What's in the mastering chain?
For all you gear nerds - the outboard hardware we have at our fingertips for the tone-shaping of your final product is as follows:
EQ: Manley Massive Passive, Millenia NS-EQ2, Mercury H1’s (pultec eq’s)
Dynamics: Tubetech SMC 2A multiband, Manley Vari-Mu (T-bar and HPSC mods), Waves L2 hardware
Harmonics: Cranesong HEDD 192
Converters: Cranesong, L2 and Lynx
Monitoring: Barefoot MM27
Clocking and signal: SSL XPatch, Dangerous S&M, Dangerous D-Box, Lynx 2B, Lynx LStream, Lucid Genx192
DAW: AAVIMT PS2, Samplitude ProX, Wavelab 9 Pro, ProTools 12
Plugs: DMG, Sonnox/Oxford, Nugen, Voxengo, Waves
Format players: Tascam DAT, Alesis ADAT x2 (blackface), Sherwood pro turntable, Tascam 122 Cassette.
CD burnig by Plextor
Power Conditioning by Tortech
Accoustics: John Watson
Our mastering and sound-sculpting is usually performed entirely within the outboard mastering chain with minimal software manipulation. Where needed or deemed beneficial, cutting edge mastering specific software is utilised.