Gary Hobish brings over 35 years of experience as a professional recording engineer/ producer to A. Hammer Mastering. He has been a Mastering Specialist since 1982, with hundreds of albums to his credit covering all genres of recordings — from classic jazz to classic rock, alt-rock, rap and hard rock to folk, classical, spoken word and even sound effects.

NRBQ • Willie Nelson • Judee Sill • Dream Syndicate • Soft Machine • Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project • The San Francisco Silent Film Festival • Jill Tracy • Flipper • True Margrit • The TomorrowMen • G.G. Amos • Julia Kierstine • Blar Hansen • Lee Hazelwood • The Feelies • Fairport Convention • Electric Shepherd • Ganglians • Dominant Legs • INTACT • Marlina Teich • The Ferocious Few • The Shockwaves • Water Records • Reboot Stereophonic Records • Steve Wynn • Society Of Rockets • Guy Clark • Kevin Ayers • Harmonia • Thomas Mapfumo • Department Of Eagles • Flamin’ Groovies • The Creak • The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir • Port O’Brien • Birdman Records • Cluster • Mitch Ryder • Matt Johnson • Gilberto Gil • Adam Shulman Quintet • Halley Elwell • Gloria Reuben • Griddle • The Family Crest • Eddie Mueller (Noir City Film Festival) • Kitchen Fire • The Surfside IV • The Spyrals • Jaime Records • Apache • Evacuee • The Deadbeats • Murder Of Lilies • Here And Now • Sean O’Brien • Todayok • Sun Of Monkey • The Soft Bombs • The Warlocks • Astral • The Moore Brothers • Pearls Before Swine • Cuckoo Chaos • Siletto Ghetto • The Vibe Project • Foreign Cinema • Robert Mac • Colin Blunstone (Zombies) • PC Munoz • David J (of Bauhaus/ Love and Rockets) • True West • Making Dinner • 20-Sided Records • Mushroom • Jack Palance • Matthew Baldwin • Terry Adams & Marshall Allen • CarneyBall Johnson • Shameless Will • Shel Silverstein • The Sugarhill Gang • The Rob Hart Trio • Patty Waters • The Bonedrivers • Ennio Morricone • Dr. John • Groovy Judy • Alicia Dattner • Hip Hop Hoodios • Hot Mute • Derek Lassiter • Highway Robbers • Crooked Roads • Don Ho • Sonny Sharrock • SF Panhandlers • Waylon Jennings • Archie Bell and the Drells • The Procrastinistas • Memphis Horns
Along with the featured projects below, an extensive list of Gary’s credits are available at the All Music Guide and Artist Direct.

Wilson Pickett

Hey Jude

DBK Works (2007 remaster)

Swans

The Burning World

Water (2012 Remaster)

John Simon

John Simon's Album

Water (2004 remaster)

The Bonedrivers

Roadhouse Manifesto

BlueBlack

Noh Mercy

Superior Viaduct (2012 Remaster)

‘Twas The Night Before Hanukkah

The Idelsohn Society
(2012 Restoration and Remastering)

Port O’Brien

The Wind And The Swell

American Dust

Judee Sill

Live In London

Water

Jason Overton

Jason Overton

Society Of Rockets

False Maps / Radical Scouts

Mink de Ville

Coup de Grace

DBK Works (2005 remaster)

Brigitte Fontaine/ Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Comme À La Radio CD

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

Steve Wynn

Visitation Rights

DBK Works

Glenn Branca

Lesson No. 1

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

The Barry Sisters

Our Way

Reboot Stereophonic (2008 Remaster)

NRBQ

Christmas Wish- Deluxe Edition

Clang!
NRBQ

NRBQ

All Hopped Up

Omnivore (2019 Remaster)

Henry Flynt

Graduation

Superior Viaduct

Hélène Renaut

Tiny Specks Of Delight

Kitten Charmer

Ian Matthews

Valley Hi/ Some Days You Eat The Bear...

