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.
Los Angeles-based mastering engineer and vinyl cutter, Jett Galindo of The Bakery®, has worked on albums spanning a wide array of genres and artists (Barbra Streisand, Haley Reinhart, Weezer, the La La Land OST, to name a few). Jett Galindo carries on the legacy left behind by her late mentor, mastering legend Doug Sax (The Mastering Lab).
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 George Massenburg; producer Prince Charles Alexander; recording engineer Susan Rogers (Prince’s Purple Rain); and mastering engineer and AES President-elect, Jonathan Wyner. Jett kickstarted her post-Berklee engineering career in the world-renowned Avatar Studios in New York (now known as Power Station) 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, Bashiri among others.
In 2013, Jett joined The Mastering Lab family as the sole right-hand woman to pioneer mastering engineer and GRAMMY Technical Achievement awardee Doug Sax. Under the steady mentorship of the late Sax, Jett burgeoned to become the last engineer to join The Mastering Lab roster. During her years at The Mastering Lab, she worked on various notable vinyl releases including Pink Floyd’s 15th & final album “Endless River”. Other notable artists Jett has worked with include Bette Midler, Neil Young, Randy Travis, Seth MacFarlane, to name a few. Most recently through The Bakery®, Jett has helped pave the way for the growing audiophile releases in the video game soundtrack genre, having mastered award-winning chart-topping releases such as the “Pokemon Red & Blue Piano Collections”, Rozen’s Legend of Zelda tribue “Children of Termina”, and the remastered 1980s Nicon Falcom’s “Ys I & II: Ancient Ys Vanished” original soundtracks.
Outside of mastering, Jett is actively involved with 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). In addition, she serves as a contributing writer for iZotope’s widely popular LEARN portal. Outside of wearing her audio engineering hat, Jett is also an accomplished lyric soprano who specializes in 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.
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.
Willow Edge is the newest Baker to join The Bakery® mastering team starting in early 2023. In just under a year, Willow has quickly become a rising star working alongside chief mastering engineer, Eric Boulanger, on projects for elite artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Lee Ritenour, and The Boxmasters, just to name a few. Prior to joining The Bakery®, Willow worked as an audio engineer in several other prestigious facilities including the USC Alumni Voiceover Recording Studio, Cookie Jar Recording, and USC Kaufman School of Dance.
Graduating summa cum laude with a B.F.A. in Sound Design and a minor in Music Recording from the University of Southern California, Willow’s academic journey has laid the foundation for an exciting career ahead of her. Willow has learned much from the invaluable insights of her distinguished mentors, including Sound Designer/Mix Engineer Phil Allen (Jesus Christ Superstar), Mix Engineer Brian Malouf (Michael Jacksion, Queen, Madonna), Recording Engineer Christian Amonson (John Williams and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and, of course, Bakery’s founder Eric Boulanger. Learning from the best in the business has not only shaped Willow’s technical acumen, but has also instilled a deep appreciation for the art of mastering.
From collaborating with emerging artists to contributing to award-winning albums, Willow’s portfolio emphasizes her position as a successful young engineer. Recently moving from Assistant to Mastering Engineer and Vinyl QC engineer, Willow brings a fresh perspective, keen ear, and a positive energy to the studio.
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.