An Accurate Listening Environment

The most important tools in a mastering engineer’s toolbox are their studio space and their experience. Good equipment is nice, but ultimately, it’s the engineer’s ability to hear accurately that allows them to do exceptional work. There’s no other way to hone this capacity but through years of hard work and building a properly-designed space.

Our room was designed and built to be a neutral environment for listening. It’s free of reflections and structural misalignments that would alter the sound of your tracks in the room. This allows us to trust we’re hearing things as they are, and for you to trust that your tracks will sound cohesive, consistent, and balanced in different playback systems and formats.

“I’ve clocked over 20 years worth of studio hours and ear-training, working with top engineers and artists in incredible studios all over Europe and the US.”

— Rafael Anton Irisarri

Our Equipment

Our studio is equipped with custom-built gear, designed for listening with the highest level of transparency, and allowing for profound accuracy when translating to other listening environments. Our robust suite of analogue equipment brings character and warmth to any recording (especially those recorded digitally), and our digital tools allow us to work universally.

Mastering Equipment List

  • AMS Neve 8816
  • Black Box Design HG-2 Tube Processor
  • Chandler Limited TG12345 Curve Bender EMI Abbey Road
  • Chandler Limited TG-2 EMI Abbey Road Special Edition
  • Chandler Limited TG12413 Zener Limiter EMI Abbey Road
  • Dramastic Audio Obsidian Stereo Compressor
  • Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO
  • Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressors
  • Elysia XFilter Class-A Stereo EQ
  • FCS P3S Class-A Mastering Compressor (custom-built)
  • Gyratec XXIV Passive/Aggressive Compressor
  • Kush Audio Clariphonic Dual-channel Parallel EQ
  • Manley Massive Passive Tube EQ (Mastering Version)
  • Manley Stereo Vari Mu Mastering Tube Limiter Compressor (Mod)
  • Millennia NSEQ-2 Parametric EQ
  • Otari MX5050 1/2” Reel-to-Reel Tape Machine
  • Rupert Neve Designs 511 Preamps
  • Neve Designs 542 Tape Emulators
  • Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor
  • Siemens W295b Discrete Class-A Dual Solid State EQ (1960’s)
  • Sontec MEP-250EX Parametric EQ
  • Summit EQP-200A Dual Tube Pultec EQ
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture Mastering Plus Stereo Valve Distortion
  • Universal Audio LA-610 Classic Tube Recording Channel
  • Crane Song HEDD 192 AD/DA Converter
  • Universal Audio Apollo x16 Heritage Edition
  • Avid Pro Tools Studio
  • FabFilter Pro Suite
  • Goodhertz Plugins
  • iZotope Ozone 10 Suite
  • iZotope RX 10 Audio Repair Toolkit
  • Plugin Alliance Suite
  • SoundToys Plugins
  • SpectraLayers 9
  • UAD-2 Powered Plugins
  • Steinberg WaveLab Pro 11
  • Audeze LCD-X Headphones
  • Barefoot MicroMain27 Monitor Speakers
  • Bel Canto C5i Integrated Amplifier
  • Custom-Designed Room and Acoustics
  • Sound Anchors ADJ-27 Speaker Stands
  • Sterling Modular Plan A Desk
  • Tyler Acoustics Decade Series D1 Speakers
  • TC Electronics Clarity M Stereo and Loudness Meter