AIR Mastering specialises in all formats of analogue and digital mastering, providing high-end audio services to the global music industry. From independent artists to major labels and cult TV soundtracks to Hollywood blockbusters, our team has the craft and vision to enhance your release.

Explore this page to find out more about our team, mastering suites, equipment, and our Online Mastering, Direct to Vinyl Recording, and Half Speed Mastering services.

For bookings & general enquiries, please contact mastering@airstudios.com.

Unsigned Summer Promo: 20% Off

AIR Studios is excited to offer an incredible opportunity for unsigned artists to have their tracks professionally mastered at our world-famous studio. Renowned for our work with major artists and labels, we are now extending our world-class services to support independent up-and-coming acts who may not have had the opportunity to master with us. Don’t miss out on this chance to elevate your music with the expertise of AIR Studios’ revered industry engineers.

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One of the most celebrated mastering engineers in the industry, Barry ‘Bazza’ Grint started his career in 1984 and founded Alchemy in 1998, after working at Abbey Road, Porky’s Mastering, Tape One, and the legendary Trident Studios. Having recently become a part of the AIR team, Barry will be working on nurturing new talent at AIR Mastering.

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Official UK Top five albums recently mastered or vinyl cut by John include David Bowie’s posthumously completed studio album Toy, Duran Duran’s Mark Ronson & Erol Alkan produced Future Past and Hozier’s number one album Unreal Unearth. He is considered a go-to for indie artists and bands including new projects for Ash, Coach Party, Junodream, Band Of Skulls, Benjamin Clementine, Iraina Mancini and Divorce.

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Winner of the the Music Producer’s Guild ‘Mastering Engineer of the Year Award’ in 2023, Cicely’s recent body of work includes releases from Jamiroquai, Self Esteem, Soweto Kinch, MØ, Witch Fever, Alison Moyet, Palace, Sarah Kinsley, Maisie Peters, Jerub, FYFE, Priya Ragu, Sam Ryder, Bellah Mae, Charlotte Plank, Hinako Omori/Clare Uchima, J Dilla, as well as Tim Minchin and Chris Nightingale’s score for Matilda the Musical and more.



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Jasper has worked for both major and independent labels with artists like Yard Act, David Bowie, Purple Disco Machine, M Huncho, U2, Sophie May, Easy Life, and Olivia Dean.

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As a mastering engineer specialising in catalogue, mainstream, compilations, and restoration, Phil has worked with iconic artists such as Donna Summer, Frank Black, The Specials, Suede, Stewart Copeland, Echo & The Bunnymen, Erasure, Madness, Ultravox, Moby. More recently, he has been audio mastering for Two Tones iconic Dance Craze tour.


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Mastering 1

Mastering 1 specialises in catalogue & audio restoration with a custom made console and Focusrite Blue 300 mastering controller feeding ATC25A monitors. With replay from Studer A820, Sony 1630, Sony Dat, Technics 1210GR turntable, Nakamichi DR2, all 2 track formats can be catered for & tape baking on site. The Neumann VMS80 vinyl cutting lathe has been equipped with a half-speed mod.

Mastering 2

Mastering 2 features an in-house custom console, Avocet monitor control and a large selection of analogue processors including the legendary Sontec MES-430B amongst a curated selection of analogue EQs. The Sequoia DAW is fed through Cranesong convertors to ATC150A monitors. Analogue replay is from a custom Studer A80 or Ampex ATR100. The Neuman VMS80 vinyl cutting lathe is equipped with a half speed mod.

Mastering 3

Mastering 3 features a custom console based around Maslec MTC mastering controls and the legendary Sontec MES-432D. The Sequoia DAW is fed through DAD convertors to ATC150A monitors. Other equipment includes a DCS AtoD converter, Elysia compressor, Whitestone tube levelling amplifier and Dangerous Bax Eq. Other equipment such as a Fairchild compressor can be used if available. The Neumann VMS80 vinyl cutting lathe is equipped with a half-speed modification, updated amplifier cards and feedback circuitry.


AIR Online Mastering will master your project within 5 days from £100 per track. Book, pay and upload your project and our engineers will start work on your track right away.
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.

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