The mastering really added that last bit of sparkle and glue to the whole thing. It’s like I’m hearing parts in the tracks I’ve never heard before…and I played everything on the record! Thanks for your audio wizardry!
Randy Leroy is a pro and the work he did on our project was as valuable as that of any of the band members. If you’re releasing an independent record, it isn’t finished until it’s mastered and no one does it better than Airshow.
It’s hard to be objective about Dave Glasser’s work because we’ve become friends over the last several years. On the other hand, we wouldn’t have become friends if I hadn’t come to him for mastering work a number of times. I was an admirer of his mastering talent before we ever met – his work on archival Grateful Dead projects and countless other releases by my favorites artists is unparalleled in its musicality.
Airshow Mastering is ace. David Glasser‘s connection to The Dead was huge ‘cause we were covering “Deep Elem Blues” that I know and love from The Grateful Dead version. I said I wanted it warm and sounding like an old blues record with a little more bump in the bass… and he did just that. Mellow, cool guy, humble, and totally took the time to get it how we wanted it to sound.
Working with an artist like John Cowan automatically carries a heavy level of responsibility, given the incredible level of quality that he brings to the project – there is not a finer singer on the planet, in my opinion. In my role as producer, I exerted my best efforts at every stage – song choices, arrangements, players that suited the material, and of course the recording process overall. When it came time for mastering, I feel that it was good fortune indeed to get Randy LeRoy involved. He has proven to be such a great match for the music in terms of his sensibilities sonically and he is such a pleasure to work with – and we have a lot of range stylistically on this project, so I would say for any mastering engineer that this would be a real challenge. Randy really did a great job, and again, such a good guy and easy to communicate and work with.
We’ve been using Randy LeRoy for mastering our mixes for years, including all genres of music. He is always a part of the project… A true professional with top notch quality that Audio Dallas and our clients can always depend on with a great set of ears. We look forward to having Airshow Mastering and Randy master projects for us for years to come.
Working with someone as skilled as Randy LeRoy was a god send. He was patient beyond belief and the perfect guide through the journey to bring my project sonically just where I needed it to be. Airshow was not only a great working partner but is also a nurturing home that I will return to in the future.
I was really pleased with the mastering work Randy LeRoy did on this record. He took the time to sit down with me on the front end for a couple of listening sessions, where we talked through the songs and made notes to make sure we were on the same page. Once we had the vision aligned, Randy worked his magic, and it really enhanced the songs. He’s a super-pro and a super nice guy.
Dave is absolutely my go-to guy for any and every surround project that I’m fortunate to work with. Dave has the ears, the equipment, the environment, and the temperament that I look for in a mastering engineer. I have asked for his involvement in several projects including the Grateful Dead Movie and Sunshine Daydream, and I am always happy with results. They sound great, and I know the technical side has been taken care of. Plus, he’s a good guy as well!
The records I produce span many genres, from bluegrass, to Italian pop, to post-modern punk, beyond and back again. Over the past fifteen years David Glasser has mastered a great many of these projects, always with fantastic results. No matter what the sonic landscape, Dave has an unusual ability to bring out the best in each project while always maintaining ultimate respect for the musicality and dynamics of the given body of work. In this increasingly “broad stroke, slap-dash” world, David Glasser remains a true artisan. I trust him completely to work on my projects without my presence but I always prefer to travel to Boulder to be with him if I can because, among other things, I really enjoy his company.