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This special record came out yesterday and already hit #1 on Amazon Jazz charts. Thanks to Russ Titelman and Rickie Lee Jones for bringing me in to master this great album. An incredible rhythm section featuring Russell Malone, Rob Mounsey, Mark McLean, David Wong and Mike Mainieri. Recorded by Roy Hendrickson and mixed by Dave Darlington.


Huge congratulations to all the talented Waves artists who brought home a GRAMMY® this year! 🏆💎

We are thrilled to congratulate Waves Artists Manny Marroquin, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Stuart White, Matt Schaeffer, Greg Wells, Dave Darlington, Neal H. Pogue, Ignacio Nacho Molino, Preston Reid, and Ross Hogarth for winning in the 65th Grammy® Awards! Keep making waves in the industry 🌊🎵

I'm not usually a fan-boy, but every so often I'm lucky enough to walk with giants. Mixed by me and Steve Berkowitz at B...

I'm not usually a fan-boy, but every so often I'm lucky enough to walk with giants. Mixed by me and Steve Berkowitz at Bass Hit Recording, NYC, co-produced by Steve Berkowitz, Richard Siedel, and Michael Cuscuna, and mastered exquisitely by Mark Wilder at Sony Battery Mastering. The band is absolutely burning and Miles is levitating! Record Store Day, June 18th, 2022.

RECORD STORE DAY ALERT! So this year Record Store Day will have events in both April + June and there will be an amazing Miles release as part of the June 18 drop. What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 is a never-before-released live double LP gem that features Miles joined by a stellar lineup of John Scofield, Bill Evans, Daryl Jones, Al Foster and Mino Cinelu captured during the Montreal Jazz Festival. You can only get it in person that day. Find more info and a participating store near you at


Muy feliz de contarles que este 1 de Abril voy a lanzar el primer sencillo de mi disco "Winter or Summer" este tema lleva el título de I wonder. Con los increíbles Emiliano Coronel, Juan Ale Saenz y Roberto Verástegui. Grabado en 3010 estudios por Ricardo Méndez Herrera y Arturo Samaniego. Mezclado y masterizado por Dave Darlington en Bass Hit Recording Studios NY. Estará disponible en todas las plataformas digitales!

Fotografía : Heric Doberlord Carrera

I’m glad to share with you the first single of my new album “Winter or Summer”, the title of this single is “I wonder”. Recorded by amazing musicians! Emiliano Coronel, Juan Ale Saenz & Roberto Verastegui at 3010 Studios (Ricardo Mendez/ Arturo Samaniego) Mixed and mastered by the great Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Recording Studios NY. Coming out on April 1st, Available on all streaming and download platforms


A special holiday greeting from Unlimited Myles and all our artists. We WILL be together again! Featuring (in order of appearance) Matthew Whitaker, Ulysses...


Congrats to Ambrose Akinmusire who earned his first-ever GRAMMY Award nomination today!

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: "on the tender spot of every calloused moment"

Find the album here:


House classic🏠from the days 1991♫😘🥰
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" by St. Etienne
Big love & respect to Saint Etienne Official, Neil Young - Reprise Records, Little Louie Vega & Kenny Dope for Masters At Work and Dave Darlington


Brighter Day


Just got these babies from 金曲 GMA ! Trophies for nominees!
Thank y’all again! Fabian Almazan Linda May Han Oh Johnathan Blake Dayna Stephens Dave Darlington Mike Marciano 麥丁文化 Maidin Cultural




■ 演奏類最佳專輯獎
Petrichor/麥丁文化事業有限公司(演奏者:關家傑、Fabian Almaza、Linda May Oh、Johnathan Blake)

■ 演奏類最佳專輯製作人獎
關家傑/Petrichor/麥丁文化事業有限公司(演奏者:關家傑、Fabian Almaza、Linda May Oh、Johnathan Blake)

■ 演奏類最佳作曲人獎
關家傑/When Will I See You Again?《Petrichor》/麥丁文化事業有限公司(演奏者:關家傑)

Got 3 nominations for the 31st Golden Melody Awards!
- Best Album
- Best Album Producer
- Best Composition

Thank y’all for all the messages! I will see you in Taiwan on the 3rd of Oct!

