Takoma Park, MD (November 14, 2014)—Randy LeRoy, senior mastering engineer at Airshow Mastering, recently worked on “Sixty,” a solo project by musician/singer John Cowan that was produced by John McFee of the Doobie Brothers.
LeRoy, who joined Airshow Mastering at its facility in the suburbs of Washington, DC in 2010, is the mastering engineer behind hundreds of records. He credits mastering engineer Glenn Meadows for giving him the opportunity to get started at Masterfonics during the mid-1980s; in 1991, he launched Final Stage Mastering in Nashville.
McFee was reportedly eager to have LeRoy’s stamp on “Sixty,” which was released last month on Compass Records. “I feel that it was good fortune indeed to get Randy LeRoy involved,” McFee said. “He has proven to be such a great match for the music in terms of his sensibilities sonically and he is such a pleasure to work with. We have a lot of range stylistically on this project, so I would say for any mastering engineer that this would be a real challenge. Randy really did a great job.”
LeRoy’s gear includes a SADiE Series 6 digital audio workstation, Sontec and GML Mastering equalizers, Lavry convertors, and Maselec MTC-2 mastering console in a room designed by Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics. “SADIE has been my workhorse since their early 24/96 systems,” LeRoy said. “Complementary analog EQs, compressors and convertors give me the signal path to great sounding records while Sam’s room designs help me hear.”
Although LeRoy misses Nashville’s creative energy, he said, “I am still really fortunate that I get a lot of business from the community that I called home for so long.”