From vinyl mastering to digital,
The Bernie Grundman Mastering team believes in providing the highest quality mastering possible in the LA music industry! In order to give you the best, we use only the best of everything! Our disc mastering console was hand built by our technical engineers. Its design is the same as our other consoles, but with the addition of preview signal paths. The console can be fed from our custom made solid state or tube tape electronics, computer, cd, dat etc.. In turn, the console output can be fed to either tube or solid state cutters for disc mastering, or to analog tape, high resolution computer files, or other digital medium for archival purposes. All analog tape and digital playback equipment is program/preview capable.
The mastering systems have been modified numerous times to incorporate new ideas. This helps our mastering engineers achieve their goals. However, in the end, the ultimate goal is to give our clients a superior product.
- Designed and built in-house by our technical staff.
- Modified commercially manufactured equipment used is modified to improve their performance.
All-discrete, A/B analog consoles – The equalizers, limiters and line-amps are proprietary integrated elements of our consoles
The result is that our consoles provide clean, high-fidelity transfers of client's music to the final master.
We are capable of playing back many kinds of source material
Our maintained ATR and Studer analog tape decks use our own solid-state and vacuum tube playback electronics. We have head stacks for 1/4", 1/2", and 1" in mono, stereo, LCR, and 4-track configurations. For digital playback we have ProTools HD systems, MasterLink, DAT, Sonic Solutions, Sonoma, 1630, F1, MO, Genex, Sonoma, ADAT and more.
Our digital converters of choice are from Lavry Engineering. and other converters by Pacific Microsonics HDCD, Apogee, and Meitner.
Digital signal processors include Weiss, Waves, TC Electronics and Harmonia Mundi. We use the AudioCube digital audio workstation and virtual precision instruments for mastering.
The heart of our system is the monitoring environment. A tuned and calibrated listening room is vital to successful mastering.
Our full-range monitors employ Tannoy components with custom cross-overs and cabinets.
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