James Forbes

Mastering Engineer

10 Reviews (2 Verified)
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Received Two Grammy nominations with my partner in Jacoda Music Productions "Jayar Mac" for our production work.

James Forbes is a Recording Engineer /Producer with 35+ years of professional experience, having worked with artists on Warner Brothers, Epic Records, Metal Blade, Universal Records, Roadrunner, Sony, TVT, Sensory Records and Arista Records among others. I use mostly hi end analog gear in my productions with accurate monitors and acoustics.
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10 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Todd W.

    This is the second time we've used James to master our songs and once again he did an amazing job! I highly recommend James for anyone who needs to have their songs mastered and I'm looking forward to working with him again in the future. He's a Class Act!
    Thanks again James! Your friends in Elemental Infusion

  2. Review by Todd W.

    What can I say? James Forbes is amazing! He mastered 4 songs for our band and truly brought them to life. He is such a pleasure to work with and really knows his craft. We have another 4 songs in the works and will definitely be contacting James to master them too. I highly recommend James to everyone. Thanks James...your new friend and client Todd

  3. Review by Leon Majcen
    by Leon Majcen

    All around great guy! James mastered my EP 'Love & Misery' and I couldn't be happier with the amazing results! He's truly passionate about what he does and he takes tremendous pride in his work. Would recommend his services to anybody looking for mixing or mastering!

  4. Review by Mark Vincent
    by Mark Vincent

    Having lived in Los Angeles for 30 years I've had the opportunity to work with many great engineers. James is definitely up there with the best on them. This man knows his craft and will make a YUGE difference with any project thrown at him. He knows sound and how to get the best out of any studio.

  5. Review by SirRodney
    by SirRodney

    Jim mastered my album "The Book of SirRodney: Chapter I" and I am pleased with the results. He helped me bring my life's work to life. Excellent price and he gave me the best bang for my buck you can possibly get. He was very patient with me and cared about doing a great job. I know he is passionate about what he is doing.

  6. Review by Blair Darby
    by Blair Darby

    A pleasure to work with. Everything comes together in a graceful way. You'll get the top quality sound you're looking for at a great price

  7. Review by Mike Archangelo
    by Mike Archangelo

    Jim is incredible! He mastered an entire album for my band with a really quick turnaround time, and the quality was as if he had it for months! Very easy going guy with a great ear, and he really cares deeply about the music as if it's his own. I'm looking forward to working together for years to come!

  8. Review by Sammy
    by Sammy

    James Forbes is absolutely one of the best engineers in the area ! Jim is extremely professional and it always shows when he hands you that finished product . We've been using his expertise for almost 10 years now . You will not go wrong having Jim engineer your material !

  9. Review by Steve Green
    by Steve Green

    James Forbes is one of the best engineers that I have worked with. His ability and knowledge combined with his easy going personality all work together to make recording with him an absolute pleasure. Jim's rough mixes are better that a lot of final mixes. He has a great ear and a lot of gear. Truly a top notch engineer/producer. Looking forward to our next project!

  10. Review by Casey Faircloth
    by Casey Faircloth

    Very experienced engineer and overall great guy to work with. I sent my mixes over and had them back within the week sounding amazing. Top tier mastering engineer that I recommend to anyone.

Terms Of Service

2 Revisions included in my price. I will also run the masters across 1/2 inch analog tape for addition polish included in my rate (no extra charge)

Gear Highlights
  • Shadow Hills Compressor
  • Manley Massive Passive Equalizer
  • Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor
  • Manley Vari Mu Compressor
  • Pulse Technologies Pultec Equalizers
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