Equipment

We have assembled the finest analogue and digital mastering tools available. However, having the gear is only part of the story. The room and most importantly the engineer’s ears and experience are crucial.

The combination of our acoustically treated studio and the incredibly revealing full range monitoring system means we can hear accurately, so we can make any changes needed to bring out the best in your music.

Monitoring

Monitors

Monitor Controller/ DAC

PMC IB1s Powered by Hypex Ncore mono block amps.


Crane Song Avocet

Console

Manley Mastering Backbone
Custom metering by Crookwood

Analogue Processing

Buzz Audio REQ 2.2 Class A mastering equaliser [with upgrades]
Manley Massive Passive Valve equaliser [modified]
Knif Pure Mu valve compressor
Crane Song STC-8H mastering compressor
API 2500 Compressor
Dangerous Bax EQ
Custom 550a EQs
Custom SSL style VCA compressor

Digital Processors

Izotope RX5 Advanced Restoration tools
Sonic Solutions NoNoise restoration software

DMG Equilibrium Precision EQ
DMG Essence de esser
DMS Limitless limiter
Massenburg Design Works EQ
Voxengo Elephant Limiter
Fabfilter Pro L Limiter

Crane Song Hedd 192
Crane Song Phoenix processors

SRC and file conversion by iZotope RX5 and Sonic Studio Process

Converters

Crane Song Hedd 192
Cranesong Avocet

Workstations

Protools HDX running PT12HD
Sonic Studio Soundblade
Plextools disc error checking system

Vinyl Transcription

Modified Technics SP1210 with choice of cartridges


Just so you know... There’s a lot of esoteric analogue circuitry at work here, lots of it class A, which means it sounds great but isn’t necessarily very energy efficient. To make up for this, the electricity for the studio is sourced from renewable supplies. It costs me more, but I feel better about it.