Download / Listen to the new album ‘Petrichor’:

Fabian Almazan Linda May Han Oh Johnathan Blake Dayna Stephens Dave Darlington Mike Marciano


I am excited to have received the East Coast Music Awards for Instrumental Album of the Year and Jazz Album of the Year. Congratulations to all of the other nominees and winners. Thank you to everyone involved, especially Andrew Downing and Nick Fraser without whom this music would have never come alive, Nick Bonin and Dave Darlington for their magic in tracking and mixing, Alex Thomson and Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto for providing such a beautiful instrument, and Peter Cardinali and everyone at Alma Records for their trust in this album from the very beginning. Thank you also for the support from Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, and MusicNL.


Join us today at 4PM ET for Mixing In The Box, Live on as we chat with veteran Multi-Platinum analog mixers William Wittman, Brad Divens, Dave Darlington, and J.J. Blair.

Combined, our guests' credits include Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, Sting, Miles Davis, Enrique Iglesias, and Linkin Park, to name a few.


Te Conocí de Nuevo, es una canción que hace parte del album "Vida Profunda" de Carolina Calvache. El album saldrá a la venta en Mayo 29. Te Conocí de Nuevo, ...


mpt studio diary #5
Dave Darlington 🎤👂

When it came to mastering the album, a dear friend of Max' gave him the great advice "Check out who mastered your favorite jazz albums!" So we did, and we found a delightfully smiling man, called Dave.

Dave is a real master of his craft.
The GRAMMY-winning recording, mixing and mastering engineer worked with some of our favorite artists, such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Sting, Esperanza Spalding, or the Austrian drummer Peter Kronreif. (the list of people he worked with is long, and at one point it says "Wayne Shorter"...)

We reached out to him, and he was happy to work with us on the album.
4 days after we sent the files to Bass Hit Studios, they already came back and what we heard made us so happy.
We hope all of you check out our album "II", and hear Dave's incredible work.
Hope it will make you happy as is made us happy!
Thanks Dave 🖤🖤🖤

Congratulations to my dear friend Brian Lynch! Mixed and mastered at Bass Hit!

Congratulations to my dear friend Brian Lynch! Mixed and mastered at Bass Hit!


Peter Kronreif

Mixing my new Wayfarers album - it’s get’n real 👊🙌✌️ band sounds killer, such a treat working with a genius like David Darlington!

Mr Bongo

Back in the day....MAW!

During the compilation of our 30 year memories Dave Bongo unearthed a dusty VHS tape and discovered something very special… unseen footage of the Masters At Work at their NYC studio in the 90s!

In 1996 we had the privilege of commissioning remixes for Amtosfear’s anthemic ‘Dancin’ In Outer Space’. We called upon the legendary MAW and Dave was lucky enough to drop in on some of the sessions at Dungeon Tape (Brooklyn), and the Battery Studios NYC.

He captured some of the studio vibes during the making of what would become a classic in its own right.


Sound Radix

"I gotta tell you, especially for rock, those drums just sat up straight in the chair; it’s unbelievable. They have this great feature that once they’re aligned then you can stagger, like you can take your room mics and move them one series of waves back, which gives you that kind of pre-delay thing which is awesome. So I’m completely addicted to that, like before I even listen to the drums I put it on."

- Legendary engineer Dave Darlington on Auto-Align

Read the full interview at


Thanks Sound Radix!

In his prolific career, Dave Darlington has mixed everyone from Chaka Khan to Sting to the Sonic The Hedgehog soundtrack - we got the lowdown on his experience and approach, plus his thoughts on Sound Radix plugins.

