J.D. Young began producing music in his home studio at the age of fifteen, and later on started producing music professionally. From the beginning of his career onward, he always felt drawn to the mysterious art of mastering. He researched the topic extensively and over the years he managed to optimize his mastering workflow, overcoming the challenges of working in a home studio. He wrote everything down in his book Home Studio Mastering, eager to share his experiences with other home studio producers. Besides writing his book, he also professionally develops audio plug-ins for different companies around the world, and is the founder and lead-developer of his own small software company that creates plug-ins for mastering.