Gary Hobish brings over 30 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.

Ayla Nereo

Be Held

Don Ho

The Don Ho Show/ Don Ho Again

Water (2-fer) (2004 remaster)

Glaxo Babies

Nine Months To The Disco

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

Jackie McLean

Jackie's Pal

Prestige (1984 OJC remaster)

Don Bikoff

Celestial Explosion

Tompkins Square

Jack Palance

Water (2003 remaster)

David Ackles

American Gothic

International Feel (2014 Remaster)
Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles

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

Water (2003 remaster)

Society Of Rockets

False Maps / Radical Scouts

Guy Clark

Old No. 1

4 Men With Beards

Amy Duncan

Pilgrimage

Plain Recordings

Willie Nelson

54 Songs

DBK Works (2006 Remaster)

Soft Bombs

Embrace The Light

Gone Jackals

Blue Pyramid

BlueBlack

Flamin’ Groovies

Now

4 Men With Beards

Flipper

Gone Fishin'

Water (2008 Remaster)

The Creak

Here's To Feeling Good All The Time

The Bonedrivers

Roadhouse Manifesto

BlueBlack

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

The Idelsohn Society
(2011 Restoration & Remaster)

Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project

Akron Cracker

Patty Waters

Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe

DBK Works

David Ackles

Five & Dime

International Feel (2014 Remaster)

Glenn Branca

Lesson No. 1

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

Factrix

Scheintot

Superior Viaduct (2012 remaster)

Plainsong

In Search of Amelia Earhart/ Now We Are Three

Water (2006 remaster)

Port O’Brien

The Wind And The Swell

American Dust

Jason Overton

Jason Overton

Evergreen Dazed

The AM Sounds of Evergreen Dazed

Radio Birdman

Radios Appear

International Feel (2012 remaster)

Caravan

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

4 Men With Beards (2014 LP Remaster)

The Moore Bros.

Bee

Plain Recordings

Tracy Nelson

Tracy Nelson

Water (2004 remaster)

Patty Waters

You Thrill Me: A Musical Odyssey 1962-1979

DBK Works

Kevin Ayers

Joy Of A Toy

Water (2007 Remaster)

Renee’s Here!

Walking Sideways

Cab 20

Cactus

Mock Records

Dr. John

What Goes Around, Comes Around

DBK Works (2006 Remaster)

Low

Long Division

4 Men With Beards (2012 Remaster)

Pearls Before Swine

The Use Of Ashes

4 Men With Beards (2014 LP Remaster)

Judee Sill

Dreams Come True

Water

Brigitte Fontaine

Est…Folle

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

Derek Lassiter

Witness

Beevine

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

The Idelsohn Society
(2010 Restoration & Remaster)

Factrix/Cazazza

California Babylon

Superior Viaduct (2012 Remaster)

Eduard Artemiev

Solaris (Original Soundtrack)

Superior Viaduct (2014 LP Remaster)

Eugene McDaniels

Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse

Water (2005 remaster)

Ennio Morricone

Crime & Dissonance

Ipecac

Eddie Gale

Black Rhythm Happening

Water (2003 remaster)

The Barry Sisters

Our Way

Reboot Stereophonic (2008 Remaster)

Ernie Graham

4 Men With Beards (2014 LP Remaster)

Society Of Rockets

Future Factory

Three Ring Records

NRBQ

Christmas Wish- Deluxe Edition

Clang!

The Rob Hart Trio

Art Of Improvisation

Port O’Brien

All We Could Do Was Sing

Port O'Brien

Dream Syndicate

Medicine Show

Water (2010 Remaster)

Grouse

Babyfly Records

Hélène Renaut

Tiny Specks Of Delight

Kitten Charmer

Colin Blunstone

One Year

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

Peg Leg Howell

The Legendary Peg Leg Howell

Sutro Park (2014 Remaster)

Miller Carr & the Shalants

Passage Through Wilderness, Vol. 2

American Dust

Mink de Ville

Coup de Grace

DBK Works (2005 remaster)

Flipper

Generic

Water (2008 Remaster)!

Flamin’ Groovies

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

Water (2005 remaster)

Paul Westerberg

14 Songs

Plain Recordings (2014 LP Remaster)

Ruthann Friedman

Constant Companion

Water (2007 remaster)

Crooked Roads

Heartbreak Sampler

Amy Meyers

Trains & Hens

Cheshire Moon

Hip Hop Hoodios

Agua Pa' La Gente

Devo

Hardcore Devo Vol. 1 & 2

Superior Viaduct (2013 Remaster)

‘Twas The Night Before Hanukkah

The Idelsohn Society
(2012 Restoration and Remastering)

John Simon

John Simon's Album

Water (2004 remaster)

Society Of Rockets

Silver Age

Three Ring Records

Sit Kitty Sit

The Push

Gun Horse Records

Sit Kitty Sit

Beautiful/Terrible

Gun Horse Records

Waylon Jennings

When Sin Stops

Masked Weasel (2005 remaster)

