Golden Mastering


John Golden

John grew up in a very musical family in Ohio, singing in the church choir and live on the radio as the Golden Quartet. In high school John formed his own band named "The Uncalled Four" where he was lead singer and played guitar. He also set up a recording studio in the attic of his parent's home and recorded his band as well as many musicians from the surrounding area. After high school John was signed to Warner Bros. Records as a solo artist, but was soon drafted to the US Navy. After serving two years in the Navy he married his high school sweetheart and they moved to California. John... Read More →

JJ Golden

A second generation mastering engineer, JJ started working for Golden Mastering in 1998. Coming from a passionate background in music, recording and songwriting, he studied sound engineering at S.A.E -School of audio Engineering in London, UK. After graduating , he was offered a job as Technical Supervisor at SAE while freelancing as a recording / mixing engineer at the now defunct Pathway Studios in North London.   JJ has mastered 4 grammy nominated albums and has been a panelist on numerous Tape Op / Potluck / AES & SXSW Audio Conferences. He is well known for his musical... Read More →

April Golden

April started the family mastering business with her dad, John Golden in 1994. She has taken on many responsibilities of the business from studio manager to mastering engineer. She has spent thousands of hours working closely with her dad and learning almost everything about mastering from him. Her training in critical listening skills started when she was a kid when John would comment to her on recordings he was listening to. April found when she started working in the studio that mastering came naturally to her. "I already had a foundation to build from, it was "in my blood". I combine my... Read More →