Universal Music Group (Santa Monica, Calif.) announced that vinyl mastering services are now available at its West Coast recording facility, Universal Mastering Studios-West (Universal City, Calif.). Effective immediately, the vinyl mastering services are available to UMG's family of labels and the music community at large.
These services include the use of exclusive, state-of-the-art equipment (including a Manley/Scully/Westrex/Neumann lathe) as well as the services of mastering engineer Charlie Watts. Clients utilizing UMG's studios in New York and New Jersey will also be able to electronically transfer audio files to the L.A.-based studio for vinyl mastering.
Paul West, VP of UMG studio operations, said, "We are excited to be able to serve the music industry and all of Universal Music Group's labels, because vinyl is still an important format for many music genres today. For those who embrace the format, our equipment and engineers offer a new level of audio quality essential to the artist, DJ and consumer."