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 30 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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My credits include

Gear highlights

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

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Mastering Full Balance due upon starting project.
Mixing 50% down and rest of the balance due upon completion of mixing process.

Reviews of James Forbes

  • Picture?type=large2 months agoby

    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!

  • Picture?type=large2 months agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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

  • Picture?type=large2 months agoby

    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!

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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 !

  • Picture?type=large2 months agoby

    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!

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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.

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