About

AIR Mastering specialise in all formats of analogue and digital mastering, providing high-end audio services to the world’s music industry. From independent artists to major labels and cult TV soundtracks to Hollywood blockbusters our highly-skilled team with some of the best ears in the business will enhance your release.

John Webber is an award-winning mastering engineer. He offers services for CD, Vinyl, Direct to Disc Recording, Multichannel/Stems, Half Speed Mastering, Apple Digital Masters and Hi Resolution Audio.

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Ray’s creative skill and technical knowledge make him one of the world’s best mastering and remastering engineers.

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Jasper Ward

Jasper joined AIR after completing his Tonmeister degree at the University of Surrey with a final-year thesis on mastering.

He began his training by assisting on mastering sessions for releases by David Bowie, Pink Floyd, George Michael, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Working across CD, Multichannel/Stems, Apple Digital Masters and Hi Resolution Audio Jasper is now beginning to build up his own client base.

Online Mastering

With AIR Online Mastering you can start the process of getting your tracks mastered right now.

Enter your details in the order form then upload your tracks by whatever method suits you the best – WeTransfer, Dropbox or our own Mastering Filedrop service.

We will get straight back to you with a quote for your requirements.

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Services

Your tape or digital audio is fed through our range of top-end analogue/digital processors. We produce a digital WAV file for use on all music streaming services.
We cut your audio onto a 14" lacquer (a pre-master) ready for the pressing plant to create your vinyl records. Our experienced engineers perform the transfer on our VMS80 cutting lathe and ensure your music is optimised for the format.
Previously known as ‘Mastered for iTunes’ Apple Digital Mastering is a specialist workflow that ensures the stamp of approval from Apple when buying or streaming music via their services. Each of our engineers are certified with Apple to carry out this process.
Recording, mixing and vinyl come together as we record live performances from Lyndhurst Hall or Studio 1 directly onto a vinyl pre-master in our mastering room. This is the ultimate pure analogue recording.
Vinyl mastering but with the turntable, electronics and audio set to half its original speed. Your tracks will benefit from improved groove ‘accuracy’ as the cutting takes twice as long to transcribe the audio. This reduces mechanical stress and results in a smoother, more natural top end.
CDs are still commonly used for physical music sales. AIR will master, sequence and create DDP pre-masters for your CD replication.

News

One of our assistant engineers, Jack Mills, shared some music on @ResonanceFM this week. An hour filled with experimental three-voice modular synths. The replay is available over on Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/clear-spot-2-april-2020-jack-mills-recent-recordings/?fbclid=IwAR2uf74LHHvMk45UXhN3wglB2_3FZg-Py_75wnI1yClFysB-J28RPCo7Ohk

The @bbcdoctorwho Series 12 soundtrack album is out now! 🙂

You can download/stream it here: http://orcd.co/doctor_who_series_12

#DoctorWho #Series12 #soundtrack #album #OST

Carly Paradis’ @carlyparadis ‘Nothing is Something’ is celebrating a limited release on this stunning cream vinyl. The album was mastered by John Webber @JohnWebberAIR at AIR. John also cut the lacquers that were then produced by Breed Media/Optimal Germany. 💎

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For Piano Day 2020, Christian Henson decided to attempt the world's biggest Systems composition. 300 complete strangers. What could possibly go wrong? @SpitfireAudio @chensonmusic Mixed by @JakeJackson Watch on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enFB33SOo6k

Introducing: A curated playlist of music recorded, mixed, or mastered at AIR or externally with one of our engineers. We’ll be keeping it updated with the latest projects and occasional tracks from our history. Listen now on Spotify: https://buff.ly/2xCmqlh

Contact

To get in contact for any more information or to discuss your mastering job please use the form below.

If you already know what you’d like to have mastered then please use our Online Mastering Booking form.

mastering@airstudios.com