Steve Kitch, Audiomaster

Mastering Engineer

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I'm Steve Kitch and I own and run Audiomaster. A state of the art mastering studio based in Devon, UK using the best analogue hardware and the latest digital software. I've been mastering records for over 20 years working with different clients and genres from all over the world.

Analog outboard includes gear from Maselec, Dangerous, Roger Foote, IGS Audio, DAV Electronics, HendyAmps and Gyraf. Monitoring is provided by Neumann Klien & Hummel and Crookwood. D/A A/D conversion is handled by Lynx.

I have been approved by Apple to supply high resolution masters in the 'Mastered for iTunes' format. Masters can be supplied for digital stores, streaming, CD (DDP), vinyl plus many more formats.

“With mastering comes great responsibility. The artist spends years writing, producing and mixing. Then along comes the mastering engineer at the last stage. It could be some guy you’ve never met. It’s very easy to ruin a good album and I’ve heard it done many times. With mastering there are no short cuts or easy wins. There is no room for compromise. I feel its very important to respect the mix. Enhance what is already there and only make corrections if necessary. I like to work with the band rather than just blindly imprint my own taste over everything. With the finished master my aim is to create a cohesive and satisfying listening experience which brings out the very best of everything.”

Let me know about your project through the contact button above.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

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  • Katatonia
  • The Pineapple Thief
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  • Anathema
  • Katatonia
  • Juice Vocal Ensemble
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  • Peter Gregson
  • After
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  • Aisha Orazbayeva
  • Juice Vocal Ensemble
  • Powerplant
  • Gabriel Prokofiev
  • Joby Burgess
  • Mercury Quartet
  • The Pineapple Thief
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  • Jonathan Ulysses
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  • Stem Tips
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  • Bruce Soord
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  • Tim Bowness
  • Adam Leonard
  • That Will Be Lunch
  • Wisdom of Crowds
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Terms Of Service

Two revisions. Average turnaround time of around 4-5 working days but can usually work with most deadlines. 'Mastered for iTunes Apple Certified'.

Gear Highlights
  • Prism Maselec MEA-2 EQ
  • Hendyamps Michelangelo
  • Dangerous BAX EQ
  • Crookwood Router
  • DAV BG3 EQ
  • Klein & Hummel 0300 monitors
  • FCS P4S ME Compressor
  • Gyraf Audio Gyratec XIV EQ
  • Lynx Hilo D/A A/D
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