(2-fer) Water (2004 remaster)

Flipper

Gone Fishin'

Water (2008 Remaster)

Sit Kitty Sit

Beautiful/Terrible

Gun Horse Records

The Avengers

Water/4 Men With Beards (1986 Original, 2012 remaster)

Dream Syndicate

Medicine Show

Water (2010 Remaster)

Amy Duncan

Pilgrimage

Plain Recordings
NRBQ

NRBQ

NRBQ (1969)

Omnivore (2018 Remaster)

The Creak

Here's To Feeling Good All The Time

Cab 20

Cactus

Mock Records

David Ackles

American Gothic

International Feel (2014 Remaster)

Guy Clark

Old No. 1

4 Men With Beards

Mushroom

Really Don't Mind If You Sit This One Out

4-Zero Records

Colin Blunstone

One Year

Water (2007 CD Remaster) / 4 Men With Beards (2013 LP Remaster)

Gone Jackals

Blue Pyramid

BlueBlack
Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane

Transfiguration

Antarctica Starts Here (2019 remaster)

The Soft Machine

Volume Two

Water (2007 Remaster)

Glaxo Babies

Put Me On The Guest List

Superior Viaduct (2013 Remaster)

Various Artists

With A Bow (Japan Disaster Benefit Album)

Kitten Charmer

Gilberto Gil

Cérebro Electrónico

Water (2008 Remaster)

Paul Westerberg

14 Songs

Plain Recordings (2014 LP Remaster)

Crooked Roads

Heartbreak Sampler

Peg Leg Howell

The Legendary Peg Leg Howell

Sutro Park (2014 Remaster)

Gone Jackals

Out and About with the Gone Jackals

BlueBlack

True West

Hollywood Holiday Revisited

Atavistic

Low

Long Division

4 Men With Beards (2012 Remaster)

The Rob Hart Trio

Art Of Improvisation

Ryan Mintz

Love Letter

NRBQ Turn On, Tune I

NRBQ

Turn On, Tune In

Omnivore Recordings

Evergreen Dazed

The AM Sounds of Evergreen Dazed

Waylon Jennings

When Sin Stops

Masked Weasel (2005 remaster)

Eugene McDaniels

Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse

Water (2005 remaster)
Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane

Eternity

Antarctica Starts Here (2019 remaster)

Patty Waters

Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe

DBK Works

Sit Kitty Sit

The Push

Gun Horse Records

Ayla Nereo

Be Held

Jill Tracy

Silver Smoke, Star of Night

Eddie Gale

Ghetto Music

Water (2003 remaster)

Glaxo Babies

Nine Months To The Disco

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

The Moore Bros.

Bee

Plain Recordings

Judee Sill

Dreams Come True

Water

The Here And Now Band

Coaxed Out From Oxford

4-Zero

Flamin’ Groovies

Bust Out At Full Speed - The Sire Years (3 cd Box Set)

Water (2005 remaster)

Don Bikoff

Celestial Explosion

Tompkins Square

Jackie McLean

Jackie's Pal

Prestige (1984 OJC remaster)

Brigitte Fontaine

Est…Folle

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

Radio Birdman

Radios Appear

International Feel (2012 remaster)

Amy Meyers

Trains & Hens

Cheshire Moon

Patsy Cline

Walking and Dreaming

Masked Weasel (2005 remaster)

Don Ho

The Don Ho Show/ Don Ho Again

Water (2-fer) (2004 remaster)

Rybalko

Knots

Flamin’ Groovies

Now

4 Men With Beards

Daniel Steinbock

The Blade

Anne Briggs

The Time Has Come

Water (2007 Remaster)

Ennio Morricone

Crime & Dissonance

Ipecac

Society Of Rockets

Silver Age

Three Ring Records

Dr. John

What Goes Around, Comes Around

DBK Works (2006 Remaster)

Devo

Hardcore Devo Vol. 1 & 2

Superior Viaduct (2013 Remaster)

Pearls Before Swine

The Wizard of Is

Water

Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project

Akron Cracker

Carneyball Johnson

Akron Cracker

Renee’s Here!

Walking Sideways

The Monochrome Set

Strange Boutique

4 Men With Beards (2012 Remaster)

Terry Adams & Marshall Allen

Ten By Two

Edisun

Society Of Rockets

Future Factory

Three Ring Records

La Düsseldorf

Water
(2008 Remaster)

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Chronicle

Fantasy (original CD issue, 1985)

Heldon

Interface

Superior Viaduct (2014 Remaster)

American Music Club

San Francisco

Plain Recordings (2013 LP Remaster)

Factrix

Scheintot

Superior Viaduct (2012 remaster)

Tracy Nelson

Tracy Nelson

Water (2004 remaster)

Eduard Artemiev

Solaris (Original Soundtrack)

Superior Viaduct (2014 LP Remaster)
Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles

What The... You Mean I Can't Sing?

Water (2003 remaster)

Elton John

The Legendary Covers Of Elton John

DBK Works
(2006 Remaster)

The Moore Bros.

