I’m Nathan Moody, and I run Obsidian Sound. Thousands of works and hundreds of releases have flowed through my analogue mastering desk here in Northern California. Feel free to peruse my client list.
I believe in making artists better than I found them, not just their audio. I try to do my part to contribute to my clients’ long-term artistic development, and as a result, many clients have returned to me album after album, year after year.
I have a varied background as a musician, artist, and creative director, which makes artistic intent my most important guiding principle in mastering my clients’ work. My past experiences also make communication, responsiveness, transparency, and honesty the pillars of how I work.
A final aside: Obsidian Sound’s power-hungry studio happens to use electricity that is entirely generated from renewable sources, because I believe it is my basic responsibility to do so.
When I’m not working for other artists and labels at Obsidian Sound, I’m releasing my own albums, running my own private-press record label and music publishing company, producing sound design and sound libraries for film and games, and exploring the outdoors.