(l-r): Ron Skinner, Nick Bonin
Toronto, Canada (February 10, 2010)–Heading North Mastering has expanded with a redesign of its mastering suite by studio owner and engineer Ron Skinner and Technature Inc’s Matt Schaefer.
Heading North Mastering is a home-based mastering suite that caters primarily to independent music clients. The remodeling process began in the summer of 2009 and has just been completed.
The redesign was brought on by a need for more space in the control room. “The desire for more equipment is neverending and I was feeling a bit cramped in the old space. Now there is room for future growth and the clients feel more comfortable with the expanded listening area,” explained Skinner.
Technature aided the new studio design–an example of this was the use of an acoustic panel, Cel, for the studio’s ceiling. “I would have never known about this product,” said Skinner, “and in the end, it was the perfect choice for the ceiling just above the mix position. It is cosmetically appealing as well as functional.”
Heading North has also added to the engineering staff. Freelance engineer Nick Bonin has recently started working out of the studio. Skinner noted the need for help in growing his business: “It’s hard trying to grow a business when you are a one-person shop, so Nick was brought in to take on some of the overflow work at the studio. Since then, he has built a strong client base all his own.”
Heading North Mastering