At Woodlands studio, we offer all types of mastering services using the best analog and digital equipment in an accurate, acoustically treated environment to bring your music to a professional and commercially competitive level. Our hybrid mastering service is currently our best selling mastering experience combining the analogue and digital world in perfect harmony. If you are after that sort after analogue warmth, depth, clarity and character from our out board hardware, whilst retaining a powerful punch and a competitively ‘loud’ master with our industry standard plugins – our “Hybrid Mastering” service is the perfect solution. Analogue mastering typically colours your music in a very pleasing way. The transients become slightly softer (hence the warmth), the frequency response in tern lends itself to a warmer overall tone and new harmonics are created. If you are used to using analogue gear to produce your music, it only makes sense to include this in the final print of your records.
Our Hybrid Mastering setup utilises the benefits of both computer-aided software and most importantly; the warmth, depth and iconic sound from our analogue Neve 8816 summing mixer, SSL Fusion 2U stereo outboard processor, an SSL G Bus Compressor, a Black Box Analog Design HG- and a Bettermaker Mastering Compressor. This is all captured through one of the worlds leading audio interfaces and high end cabling for every bit of detail. With a huge flexibly when it comes to routing in and out of the box, our choices are endless. We save all settings and write down any changes made when working outside of the box to ensure that fast recall recovery is always available for any tweaks or changes that need to be adjusted after you receive you master.