Founder | Mastering Engineer
Founder of The Bakery®, as well as an accomplished professional studio violinist, Eric Boulanger is the rare professional whose exceptional skill set regularly takes him from the studio to the stage. A classically trained violinist since the age of three, with over two decades of professional experience, Eric has trained at such renowned institutions as The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Tanglewood. Working behind the console, Eric has mastered GRAMMY-winning/nominated projects including work with Green Day, Hozier, Selena Gomez, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, Eric Burdon, Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, The Plain White T’s, Chris Botti, Amos Lee, Serena Ryder, The Doors, Olivia Newton-John, Rufus Wainwright, and Sarah Jarosz, among others. In 2015, Eric opened mastering facility The Bakery®, on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, CA. Good vibes surrounded The Bakery’s inception, with Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” going to number one and earning a Platinum certification.
Outside of his studio, Eric has been a leader of the Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy while serving as a member of its Steering Committee. He also was the first Mastering Engineer to master a Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) release (Colbie Caillat’s “All of You”) – the MFiT initiative dramatically improved the quality and care taken in delivering masters for digital distribution.
Proving the efficacy of internship programs in the recording industry, Eric’s professional career began when he was named the first-ever intern in the illustrious history of Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California. While at Capitol, Eric had the great opportunity to work with esteemed GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer Al Schmitt, who was pivotal in mentoring and guiding Eric toward joining The Mastering Lab, the world’s first independent mastering studio, founded by the late legendary GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer Doug Sax. A protege of Maestro Sax, Eric not only had the honor of being trained by Sax, he was also responsible for the design and upkeep of the entire studio. In 2009, when it was decided to resurrect vinyl mastering, Eric designed and built The Mastering Lab’s Ojai vinyl mastering room, complete with a custom high-resolution passive console. The experience and knowledge from his time at The Mastering Lab and with Doug Sax is the soul that lives on in The Bakery’s unique, custom-design (patent-pending) digital vinyl cutting system, and general musical approach.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. A distinguished scholar while at Carnegie Mellon, Eric was awarded the Bose Corporation Research Award, the Electrical & Computer Engineering Honors Society Research Award presented by Lockheed Martin, and the Sigma XI Scientific Research Award. Eric’s violin studies were under the tutelage of Oscar Ravina, legendary veteran of the New York Philharmonic. He also studied under Alexander Markov, acclaimed soloist and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant. Eric’s depth of talent, exceptional technique, and appreciation for all musical genres have made him a sought-after violinist. Eric’s performances and recordings range from orchestral and chamber music, Broadway musicals, contemporary pop music, and film/television scores. Eric continues to strive for excellence as both a violinist and engineer, ceaselessly cultivating the synergy that stems from being a consummate performer and an accomplished engineer of music.
Recent projects mastered at The Bakery® include Green Day’s Revolution Radio, Colbie Caillat’s The Malibu Sessions, Rufus Wainwright’s Take All My Loves, Hozier’s “Better Love,” Selena Gomez’s “Kill Em with Kindness” Remixes EP, Cassius’s “The Missing (feat. Ryan Tedder),” Amos Lee’s Spirit, Baskery’s Love in L.A., You Me at Six’s Night People, Kaleo’s A/B, Sam Roberts Band’s Terraform, The Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem, The Wedding Present’s Going, Going…, Shawn Hook’s Sound of Your Heart, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” Joe Purdy’s Who Will Be Next, Alison Iraheta + Halo Circus’s Bunny, The Heavy’s Hurt and The Merciless, Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson’s Dream in the Blue, Patrick Williams’ Home Suite Home, Serena Ryder’s “Got Your Number” and Young Empires’ The Gates.
With engineering credits spanning different genres and legendary artists (Bette Midler, Randy Travis, Nile Rodgers, Roberta Flack and Gustavo Santaolalla, to name a few), Jett Galindo carries on the legacy left behind by her late mentor, mastering legend Doug Sax (The Mastering Lab). She now works as a mastering engineer alongside Eric Boulanger at The Bakery®, located at the Sony Pictures Lot in Culver City, Los Angeles.
Recipient of Summa Cum Laude honors and the 2012 Robin Coxe-Yeldham Audio Scholar Award from Berklee College of Music, Jett Galindo was mentored by luminaries in the music industry including GRAMMY-winning engineer/mixer George Massenburg; GRAMMY-winning producers Javier Limon and Prince Charles Alexander; recording engineer Susan Rogers (Prince’s Purple Rain); and GRAMMY-nominated mastering engineer and Dean of Education for iZotope, Jonathan Wyner.
