LOUD Mastering

LOUD Mastering studio

LOUD Mastering's enviable reputation in audio mastering and CD mastering derives from decades of experience in cutting vinyl.

The great-sounding studio is populated with a weird and wonderful collection of equipment. John Dent and Jason Mitchell will try any approach and any combination of equipment, and will do whatever it takes to get "the sound"for every client.

From Kylie to Kasabian, from the Police to PJ Harvey, LOUD Mastering's expertise is unparalleled in the music industry.

LOUD Mastering for CD, Vinyl, Hi Definition Audio Mastering and Digital Downloads.

Monitoring
ATC SMC100A monitoring

Workstation
4 Sonic High Definition digital workstations


Equipment List
Full analogue facility including half inch recording & playback
Choice of Studer with EAR electronics or Ampex ATR100 quarter inch
Neumann vinyl lathe
Powerful sounding analogue outboard EQ
Limiting and compression from Manley and Crane Song
Manley tube reference converters
Weiss, Waves, TC & Junger digital outboard
Ultra quiet signal paths & clean power supply

Air conditioning

20 Years Established

Jason Mitchell / Mastering Engineer

Jason Mitchell in the LOUD Mastering studio

After joining John Dent at LOUD Mastering some 15 years ago, Jason Mitchell has enjoyed establishing himself alongside one of the mastering industry greats. With a love of musical styles that surpises many (sometimes inluding himself!), Jason is just as keen to master folk rock or jazz trios as he would drum & bass and electro.

Working in LOUD's audio mastering room always provides a unique opportunity to strive for a new level of excellence, therefore keeping the client's next release his, and Mastering World's, foremost priority.


Work history
Daylight Recording Studios
English West Coast Music
How's That Music
LOUD Mastering

25 years mastering experience


Mastering Highlights

Artist Album Listen
Starfi Electronica I Odyssey iTunes
Ozric Tentacles Technicians Of The Sacred iTunes
Kanute Ursa Minor iTunes
Nathan Adams Audio Therapy iTunes
We Have Band Movements iTunes
Franz Ferdinand Blood iTunes
Starfi Electronica Radiotron iTunes
Yes Sir Boss King In A Rocking Chair iTunes
Isobel Heyworth The Attic Recordings iTunes
Half Seas Over Half Seas Over iTunes
Josh T Pearson Last Of The Country Gentlemen iTunes
The Rurals Emotional Feelings Spotify
The Neil Cowley Trio Radio Silence iTunes
Starfi Electronica Runaway Droid iTunes
Tom Middleton Life Tracks
General Midi Operation Overdrive iTunes
Ozric Tentacles The Floor's Too Far Away iTunes

Example Tracks

Demo Before Mastering After Mastering

Testimonials

"...Absolutely nailed them...sounds perfect! thank you so much."
. Charlie Bath

"...I think thats it, really it sounds fantastic. Great job."
. Elan Mehler

"I've just downloaded the studio master & it sounds great, mate. You've done such a great job on this track. Really very pleased with it & I will definately be using you guys again for future projects."
Kyle Stacey. High Rollers ft Keylas


Rates

Tracks Cost
Single Track Mastering £75.00
Album Mastering (Unsigned) £700.00
Album Mastering (Signed) £700.00

Album mastering packages include up to 12 tracks. Any tracks over 12 are charged at £50/track.


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John Dent / Mastering Engineer

John Dent in the LOUD Mastering studio

John Dent has been awarded Mastering Engineer of the Year at the Music Producers Guild Awards 2014.

This is a huge accolade, especially as it is music producers and mastering engineers that vote for the winner, so this is truly the respect of his peers.

We have always said that John is one of the best mastering engineers in the UK (although we prefer the expression 'one of the baddest engineers in the land') so it's nice to have that confirmed by everybody else.

John Dent has been mastering for over 40 years and he's seriously good at it. His experience spans from cutting all the original Bob Marley records for Island Records in the late 1970s to mastering PJ Harvey's recent Mercury Prize-winning album, Let England Shake.

Work history
Trident, London
Masteroom, London
Island Records Sound Clinic, London
The Exchange, London
LOUD Mastering for CD & Vinyl

47 years mastering experience


Mastering Highlights

Artist Album Listen
Bob Marley Official Soundtrack
PJ Harvey Let England Shake Spotify
Radiohead Remixes 2011
Public Image This is PIL, Vinyl cut
Kasabian Kasabian Spotify
Robert Plant Anthology Spotify
Goldfrapp Felt Mountain Spotify
Kylie Slow Spotify
Planet Funk The Great Shake
Timo Maas Loud Spotify
Alice Gold Seven Rainbows
Steel Pulse African Holocaust
Nick Drake Made To Love Magic Spotify
Futureshock Phantom Theory Spotify
Grand National Kicking The National Habit Spotify
Emiliana Torrini Fisherman's Woman Spotify

Example Tracks

Demo Before Mastering After Mastering

Testimonials


Rates

Tracks Cost
Single Track Mastering £120.00
Album Mastering (Unsigned) n/a
Album Mastering (Signed) n/a


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LOUD Mastering Engineers