"Mastering can be quite an expensive thing and they are just no-nonsense; they get on with it and they do what they say they are going to do. Dave is genuinely enthusiastic about the music, and he likes the noisier stuff we do."
Product Manager - Fierce Panda
“I have dealt with Hiltongrove Mastering for over ten years now and have always been impressed by their efficiency and the quality of their output. In my opinion they are London’s and perhaps England’s best mastering studio.”
Director - Not Now Music Ltd
“I'm always impressed with Dave's mastering, but luckily the bands are even more so. Excellent value for money.”
David Cooper - Melodic
“Dave and his team at Hiltongrove Mastering are a delight to work with. I have worked on many projects with the guys across a range of their services. Dave has a "can do" attitude that is highly appreciated and valued and is a vital part of the support network that any artist and management team need in today's music industry. “
Key Production. Reader's Wives and Mono Stereo
“When it comes to post-production there is no-one to match Hiltongrove Mastering. They always deliver in a timely fashion and definitely know their craft. I should know as they have mastered over 1000 albums for me over the last ten years and customers always comment on the warmth of the sound on our releases.”
Director - Prism Leisure and H&H Music Ltd
"We've been working with these guys for 10 years and they always deliver exceptional work from album mastering to CDr duplication"
Director - Cooking Vinyl
“Dave Blackman and Hiltongrove Mastering have always delivered production masters to us on time and of great quality. Dave runs a professional organisation and as a long standing customer we are extremely happy and satisfied.”
Dr Wayne Bickerton
Chairman & Managing Director - Reliable Source Music
“We choose Hiltongrove Mastering on specific projects for their thorough professional and inclusive service. We're never disappointed.”
Deep East Music
"Went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with our sound - professional and fun to work with. Super accommodating and did a fantastic job at communicating to make sure we knew how to move forward. Can't express with words how grateful we are for the sound and service Dave provided for our album."
“Cooking Vinyl have been working with Hiltongrove Mastering for over 10 years and they offer a cracking service. We get our mastering and they also offer a great CDR duplication service and cut vinyl lacquers as well. Is there no end to their talents!?! Finally, I have to say that Dave, Kat and Ed are fantastic; friendly, helpful, efficient and just very good at what they do.”
Production Manager - Cooking Vinyl Ltd
"We just finished the first EP of our new project, and we are very happy with the result, sonic wise and the service was also amazing. We highly recommend Hiltongrove Mastering. Nice job Dave."
“The album sounds amazing. Thanks, and a pleasure looking at the back of your head for three hours!”
"Great Job! Easy to communicate very fast and the sound is killer. Will use again for sure."
"Dave did an amazing job like always, incredibly talented and professional engineer, I don't even look for other mastering engineers anymore, Hiltongrove Mastering is my first and only option for mastering."
"Dave was great to work with. My song benefited enormously through his mastering. He breathed further life and excitement into the song & gave it cohesion and consistency. It amazes me that some people leave out this crucial step in the record making process. It truly is the icing on the cake."
"Really enjoyed working with Dave, he really cares about making sure that you end up with masters tracks that you're 100% happy with. Would recommend to anyone."
"Very glad to have Dave around. I got an excellent master back and quickly too. He accommodated my deadline which was around the Holidays."
"Working with Dave from Hiltongrove Mastering was a real pleasure: great sound, good and helpful service."
"A really seamless and pro experience. Dave was very helpful and quick with his turnaround. And it sounds huuuuuge! Highly recommended."
"It was great working with Dave, he was super prompt and really put some nice finishing touches to my track. Hope to use his services again."
"Dave was very helpful and patient. Once he had all the tracks, he finished them within a day. The results were astounding. I will surely visit again."
"Dave is wonderful to work with and I'm delighted with the results. I can't recommend him highly enough--a true professional!"