Elysian Masters & Dave Cooley

Critically Acclaimed Mastering

6 Reviews (1 Verified)
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The first mastering studio specifically dedicated to widespread success for independent labels and artists, founded by Dave Cooley. The engineers that work for us... mastering engineer Dave Cooley and Phil Rodriguez are over 10x platinum, with multiple Grammy nominations and wins. Hire us to help ensure your record is a future classic.

With a background in record collecting and high fidelity, we specialize in listening. Listening to your genre, your work, knowing how to fit the mastering settings to your music. We also have deep experience with historic restoration for reissues, lacquer cutting for vinyl on our Neumann VMS lathe, and can deliver for all digital formats.

Elysian Masters as a studio has worked with all the labels in your record collection... and many of your favorite artist's titles including seminal works by J Dilla, Bob Marley, MF DOOM, Paramore, M83, Lord Huron, Madlib, Freddie Gibbs, Isaac Hayes, DIIV, Deafheaven, Spoon, Tame Impala and others.

Don't let your record sound generic by hiring a generic mastering engineer. Find someone who can bring out more of *your* sound that you've worked hard to define... that's why independent artists trust us. Let's make history together.

*5 song minimum order, no mixing available

*Revisions included to our settings, we are 100% committed to you getting the best result possible.

*Please note Dave Cooley will personally be performing all the mastering, equalization and audio decision making in real time on your project - the 2nd engineer here only provides final QC and proofing.

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6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Devon P.

    Dave did a fantastic job. He turned my album into a cohesive unit that translates well across speaker systems. I would absolutely hire him again.

  2. Review by Ryo K.
    by Ryo K.

    David's mastering was absolutely amazing! My music became much more alive, energetic yet quiet and beautiful at the same time! WHAT A MAGIC! I will definitely ask him with many kinds of projects in the future.

  3. Review by Milena Mépris
    by Milena Mépris

    Dave is the best mastering engineer I've worked with. He made our tracks sparkle and sound good on any speaker system from laptop speakers to head phones to car systems. He was also very professional and quick in communication and getting our tracks back to us. I would definitely hire him again in the future.

  4. Review by Sterling C.

    Dave is absolutely amazing. The way he glues together a mix in a master is incredible. The instrumentation, vocals, etc come back from him as a cohesive unit that sounds smooth with great balance all over the frequency range. I can't recommend him enough.

  5. Review by Chakram
    by Chakram

    We handed Dave a dense project that needed the finesse of a cinematic soundtrack with the impact of a drum and bass record: it includes orchestras, choirs, intricate percussion, & ambient synths. Despite these disparate ingredients, Dave's technical and aesthetic instincts naturally brought our vision to reality, surpassing our dreams even. Furthermore, he just so clearly loves the craft and is a generous guy. Before any financial transaction occurred, Dave called me and shared some knowledge that will definitely help me grow going into my next project, and I'll never forget that gesture!

  6. Review by Ben Grey
    by Ben Grey

    Dave Cooley is the greatest mastering engineer on Earth. What he did for our band and our record was unbelievable. I’m not trying to gush, but it’s for real. The work is incredible and he’s so kind. His attention to detail, his care, his talent, his professionalism. there’s no one else like him.

Terms Of Service

2 revisions included but it rarely comes to that. Turn around is usually 4-5 days from submission date for an album or EP.

Gear Highlights
  • ATC 150 ASL
  • Neumann VMS lathe
  • Sontec Eq's
  • Studer A820
  • Ampex ATR102
  • Maselec
  • Merging
  • Bricasti
  • JCF
  • Weiss
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