Jett began her engineering career in the world-renowned Avatar Studios in New York as the recording engineer for producer Jerry Barnes. As Barnes’ engineer, Jett engineered for veteran artists such as legendary singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, Nile Rodgers and Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian rock band Jota Quest.
In 2013, Jett joined The Mastering Lab family as the sole right-hand man to pioneer mastering engineer and Grammy Technical Achievement awardee Doug Sax. Under the steady mentorship of the late Sax, Jett burgeoned to become the newest mastering engineer in The Mastering Lab roster. In 2014, Jett’s work with Brazilian rock band Jota Quest garnered the group a Latin GRAMMY nomination for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album.
Outside of mastering, Jett is a contributing writer to Soundgirls, an organization for women working in the audio engineering field led by veteran live sound engineer Karrie Keyes (Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers). Jett is also an accomplished lyric soprano who specializes in contemporary a cappella and choral ensemble music. Currently singing with Los Angeles-based professional choir Tonality, Jett has performed in various countries spanning across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Her recent credits include vocals for pop rock band Basic Vacation (produced by GRAMMY winner David Kahne), and vocal coaching work for artists Sam London and Hypnotiq Girls in Avatar Studios.
Peter Hewitt-Dutton started his mastering career in late 2011 at the Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, London, UK. In the Summer of 2018, he comes to The Bakery®, bringing with him the best in British mastering techniques and vinyl cutting, including experience cutting half-speed and direct to disc.
Prior to his stint at Metropolis, whilst completing his degree at the University of Manchester, Peter went to work at the legendary Ocean Way Studios in California. It was here he developed and honed his scrupulous eye for detail and listening skills under the guidance of the greats in the business like Jack Joseph Puig (Green Day, The Rolling Stones) and Allen Sides (Joni Mitchell, Mary J Blige). At Metropolis Mastering, he was mentored by the very best in UK Mastering including noted engineers such as Ian Cooper (David Bowie, Peter Gabriel), Tim Young (The Clash, Massive Attack) and Stuart Hawkes (Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran).
Peter specializes in the much sought after field of half speed cutting, where globally only a select few mastering engineers are capable of this skill. Peter’s mastering credits include a #1 Album in Italy with ‘Made In London’ by Noemi, Black Sabbath’s very last concert and studio recording “The End”, Aine Cahill’s debut single “Plastic” and the film Kill Your Friends Original Soundtrack Recording. Peter was also heavily involved in the Led Zeppelin remastering project over the past few years. Working as part of a very small group of engineers, Peter was mainly responsible for the restoration and noise reduction work needed on the 40-year-old material. Noted vinyl cutting credits include live albums for the Rolling Stones “Sweet Summer Sun” (Hyde Park concert) and “Havana Moon” (Havana, Cuba concert) as well as Public Enemy’s “Live at Metropolis”. Half Speed cutting credits include the first 3 Oasis remasters (alongside assisting the remastering by Ian Cooper). Live to Vinyl cuts include the Rag ’n’ Bone Man 2018 Record Store Day Release “Don’t Set the World on Fire” and the Mystery Jets “The Whole of the Moon”.
Peter is excited to be the newest member of The Bakery, where he aims to continue pushing what is possible with vinyl.
With a career spanning 10 years in the music industry, Jaymes brings to The Bakery® team an eclectic skill set and expansive experience ranging from studio & artist management, project management, performance and concert production.
Jaymes ‘cut his teeth’ working as the Studio Manager of the legendary mastering facility, The Mastering Lab. There, his passion for music and education in Technocultural Studies, English and Philosophy from U.C. Davis intersected, blazing a path to a bright future in music. Since his TML days, Jaymes has carved out a career as a project manager for The Recording Academy – Producers & Engineers Wing and as an artist consultant and concert producer for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Singer Eric Burdon & The Animals. Coming full circle, he now is elated to reunite with his old pals from the TML days at The Bakery® to help facilitate the next generation of pioneering work in the field of audio mastering.
Aside from his work at The Bakery®, Jaymes is the founder/guitarist/songwriter of the – The Jelly – Ventura County’s 2017 Breakthrough Artist of the Year – as well a travel and whiskey enthusiast.
Jaymes has dedicated his life to the art & craft of creation, embracing the uncertainty of live performance, and strives to continually push his creative bounds as an instrumentalist and songwriter. Professionally he enthusiastically seeks to help others achieve their artistic goals in any capacity. He welcomes every challenge and opportunity afforded to him because each situation provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth, and every person as someone he can learn from.