Graphic Design/Customer Service, CD, DVD and In-House CD-R/DVD Production


ANDY KREHM, Mastering Engineer

For over two decades, Andy worked as a first-call studio/theatre musician and music producer/arranger prior to making a permanent career change to a full-time mastering engineer in the early 90’s.

As a musician, he was associated with names such as the Pointer SistersAretha FranklinOscar PetersonNimmons ‘n’ Nine Plus SixVivienne Williams,Concert Productions InternationalO’Keefe CentreRoyal Alexandra Theatre,Imperial Room OrchestraCanadian Musician, etc.

Since moving to his current career, he has mastered well over 4,000 albums plus 100’s of singles and EPs. Forty-Eight albums he mastered have been nominated forJuno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys) and eight have won Junos.

Literally scores of albums mastered at Onlinemastering appear on the nomination and winner’s lists of other prestigious award granting bodies, such as the Blues Music Awards (formerly the JC Handy Awards), Canadian Folk AwardsCanadian Independent Music AwardsNational Jazz AwardsCanadian Smooth Jazz AwardsNAR LifeStyle Music Awards and the Maple Blues Awards.

Almost every year, a glance at the Maple Blues Awards nomination list will show that over 30% of the listed artists/groups mastered and/or manufactured at Onlinemastering!

In 2008, Andy mastered Jeff Healey‘s “Mess Of Blues”, which was completed just before his untimely death. In May/08, it reached #1 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart. Jeff and his band won seven Maple Blues Awards and Jeff was nominated for a Juno Award in the BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR category.

While most of Andy’s mastering work comes from Canada and the US, he has also mastered for many artists in other parts of the world such as Iceland, UK, Russia, Azores Islands, Bermuda, Iran, Israel, Thailand, Jamaica, Mexico and many countries in Europe and Africa.

Andy’s extensive experience in the music industry has given him a background that is much broader than many mastering engineers. The knowledge he learned in his former career as a musician/arranger/producer is often helpful during mastering and editing sessions.

Our mastering studio is located in Toronto, Canada. The studio is professionally designed and purpose-built for mastering and is equipped with the finest mastering-specific outboard gear and monitoring system.

Here’s some studio pictures.

And our gear list.

Here’s some credits and testimonials

And our awards page



Anvil (Hypnotic)
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings (True North)
Blessed (Explorer Music Group)
Boys Night Out (Ferret Records)
Bruce Cockburn (True North)
BrandNew Sunset (Sony BMG)
Cadence (Indie)
Colin Linden (Sony)
Chaka Demus & Pliers (Explorer Music Group/Universal)
Chris Whiteley (Electro-Fi)
David Braid (Indie)
Elliot Brood (Warner)
Fathead (Electro-Fi)
Fred Eaglesmith (Sawdust Entertainment Inc.)
Grimskunk (Hypnotic)
Jack DeKeyser (Blue*Star)
Jamie Bonk (Indie)
Jeff Healey (Stoney Plains/Ruff Records)
Joe Budden (Indie)
Jimmy Bowskill (Indie)
Joydrop (Tommy Boy/BMG)
Kevin Breit/Sisters Euclid/Folk Alarm (Poverty Playlist)
Lindi Ortega (Interscope)
Mae Moore/Lester Quitzau (Festival)
Matt Dusk (Decca/Universal)
Mel Brown & Snooky Pryor (Electro-Fi/Festival)
Out Of Your Mouth (ViK/BMG)
P.J. Perry (Justin Time Records)
Roger O’Donnell (keyboardist with The Cure)
Ron Sexsmith (Warner)
Simon Wilcox (SHErecords/BMG)
Saukrates (Serious Entertainment)
Shakura S’aida (Festival)
The Drifters, featuring Rick Sheppard (EMI)
The Nylons (Attic)
Tommi Swick (Warner)
Wendy O. Williams And The Plasmatics (Plasmatic Media)
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith (Electro-Fi)


Alec Fraser-Liquid Sound
Andrew Galloway-Electro-Fi Records
Barry Haggarty-Haggarty Sound Studios
Barry Allen-Homestead Recorders
Brent Kolatalo-Pro Tools Mixing
James Bryan
Ken Lewis-Pro Tools Mixing
Michael Lent
Russell Broom-Broom Closet
Rod Swenson
Ron Lopata
Terry Sawchuk

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Graphic Arts, CD, DVD, CD-ROM, In-House CD-R Production and Customer Service:

Shandy Kern joined the staff at Onlinemastering in 2006.

As the head of Graphics, his job is to create original packaging and disc face designs if needed by Onlinemastering clients. He also checks, advises and/or corrects, if necessary, client provided designs submitted for manufacturing.

Shandy past work experience includes THE UPS STORE, Graphic Design and the STILL LOUNGE, PROMOTION AND GRAPHIC DESIGN.

Shandy is also an accomplished musician playing in a band called Escalate!.

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