Doug Krebs Mastering is dedicated to providing custom-tailored mastering for all styles of music. Your release deserves to be heard the way you intended and with the strength, clarity and dynamics that bring it to life in all playback scenarios. With 28 years of experience mastering thousands of releases, I understand and seek out the nuances that make the difference between a good master and something exceptional, and once your project is finished you can count on a lifetime of support.
Here's what my clients say about working with me:
"The thing that keeps me coming back to Doug for my mastering needs is that his work reflects the project. He's objective. Because I work on a wide range of records, I want the mastering to be appropriate for the music, not just louder, and I can trust Doug to always provide that. That, and I'm always amazed at the level of detail in the finished product. There are parts and nuances that didn't seem to be there prior to his mastering. Good mastering should distill the intentions of the artist, and Doug runs a fine distillery."
-Olie Eshleman, Corespondents / Annie Ford Band / Colt Kraft
"Working with Doug was easy and delightful. When they say that mastering is magic touch, it's true. My tracks came back ready to play anywhere and sounding beautifully cohesive. And, Doug spent time answering all my technical questions with thoughtful, timely answers. I highly recommend Doug Krebs Mastering."
-Susie Philipsen, Yves
"The perfect balance of brains & soul. Doug has mastered the discipline and science of audio work, whilst holding strong to the power of sincere creative expression."
- Matthew Shelton, Me Or The Moon / M.Shelton's Picnic
"I've had Grammy winning engineers master projects that I've been a part of and Doug's work compares favorably with any of them. Not only does he deliver mastered tracks that sound fantastic on everything from Bluetooth speakers to club and festival PA systems, but he truly cares about each project he works on and takes the time to get it right. Doug's years of experience as a musician and recording engineer give him the ability to deliver a mastering job that goes above and beyond. He finds creative solutions to correct recording and mixing issues if necessary, and can always bring out that special something in a mix that lets your track rise above the rest."
-Robin Clabby, Brass-A-Holics / Multiphonics / Amy Bingaman
"I'm very happy with the results I got from Doug on my latest project. I was aiming for a particular sweet spot balancing naturalness and loudness and he nailed it. Easy to communicate with, attentive, creative."
"Recording artists, do yourself a favor and get it right the first time. You put all this energy into your project, don't blow it on shoddy mastering. Go with Doug Krebs and you will not only get it right, on time and under budget, you will be singing his praises to every musician you know."
"I've sent Doug a lot of the records I've worked on and he always does an amazing job. He has insanely talented ears and his attention to EQ is one of the main reasons I enjoy his work so much. He also doesn't overdo the limiter, his stuff is really musical. Great balance of technical and soul."
-Ryan Leyva, Evening Bell / Hamma Hamma / The Chasers / Patrick Nehoda / Local Liars
"Doug has mastered several albums for us over the years. He is meticulous, professional and always striving to make every track as vibrant, dynamic and balanced as possible. He's also very intent on making sure you are happy with the way the project is sounding. Just a great guy to work with."
-Arlan, The Crying Shame / Lo-Liner
"Doug Krebs is fast, friendly, affordable, and easy to work with. He's always willing to accommodate whatever the project's needs are with his mastering expertise and bend over backwards to get you to the sound you're looking for. That's why I just finished wrapping up my fourth album with him."
-Jordan Rain, Yogoman Burning Band
"I have utilized Doug's engineering and mastering services in a variety of capacities for over two decades. His high standards, attention to detail, creativity and flexibility have made every project easy and enjoyable to complete with a quality that far exceeds the amount of money charged. I look forward to working with Doug for many decades to come!"
"Doug Krebs is really great to work with. He's efficient, knowledgeable, and eager to help you get the sound you want. I'm absolutely pleased with the work he did for me on "Fall Back" and "You Should Be Happy"."
-Joe Adragna, The Junior League
"I've been working with Doug for over a decade in all of my various bands, he's our go-to guy for amazing masters. Always a pleasure to work with, and he'll work with you to get things sounding just right. Super quick turnaround, great communication, you won't be disappointed!"
-Eric Woodruff, Oldface
"My experience working with Doug was satisfactory in every way. His mastering work stands on its own, of course. The added touch of his responsiveness to questions my ear had, as well as the advice he offered for this, my first mastering process, was icing on the cake."
-Brad Gibson, Poontet
"Doug Krebs is the most efficient, professional, kind, precise and accessible mastering engineer I have ever worked with. He puts the master in mastering."
-Ivy Ross Ricci, Brave New Burro / Ivy Ross & The Pillowfight
"I've heard Doug Krebs turn 10 year old songs from a home project with Fruity Loops drums into something that belongs on the radio. I've heard Doug Krebs turn a brand new track from a great studio into something wider and bigger and more detailed than it already was. Doug Krebs has to be the biggest bang for the mastering buck I've ever encountered."
-Brendan McCracken, Neighbor Wave / Future Historians / Johnny and the Bells / The Crosswalks / BC and the Squareplanes