Weehawken, NJ (January 7, 2008)–Tangerine Mastering, a new mastering facility, has recently opened. The facility, located minutes from downtown Manhattan, was founded by Roger Johansen and Gene Holder, formerly the proprietors of Jolly Roger Recording in Hoboken.
“We have created an acoustically precise room that offers a creative, comfortable modern atmosphere,” says Johansen. “We have also brought together the best of vintage and modern equipment, and mastering engineers that offer a broad depth of musical experience.”
Tangerine Mastering was designed by John Storyk of the Walters-Storyk Design Group. The working environment combines close proximity to midtown Manhattan within an artist-run production arts building that houses sound stages, recording studios, post production suites, independent record companies and college radio promoters. “We strive to provide a relaxed professional musical environment that enhances the final product,” says Holder.
Lead mastering engineer at Tangerine is Andreas K. Meyer, who has worked with such renowned artists as Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Yo Yo Ma, Essa Pekka Salonen, Arcadi Volodos, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and the Boys Choir of Harlem. Meyer has received numerous Grammy Awards, including Mastering Engineer in 2000 for Best Historical Album: Louis Armstrong – The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recording.
Tangerine Mastering’s design objective, working with Storyk, was to present solutions that ensure precise acoustical performance. Tangerine has equipped its new space with a combination of the latest digital audio workstations and processors, working with classic gear that includes an original Abbey Road EMI Mastering Chain, Pultec and Cinema equalizers plus Universal Audio LA2A compressors.
The new facility is holding an official opening party on January 25.