Check out the interview:

Etienne Charles

Etienne Charles

memories of the late great Lord Superior. this extempo session shot in 2010 at water music studios in New Jersey after we wrapped up recording Supie on my album Kaiso. 📽 Sasha Popov.

Waves Audio

Waves Audio

FROM DEMO TO MASTER - Take Your Music to The Next Level
Free mixing & production course with Grammy®
winning producer/mixer Dave Darlington


Waves Audio

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed their sonic creativity to create distinct and user-friendly presets for our new plugin, Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain.

Presets can be a perfect way to not just find a sound easily but to also learn more about the capabilities of the plugin too. They can also give you an insight into the sound of the person who made them too. So we urge you to experiment and explore the sounds created by everyone listed below for Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain. We will be adding even more presets for the next update too!

Learn more:

Abbey Road Studios
Adair Daufembach
Aran Lavi
Chad Olech
Dave Darlington
Dave Pensado
Drew Lavyne
Emre Ramazanoglu
Eran Ben Zur
Greg Woodford-Wells
Jim Ebdon
Jimmy Bralower
Joe Barresi
Lamps Lampadinha
Lu Diaz
Maor Appelbaum
Mark 'Spike' Stent
Mike Sapone (Official)
Piper Payne
Ken Pooch Van Druten
Stanley Soares
Yoad Nevo


許郁瑛 yuying hsu

許郁瑛 yuying hsu's "HAPPENED, HAPPENING" won three 2018 Golden Melody Awards for──

■Best Instrumental Album Producer
■Best Instrumental Album
■Best Instrumental Recording Album

"HAPPENED, HAPPENING" 榮獲 2018 金曲獎演奏類三大獎項──



All music composed by YuYing Hsu
Produced by YuYing Hsu

許郁瑛 yuying hsu/piano, rhodes
Alex Sipiagin/trumpet, flugelhorn
Donny McCaslin/tenor saxophone
Boris Kozlov/bass
Donald Edwards/drums

Recorded by Mike Marciano at Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
[ #10] Recorded by Hao Wen Tay at Yamaha Artist Service Center, Taipei
Mixed and Mastered by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Studios, New York City

Release Date/October, 2017

Cover Artist/Mel Hsieh []
Graphic Designer/Jay Guan-Jie Peng [Project On Museum]

Photography by/Dennis Fei [IM-IJ]
Photography by/Mengling Hsieh Photography 謝孟伶
Styling/W Jenn Lee [JENN LEE]
Make Up/Sunny Hsu
Hair/Dennis Fei [IM-IJ Studio]

Visual Coordinator/Yi-An She

picture by Taiwan Beats


Heavy hitter in the lineup at Bass Hit today! Wynton blew us all away!!

Noah Preminger-Frank Carlberg: Whispers And Cries

They almost never mention the technical side in reviews....thanks for the shout-out Dan Bilawsky!

Noah Preminger-Frank Carlberg: Whispers And Cries jazz review by Dan Bilawsky, published on March 1, 2018. Find thousands reviews at All About Jazz!


Congratulations to my friends who came through Bass Hit on their way to the Grammys!

Category 44. Best Tropical Latin Album-Doug Beavers-"The Art of the Arrangement"
Master trombonist Doug Beavers assembled a cast of outstanding arrangers, players, soloists and vocalists for this set. Mixed and mastered at Bass Hit. Hey Doug, more congas?

Category 62. Best Instrumental Composition-The Le Boeuf Brothers and Jack Quartet-"Alkaline" from the album "Imaginist"
This is one of Pascal Le Boeuf's contributions to the album created with his brother Remy Le Boeuf, mixed and mastered at Bass Hit. It really is an incredible composition!

Category 71. Best Remix Recording-Loleatta Holloway-"Can't Let You Go" Louie Vega Remix.
This nomination is for Louie Vega and his remix which is really slammin'!
The original was done at Bass Hit produced by Yvonne Turner with amazing tracks by Alan Friedman. Yvonne, aren't you glad we were able to get that vocal off the 2" tape before it disintegrated? Loleatta never sounded better!

