Boulder, CO (September 28, 2006)–Jim Wilson, former proprietor of Yes! Mastering in Austin TX, has joined Airshow Mastering at its Boulder CO studios. Wilson brings 23 years of recording experience and a wide range of musical experience, with Austin-area artists like Joe Ely, the Flatlanders, and Sara Hickman, to folk and world to punk, indie rock, and electronica.
James McMurty performing at the Americana Music Association AwardsAt the recent Americana Music Association Awards, Childish Things by James McMurtry was named Album of the Year. Wilson mastered the project, which was engineered by Stuart Sullivan at Wire Recording in Austin. Among Wilson’s other notable credits are Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s Come on Back, nominated for a Grammy in 2005; and Dr Velvet, by Nick Curran.
“Jim Wilson has been the go-to guy for mastering in Austin,” said Airshow founder and chief engineer David Glasser. “We’re really happy to have him here. And he’s still Austin artists’ top mastering engineer.”
Jim WilsonA musician himself; playing brass instruments, bass and guitar; Wilson has worked on both sides of the mic, touring with Bob Mould and running his own studios in Austin. The experience helps Wilson relate to artist’s creative process: “No two recordings are the same,” said Jim, “every project is unique and requires a custom approach. My goal is to make every effort necessary to achieve the original intent and vision of the artist. Now I’ll be able to work on my clients’ surround sound projects, with Airshow’s great multichannel set-up.”
Glasser added, “Jim has taught audio engineering students, and supervises our interns at Airshow. We all make an effort to share our knowledge with students and other audio pros. He fits right into our culture.”
Founded in 1983, Airshow operates studios in Boulder CO and Springfield VA.