MasterMix began providing audio mastering services for music releases at our original location just off Music Row in 1983, and has been a leader in the recording and mastering community ever since.
Some notable MasterMix 'firsts':
- 1983... the first facility of its type in the Southeast, with dedicated mixing and mastering rooms.
- 1985... began CD production using the Sony DAE-1100/1610 system, becoming the first digital mastering facility in Nashville.
- 1988... initiated the use of an AMS Audiofile for mastering, to become the first in Nashville to use a hard disk recording system for mastering.
- 1993... became the first Sonic Solutions user in Nashville with the addition of the Sonic Studio Digital Audio Workstation.
- 1998... unveiled a new 6000 sq. ft. facility, designed by Russ Berger Design Group, the first ground-up construction in Nashville to incorporate surround mastering, high resolution audio, and DVD production services.
- 2002... added DVD-A and SACD production services.
- 2003... with the installation of a WAM!NET 'Purple Box' became the first Nashville facility to use this method for electronic transfer of audio files and masters to plants, production facilities, and clients.
- 2005... outfitted all three suites with extensive Cube-Tec AudioCube workstations, becoming the first mastering facility in the Southeast to offer these unique systems to their clients.
- 2006... selected by Sony-BMG to quality-control and upload digital masters directly to their world-wide distribution servers, the first independent facility in the region to do so.
Principal mastering engineers are Hank Williams and Ken Love. Jim Kaiser is Director of Technology and responsible for surround and DVD production.
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