Tony Dawsey is an American mastering engineer at Masterdisk in New York City. He has been active since 1980.[1]

His credits include artists such as Jay-Z, Akon, Whitney Houston, DMX, Kid Rock, Gang Starr, Redman, Ghostface Killah, Moby, Nine Inch Nails, J. (Jaye Muller), Ronny Jordan, and King's X.[2]

Dawsey grew up in Spanish Harlem in New York City. He got a job at Masterdisk in the mail room and making cassettes in 1980. While at Masterdisk, he learned to be a mastering engineer and has since been an extremely notable mastering engineer in the industry, particularly well known for his work with Hip-Hop.[3] He mastered his first #1, multi-platinum album in 1987, which was the soundtrack to the film La Bamba.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tony Dawsey bio, Accessed December 23, 2022.
  2. ^ "Tony Dawsey's Credits" Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "De-mystifying the mastering process with hip-hop's favorite sound wizard", Accessed December 23, 2022.

Tony Dawsey interview at the Red Bull Music Academy (2004)