As Chief Engineer and Owner of Black Dog Mastering Studio Bartow Personally works on every Mastering Project that comes to us. Andy Bartow found his way into Mastering after four exciting years of college. Playing in several bands, Bartow began to discover that he enjoyed working with the P.A. system more than being on stage. Soon realizing his true passion was in the production side of music he began to take on the role as the sound engineer for several local bands. Desperately looking for a way to get his foot in the door as a recording engineer, he called every studio he could get in contact with.
At a time when recording studios are closing as a result of the skyrocketing popularity of home recording. Bartow was aware of the fact that studios were not hiring, and he decided to turn elsewhere in order to pursue his interests in recording. After applying for several jobs as a broadcasting engineer, a local radio station offered him the opportunity to engineer three separate syndicated programs. Bartow quickly established himself as a talented engineer with a good work ethic, and he was soon offered engineering work at a reputable recording studio. Not one to remain idle, he steadilyworked his way up to tracking, editing, mixing, and eventually mastering after overseeing and collaborating on numerous projects.
Realizing the void between home recorded projects and professionally produced albums, Bartow founded Black Dog Mastering in an effort to bridge the gap for independent artists who can’t afford expensive mixing and/or mastering engineers. Black Dog is known for providing high quality services at a reasonable price. Today, Black Dog’s state-of-the-art facility has gained a steady stream of clientele based solely on word of mouth. Our artists not only continually return to Black Dog Mastering Studio to have their projects mixed and mastered, but also highly recommend our services to others as well. As one of the first ever online mastering studios, our goal has always been to deliver the highest quality of mixing and mastering to each of our clients. We treat each artist?s music as if it were our own.
“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends
mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
-Ludwig van Beethoven