Universal’s Vlado Meller
(left) and Audio Agent’s
Seattle, WA (March 12, 2009)–Antelope 10M Rubidium Atomic Clocks, TRINITY HD Master Clocks and OCX-V Video Enabled Master Clocks were recently installed at Universal Mastering Studios in New York and Los Angeles.
The equipment upgrade was sold through Sonic Circus. Audio Agent LLC represents Antelope Audio in the U.S.
“We’re known for having very high standards here, so when [Audio Agent’s] Blue Wilding claimed these reference clocks could significantly improve the sound of our studios, we were understandably skeptical,” explained Vlado Meller, Universal Mastering NY’s chief engineer. “However, when we did our listening tests, I could really hear the difference. The sonic transparency, depth and definition resulting from the test were very apparent. Blind A/B tests proved to me, and to all of our engineers, that this is the best clocking device we have ever heard.”
Similar listening tests were conducted at Universal Mastering LA. Universal’s Peter Doell said, “The sonic improvement was far from subtle. The stereo image was suddenly, dramatically, and extremely 3-D. The top end was not at all ‘digital-ly’ sounding, but extremely smooth and pleasing. What was more interesting and unique-sounding to me was the bass. Instead of the bass merely ‘tightening’ up, suddenly the bass sounded immeasurably more realistic, with the pitch of each note being outstandingly clear. In a nutshell, the material we listened to–which already sounded extremely good–was taken to a superior place. Put simply, triple freakin’ wow.”
Antelope Audio’s director of Sales and Marketing, Marcel James, added, “We’re thrilled that Universal Mastering has chosen Antelope clocks. Audio Agent and Sonic Circus were critical partners in making theses installs happen. Special thanks go out to Blue Wilding and Jeremy Stappard of Audio Agent, along with Dave Lyons and John Sawyer at Sonic Circus and, of course, to the N.Y. and L.A. staffs of Universal Mastering Studios.”
Universal Mastering Studios