Murdered By The Moore Bros.

Plain Recordings

Biff Rose

The Thorn In Mrs. Rose's Side / Children of Light

Water (2005 remaster)

Pearls Before Swine

Jewels Were The Stars

Water (4-cd Box Set)

The Rezillos

Can't Stand The Rezillos

Water (2005 Remaster)
NRBQ

NRBQ

April Showers

Omnivore Recordings

Jack Palance

Water (2003 remaster)

Sonny Sharrock

Black Woman

Water (2002 remaster)

Flipper

Generic

Water (2008 Remaster)!

Charles Brown

Black Night

Masked Weasel (2006 Remaster)

Bill Evans

Re: Person I Knew

Milestone (1985 remaster)

Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project

Seriously

Smog Veil

Eddie Gale

Black Rhythm Happening

Water (2003 remaster)

Afrika Bambaata

Planet Rock

DBK Works
2005 Remaster
Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane

Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana

Antarctica Starts Here (2018 remaster)

The Moore Bros.

California Sister

Griddle

Turning Violet

Your Permanent Records

David J

On Glass

Plain (2006 remaster)

Apache

Boomtown Gems

Birdman

The Tomorrow Men

It's About Time

Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations

The Idelsohn Society
(2010 Restoration & Remaster)

Grouse

Babyfly Records

Various Artists

Contemporary Guitar

4 Men With Beards (2012 LP Remaster)

Ernie Graham

4 Men With Beards (2014 LP Remaster)

Fred Katz Orchestras

Folk Songs For Far Out Folk

Reboot Stereo Records (2007 Remaster)

NRBQ

Transmissions

Caraway

David Ackles

Five & Dime

International Feel (2014 Remaster)

Port O’Brien

All We Could Do Was Sing

Port O'Brien

Alison Faith Levy & Mushroom

Yesterday I Saw You Kissing Tiny Flowers

4 Zero Records

David Ackles

Subway To The Country

International Feel (2014 Remaster)

Diane Ferlatte with Erik Pearson

Wickety Whack - Brer Rabbit Is Back

*Grammy Nominee 2007*

Ruthann Friedman

Constant Companion

Water (2007 remaster)

Flipper

Public Flipper Limited Live 1980-1985

Water (2008 Remaster)

David Wiffen

Water/ 4 Men With Beards (2014 Remaster)

Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute

Kritzerland

Factrix/Cazazza

California Babylon

Superior Viaduct (2012 Remaster)

David J

Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh

Plain (2006 Remaster)

Highway Robbers

Robbers & Swills

Caravan

If I could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You

4 Men With Beards (2014 LP Remaster)

Kevin Ayers

Joy Of A Toy

Water (2007 Remaster)

Hip Hop Hoodios

Agua Pa' La Gente

Eduard Artemiev

Mirror/Stalker (Original Soundtrack)

Superior Viaduct (2014 LP Remaster)
Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane

Transcendence

Antarctica Starts Here (2019 remaster)

La Düsseldorf

Viva

Water
(2008 Remaster)

Willie Nelson

54 Songs

DBK Works (2006 Remaster)

Memphis Horns

Water (2005 remaster)

Patty Waters

You Thrill Me: A Musical Odyssey 1962-1979

DBK Works

Lightnin’ Hopkins

Bring Me My Shotgun

Masked Weasel (2006 remaster)

Miller Carr & the Shalants

Passage Through Wilderness, Vol. 2

American Dust

Allen Toussaint

Southern Nights

Water (2006 Remaster)

Soft Bombs

Embrace The Light

Pearls Before Swine

The Use Of Ashes

4 Men With Beards (2014 LP Remaster)

Songs For The Jewish-American Jet Set: The Tikva Records Story, 1950-1973

The Idelsohn Society
(2011 Restoration & Remaster)

Lou Lou & The Guitarfish

Birdman

Noah Georgeson

Find Shelter

Plain Recordings

Ben E. King

Songs For Soulful Lovers/ Seven Letters

DBK Works (2007 Remaster)

Fred Neil

Fred Neil

Water (2006 remaster)

Kerry Wing

Bio-Electric Love

The Coldest Fire

Debut

Terry Reid

River

Water
(2006 Remaster)

Derek Lassiter

Witness

Beevine

Plainsong

In Search of Amelia Earhart/ Now We Are Three

Water (2006 remaster)

Baby Huey

The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend

Water (2004 remaster)

True Margrit

Seaworthy

Bobo Tunes
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