Biggleswade, UK (March 22, 2017)–Mastering engineer Peter Beckmann, whose recent projects have included Laura Mvula, Three Trapped Tigers, Pentangle and Sun Ra, has upgraded his TechnologyWorks Mastering in London with PMC MB2S monitors.
Established in 2009, TechnologyWorks Mastering handles a wide range of projects, mastering contemporary music as well as handling extensive restoration and remastering work. Beckmann also uses his studio to mix a few albums each year.
Beckmann, whose studio was previously equipped with PMC IB1S monitors, decided to upgrade because increased resolution would enable him to speed up his workflow. “The last couple of years have been very busy and it looks like I’m getting busier, so the only way to keep up is to work faster,” he says.
“In mastering, you’re often making fine adjustments, like a 1/2 dB cut or boost here and there, so it’s all about making decisions, and more importantly, making the right decisions. I was very happy with my IB1S speakers, but I wanted more information to help me make tone and dynamic choices more quickly. I wanted to be sure of those decisions too.”
He says he also chose MB2s monitors because they offered exceptional clarity and precision. “Like most mastering studios, we work with a broad range of artists and music, some of which is very bass dominated,” he explains.
“An area where I wanted more insight was low bottom end and sub bass. The extra clarity in the critical mid-range is welcome, too. The MB2s also have the identical ‘presentation’ of the music as the BB5 XBDs, which are in most of the vinyl cutting rooms I go to, so it’s great to have that same point of reference. The BB5s would be too big for my room, but the MB2s are perfect.”