Blackler Mastering

About

Blackler Mastering is a state of the art mastering house located in Brooklyn, NY founded by mastering engineer Kevin Blackler.

With over 10 years experience, Kevin brings the best in digital and analog technology to create a unique and enjoyable experience to the listener. Clients can expect a new level of sonic clarity and realization of sound that can only be achieved by a seasoned mastering engineer with the right ears, room, and equipment.

kev workingBiography

Kevin began his career at age 19 in downtown Chicago, IL, opening his own recording studio called “Blackler Studios” and assisting at the historic Paragon Recording Studios. Eventually, Kevin’s thirst for knowledge led him to Boston, MA where he attended Berklee College of Music studying piano and majoring in Music Production and Engineering (MP&E). After graduating Berklee, Kevin moved to New York City and was hired as an assistant mastering engineer at Sony Music Studios. After several years assisting top industry professionals such as Vlado Meller, Mark Wilder, and Vic Anesini, Kevin was promoted to staff engineer specializing in audio mastering.

In 2007 Sony announced it was closing its studios located in the heart of midtown Manhattan and that the building would be demolished. Fortunately, Kevin was able to purchase the entire room he used to work in while he was at Sony (mastering suite “M6”) and literally transplant the studio suite to Blackler Mastering in Brooklyn, even going as far as to build the room to the same dimensions as it was in Manhattan so that everything would fit. All of the key equipment such as speakers, amps, compressors, acoustic treatment, etc. was purchased directly from Sony and transplanted to Blackler Mastering.

For the past 9 years at Blackler Mastering Kevin has enjoyed mastering all styles of music for major labels and independent artists alike. He continues to push himself for excellence in sound quality and would love to hear from you about your upcoming projects.