Beach Road Mastering MFiT Certification

I am SUPER excited to announce that myself and Beach Road Mastering are now on the Apple MFiT (Mastered For iTunes) Certified list!! We’ve been providing MFiT files for a little while now, but without certification albums cannot be badged as such on iTunes, regardless of how accurately they’re done. This is no longer the case, and anything coming through Beach Road will now be badged as an MFiT release!

For more info on MFiT, please click here!

Technics RS1500US 1/4″ Analog Tape Machine

We have acquired a mint condition Technics RS1500US 1/4″ tape machine for our mastering room!  A hi-fi machine built in Japan in the early 80’s, the RS1500US is an incredible sounding deck that runs at 3 3/4, 7 1/2 and 15 ips.  With a closed loop design that is nearly unheard of (early 3M M79’s were one of the most common in use, and we have a 1/4″ version of that machine at Beach Road as well!!), this machine has the lowest wow and flutter of pretty much any deck in existence.  I’m currently in the process of building a pair of I/O balancing circuits for it and it will be rockin’ albums in our mastering room in no time!

We’re also in the process of putting together a tape baking station, so we’ll have the ability to restore vintage analog tapes for clients as well.  Long live tape!!