At its heart is a highly customised monitoring chain allowing incredible insight into the overarching feel // musicality and the subtle minutiae of sound. Instant connection and response is everything in mastering; this chain keeps me working fast and direct, always with an appreciation for the art. A powerful and short, point-to-point wired analogue processing path has been tastefully chosen for its punch, openness and musical impact
For those interested in equipment...
ANALOGUE TK Audio Lizer 2 mastering equalizer (custom modified), custom designed passive level // gain control, 2400 Audio Imperium passive console | CONVERTERS Prism Sound Dream ADA-8, RME HDSPe AES interface | DIGITAL various plugins by Weiss, Sontec, Magic Death Eye, Fabfilter, Oeksound and Tokyo Dawn Records | DAW Wavelab Pro 11, REAPER, iZotope RX 9, dBpoweramp format converter | MONITORING ATC SCM50A active 3-way speakers, Audeze LCD-X headphones, Little Labs Monotor headphone amplifier, Crookwood VU meters | MISC. analogue & digital interconnects by Ghost Cable // Mogami, power by Belden
All engineering work at Middle Mastering is done by Benjamin Lincoln