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THE STUDIO

Obsidian Mastering was founded in 2015 in the heart of Dutch design and technology capital Eindhoven.
Early 2023 we moved the studio to Ibiza, and it is now the first fully analog professional mastering studio on the island.
As a genuine gear nerd, I solely intend to work with the best-of-the-best equipment out there. Each piece of gear has been critically selected to improve my workflow so I can stay in the zone and truly immerse myself in the music.

The mastering room has been designed by Luca Mello Rella and Paul Linke of GiK Acoustics and has a near-perfect frequency response, clarity and immersive dispersion. 

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GEAR LIST

  • Monitoring: PMC 6-2, Auratone 5C Sound Cubes

  • A/D Converter: Crane Song HEDD 192

  • Monitor Control: Antelope Audio Satori

  • Headphones: Audeze LCD-X, Beyer Dynamic DT 1770 Pro

  • Headphone Amplifier: SPL Phonitor 2

  • Interface: UA Apollo 8 Quad Core

  • Routing: Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Konnektor

  • UPS: Schneider Electric BVS1000i

  • Power Conditioner: Furman PL-8 CE

  • Metering: Audioscope 2813-E, TC Electronics Clarity M, Izotope Insight 2

  • Analog Gear: Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, Maselec MLA-4 Multiband Compressor/Expander, 
    SPL PassEQ, Rupert Neve Designs Portico 2, Hendyamps Michelangelo (stepped version),
    Klontz Audio 435 DX 5 band Custom Mastering Equalizer, SSL Fusion, Empirical Labs Fatso EL7X,
    Gainlab Empress, Kush Audio Clariphonic, Elysia Nvelope transient shaper.

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