Ears, experience, and perspective are more important than equipment. But we realize that many want to know about the facilities and equipment that can be brought to bear on their projects.

Obsidian Sound is based around a hybrid digital/analogue mastering studio (acoustic treatment and plan designed by Ethan Winer of Real Traps), which includes solid state and tube/valve outboard gear, high-end AD/DA conversion, and a mountain of high-end software tools. This palette can provide everything from intense, euphonic coloration to utter sonic transparency.


  • Tyler Acoustics D2X stereo mastering mains
  • Dual Emotiva PA-1 monobloc amps
  • Kali 5.1 near-field surround monitors with 10" subwooofer
  • Grace m908 DAC/monitor controller
  • Many headphones and custom in-ear monitors of various types


  • Crane Song HEDD 192 AD/DA Converter
  • RME Fireface UFX III Audio Interface
  • Foote P3S Stereo Mastering Compressor (Cinemag transformer option)
  • Manley Vari-Mu Tube Compressor
  • Summit Audio EQP-200B Stereo Tube Equalizer
  • Custom Audio Germany HDE-250A Equalizer
  • Neve 8803 Equalizer
  • Overstayer M•A•S
  • Bereich03 Density Saturator
  • Elysia Karacter Saturator
  • Dangerous Liaison Input Switcher
  • Many other signal processors, preamps, effects
  • Professional vinyl turntable and broadcast cassette deck


  • Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reaper, Wavelab DAWs
  • iZotope RX Advanced
  • Professional, mastering-grade plugins from dozens of manufacturers