Denis Blackham (born 1952, Walthamstow, Essex, England) is an English music mastering engineer. He began his audio mastering work in 1969 at IBC Studios in London, and later worked for Polygram, RCA, The Master Room, Nimbus Records, Tape One and Porky's. In 1996 he set up his own studio at his home in Surrey England and when he moved to the Isle of Skye in 2002, he changed the name of his studio to Skye Mastering.
Denis has mastered recordings by: Antony & the Johnsons, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, O'Hooley & Tidow, Yes, Status Quo, Black Sabbath, Ryoji Ikeda, Cocteau Twins, Wire, Robert Plant, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Steve Jones, Marc Bolan, Elaine Paige, Rab Noakes, Gary Numan, Chris Watson, Troy Donockley, OMD, Generation X, Biosphere, Eyeless in Gaza, The Who, Roy Harper, Brett Anderson, Bee Gees, Barbara Dickson, Steve Harley, Mika Vainio, Pan Sonic, Davy Graham, Discharge, Current 93, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, Rod Stewart, David Knopfler, Merzbow, Charged GBH, Elvis Costello, Dolly Parton, Linda McCartney, Jethro Tull, Cabaret Voltaire, Lush, Alien Sex Fiend, Talk Talk, William Orbit, Zoviet France, Philip Jeck, New Model Army, Whitehouse, Tears for Fears, Dr Feelgood, Toy Dolls, Mike Oldfield, Samantha Fox, Death in June, Buzzcocks, Slade, Cliff Richard, Curve, Ride, Stiff Little Fingers, Bing Crosby, T. Rex, Jean Michel Jarre, Uriah Heep, Rezillos, Jimi Hendrix, Vangelis, Sons of Noel and Adrian, The Unthanks, Andy Fairweather Low, Nick Heyward, Evita, Cats original vinyl releases, and many more in his 45 plus years of music mastering.
Denis semi-retired on May 5, 2014. He's still mastering, but not every day.
A history of his Mastering experience over the decades can be read here:
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