mastering studio

Some words from our clients.

Stephen Campbell

Project: The Upset Victory

" Nathan is by far one of the most professional and pleasant people to work with in the music industry. Vault Mastering's pricing is right on point, the turn around time is extremely manageable, their knowledge and expertise is amazing, and Nathan left us at ease during the whole process. Nathan went above and beyond and assisted us during our disc duplication process as well and was a huge asset to our overall project. Look no further than Vault Mastering if you're considering professionally mastering your record!"

- Stephen Campbell

Spooky Kool

Project: Do You Have the Time

" I have found that most mastering services are fairly impersonal with little time and consideration given to the artist's vision for their fans and listeners. That is not the case with Nathan at the Vault Mastering Studio.

One of the most important things that I recognized working at the studio is that Nathan provides a second set of ears, critical to objective listening. Honestly I must admit, that I was unable to detect some of the distractions found in our final mixes which Nathan was able to highlight and adjust with discussion and approval.

Not only was the mastering experience an eye-opening one, but listening to the sequence and mood for the master was as important as the professional sound. All I'm attempting to say is that, our music was created and recorded for a listening audience, and the listening experience began at the Vault, and our album did not come out from the session until we were satisfied that our music was exactly the experience we wished for people to hear.

Thank you for your insights and knowledge Nathan. I came for a product but forged a friendship that goes beyond a working relationship."

- Spooky Kool

Tony Wasilewski

Project: Darren English

" We are all awestruck at how good it sounds! I always expect the best from you, but this one has a special warm quality that makes the very diverse musical selections on the album hang together quite well. Darren was really pleased with the way his trumpet sounds and it's impossible to not notice how well everyone is imaged - the bass and trumpet in particular."

- Tony Wasilewski

Steve Bach

Project: 8 Keys

" What a great experience working with the Vault! Nathan was very perceptive and extremely skilled in raising the quality of the release to a very high standard. My sincere gratitude. We will be seeing you again soon for the next one!

- Steve Bach

Jackson Hardecker

Project: Watering Can

" Nathan was fantastic. Easy to work with, punctual, thorough, and personable. Would definitely recommend to others, and use again myself!"

- Jackson Hardecker


Project: Harmonic Tremor

" In one word, fantastic! The quality of the work is amazing, our album now sounds like we always wanted it to. "

- Xarb

Danny Sher

Project: STL EP

" In the 13 years that I've been performing and recording music, this is the best mastering engineer I've worked with thus far. Not only was he able to make the fixes and adjustments that I requested, he intuitively improved a host of other aspects of the mixes. I plan on using Vault for all my future projects."

- Danny Sher

New York Horns

Project: New York Horns

" Nathan did a fantastic job on our newest release! We couldn't be happier with the results, and his willingness to work with us to put everything in a great sonic space was exceptional. We sincerely appreciated Nathan's ear and musicality in the choices he made for our mastering - he brought a new and fresh dimension to the music. THANK YOU!"

- New York Horns

Shallow Side

Project: Shallow Side

" Being a touring band and living on the road constantly, there isn't a lot of people who understand speed and quality. Working with The Vault Mastering Studio and Nathan James was exactly that. Our turn around rate was incredible not to mention the quality of the sound, which in turn was just as impressive.

The help that Nathan James provided with answering questions replying to emails and being spot on with answers or walk through's was something that you cant find everywhere. We have already started pushing the name of the company through this experience. Thank you Nathan and The Vault!"

- Shallow Side

D. James Goodwin

Project: SnowFlake - The Isokon

" I've been working with Nathan for the better part of a decade now on a good portion of the records I mix and produce. When it came time to master my own record finally, I had absolutely no question he was the one to craft it.

Nathan has a genuinely sensitive touch that graces all of his work, and I am constantly in awe of the often subtle but always brilliant work he does to refine those things that just slip under the radar with most people. A musical, brilliant, sweet, thoughtful, and dedicated human being. I absolutely adore working with Nathan and The Vault."

- D. James Goodwin

Shaun Michael Poore

Project: Shaun Michael Poore - pianist

" Nathan was absolutely fantastic to work with both on a personal and professional level. He gave me what I envisioned the mastered album to sound like and was readily available to listen to my requests and concerns. I'm working on a 2nd album and will hands down work with him again. Thanks mate!"

- Shaun Michael Poore


Project: Making Change

" Our CD came out sounding great and Nathan was very helpful and responsive throughout the entire project, couldn't have asked for a better experience!"

Scot Scortia

Project: Blue on Blue

" It was truly amazing to hear the difference in the mastered tracks. It was like the songs were unmasked and blended perfectly to make them jump off the CD. Nathan displays an impressive touch and technique and goes the extra mile to make sure the project is where it needs to be for the customer."

- Scot Scortia


Project: Korsak

" Nathan was everything and more than what we expected in an engineer. He welcomed us into his studio and went way above his duties in the work and advice he gave us for the album. We left the studio confident in knowing that Nathan helped to create the sound we were hoping for and we are honored to have had him be a part of the record"

- Korsak

John Medeski

Project: John Medeski

" Not only did Nathan do an incredible job mastering, but without a molecule of ego, he produced three different masters for us, each meeting a completely different need. He understood what we were going for and pulled it off while maintaining the highest level of sonic quality."

- John Medeski

The Roulette Sisters

Project: Introducing...

" Nathan was fast, professional, and sensitive to our direction. A wonderful, wonderful mastering job! "

- The Roulette Sisters

Avery Brooks

Project: Lost Children

" I'm extremely happy with how everything came out -- Nathan is a mastering wizard! I also learned quite a bit from the session! I am looking forward to working with Vault Mastering again on the next album!"

- Avery Brooks
Lost Children

Josh Chia

Project: Paper Plane

" Nathan takes pride in their craftsmanship and it was obvious when we worked together. His passion and professionalism elevates the excitement during the mastering process, and he never compromised on quality."

- Josh Chia

Joshua Gaines

Project: Abraham the Poor

" Nathan was very professional and personable, and truly gave me the impression that he cared about the project and wanted to get it just how I wanted it. "

- Joshua Gaines

Micah Shevelov

Project: The Voodoo Jets

" "After two horrific (and expensive) attempts at mastering this CD at other locations, Nathan rescued me and will forever be my choice of mastering engineer.""

- Micah Shevelov

Rale Micic / CTA Records

Project: 10+ albums since 2001

" "A truly mind blowing, ear pleasing experience!""

- Rale Micic / CTA Records

Steven Mark

Project: Steven Mark

" "Nathan has a collaborative spirit and a tireless desire to have the client leave happy.""

- Steven Mark

Polsia Ryder-Dovecote Records

Project: Tim Williams

" "We are all in awe at how amazing the record sounds AFTER mastering. ""

- Polsia Ryder-Dovecote Records

Trevor Oswalt

Project: East Forest

" "As usual Nathan provided top notch service and attention to my weird project.""

- Trevor Oswalt

Evan Coffman

Project: Oh Clemency

" "I am very close to these songs and this band so this is the happiest I have been after getting a master back.""

- Evan Coffman

Ariel Levine

Project: Kindergarten

" "It sounds perfect. It is loud without being squashed, and I can listen to it loudly without hurting my ears, and softly without missing a thing.""

- Ariel Levine

Tiffany Randol

Project: Kiss Me Kiss Me

" "Nathan mastered "Kiss Me Kiss Me" on a very short time frame and made such an enormous difference in the sound.""

- Tiffany Randol

Eiko Peck

Project: Elco Deck

" "Nathan has a great understanding of music and the flow and feel of just about any style you may bring in.""

- Eiko Peck