Optimum Mastering is a custom designed music post-production studio in the dockside city of Bristol. Since opening in 2004, we have established a worldwide reputation for personal service and attention to detail. Our engineers have half a century’s worth of experience turning good music into great records.
We offer a bespoke mastering service tailored to your needs, either attended by appointment or from the comfort of your own studio. Mastering services include all major formats, including on-site vinyl master lacquer cutting. Sessions can be booked online through our Online Mastering Shop, or you’re welcome to send us a message to discuss a project in more detail or get a quote for a more complex project.
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Interview with Optimum Mastering
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The studio was custom-designed by renowned studio architect Roger D’arcy, and includes a bespoke mastering console which is the centre-piece of the room and houses all the mastering hardware. A separate side room houses our beloved Neumann VMS-70 cutting lathe that has been meticulously maintained to ensure it's cutting as well as ever 50 years on!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Our usual week is split between various mastering projects, and cutting vinyl master lacquers. We're often lucky enough to enjoy a good balance of album projects as well as smaller EPs, singles and reissue projects.