Clients

Testimonials

Imperial Mastering is credited on hundreds of albums and has worked with many record labels since its founding in 2002. 

“Having known Colin for many years now, and having worked with him on numerous occasions, I know I will get top quality results every time. And it doesn’t matter if I am working with him on my own projects, or he is working with clients I have referred to him, the outcome is always the same – top of the line work. Colin has the knowledge and experience to provide professional, top quality results. I look forward to continued business with Imperial Mastering for a long, long time. ”

Darren Cesca – Drummer, Producer

 

“Colin is a really cool and professional guy. We are really satisfied with both the service and the mastering results. He really put more life into our recording. One thing that I really like about him is his prompt response. Write him an email, and you’ll have an answer in minutes!!  Another good thing is his patience. Really looking forward to work with him again.”

Antonio Rivera –Solitude – Monterey, Mexico

 

“When Imagika needed our new CD mastered in time to meet our label’s deadline we decided to use Imperial Mastering. Colin got the job done on time and with great results. He spends the time and effort to make sure you’re satisfied as a customer because he’s aware reputation means everything in this business. And hey, his prices are great!”

Steve Rice – Imagika

 

“Colin, you have always done a great job for us and we hope you continue to do so. You have a great ear for music and your equipment is top-of-the-line! Looking forward to keeping working with you.”

Management, Bronese Recording Studio, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

 

“Not enough blast or definition? Wanna blow your speakers? Imperial Mastering does It! Give your recordings that extra BOOST! Imperial always satisfies.”

Harold Gielen
Relapse Records Europe

 

We are very satisfied about our cooperation with Colin at Imperial. After explaining to him what we’d like him to do with our sound in just two mails he did just the perfect job! We play heavy blues-rock so this guy is not only fantastic with metal bands. If you’re looking for someone to get you a real fat sound check Imperial Mastering!”

Wouter Wagemans – Bacon Fat, Belgium

 

“Colin has mastered many releases for my band Deeds of Flesh, as well as many of our label mates who have also  been very satisfied.  He has a great ear for this very important final step of completing a recording.”

Erik Lindmark-Deeds of Flesh, Unique Leader Rrecords

 

“I’ve utilized Colin’s services for most of my own personal projects and have always been extremely satisfied with the results! The quality is professional and the price is more than reasonable. As an international client of Colin’s’ I have found communication very easy and turnaround very quick. Also, as a working sound engineer I have recommended my clients to Colin and they have never been disappointed with the end result.”

Cheers,
Adam Shirley (Abrasion & Dread) – Ausstralia

 

“Colin and Imperial Mastering far exceeded our expectations. Several bands that recorded with our engineer followed the same path of going to the same ol’ “tried and true” mastering guys. While the recordings did end up sounding good, they just seemed to lack individuality and the “punch” that metal bands need. We did our research, and were lucky to find Imperial Mastering. Our CD now stands out amongst our peers, both locally and regionally, and we couldn’t be happier. And not only does it sound kick ass, but Colin was so easy to work with and flexible…he made sure we were happy with our end product.’

Dave Diaz de Leon –  vocalist/guitarist

 

”We felt something was lacking with our original mix, but Colin took it over the edge and brought our recording to where it needed to be!”

Mike Majewski – Devourment, Ft. Worth Texas

 

“We receive really professional workmanship and a quick turnaround with all our
projects. Colin possesses deep knowledge of the metal arts and audio production.”

Page Townsley & Vore

 

“Working with Colin was hands down the best experience we’ve had in mastering an album in the Heaven Ablaze camp! Colin is extremely professional and kept us updated on progress to the best of his ability. The results speak for themselves!

A big Cheers to Imperial Mastering from everybody in Heaven Ablaze!

Derek Haley
Heaven Ablaze

 

“We first approached Colin at Imperial Mastering in 2001 with a small personal project. We asked him to master an unreleased recording (Overman) that Erik Rutan had mixed. Colin did a tremendous job and when Xtreem music signed Revenant to re-release its old demos in 2004 we went straight back to Imperial Mastering with the job. Colin was meticulous and professional: He polished those rough old stones into hard metal hammers and shields. The result was a new CD entitled “The Burning Ground.” Colin’s work added the final sonic touch to our band’s legacy and we will be forever grateful to him!”

Henry Veggian – Revenant
New York, NY

 

“I have worked with Colin on numerous projects for Old School Metal Records. His knowledge and know-how are second to none. I like his working style and his flexibility to accommodate me and my bands without losing any of the integrity of the recording. I can recommend Imperial Mastering to anyone who wants quality work for a fair price.”

Patrick Ramseier, CEO of OSM Records
Antioch, California

 

“We have used Colin and Imperial Mastering for our last 2 albums and are very happy with his work. We would highly recommend Imperial Mastering to anyone.”

Gary -Vicious Circle, Australia

 

“After working with Imperial Mastering I have not used anyone else but Colin. He is fast, friendly and professional. It is always a smooth satisfying experience. Thanks again!”

Brent Ventimiglia @ Grindhouse Recording Studio

 

“Initially we were happy about Colin’s reasonable price but a little worried for the distance (we are in Italy.) But after a first contact Colin proved great responsibility and thanks to the FTP server and his professional skills he achieved the final finished product in less than a week!”

Fabio – Bribe

 

Colin Davis is a cool guy, great musician, and professional engineer. I have used Imperial Mastering to master 3 Vengince releases, and he also mastered my other band Endrah’s self-titled debut (Coretex Records/ Dynamo Records). His skills in extreme metal are very strong, and his prices are super fair.”

-Relentless-
vocals for Endrah/Vengince

 

“We entrusted our “Equilibrium” album for Colin to master at Imperial Mastering. It was tough to let go of our work across the Atlantic without knowing the final result…In the end when we received the final master you could really tell the difference…A Pro’s Work”

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