Lou Lou & The Guitarfish

Birdman

Memphis Horns

Water (2005 remaster)

Eddie Gale

Ghetto Music

Water (2003 remaster)

Bill Evans

Re: Person I Knew

Milestone (1985 remaster)

Glaxo Babies

Put Me On The Guest List

Superior Viaduct (2013 Remaster)

Biff Rose

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

Water (2005 remaster)

Afrika Bambaata

Planet Rock

DBK Works
2005 Remaster

Sonny Sharrock

Black Woman

Water (2002 remaster)

Swans

The Burning World

Water (2012 Remaster)

Various Artists

With A Bow (Japan Disaster Benefit Album)

Kitten Charmer

Noh Mercy

Superior Viaduct (2012 Remaster)

Henry Flynt

Graduation

Superior Viaduct

True Margrit

Seaworthy

Bobo Tunes

Daniel Steinbock

The Blade

The Monochrome Set

Strange Boutique

4 Men With Beards (2012 Remaster)

La Düsseldorf

Water
(2008 Remaster)

Diane Ferlatte with Erik Pearson

Wickety Whack - Brer Rabbit Is Back

*Grammy Nominee 2007*

The Moore Bros.

California Sister

Kerry Wing

Bio-Electric Love

The Coldest Fire

Debut

Fred Katz Orchestras

Folk Songs For Far Out Folk

Reboot Stereo Records (2007 Remaster)

La Düsseldorf

Viva

Water
(2008 Remaster)

Various Artists

Contemporary Guitar

4 Men With Beards (2012 LP Remaster)

Lightnin’ Hopkins

Bring Me My Shotgun

Masked Weasel (2006 remaster)

Gilberto Gil

Cérebro Electrónico

Water (2008 Remaster)

Elton John

The Legendary Covers Of Elton John

DBK Works
(2006 Remaster)

Ian Matthews

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

(2-fer) Water (2004 remaster)

Terry Adams & Marshall Allen

Ten By Two

Edisun

Mushroom

Really Don't Mind If You Sit This One Out

4-Zero Records

Noah Georgeson

Find Shelter

Plain Recordings

David Ackles

Subway To The Country

International Feel (2014 Remaster)

Alison Faith Levy & Mushroom

Yesterday I Saw You Kissing Tiny Flowers

4 Zero Records

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Chronicle

Fantasy (original CD issue, 1985)

Heldon

Interface

Superior Viaduct (2014 Remaster)

Jill Tracy

Silver Smoke, Star of Night

Eduard Artemiev

Mirror/Stalker (Original Soundtrack)

Superior Viaduct (2014 LP Remaster)

NRBQ

Transmissions

Caraway

Pearls Before Swine

Jewels Were The Stars

Water (4-cd Box Set)

Highway Robbers

Robbers & Swills

The Tomorrow Men

It's About Time

Anne Briggs

The Time Has Come

Water (2007 Remaster)

Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project

Seriously

Smog Veil

Brigitte Fontaine/ Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Comme À La Radio CD

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

Ben E. King

Songs For Soulful Lovers/ Seven Letters

DBK Works (2007 Remaster)

David Wiffen

Water/ 4 Men With Beards (2014 Remaster)

The Here And Now Band

Coaxed Out From Oxford

4-Zero

Pearls Before Swine

The Wizard of Is

Water

Gone Jackals

Out and About with the Gone Jackals

BlueBlack

Fred Neil

Fred Neil

Water (2006 remaster)

True West

Hollywood Holiday Revisited

Atavistic

David J

Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh

Plain (2006 Remaster)

Charles Brown

Black Night

Masked Weasel (2006 Remaster)

Terry Reid

River

Water
(2006 Remaster)

Judee Sill

Live In London

Water

Steve Wynn

Visitation Rights

DBK Works

Wilson Pickett

Hey Jude

DBK Works (2007 remaster)

Carneyball Johnson

Akron Cracker

Baby Huey

The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend

Water (2004 remaster)

Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute

Kritzerland

Griddle

Turning Violet

Your Permanent Records

The Rezillos

Can't Stand The Rezillos

Water (2005 Remaster)

The Moore Bros.

Murdered By The Moore Bros.

Plain Recordings

David J

On Glass

Plain (2006 remaster)

Apache

Boomtown Gems

Birdman

Allen Toussaint

Southern Nights

Water (2006 Remaster)

American Music Club

San Francisco

Plain Recordings (2013 LP Remaster)

The Avengers

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

Ryan Mintz

Love Letter

The Soft Machine

Volume Two

Water (2007 Remaster)

Rybalko

Knots

Flipper

Public Flipper Limited Live 1980-1985

Water (2008 Remaster)

Patsy Cline

Walking and Dreaming

Masked Weasel (2005 remaster)
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