Mastering Studio

The mastering studio has a large collection of world-class equipment that will make your tracks sound great. Classic class A analogue hardware and the latest in digital technology. Each project is treated differently using a wide range of techniques and gear chains. From the ultra-transparent to the most colourful tubes.

The mastering studio is located on dedicated premises and has been acoustically treated for an optimum environment for mastering.

Although great equipment is vital, it is ears and experience in mastering that are considered to be of the greatest importance.

Steve Kitch Mastering Studio


  • Tyler Acoustics Decade MM5X custom full-range mastering speakers
  • Nord One Hypex NC500DM dual mono class D power amplification
  • Audeze LCD-5 headphones
  • TC Electronics Clarity M

Audio Conversion and Routing

  • Lynx Hilo LT-TB Mastering Reference A/D D/A Converter
  • Grace m900 headphone amplifier
  • Crookwood R3 Analogue Audio Insert Switcher/Router (with Trimmer & MS)
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Analog Mastering EQ

  • Prism Maselec MEA-2 v7 Mastering Stereo EQ
  • Hendyamps Michelangelo Tube Stereo Mastering EQ
  • Hendyamps Michelangelo Solid State Stereo Mastering EQ
  • Gyraf Audio Gyratec XIV Parallel Passive Tube EQ
  • Dangerous Music BAX EQ
  • API 5500 EQ (with custom Scott Lieber Opamps)
  • Gyraf Audio G23-S ‘Tilt’ Mastering EQ
Mastering Studio - Knif Pure Mu

Analog Mastering Dynamics

  • Knif Pure Mu Mastering Compressor with amorphous core transformers and custom output control
  • Foote Control Systems P4S ME mastering compressor
  • Handcrafted Labs Varis (2017 Blueface) mastering compressor
  • Hendyamps Pollock Stereo tube optical mastering compressor

Digital Equalisation

  • DMG EQuilibrium
  • TDR Slick M
  • Fabfilter Pro-Q 3
  • Three Body Technology Kirchhoff-EQ

Digital Dynamic Processing

  • Softube Weiss DS1-MK3
  • Tone Projects Unisum
  • Oeksound Soothe 2
  • TDR Kotelnikov GE
  • TDR Nova GE
  • TDR Limiter 6 GE
  • Leapwing Audio Dynone
  • FabFilter Pro MB
  • DMG Limitless
  • DMG Multiplicity
  • DMG Essence
  • FabFilter Pro L2
  • SIR Audio Tools Standard Clip
Mastering Studio - API 5500 EQ

Digital Audio Workstations

  • Steinberg Wavelab v11.1.2
  • Izotope RX9
  • Pro Tools v2019.5
  • Plextor Plextools Professional XL

Computer Workstation

  • Apple Mac mini M2 Pro Mac
  • Mastering grade Plextor Premium CD burner
  • 2 x Universal Audio UAD2 DSP cards

Other mastering studio tools include…

  • Leapwing Audio Stageone
  • Vertigo VSM-3
  • Sonnox Oxford Inflator
  • UAD Ampex ATR-102

Furniture and Acoustics

  • Curuxa Customs V3 Acoustic 52RU Desk
  • Acoustic consultancy, studio design, build and acoustics by GIK Acoustics

Vinyl Playback / Test Press Station

  • Garrard 401 turntable
  • SME 3009 Series II tonearm
  • Ortofon OM20 cartridge
  • Cambridge Audio Duo phono stage

Playback / Archival / Transfer

  • Tascam DA-20 DAT Machine
  • Technics RS-B655 Cassette Deck
  • SONY MDS-JE510 MiniDisc Player/Recorder
  • Sony CDP-761E CD player

Power and Cables

  • Power distribution and protection by Furman
  • Custom hand-made power cables
  • Audio cabling by Van Damme
  • Connectors by Neutrik

If you need to know any further information about the mastering gear then please contact:

To get started, sign up and upload your mastering project here.

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  • Dangerous Music
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  • Knif Audio
  • Maselec
  • Hendyamps