Dave Collins Mastering

Dave Collins is a Grammy Award winning mastering engineer located in Pasadena, California. After over 30 years of experience, Dave Collins built a new state-of-the-art facility “from the sound up” in consultation with acoustician Thomas Jouanjean of Northward Acoustics in Brussels, Belgium.

The studio is specifically designed to provide a creative, yet highly accurate, listening environment – capable of achieving the perfect balance for your sound.

Of particular note is the custom signal path Dave has designed.  From equalization, to analog to digital conversion, to dynamics, all equipment has been purpose-built specifically for mastering – these proprietary designs are the result of over three decades of listening experience with proven results.

Dave Collins works with artists of many genres. Past projects include Sting, Metallica, Soundgarden, D’Angelo, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna as well as many major film soundtracks.

For clients unable to attend their mastering session in Pasadena, we offer an online server for music submissions. This approach allows us to work with a large number of international artists.

Dave Collins Mastering works on projects of all sizes from aspiring artist demos to major label releases. As our client, you can expect top-notch customer service, expedient turn-around, and close attention to your sonic desires.


Our services include mastering for CD, Digital Download, Hi-Res, iTunes, and Vinyl.


For rates and booking please drop us a line through our contact page