engineers and helpful staff,
you'll find applied physics, geometry and quasi-chaotic mathematics
that spell ZR (zero reflection) rooms at
Universal Mastering Studios-West. Engineer
Pete Doell enthusiastically shows you to the control room's sweet
spot where clients can lounge and listen ot their album or soundtrack
A full service
facility, Universal mastering offers High-Resolution Mastering,
Editing & Mixing, including 5.1 Surround Mastering, Voiceover
& Radio Spot Recording, Analog
& Digital Transfers, Archiving , Watermarking
& Duplication Services (all formats), Ringtone Editing &
eCommerce Solutions. Internet Mastering you ask?
Allow Universal mastering staff with mucho chops handle your your
masters at merely $99 per song. How's that for budget?! You can
submit your music via UM's WAM!NET service and wham you go!
All of this services are conveniently located under one roof at
Universal Mastering's well-appointed and secure building in Hollywood,
California near Universal City Walk, luxury hotels and 5-Star restaurants.
HD Suite is available to UMGs family of labels and recently
to the music community at large. Here
you can bring vintage analog recordings and do precision analogue
multi-track transfers, formatting, recording, editing, mixing, and
pre-mastering work that is necessary for both lacquer and commercial
are simply too long to metion here, but feel free to visit the Universal
Mastering website for credits in alphabetical order from Audioslave
to Young MC.
Peter has mastered over 100 albums since coming to Universal, but
he has also recorded and mixed many award winning film scores and
television spots since beginning his engineering career in 1981.
Peter has been a staff engineer at some of Hollywood's most prestigious
studios including Sunset Sound, Capitol Records Studios,
Sony Pictures Studios, where he worked as a tracking & mixing
engineer. Upon arrival at Universal Mastering Studios Pete honed
his skills as a mastering engineer. Some of the artists he's worked
with include Miles Davis, Brian McKnight, Dwight Yoakam, Marilyn
Manson, Los Lobos, Richard Marx, Dashboard Confessional, Sheryl
Crow, & Harry Connick Jr.
now record, mix, edit and transfer between multi-track tape sources
(including the ATR 124's). In conjunction with mastering, vinyl
mastering and lacquer restoration services, Universal Mastering
Studios west and east-coast facilities also offer a full array of
other in-house production services, including CD-R duplication and
secured electronic bi-directional audio file transfers to remote
l-r: Nicholas Dofflemyer with mastering engineer
Peter Doell at Universal Mastering
are available for Mono, Stereo, DSD, and lacquer, with delivery
in just about every audio format. UMS provides the resources for
each client to deliver music in any commercial format--with these
services all performed within one secure mastering facility.
in varying formats can ultimately increase music distribution efforts
as well as strengthen global reach and positioning.The recent addition
of full DSD Sonoma editing consoles and Pro Tools High Definition
editing systems facilitates greater service and convenience to UM
UMG Studio Operations
is part of Universal Manufacturing and Logistics, a division of
Universal Music Group. UMG is the world's leading music company
with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 63 countries
around the world. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing
Group, one of the industry's largest global music publishing operations.
Group consists of record labels Decca Record Company, Deutsche Grammophon,
Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Roadrunner,
Lost Highway, MCA Nashville, MCA Records, Mercury Records, Motown
Records, Philips, Polydor, Universal Records, and Verve Music Group
as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by
its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal
Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry,
which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music
Enterprises (in the U.S.) and UM3 (outside the U.S.). Universal
Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technology division.
for music inspires us to achieve the highest degree of mastering
quality for every and each project we Receive," says Nicholas
Dofflemyer, director of studio operation.
2010 Grammy award winning engineer, began his career in the late
1980's as an in-house restoration and mastering engineer for a little
known start-up company called Sonic Solutions. After 2 years at
Sonic Solutions, Universal Mastering Studios created their mastering
department centered around Erick. During the last 17 years, he has
mastered hundreds of albums, reissues and soundtrack compilations.
Some of the artists Erick has mastered include Sublime, Aerosmith,
Boyz II Men, The Who, Duke Ellington and Souljah Boy, and notable
major motion picture soundtracks hes mastered include The
Hurt Locker, Seven Pounds, The Matrix, Batman, and Star Trek: The
Nicholas Dofflemyer or Blair Milby at
Universal Mastering Studios