always, hassle free!
    Thanks John!

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    Very professional and quick turnaround time.

  • Listing_thumb_bio_smaller_res__1_of_1_9 months agoby Verified Review

    I can't recommend John enough; amazing results, fast turnaround and he gave some great feedback on my mixes before starting the mastering process.

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    It was a great pleasure to work with John. He was super fast to get back to me and to master my 3 track EP. The sound was fantastic - full and warm. I'm a violinist and I also recorded some real piano on my tracks, and they aren't easy to get right, but John did a really great job. Look forward to working with him again on my future releases.

  • Listing_thumb_deepdjoe210 months agoby Verified Review

    Flawless as usual, great mastering experience !

  • Listing_thumb_11061717_659923360818929_6559437626761049056_n10 months agoby Verified Review

    WOW!This guy is a true genius!Very responsive,100% professional and open minded!

  • Listing_thumb_me-_guitar__oct_2012_10 months agoby Verified Review

    Great to work with. Communicates back and forth and I'm elated about the master!

    - Would recommend :)

    - Spencer

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    John Webber is my new enginier Transforms your sound to another level all very clean!!!!

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    Very good job, thank you John!

  • Default-avatar12 months agoby Verified Review (Client)

    I've been through so many mastering engineers that have just left me second guessing. After getting my completed track from John he will now be my go to guy! His turnaround is quick and his dedication is superb. I love my track! Thanks again!

  • Default-avatar12 months agoby Verified Review

    Really enjoyable experience. John is professional, flexible and patient. The results are beyond expectation. Will be coming back.

  • Listing_thumb_label_profile_v1about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    I couldn't be happier with not only the mastering results, but the experience I had working with John. Fast turnaround, excellent communication, and goes above and beyond to make sure you're satisfied with your sound. Highly recommended!

  • Listing_thumb_neil_knob_twisterabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Excellent job, sounds great. Brilliant communication throughout, very patient and fast turnaround. Many thanks!

  • Listing_thumb_avatars-000135194793-eoflfo-t500x500about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    He is very professional, Loud and Clear Like Other EDM mastering in Famous Label like spinnin records, hysteria and other big label EDM indusrty,
    Im Very Recommended This Guys for EDM Mixing And Mastering.
    very good in communication always giving some advice on my mixing way for better things

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    John did a great job mastering my latest track. He was a pleasure to work with and turns out great quality really quickly! Thoroughly recommend.

  • Listing_thumb_chris-savor-ttmo-cant-lose-youabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Great turnaround, great communicator, and amazing sound!!! Will be sure to show out John when this release drops.

    Chris

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review (Client)

    It's out of this world!!!! Goosebumps and chills and all... You are a magician. Sounds smooth and dynamic, bright and musical...

    When I came across your page I had a good feeling about this, it's beyond our expectations.

    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

  • Listing_thumb_front_coverover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Thanks John Good Work Great Service.....

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Great Job, John. Your continued timely communication with me and your positive input on my mix really helped to get a mastered sound that exceeded the mix. I definitely will be working with you again. Thx

    -David

  • Listing_thumb_deepdjoe2over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Very good work. It has great to have someone easy to talk and very committed to satisfy all the demands.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    This man is the right one for the job! He doesn't want to do the job if he can't make it the best that it should be. It doesn't take him long either. What was supposed to take 4 days actually took 2 days. All music artists out there John Webber is your go-to guy!

  • Listing_thumb_18093_487342121305800_1582594529_nabout 1 month agoby

    I always urge my clients to go with John for mastering, regardless of genre. I've worked with a lot of 'top' mastering engineers, but John trumps them all (the good kind of trump).

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    Worked with John a few times and I rate him highly. Top quality Mastering Engineer, I have recommended his services to every artist/musician I have worked with.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    John is the man! His knowledge of all things vinyl is scary.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    John Webber is my favourite Mastering engineer, and whenever my clients have budget for mastering I always send them to John.
    John has a very song centric ear and his work is always sympathetic to the tracks no matter what Genere i send to him.
    Ive worked with him in his current location and his studio before, constant good results everytime.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    Since finding John Webber I will not be using any other Mastering Engineer. I have recommended him to every musician I know.

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Tell us about your studio setup.
The AIR studios mastering room is based around a custom console, designed in-house by AIR technical director Tim Vine-Lott. It includes insert switching, elliptical filters and remote transport for our tape machine and cutting lathe. We have a mix of great sounding classic and modern analogue kit including Chandler, API and Gyratec EQs, Neve, Avalon, Cranesong and Thermionic Culture compressors (plus access to the legendary AIR Studios Toy Cupboard), complimented by Weiss, TC, Algorithmix, PSP, Sonnox, Magix, Waves, Izotope and Brainworx digital processing. Clocking by MUTEC & ADC/DAC by Cranesong. This combination of equipment gives us a range of different characters and flavours, from transparent through to very coloured. We have moved away from what you would normally expect to find in most studios, making this top mastering facility unique in many ways. Our choice of monitoring is of particular interest; instead of using the standard large studio monitors we have adopted an audiophile approach which gives us more detailed high fidelity reproduction. Our TAD Reference 1 monitors feature time-aligned, dual-concentric mid and top drivers, bringing a much greater degree of realism to the mix. These are driven by customised Trichord Research D300 mono block amplifiers (bi-amped). Whitemark designed the acoustics of the room, taking into careful consideration our equipment choices. This combination provides a clean, even soundstage with superb imaging, detail and dynamic range. The studio also features a Neumann VMS80 cutting lathe, Studer A80 Preview and custom ultra low noise floor DAV electronics, all in immaculate condition for pure analogue cutting and analogue replay for CD mastering.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Working on seven classic Ray Charles albums for vinyl re-issue! Re-stored & re-mastered by me from original Atlantic master tapes. Working on many Clint Mansell Soundtrack releases. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons : Interpreti Veneziani: I recently cut/mastered AIR Studios first direct to disc recording live from studio one to VMS80 cutting lathe. I'm proud of it because it sounded incredible!
Analog or digital and why?
Both! You get good and bad digital and good and bad analogue. Again, it's the right tool for the job if you're talking processing. Any room integrating both really needs to be to the highest specification just so you can produce a reliable signal flow. Great converters, stable clocks, the best maintenance staff & mastering engineers with an experienced ear.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To listen to you and your audio.
What do you like most about your job?
Getting copies of finished products & knowing when you've made a real difference.
What type of music do you usually work on?
All genres!
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Collaborate your sonic vision, if you just go with someone who makes it louder for cheaper you're compromising the end result. Why fall at the last hurdle? - This is why 'mastering samples' somewhat miss the point in our opinion. A great mastering engineer is someone who will help deliver your music the way it was intended to be heard.
What do you bring to a song?
What is required: energy, clarity, light and shade. Whatever supports the vision of the artist.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How do you want your record to translate?
What's your strongest skill?
Listening objectively, bridging the creative and the technical. Communicating artistic intentions to the format consumed by the end user.
What's your typical work process?
The right tool for the job! The right sound for the project! This is my philosophy.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Accredited Mastered For iTunes (MFiT), CD Mastering, Vinyl, HiRes Audio