The studio at Mindtree Mastering has been optimized for high quality stereophonic reproduction. The room design, extensive acoustical treatment, and calibrated monitor system combine to provide a sonically neutral environment intended for critical listening. The two bi-amplified reference monitors have been carefully integrated with the active subwoofer through the use of advanced DSP, extending the overall system frequency response to 16 Hz - 21 kHz. Digital-to-analog conversion is achieved with the Mytek Stereo192-DSD DAC.
Master editing, processing, and assembly at Mindtree are performed using state of the art tools from some of the leading developers in digital audio.
Photo: Studio front
The front of the mastering studio has been designed as a reflection-free zone (RFZ). Interfering early reflections are controlled through a combination of broadband absorption and mid/high frequency absorption and deflection. Bass trapping is implemented behind the splayed walls. Because of the heavy use of absorption, this part of the room is sometimes referred to as the "dead" end.
Magix Sound Forge Pro 14
Izotope RX 8 Standard
HOFA CD-Burn.DDP.Master Pro
HOFA DDP Player Maker V2
RME ADI-192 DD format converter
RME Digiface USB audio interface
DMG/FabFilter/Flux/Izotope/Magix/Softube + Weiss/TDR
Dynaudio BM6A (Mark I) monitors
Dynaudio 18S subwoofer
Mogami Gold cabling
Mytek Stereo192-DSD DAC
Music has been a lifelong passion for Mastering Engineer Chris Adler. He is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and continued his studies at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and New England Conservatory of Music. In 1995, Chris began as a recording and mixing engineer. Since that time he has worked with a variety of independent artists and labels in a wide array of musical styles. In 2015, Chris dedicated himself to mastering and now brings his experience to Mindtree Mastering.