“Out of all the yrs. I have been in the music scene,I have played and recorded with many,and I do mean many musicians, and recording engineer's, so called producers.The fact of the matter is Jeff Westlake has been A breath of fresh air as far as bringing out the full potential of what I visioned for my art.The fact is,the only recordings to date that I have been content with have come from Jeff's studio,(Ridgeline studios).If you got what it takes,or believe you got something ta bring to the table,this guy is your man.....Just saying.I'm not easy to please, but have no problem going to my house after A day of recording with him,and be fully confident that when I hear the finished product,it will be AT LEAST as good,IF NOT BETTER than what I had hoped it could be.. Jeff makes it easy kids! He has my complete endorsement.Thanx for your work ethic my bro”
“Recently had the pleasure of recording bass tracks for Black Sun and our upcoming disc, Edge of Darkness.
First and foremost, the bass tones we managed to 'invent' are incredible. Jeff has an ear for everything! I'm biased (or bass-ed) of course, but without a doubt, Jeff has the 'ear' you need to produce good product. The disc has awesome production values that transform our product to become far more accessible than we can have ever originally imagined. To hear Jeff's additions to the music brings a smile to my face when even listening to pieces of the disc unfinished! He just 'know's' what is needed, and where it needs it - and where it doesn't.
Having the 'know' and the 'ears' speaks volumes for Jeff's natural ability, and for his experience.
Not only is Jeff current, but he understands what is needed to complete a band's product. The icing on our cake! I look forward to working with Jeff again, as a person and as a professional. Top Notch Eh! (I'm Canadian)”
“A genuine leader, Jeff was born to be in the music industry.
He is not just great at what he does, he does it with passion, knowledge and pride.
I've been lucky enough to work with him on a number of projects, and his talent, authenticity and professionalism are second to none.”
“Jeff is one of the most pleasant people to work with in the music industry I have ever met.When Jeff works with a band as a producer he does not rush them or put tons of pressure onto them. Jeff takes time to study the bands style and gets to know each members wants, needs, desires etc before beginning the production. Jeff assists the bands with whatever they need to help them to get through the recording process and if they get stuck he is quick with some different options and or suggestions. He is always full of ideas and especially so when it comes down to song writing. I highly recommend Jeff Westlake as a producer. Jeff knows his recording equipment very well and can get the most out of a bands music. It is a true pleasure to work with Jeff.”
“As the lead singer for the Toronto-based hard rock band Black Sun, I recently completed recording our debut album with producer Jeff Westlake at his studio in Ashland, Kentucky. Before this project I had never met Jeff nor had any opportunity to work with him.
It was such a privilege and pleasure to work with Jeff. He works so closely with you every step of the way. His production skills stand up against anyone out there, period.
I have recorded with other producers in the past, all of them having worked with major label artists, but none of them turned out an end result anywhere close to the level and quality that Jeff has, and from now on, I won’t use anyone else.
I highly recommend Jeff Westlake for any project or band, regardless of the musical style or genre, but don’t simply take my word for it. Check out the latest Hydrogyn album Private Sessions and hear the difference for yourself.
Black Sun, Jezebel's Kiss, AZM
“Every generation of great artists can attribute their success to the great producers behind them. Jeff Westlake is this generation's producer! A true master with forward thinking and serious passion he brings his amazing producing and song writing skills to every project. Jeff is as much a part of Black Sun's debut Edge of Darkness as the band itself and it's been a great experience and a privilege to work with him.”