Calyx Mastering is an established mastering studio serving artists and record
companies for over thirteen years.
With three mastering rooms, equipped with selected, custom-tuned gear, implemented
in a transparent and flexible setup, we are well prepared for all kinds
of source material, ranging from low budget digital productions that need
analog warmth, to high-end audiophile material that has to be treated with
extraordinary care and minimal interference.
Our mastering equipment and all interconnects are hard-wired and as audiophile
as you can get.
As a result of several years of ongoing research and development, our mastering
rooms combine a client friendly environment with superb acoustic standards.
The goal is to ensure your satisfaction with both the finished master and
your personal experience here at Calyx.
Mastering flat-rates (Online and Premium) offer a clear and simple price
The cutting setup has been custom-tuned to achieve maximum transparency
and dynamic precision: a warm, punchy, airy sound with as little artefacts
as possible. The whole signal path has been rebuilt comprising state-of-the-art
technology. In combination with the optimised performance of the pitch
controller, we achieve an open sound at maximum level.
Every cut, each track, each part of a mix is mastered specifically for
its format (12", EP, LP...) and its respective diameter. Tracks on
the outer diameter of a 12" record are treated differently than the
inner ones. Certain tracks may even have several automation steps to achieve
the best possible sound for every part. Test cuts on the various diameters
give proof of the settings, which can be fine tuned if necessary.
Vinyl cut flat-rates (Online and Premium) offer a clear and simple price
MIXDOWN & MIX REVISION
Today's mixes require more than just precision, good workflow and a clear
sonic picture. In the digital age, more and more producers are opting
for analog mixes with qualities that can't be easily achieved "in
Physicality, coherence, warmth, vitality - these are terms used to describe
a sound picture that is achieved through analog summing and analog outboard
gear, where the music - and not its artifacts - remains in the foreground.
It should also be mentioned that good analog mixes can be made even louder
during mastering without ruining the sound.
Regardless of the source (Vinyl, Tape...), we can usually dramatically
improve intelligibility and reveal details even in the most challenging
recordings. We have worked on material as diverse as archiving back catalogues
for publishers and labels, re-issueing jazz archives from analog reels
and cleaning up program material stored on 45 and 78 RPM discs.
We use a range of intelligent, state-of-the-art, high resolution processes,
allowing very efficient restoration of all kinds of artefacts, as well
as disc washing machines and high-end playback gear. Based on the AudioCube
system, all restoration tools can be inserted, stacked or moved in the
signal chain as desired. They can even be applied with different settings
to various parts of the source material.
Established in 1994
Over 51.000 songs mastered to date
3 mastering rooms
3 mix suites