About Us

Deluxe Mastering

Deluxe Mastering is a purpose-built audio mastering facility from the ground up. We are extremely proud of the fact that our rooms were designed by internationally acclaimed acoustic designer George Augspurger of Perception Inc Los Angeles – a first for Australia. George’s reputation and folio of work is unrivaled, including Marcussen Mastering Hollywood, Sony Music NYC, Electric Lady NYC (built for Jimi Hendrix), Sunset Sound and A&M Mastering Hollywood, to name a few. For a look at his work see here.

The Deluxe Mastering studios offer the finest monitoring environment, signal path, high-end analogue and digital processors. We are also decked out with a range of creature comforts like LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, organic Fairtrade coffee, and a fully equipped kitchen – it’s all here for your use to enhance your experience and make you feel at home.

Not to mention, we’re just a short walk from the multicultural hub of Sydney Road’s cafés and restaurants, serviced by trams (Route 19 from the city), trains (Upfield line) and bicycle path (see our Location page).

Studio A – MASTERING Studio

The Deluxe Mastering studios offer the finest monitoring environment, signal path, high-end analogue and digital processors.

Studio B – Tracking Studio / Vocals / Mixing / Production / sound design for film/apps/games

Our mix room hosts a pristine Neve 1073DPD Pre/Converter with Metric Halo I/O, Manley Gold Reference Mic and FOCAL SM9 / ADAM S3A / YAMAHA NS-10 monitoring system.

The Equipment

The Deluxe Mastering studios offer the finest monitoring environment, signal path, high-end analogue and digital processors.

CORE

Acoustics:
George Augspurger, Perception Inc, LA

Power conditioning:
Cawsey Fine Audio Equipment and Services

Monitors:
Duntech Regents (modified)
Legend twin subwoofers

Amplification:
Hypex UcD700HG (Class D)
Audio-gd Phoenix

Console:
Manley Labs custom mastering console

DAWs:
Pro-Tools HD
Izotope RX Advanced
Sonoris DDP Creator Pro

EQs:
Sontec MES-432C (original)
Sontec MES-462C9 (original)
Millennia Media NSEQ-F (Fred
Forssell modified)
Manley Massive Passive tube EQ (modified)
API 550m (modified and 1/2 dB steps)
Dangerous Music BAX EQ

PROCESSING
PROCESSING

Dynamics processors:
Vertigo VSC-2 (quad discrete VCA compressor)
Cranesong STC-8
Manley Vari-Mu with custom M/S option
Chandler LTD-2’s (mastering modified pair)

Converters and digital processors:
Lavry Engineering Blue 4496 DA x2
Forssell Technologies MADA-2a
Cranesong HEDD 192
Waves L2 Ultramaximizer hardware (48bit/96k)
Waves plug-ins
FabFilter plug-ins
Sonnox plug-ins

Transports:
Sony CDP-X3000 pro CD deck
Michell Engineering Gyro Dec turntable

Ears and vibe:
Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz, Adam Dempsey, Tom Beard

Mastering / Mixing / Vocal Tracking / Music Production

We are a full service studio featuring the latest technology for our all your projects.