Dave Locke has been mastering music for labels and independent artists since 1994.
His ears and aesthetic touch can be heard in a wide variety of musical genres for several notable labels and independent artists.
Dave began his career as a recording engineer in 1990, working at a popular Boston recording studio. Over the next few years, he gained a reputation as an engineer with an easy demeanor and great ears.
After graduating from the Berklee College of Music, he began to take on freelance work in numerous studios in the Boston area, including Sound Works Studios, Newbury Sound, Wellspring Sound, The Sonic Temple, Squid Hell, Prophet Sound, Rear Window Recording and many others.
In 1994, Dave was hired by renowned composer Gunther Schuller to set up a digital audio workstation for his label, GM Recordings. Over the next 8 years every recording released on GM credited Dave for his work in editing, mastering or recording.
In 1999, Dave founded JP Masters and has become one of the most trusted and best Boston audio mastering engineers in the business today.