Warren Sokol

Mastering Engineer
United Mastering Studio

Warren Sokol began his audio career in Phoenix, AZ as a freelance recording and mixing engineer working at Living Head Audio Recording and The Salt Mine. This led to a contract doing all recording, mixing and mastering for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, where he worked with talented soloists such as Doc Severinsen and Yo-Yo Ma. During this time, Warren honed his skills in audio production while also teaching those skills to the next generation at Mesa Community College’s Audio Production Program and The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Science in Tempe, AZ.

Sokol began focusing on mastering, and in 2002 he founded Warren Ross Audio Mastering in Phoenix, AZ, where his client base started to grow steadily, while also perfecting his mastering skills working with hundreds of local & national artists.

In 2010, Sokol moved to Los Angeles and began working on a specialized analog to digital archiving project for Universal Music Group, capturing and creating new digital masters from analog safety copies of the original master tapes that had previously been lost. Warren was soon brought on as a full-time mastering, production and tech engineer at Universal Mastering Studios where he was also highly involved in the creation of the Mastered For iTunes process (now called Apple Digital Masters), helping design the workflow used and setting world wide standards for MFiT audio.

Since then, Sokol has moved on to start United Mastering Studio within the famed United Recording building in Hollywood and has worked on hundreds of albums, EP’s and singles for artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, The Colorists, Lil Xan, Leslie Odom Jr., The Moody Blues, Method Man and the TV show The Voice, as well as the Emmy Winning Soundtrack for the Netflix Series Godless.