Mastering is the final step in the production of an audio track. It's a vital process that allows for final adjustments to ensure maximum impact on the listener. Our engineers work in a purpose built studio, interconnected and ventilated to exacting specifications for the most accurate acoustic reference, while using some of the finest analogue and digital gear you'll find anywhere. All playback formats from 5.1 surround to Mono are available with seamless integrated switching.
Audio Restoration is the term used for the process of removing imperfections such as hiss, crackle, noise and buzz, from audio recordings. Audio restoration can be performed directly on the recorded medium (eg, washing a record with a cleansing solution), or through a digitized transfer using both software and hardware. Vinyl restoration is a form of audio restoration that seeks to repair the sound of damaged records. Modern audio restoration techniques are usually performed by digitizing an audio source from analog media, such as lacquer recordings, optical sources and magnetic tape. Once in the digital realm recordings can be restored and cleaned up using software and hardware on a digital audio workstation. DAWs can perform various automated techniques to remove anomalies using algorithms to accomplish broadband de-noising, de-crackle and de-hiss tasks. Often audio engineers and sound editors use DAWs to manually remove "pops and ticks" from recordings. DAWs are capable of removing the smallest of anomalies without leaving artifacts and other evidence of their removal. Audio restoration is often a time consuming process that requires skilled audio engineers with specific experience in music and film recording techniques.