Short History of AcousTech Mastering
AcousTech Mastering was started as a joint
venture between Chad Kasssem of Acoustic Sounds and Don MacInnis
of Record Technology, Inc., hence the name AcousTech.
Acoustic Sounds sells high quality LPs and has its own
label (Analogue Productions). RTI presses the highest quality
LPs available today. Controlling the mastering process was a
natural progression for both companies.
At the time, RTI already had an
acoustically isolated and treated mastering room. Adding a
cutting lathe within the plating and pressing plant would allow
for faster turn-around and higher quality. The two
companies joined forces in 1994 to create AcousTech Mastering.
The lacquer master could now be
processed within minutes of being cut with test pressings
generated immediately following the plating process.
What does all this mean to the consumer? It means that
state-of-the-art mastering at AcousTech, coupled with the
pressing and plating at RTI, one of the finest plants in the
world, brings the highest quality LPs available to you.
In 1997 AcousTech started looking to
the future. CD
mastering was added. In
2001, the room was completely rebuilt and re-equipped and
mastering engineer Kevin Gray joined the team. The new room includes 5.1 audio monitoring and
video monitoring. Dozens
SACD titles have been mastered at AcousTech.
5.1 Surround mastering will be available in the near