Andrew Masters


7 Reviews (3 Verified)
Andrew Masters on SoundBetter

Engineer from Eastwest Studios (LA), Blackbird (Nashville) working with artists John Legend, Dawes, Jim James, Tegan and Sara, Weezer, Ghost, Sum 41 and producers including Blake mills, Don Was, Rick Rubin, Dan Wilson, Billy Bush, Greg Koller, Greg Kurstin and many more.

I'm producing and engineering in Nashville, working with a broad scope of artists from country and pop, to indie and rock.

In addition to engineering, I have been hired as a session drummer/percussionist and guitarist. I have performed on records for artists including Brandon Davis, Jordana Bryant, Don't Do It, John Strandell, and more.

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AllMusic verified credits for Andy Ford
  • Ozomatli
  • Sum 41
  • Cheap Trick
  • La Santa Cecilia
  • M83
  • Till Brönner
  • Strife
  • Gathering Britannia
  • Guerrilla Blue
  • Bliss
  • Danny Bryant's Red Eye Band
  • Blodwyn Pig
  • Brandon Block
  • Tall Paul
  • Fergie
  • Tony de Vit
  • George Probert
  • Aftrax
  • Aftrax
  • Aftrax
  • Mina Tulchinsky
  • Tegan and Sara
  • The Dirty Nil
  • Pupil Slicer
  • Venom Prison
  • King Llama
  • Five Knives

7 Reviews

Endorse Andrew Masters
  1. Review by Brandon M.

    Andrew is a pro. Period. He engineered me on drums for two songs and it went really smooth. Sounds were great. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Joey G.

    Andy is the man. Drum Edits were spot on!

  3. Review by Damon V.

    Andrew is the best! Mixes are clean and lush. * Love love his placement of shakers & tambourines! Working with him is a pleasure as he's patient and really listens to the feedback you're giving him. We're looking forward to working with him again on the next one!

  4. Review by Jake Durkin
    by Jake Durkin

    A mind-blowing producer with an all-too-undervalued ability to communicate with artists that far surpasses that of any producer I've worked with. Apart from being a true master (pun intended) at engineering, mixing, and mastering, Andy is also a fantastic musician and usually does the drums and percussion on my tracks. His love of creating music makes him an absolute blast to work with.

  5. Review by Alex Butte
    by Alex Butte

    An absolute genius of his craft, andy recorded live instruments for an EP and an album of mine while also providing percussion, guitar, and bass for all tracks. Meticulous on all aspects of recording. With Expert Mic placement and soul-driven musicianship along with mastering skills that blow my mind, he's also an phenomenal person

  6. Review by Andrew Hamblin
    by Andrew Hamblin

    My time spent with Andrew is a huge contributor to my love of music and recording. Since my first exposure to audio engineering years ago, Andrew has always been my go-to mentor. He's helped me on many different projects, making a difference through his knowledge, musical/engineering talent, and over all positive disposition. Top-notch engineer.

  7. Review by Danny Kalei
    by Danny Kalei

    A true professional.
    Andrew has been helping me record my new album and all I can say is that he is a top quality recording engineer/mixer/musician who has helped tremendously with making my songs sound like I never though they could. Within one month he has recorded 5 of my songs with him on bass and drums and I couldn't be happier.

Interview with Andrew Masters

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

  2. A: Mixing a big pop song for a sync company.

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

  4. A: Brendan Dekora. He's a great friend and very talented engineer.

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

  6. A: You will be very happy your results.

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

  8. A: I enjoy the process and learning everyone's unique style.

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

  10. A: Can you do this? Yes.

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

  12. A: What are your expectations? Can you send me references? When do we start? When is the deadline? Are you ready to have fun?

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

  14. A: Let's talk about your plan, and take a listen to the project. I will work with you to make your project undeniable.

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

  16. A: Acoustic guitar, computer, mic, midi keyboard, speakers.

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

  18. A: Started recording music as a teenager, & I moved to Los Angeles for engineering school at 19. I started at one of the best studios in LA EastWest Studios, and built my career and credits there for over 5 years gaining incredible knowledge and experience. Since then I've worked in Las Vegas for multiple artists, and am now based in Nashville as a freelance recording and mixing engineer. It has never been more fun!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I like a productive, fun and exciting vibe.

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

  22. A: Justin Timberlake, he is incredibly innovative with natural percussion, works fast and has a great energy in the studio. (Had the pleasure of working with him in 2016)

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

  24. A: Have an undeniable rhythm section.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Mixing and communication.

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

  28. A: Experience, fast workflow, quick turn around, quality results and a positive attitude.

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

  30. A: Mixing top down. I love mixing the analog world with the digital world. The 1081>1176>PT is one of my favorite chains for recording. When I mix I love using Slate digital plugs, Sound toys, fab filter and more really digging in and pushing the boundaries of a mix.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: Mixing/tracking facility. Control room includes PT ultimate 2018, aurora HD converters, NS10s, Tannoys, Sub. Outboard processing including 4 blackface 1176ln, 3 BAE 312s, distressor, Neve 1081s, SSL g384, Overstayer EQ/comp/limit + saturators. Mic collection includes 87s, u47, AEA r88, 414's, at 4050's, 421's, D112's, b52, subkick etc. Tracking room gear includes AC30, Orange TH30, Fender deluxe, 1960's Slingerland 4 pc, C&C Black beauty, Ludwig Piccolo etc. Juno synth, miniKorg, yamaha CP70, nord electro etc.

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

  34. A: Spike Stent, Blake Mills, Matt Mahaffey and generally people I've worked with who are talented and work harder than anyone else.

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

  36. A: Mixing, Recording, Drumming

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

  38. A: I worked with producer Blake Mills on John Legend's recently released record "Darkness and Light." I learned so much about production, and got to work with multiple heroes of mine. I was the assistant engineer on the record.

  39. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  40. A: Both. Because there are great qualities about both realms.

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

  42. A: It's easy/cheap. (I get paid well to make it look/seem easy)

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

  44. A: Pop

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Terms Of Service

2 mix revisions. Vocals only and Instrumental are included. Stems are an additional $100 per song.

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