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#46 – 6450 187 Street

Surrey, BC Canada

V3S 2X4

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Studer D780 DAT

The Recordable CD makes its debut in 1991 I thought I would share a little piece of back history about the Recordable Compact Disc and what we did with it at Coastal Mastering/Sonrise Audio Duplication. In 1991, Studer released one of the very first CD recorders, the D740 to the studio & broadcast markets. It […]

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  • July 13, 2020

Mix Preparation Do’s & Don’ts

I’d like to share some practices for bringing your best mix forward for mastering. A Sensible Overall Recording Level When I’ve received 24-bit masters for Trailer Music for example, they typically arrive with a Peak level of -6dBFS. Yes, they look low in level on the screen and sit about half way or less on […]

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  • May 1, 2020

What Is Really Done in a Mastering Studio?

Lots actually! The first step is to have a listen to the mix in question to see what we have to work with. I look at overall volume levels and examine the bandwidth of the mix, in other words…, how is the blend of frequencies from Low, to Mid to High? We look for any […]

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  • April 29, 2020

Sonrise Audio Duplication, Richmond, BC 1985

As my days at GGRP were just half days, I soon found myself hungry for more and so I was hired at Sonrise in the afternoons to do similar work for them, eventually leaving GGRP to work at Sonrise full time. In this case, I was preparing ¼” analog tape masters for the replication machines. […]

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  • March 20, 2020

The GGRP Dub Room

As you walked into this room, the left wall and work benches housed a multitude of ¼” open reel recorders (Revox, Ampex and Scully if memory serves me) and audio cassette decks, some basic analog processing gear along with a few patch bays for connecting one device to the other, like an old school telephone […]

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  • March 20, 2020

Let’s Jump Back To 1983

I was very fortunate that my first paying day job in this industry placed me right into Studio A at the famous Little Mtn. Studios in Vancouver. I was actually employed by the renowned advertising company GGRP up on the 2nd floor to work in their Library/Dub Room/Tape Vault, a room with a veritable wall […]

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  • March 20, 2020