Dennis Drake's Music Lab

Dennis Drake’s Music Lab is a full service audio mastering facility serving the recording industry since 1991. Using the state-of-the-art Sonic Studio HD mastering workstation mated with vintage analog and tube gear, we specialize in audiophile mastering and are equipped to handle all analog and digital formats.

Mission Statement

Mastering of your music is the last creative step in the record-making process. Let us use our audio tools and experience to ensure that your music achieves its full potential. Chief Engineer/Owner Dennis Drake brings more than 20 years of engineering experience to the Music Lab. Former Studio VP for Polygram Records and concert sound engineer for the Beach Boys, he has mastered hundreds of rock, pop, jazz, country, and classical albums for companies such as Time-Life Music, Verve, Mercury, Polydor, Brunswick, and Sony-BMG. This includes multiple gold and platnum RIAA awards and three GRAMMY Winners: Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads”, James Brown’s “Startime” and “The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve”.


Audio Mastering

For compact disc and digital downloads

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Archival Transfers & Restorations

From all analog tape formats

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Multi Track Mixing

Mixing services

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CD Manufacturing

CD Creation

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Here are just some of the albums that have been worked on.

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Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Gasoline Alley

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin




Disraeli Gears

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy


Mastering Rates

Single Song Mastering

$70Per Song
  • Individual Digital File Song sent via Dropbox or Hightail (analog extra)
  • Instrumental or TV track version of same song: $25 extra

CD Mastering

$75 - $135one time
  • CD Master up to 5 songs (20 min): $75 +per song charge
  • CD Master over 5 songs: $135 +per song charge
  • Includes CD refs and electronic delivery to manufacturing plant (DDP)

Client-attended CD Mastering

$100Per hour
  • Allows client feedback
  • Session must be a minimum of 2 hours
  • Includes all costs and features of normal CD mastering

Contact the Music Lab

Whether you have a question, comment, or you are ready to have Dennis Drake help master and produce your music, contact Dennis Drake’s Music Lab today!

Articles & News

The Importance of Audio Mastering

Mastering your music professionally gives it many advantages in the marketplace. Levels are adjusted to to take full use of digital’s wide dynamic range. Equalization is optimized to bring out the best best in your music. Compression is used to create a full, warm sound that sounds great on all speakers and headphones. Make the […]

Preservation and Restoration of Analog Recordings

The trend today in media distribution is the utilization of digital assets. However, recording artists, record labels and distributors should be aware of the importance of maintaining the purity of their original analog recordings. As analog to digital conversion technology improved through the years, content owners have gone back many times to their original recordings […]