elson mastering

elson mastering

art in audio


elson mastering is an audio and music production studio owned and operated by engineer Scott Elson.

While located in beautiful southern Maine, we collaborate with artists, producers, engineers and labels from around the world, and from a wide range of musical genres.

Our goal is to make each client’s artistic vision a sonic reality by bringing out the absolute best in musicality and sound quality.

Scott is my first call for mastering. For all his technical mastery, he never loses sight of the music.

I can flow seamlessly with him between technical and musical issues, and never have to explain what I mean.

He adopts the project as a contributor, with an authentic interest in helping me fulfill and exceed the expectations of my artists and clients.

Scott is a powerful ally and has become a friend I count on to check my work and make it better.

Ken Hutton

Engineer, Producer

Mark Knopfler, Tim McGraw, Suzy Bogguss, Sawyer Brown


Everything in the signal chain matters.

Some tools add color while others are transparent, so we choose gear wisely - only using what’s needed and appropriate.

We have quality processing available in both the analog and digital domains, and exceptional conversion to go between them.

  • PMC
  • Mytek
  • Bryston
  • Magix
  • Apple
  • Waves
  • Manley
  • Sonnox
  • Sennheiser
  • RME
  • iZotope
  • Avid

Scott is incredible to work with. Super nice dude, and very professional.

Even though the material we presented him with was recorded in a very DIY manner, he managed to pull out albums that sound like real albums.

We had no idea what we were doing, but he spoke in a language we could understand and the results were beyond what we could have hoped for.

Tristan Gallagher

Covered in Bees


Please get in touch well before you are ready for mastering to ensure we can meet your timeline. Call, email or fill out our inquiry form to get a quote and start the booking process.

As a supporter of the independent music community, we offer competitive rates for independent projects. We'll do our best to work with your budget.

Giving back to the community is important to us and we enjoy offering volunteer services when possible.

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