Herb Powers

Legendary Herb Powers, Jr. is one of the top mastering engineers in the music business. Since the mid 1970’s Herb has mastered many Platinum, Gold, Grammy-winning and Stellar Award-winning albums and singles. He is honored to have mastered music for many artists such as Sade, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Babyface, Tori Kelly, Teddy Riley, Toni Braxton, Kool & The Gang, Najee, Aretha Franklin, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige, Louie Vega, Koryn Hawthorne, Rodney Jerkins, Patty LaBelle, Kevon Edmunds, Jennifer Lopez, Kirk Franklin, Mariah Carey, Dave Valentin, Missy Elliot, D Train, Chloe Flower, SahBabii, Suki, Stokley, Mint Condition, Tramaine Hawkins, The Como Brothers, Tamia, John Legend, Debbie Gibson, Al B Sure, Basia, Anthony Evans, Bobbi Humphrey, Boyz II Men, Monica, Tyrese, Deborah Cox, New Edition, MC Lyte, K-Ci & JoJo, Queen Latifah, LeAndria Johnson, The Winans, After 7, Notorious BIG, Faith Evans, Salt-N-Pepa, Milk D, Vanessa Williams, Matt Le Grand, Pink, TLC, Frankie Knuckles, SWV, D’Angelo, Alicia Keys, Erik B & Rakim, Travis Greene, Whitney Houston, Hezekiah Walker, Ne-Yo, The Clark Sisters, Chris Brown, Roy Ayers, Amerie, Keith Sweat, Kashif, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Puffy Combs, The Cover Girls, Usher, MISIA, Eric Benet, Jill Scott, toshinori YONEKURA, Lauren Hill, Bob Marley, Loretta Holloway, Luther Vandross, Tamela Mann, Charlie Wilson, TKA, DJ Cassidy, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake, Jocelyn Brown, C&C Music Factory, Shirley Caesar, Christon Gray, Jain, R Kelly, Run DMC, Madonna, Kurtis Blow, Angie Stone, MONDO GROSSO, Boss AC, Yolanda Adams, Jazzy Jeff, Will Smith, ... and so many others.

Herb mastered the art of cutting vinyl at Frankford/Wayne in the 1970’s and 1980’s, scribing messages in the run-out grooves. Then went onto mastering “clean & hot” CD’s in the "1990’s, and “Loud and crisp” Standard and Hi-Resolution Digital Masters in the 2000’s. He mastered Disco, House, Funk, Freestyle, Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz and Gospel music for many record companies at Hit Factory, Powers House of Sound, P.M Entertainment and Powers Mastering. He has taught at Berklee College of Music in Boston, The Nu School in New York, The Cooper Union School in New York, SAE Institute in New York, and Full Sail University in Florida. Herb has served as a Governor for the New York Grammy Chapter and the Florida Grammy Chapter. He is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society and has been a recurring speaker on the Platinum Mastering Panel.