Tools

I run a hybrid digital/analogue mastering chain in an acoustically treated room (treatment and plan designed by Ethan Winer of Real Traps). My mastering tools include solid state and tube/valve outboard gear, high-end AD/DA conversion, and professional mastering software. This palette can provide intense, euphonic coloration to utter sonic transparency, depending on project needs.

Monitoring

  • Tyler Acoustics D2X monitors
  • Dual Emotiva PA-1 monoblock amplifiers
  • Coleman Audo MPH-MKIII monitor controller

Outboard Signal Processing

  • Custom Audio Germany HDE-250A Parametric Mid/Side Equalizer
  • Summit Audio EQP-200B Stereo Tube Equalizer
  • API 2500 Compressor
  • Manley Stereo Variable Mu Limiter/Compressor
  • Dangerous Music Liaison Switcher
  • Crane Song HEDD 192 AD/DA Converter w/Quantum Upgrade
  • Elysia Karacter Discrete Class A Saturator
  • Kludge Audio 510 Transwarmers (custom wound transformers)

Digital Signal Processing

  • Plug-ins by Cytomic, DMG, FabFilter, MeterPlugs, Nugen, Slate Digital, Softube/Weiss, SoundToys, Voxengo, and dozens more
  • Mac Pro with SSD’s, RAIDs, and three-tier onsite/offsite/cloud backup systems
  • Steinberg WaveLab Pro Mastering DAW
  • iZotope RX and Ozone
  • Apple Logic Pro, Avid ProTools, Ableton Live, and Cockos Reaper DAWs

Questions about how any of this can improve the sound of your recordings? Just drop me a line.