Mastering is the final opportunity to perfect a recording. Using the very best valve and solid-state analogue compressors and equalisers, combined with the latest digital technology, we can fine tune your stereo mixes to create a professional-sounding, loud and vibrant master.
Using Sonic Studio "Pre-Master CD" or HOFA "DDP", we produce a DDP file (Disc Description Protocol), the standard specifically designed for CD production. This allows perfect error-free replication at the CD manufacturing plant and creates the best sounding CD's. We also have great experience creating the best sounding digital masters for on-line use, as well as specific vinyl masters.
Whether your project was recorded at Castlesound or elsewhere, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Although all of the studio equipment is available during mastering sessions, typically a combination of the following is used:
› TC M6000 with MD4 multi-band dynamics and Massenburg EQ
› Prism Maselec MEA2 EQ
› Retro 2A3 EQ
› Manley Massive Passive EQ
› Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
› Manley "Variable-MU" compressor
› Thermionic Culture "Phoenix" compressor
› Neve 33609 JD compressor
› Sonic Studio Pre-Master CD
› HOFA DDP
› Pro Tools 10
› Extensive collection of mastering plug-ins
› Burl B2 Bomber ADC