Hollywood, CA (October 28, 2016)—United Recording has launched a new mastering division designed by new staff engineers Erick Labson and Warren Sokol, formerly with Universal Mastering, in collaboration with Steven Miller, United's executive consultant.
Located in a specially designed acoustic space, formerly the home of JVC's mastering suite, United's new studio features Lipinski L700A monitoring with JL Audio Fathom subwoofers, as well as a wide selection of headphones and earbuds. For computer playback and recording, the studio utilizes the SADiE system running Prism Sound's latest SADiE 6.1 audio recording and editing software across its mastering platform. Analog processing includes the Pendulum ES-8 Compressor, Dave Hill Titan Compressor/Limiters, SPL Passeq, Manley Massive Passive EQ Mastering Version and Sontec Mastering EQ.
Acoustic design for the new suite was provided by Hanson Hsu and his team at Delta Design. "United Mastering wanted a truly life-like realistic acoustic experience, predicating the use of ZR Acoustics," explained Hsu. "Using strategically positioned ZR Micro Twins, SR24+'s and SR12+'s in a custom design layout, the primary, first reflection off the front wall was quantized, creating spherical dimensionality while elegantly matching the existing decor."
Joe Harley, SVP at AudioQuest, provided cabling for the new suite. Harley explained, "Some of the greatest recordings ever made have emerged from United studios and I have produced many sessions there over the years. It's a great honor for us to provide all of the connections cables and contribute to a continuing tradition of excellence."
United was founded in 1957 by recording engineer, studio designer and electronics inventor Bill Putnam and mastering is a key element of the studio's heritage. "Mastering was always a key aspect of Bill's predominance in the recording studio world," commented Studio Manager Robin Goodchild. "We are simply bringing it back as a convenience to our clients, but also as a reimagined service operating in today's Internet world market."
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