Good luck you all!


Public speaking is not really my thing, but the folks at Waves are so supportive and the crowd was great at AES, NY. I actually found I was enjoying myself!

Waves at AES 2017 | Waves

Calling all engineer nerds! Come ask me some softball questions at AES this week....(I know, it's early, sorry!)

Come meet the industry's top sound engineers as they present their mixing tips in person at the Waves booth: Eddie Kramer, Michael Brauer, Tony Maserati, Ryan West & more.


It's not every day that a legend comes in to Bass Hit, but today was really a high-water mark. Hangin' with the most recorded jazz bassist in history, who I'm now proud to call my friend, the maestro, Ron Carter!

Waves Audio

Waves Audio

Get your headphones ready — Mixing engineer Dave Darlington (Avicii, Sting) dives deep into the Abbey Road Studios Vinyl plugin. Watch Dave critically explain and demonstrate how to use the plugin and why it is so vital if you’re making music within the digital realm.


The one and only Tom Harrell killing it at Bass Hit today!

Waves Audio

Waves Audio

Legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Blue Note) recently passed away. Dave Darlington (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter) fondly remembers his impact on jazz and beyond.


Studio love from the Brazilians! What a group of world class musicians...Romero Lubambo, Felipe Salles, moi, and Chico Pinheiro......for those who know...'nuf said!


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'Best Buddies' drops June 18. 🙂 Check out the EPK! . .
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Enjoy some live footage from the 'Best Buddies' studio session. 🙂 This is one of Tim Jago's entitled "Chythm Ranges". . .
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COLUMBUS POLICE DEPT HELPED COVER THIS UP!🌟UPDATED!🌟Original bassplayer and founder of the funk group Slave ..MARK LESLIE ADAMS SR. was murdered in Columbus Ohio on March 5, 2011 between the hours of twelve and two am... His first altercation took place at the GJ's Lounge in Columbus when he was attacked by known assailants ... The fight continued at the Marathon gas station near where he lived it ended at his place of residence on Erickson Dr. in Whitehall... Mark was hit in the back of his head not once but twice with the butt of a gun..By someone he knew ... There was a bday celebration that evening for a fellow musician friend who was also there...Mark left walking when he was attacked the last time and ended up over a neighbor's house he knew asking for help because he had been jumped... The man spoke with us in detail telling us everything he knew from the time Mark showed up at his door bleeding and asking for help. This man's name is 'Troy' .. He passed out in the man's yard and was taken inside his house where he was trying to help him...he called Marks fiance she told him to let him lay there instead of calling 911...we have all this convo on tape...he then took Mark back to his house after over an hour and a half of fiddling with what to do he took him back to Erickson where he died on the living room floor ..Detective David Dennison told me there was evidence of drugs and partying and a cover-up. The evidence that I've gathered in the nine years he's been gone is overwhelming and points exactly to the ones responsible for his death...the police knew there were several people over there and that they were trying to 'cover' up what happened.. The detective spoke about his fiance like he knew her personally..Now nine years later I'm CONFIDENT Justice will be served! There are some who know exactly what happened ...they were there that fateful night too.. Won't you find it in your heart and out of the love for Mark please come forward! The more we have the quicker this will be resolved! Please ... Contact myself or Columbus Police Dept
'Best Buddies' - coming June 18 🙂.who's your best buddy?
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'Best Buddies' - coming June 18 🙂.wash your hands.
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'Best Buddies' - coming June 18 :).don't fight.
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Tim Jago and I have a new album coming out June 18! Check out this EPK to hear about it. . .
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“Invisible lights” on YOUTUBE!
Feliz Páscoa a todos! Happy EASTER!
Chico Pinheiro
with Edu Ribeiro Baterista, Bruno Migotto, TiagoCosta™
Dissenso Studio Classic Master USA Bass Hit Studios