Play Masters Studio - Music Recording Studio



We offer full array of editing, from instruments - pitching and time shifting them to be aligned with the rest of the track to a perfect vocal by comping, from all recorded vocals and finding the best take to use. We tune and time align the vocal to perfection without any noticeable artifacts. Editing is an important process that will directly influence the mixing process. Therefore every recorded audio piece gets looked at from a very close point and get all the imperfections out , while it is a punch that is audible or any noise that got introduced during the performance. File organization is a very important step as well for mix preparation , while getting rid of unnecessary files and keeping only what is going to end up in the mix , visually will help determine what are we working with in the mix.


Mastering process is the last stage of a record creation. After the mixing stage, mix is treated to a form of audio postproduction, in this process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master), the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication). Recently, the format choice includes using digital masters, although analog masters, such as audio tapes, are still being used by the manufacturing industry and by a few engineers who have chosen to specialize in analog mastering. In addition, "music mastering" engineers may also need to apply corrective equalization and dynamic enhancement in order to improve upon sound translation on all playback systems.

In order to make a deterministic process, mastering requires critical listening, there are software-mastering tools available to facilitate this last step, but results still depend upon the accuracy of speaker monitors. In our studio we carefully chose our monitoring systems. The most accurate monitoring system that we could find is the PMC IB2S-A, it is a 3 way midfield mixing / mastering monitor system which will reveal every detail in the process. The $40K PMC system is very important component in the mix / mastering success and it is used in our well-tuned control room.


Mixing is the latest step in creation of a record before mastering. Today’s technology is so advanced that there are more than a few different approaches to the process. It has been a while since we started to use computers for record making, starting with arrangements, tracking, editing , mixing and mastering. The computers today are definitely being the centerpiece of any recording studio. So DAW are used ( there are a few platforms but the idea is the same). While working in a certain DAW we have access to tremendous amount of plugins that imitate a real hardware processing gear in our racks, and they do a great job, while cost a fraction of the hardware processor price. 
The ease of use, price and recall ability of the latest plugins for sure make them the core of any computer based recording system. To be quite frank, it is a fine way to make a record from beginning to an end using just what is in the box ( computer) therefore the whole process could be made in the box at a real good quality. There are many examples of records that are made in the box and sound great. That being said, there is still lots of analog hardware that is here to stay for a while. Processing and mixing outside the box is more rewarding if you know what you are doing. So there it stands, the choices : should we mix digitally (in the box ) or by going thru an analog chain ( summing all the signal from all channels to a mix bus) Digital summing has one crucial problem; that the output bit depth is equal to or less than each of the internal signals. This means that when signals are summed, some data must be thrown away. Moreover the volume of data discarded in this process increases with your track count. It would, of course be unfair to suggest that modern software performs this data reduction indiscriminately or with especially poor results, however many engineers and producers have found there to be something lacking in their digital mixes – often employing an analogue console purely to make use of its summing bus. So what’s so special about the mix bus on a big console? Well... only the highest of high end, large format consoles employ balanced mix buses to reduce crosstalk and fend off noise. And this is precisely the kind of mix bus you’ll find in our studio, in the Audient ASP8024, delivering the sound of it’s large format console.

Not only is Audient’s summing bus as clean as a whistle, it has frighteningly high headroom. This is particularly important because adding signals means adding their levels, too. The more signals you add, the more level you’re likely to find on the sum bus. Consequently, Audient console has been designed to handle levels in excess of +26dBu. This means that ASP8024 can take whatever you throw at it without distortion or noise. Another feature of large format studio consoles is the inclusion of a compressor over the main stereo bus. Consequently, the bus compressor from the ASP8024 is a flexible, high quality compressor capable of polishing a mix to perfection.

To cap it all off, the monitor section gives you hands-on control of your playback level while the external input allows you to A/B your mixes against some reference material, or listen to the playback from your master recorder. While having 8 subgroups in the console we patch some of the subgroups thru an external compressor or eq we have in our rack that will add definition to your drum mix, vocal etc…Therefore our choice is mixing outside the box ,bottom line , it will get you a better separation, nicer stereo image , higher level handling before you master so in the mastering the limiter will not work as hard and therefore will not be noticeable as much. So yes , mixing in the box would get you a good mix if you a good mixing engineer but taking a few extra steps ( extra time and money in this case ) will deliver a superior quality to the one mentioned and that is what we are capable off doing.

On-location recording

We will capture your performance at a concert, rehearsal, show case, recital etc… while bringing needed recording setup to the location, splitting the signal , connecting and recording  while you perform.
The recording will be done at the highest quality, as if you were recording at a recording studio using our own preamps and microphones if needed and hi-quality converters.

Usually the recording we do on location is done as a multi track recording session. After the recording is done, we can either give you all the separate tracks in a session in any audio format or take it back to the studio edit, mix  and master so you can print it on CD’s , upload on to your favorite online music store or use it as a quality sound track for your video.

Contact us for any details concerning your live performance recording on location and we’ll discuss different packages we have available for you.


At PlayMasters studios we are always seeking for a true talent.

The kind of talent that we would be willing to spend our time writing and producing for.

We have various opportunities that we can offer to a possible next Christina Aquilera , Maroon 5 or Eminem.

Only unsigned singers , artists and bands are welcome to submit demos to be considered.

Please respond to us with either a website link , youtube link or attached music files.

This could be a great opportunity to have a professionally done demo package and land a deal with a major record company.

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