Starting Your First Review

Getting started with your first review

How Do I review studios on The DMS?

Search and find your studio: the first thing you need to know is the name of the studio. This maybe obvious, but some people search for the name of the engineer instead. You don’t have to know the full name or exact name of the studio either. For example, if you only remember one word associated with the name, then that should be good enough to find it. However, be aware that generic names (e.g. mastering) may come back with too many results.

Once you find it on The DMS, click on the studio name to be redirected to that studio profile page and you are ready for the second step.



Now that you found the studio and are at the profile page (the tab with flag icon), click on the ‘Studio Reviews’ tab (the tab with a star icon)



You should now see the studio review section. Click on the pen icon and start typing your review. Select the number of stars you feel the service deserves and click on the submit review button.



That’s it, you are done! These instructions assume you have signed in with either your Facebook or LinkedIn account. If you are new at writing studio reviews, we recommend you read on.

What kind of places can I review on The DMS?

While many people think that The DMS is only for reviewing mastering studios, we actually have over a dozen studio categories and service types that our users can review – almost anything for which you have had a local experience or an online interaction with (although there are some guidelines and restrictions already in place at the sole discretion of the community).


What should I include in my review?

The best reviews are passionate and personal. They offer a rich narrative, a wealth of detail, and a helpful tip or two for other fellow musician artists.

Think about your recent experience at a mastering studio. Was the music work performed attended or online?  Could you put details in there that would help future consumers like you?

  • Try detailing your favorite (or least favorite) aspects of the recording process with your local studio.
  • Talk about an experience that will keep you coming back (or staying away) for years to come.
  • Highlight an audio engineer who went the extra mile to make your experience memorable.
  • Include tips about the best time to arrive, where to park, or what the best hours of operation are.
  • Describe why you’ll be using this service (rehearsal, mixing, mastering, etc.) again for your next project.

What should I leave out of my review?

You should aim to keep your review accurate and reflective of a genuine, personal experience. For example, personal opinions (“the sound here is the best”) are good, but speculation or exaggeration (“they probably use installed unicorn plugins in their computer”) is something we frown upon.

More details about what to leave out of your review will be found on The DMS soon.