Obsidian Mastering was founded in 2015 and initially started as a recording studio in the heart of Dutch design and technology capital Eindhoven. My passion for (vintage) recording techniques led me to some inspiring internships at high-end studios around the Netherlands. Not only did I get to work with some of the finest vintage microphones, and some of the nicest engineers out there. There was also an entirely new world opening up for me...
The world of analog gear.
The first time I heard a Fairchild 670 at Trypoul Studios I was blown away (and yes, I owned the plugin ;)).
And mastering on a real Manley Massive Passive, well...
This led me to to focus mainly on high-end analog mastering. And on a never-ending quest for the best analog gear out there :-)
Monitoring: PMC 6-2, Yamaha HS7, 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
Interface: UA Apollo 8 Quad Core
Routing: Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Konnektor
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, Handcrafted Labs Thermos Mastering EQ, Dangerous Compressor, Hendyamps Michelangelo,
SSL Fusion, Empirical Labs Fatso EL7X, Tegeler EQP-1, TK Audio TK-Lizer.
Plugins: Ozone 10 Advanced, Izotope RX10 Advanced, Brainworx Master Desk, Elysia Alpha Master,
Waves Repair bundle, UAD Neve 88RS, UAD Fairchild 670, UAD Manley Massive Passive,
UAD Precision Enhancer Hz, Fabfilter Pro-L 2, Fabfilter Pro-Q 3, HOFA CD-DDP Master and many more.