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OUR TEAM

Meet the engineers in charge of your mixing and mastering

Tony Socas

Polaris Mixing

Carlos Santos-Gýöri

Polaris Mastering

EQUIPMENT LIST

Mastering Transfer Console:  

MASELEC® MTC-1X™

 

Core A/D Conversion module:

Apogee® Symphony Thunderbolt™ 16 I/0 [Chipset: ESS® Sabre32™ (32-bit Hyperstream DAC Architecture)]

 

Thunderbolt hub:  

Apogee® Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge™

 

Main Computer:  Apple® Mac Pro™

  • 2.7 GHz (12-Core) / L3 cache: 30 MB
  • RAM Memory: 64 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB PCIe flash-based
  • Graphic editing platform for audio waveforms is based on Dual AMD® FirePro™ D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each
  • Running OSX: Yosemite 10.10.5

 

Digital Master Editing Software:

Steinberg® Wavelab™ v8.5

 

DAWs:  

Mixing:  AVID® Pro Tools™ 12  (Control Surface:    Digidesign® D-CONTROL™)

Pre-Mixing Editing:  Apple® Logic Pro X™

 

Dynamics (Compression / Limiting):

  • Rupert Neve Designs® Portico II™ Master Buss Processor
  • Avalon Design® VT737-SP™ Channel Strip (x2)
  • BURL Audio® B1 (x2)
  • iZotope® Ozone 7 Advanced™
  • Sonnox® Oxford Dynamics™ / Oxford Limiter™

 

Equalization:

  • Avalon Design® VT737-SP™ Channel Strip (x 2)
  • iZotope® Ozone 7 Advanced™

 

Stereo Field and Mid/Side processing:  

Rupert Neve Designs® SFE™ | P2MBP

 

Generation of Compressed masters (optional MP3s):  

Sonnox® Fraunhofer™ Pro-Codec

 

Reverb:  

Sonnox® Oxford Reverb™

 

 

Monitoring:

 

Mid-Field Monitors:

Tannoy® Reveal 8D™ (w/port-blocking modification). Calibration system: Tannoy® ActivAssist™

 

Large-Format / Audiophile Monitors:  

Technics® SB-4500 System™

 

Radio / TV / Car Stereo / Broadcasting testing Monitors:  

Avantone® Audio Active MixCubes™

 

Headphone Monitoring:

Beyerdynamic® DT 770 Headphones / Headphone amplifier: PreSonus® HP60

 

Acoustic Environment Design and Materials provided by:  Auralex®

 

Electrical Power Conditioning:  Furman® (diverse models)

 

Cabling:  Mogami®, Audio Quest Interconnects®

 

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