Designed and tuned by acoustician Bob Hodas, the two mastering rooms at Coast Mastering perfectly bridge the gap between professional audio equipment and audiophile listening systems, enabling Coast's mastering engineers and clients to work and listen in an ideal acoustic environment. Each room incorporates all-analog mastering chains using SoundBlade and Sequoia as the playback software. The studios are also equipped with ATR tape machines and custom turntables.
Stereo & Surround Room
Michael's room features a surround mastering chain through Focal Stella Utopia EM front speakers, driven by Bricasti M28 monoblock amplifiers and Focal SM-9 active loudspeakers in the surround channels. His room is includes analog gear by Maselec, EAR, GML, SPL, Ampex ATR 102, Spiral Groove, Metric Halo and Knif with conversion by Bricasti.