Mastering at Abbey Road Studios

We visited Abbey Road’s studio guru Geoff Pesche to find out why mastering is a crucial stage in the recording process…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 4 Mar 2015
  • min read
With the technology increasingly at the fingertips of bedroom producers and bands, recording and mastering your music yourself can be an increasingly tempting way to work.

However, having your work mastered by a professional in a studio is a crucial final stage in the recording process. If done well, it means your music fulfills its fullest potential and is released with the best possible sound.

Abbey Road mastering engineer Geoff Pesche has been with the studio since 2006 and worked on some of the biggest selling records to come out of the UK.

He cut the vinyl lacquers for the best selling 12 inch record ever, New Order's Blue Monday and Dire Straits' platinum selling Brothers In Arms while his client list includes Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx, Pulp and Page and Plant to name just a few.

We visited Abbey Road Studios to quiz Geoff on the ins and outs of mastering and why it’s a crucial stage in the recording process.

Visit the Abbey Road website to find out more on their mastering services.

Check out our video interview below...