Blackler Mastering is a state of the art mastering suite located in Brooklyn, NY founded by mastering engineer Kevin Blackler.
With over 20 years experience, Kevin brings the best in digital and analog technology to create a unique and enjoyable experience to the listener.
Originally from outside Chicago, Kevin has been working professionally in the music industry since 1999. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he moved to NYC where he was hired at the historic Sony Music Studios in Manhattan as an assistant mastering engineer. He eventually worked his way up to staff engineer and was fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects for clients like Rick Ruben, The Metropolitan Opera, Kanye West, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, PHISH, KISS, Ozzy Osborne, Shakira, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Harry Connick Jr., and many others.
In 2007 Sony announced it would be closing its doors and shutting down operations. Luckily, Kevin was able to purchase the entire room he worked in while at Sony and rebuild it at his current location in Brooklyn, NY.
Since opening Blackler Mastering, Kevin has worked on a wide variety of projects for both independent artists and major labels alike. Some of the artists Kevin has mastered while at Blackler Mastering include several artists under Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation, Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Sean Ono Lennon, Broadway superstar Jennifer Holiday, Jazz legends Lee Konitz, Wallace Roney, Tootie Heath, and Joey DeFrancesco, Rap legend Prodigy (of Mob Deep), Reggae legends Beenie Man and Toots and the Maytals, various Ken Burns Motion Picture Soundtracks, and a 2020 Grammy nomination for an album he mastered by saxophonist Melissa Aldana.
“Elsewhere” by Melissa Aldana was nominated for “Best Jazz Solo” at the 2020 Grammy Awards and was mastered by Kevin.