Long before I started singing professionally, I was a songwriter. I worked with people like Wayne Henderson (founding member of The Crusaders), Side Effect, Miki Howard, Incognito, Martha Walsh, Grace Jones, etc.
My music then was always handled by Wayne, who worked with legends in the world of musical sound, guys like Allen Sides of Ocean Way Recording, and super producer Stuart Levine. In other words, after I wrote a song, I never had to worry about the technical part of pre and post production.
Decades later, I began to write in earnest once again, but, I no longer have that awesome production team to support my work. I tried to learn to do it all my self, but that was just a long, frustrating, losing battle.
I flopped around like a fish out of water until one day, quite by chance, I connected with Earle Holder of HDQTRZ Mastering Studios! That day changed EVERYTHING!
I started sending my music to Mr Holder at HDQTRZ for mastering, and the difference between what I had been getting from local “engineers” and what I received from HDQTRZ, was like night and day!!! My music now had the polish and professional sound that I was used to hearing when my work was being handled by some of the best in the music industry!!!
Earle’s work is enhancing, beautifying, and transparent. He does not “change” what you produced, he just takes it to another level. Good becomes great! Great becomes stellar. Your music becomes the best that it can be.
And before, when I used other people for mastering, it would take days to get my project back. With Mr Holder and HDQTRZ, my projects are back in a FEW HOURS!!! When you are trying to meet deadlines, that is an incredible plus!!!
No one except Earle Holder will ever master another one of my songs. I have found the best, and decades of working with the best tell me that my ears don’t lie.
If you are ready to take your music to the final level, the mastering studio is called HDQTRZ, and the Master Engineer is Earle Holder! It just doesn’t get any better.