08 March 2013

Super Audio Mastering Monks Withecombe

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Super Audio Mastering, Monks Withecombe, Chagford, Devon.

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A grey, damp Dartmoor morning.

Mrs. Heyworth of Monks Withecombe’s super-tasty breakfast and over to the Studio to continue mastering the stereo mix of Three Of A Perfect Pair…

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Moving through Man With An Open Heart to LTIA III, now werning its way on the outro groove.

13.09    Several extra (“bonus”) tracks, pieces that didn’t become songs.

To lunch.

14.23    Car loaded, preparatory to eventual departure.

Why do I prefer coming to Dartmoor for mastering with Simon, over catching a tube to Ladbroke Grove or Shepherd’s Bush? Possible answers include these I…

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VII...

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There is even a guard dog to protect guests from intruders…

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The final extra-track checked: TLev’s Barber Shop, one of my all-time faves.

15.57    The album glued-together, an order for the extras chosen. Next: to begin mastering the 5.1 surround mix of TOAPP.

18.08 TOAPP and Model Man vibrated. The remainder of the album awaits my return. A visit to the Monks Withecombe Art Gallery and off.

21.32    Bredonborough.

Leaving c. 18.25. Arriving c. 20.45.

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Two calls to the US, one to the Sistery Person.

22.56    And a little practicing.

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