Mastering is the final stage in the production process and ensures that the music fits together seamlessly and that it is presented with the best possible sound. It involves editing and compiling the required mixes and tracks in production order, cleaning the audio to remove any unwanted blemishes or corruptions, polishing the mixed sound with equalisation, compression and other outboard processing and then producing the final master. The combination of our award-winning engineers, Abbey Road Studios acoustics and our unrivalled range of traditional and state-of-the-art equipment ensure that we are world leaders in the fields of audio mastering and sound restoration.
We can master to enhance both old and new recordings from any format: 78rpm or LP discs, analogue tape, digital master tape or audio file. We have a range of stereo and surround mastering suites for creating a finished audio master, from mastering for a CD or audio files, cutting lacquer or copper vinyl, through to 5.1 and 7.1 surround production for DVD or High Definition broadcast and Blu-ray disc.
We welcome clients to attend the mastering session and work on a one-to-one basis with our specialist mastering engineers. Alternatively, we offer a tailor-made virtual service for global clients through our Abbey Road Online Mastering service.