The analogue console that is central to the studio was designed and built by Leif Masses of Masses Electronics.
The Maselec system utilises high quality relay signal routing with direct XLR connection, this removes the need for analogue patching & greatly reduces the length of the signal path. Outboard processing is therefore only in circuit when selected.
Three Maselec master MTC-2, 2 channel controllers provide 6 discreet channels with stepped individual control of input/output gain, high and low pass filters, elliptical E.Q., stereo width adjust and output faders. Monitoring and metering at any stage of the mastering chain can be achieved using the Maselec MC-2 monitoring controller.
The Mastering Studio uses the digital audio workstation Soundblade HD. Built on the HDSP array processing architecture and incorporating advanced HDSP and RISC technology, this highly evolved, user-driven editing platform offers the highest fidelity audio processing available.
The Soundmasters choice of dual HDSP processors add dedicated hardware DSP to the systems, allowing for additional instances of real-time processing and background processes such as Sample Rate Conversion and the Emmy-award winning NoNOISE feature. An all-48-bit data path throughout the system preserves the signal quality from initial recording to final output, offering unparalleled sonic fidelity in editing and processing.