Avatar Studios, a New York–based tracking and mixing facility, announced the grand opening of its Kevorkian Mastering facility.
Headed by mastering engineer Fred Kevorkian (pictured in the studio) and located on the third floor at Avatar Studios, Kevorkian Mastering now provides clients the option to also master their projects at Avatar. Avatar’s president, Kirk Imamura commented, “We can now offer our signature, high-quality service from tracking to mixing to mastering, all under one roof. Package deals are now possible.”
The mastering room is approximately 300 square feet and was constructed from a design originally conceived by Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics and was further enhanced and refined by Roy Hendrickson, Avatar’s chief engineer (who also designed Avatar’s Studio G). Membrane absorbers were incorporated into the walls of the room and Skyline diffusers made by RPG are used on the rear and side walls of the room. The room features state-of-the-art analog and digital equipment such as the Muth transfer console, Sontec equalizer, and Weiss and Z Systems processing units.
After an already substantial career in audio, for the past five years, Kevorkian was on staff at Absolute Audio before founding Kevorkian Mastering Inc. in 2004. Says Kevorkian, “I am very excited about being a part of this legendary studio team. I hope my experience can help clients think about how best to record and mix from the mastering perspective.”
Kevorkian’s recent credits include albums by Ryan Adams, the White Stripes, the Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Iggy Pop, The Walkmen and Jesse Malin as well as Cassandra Wilson, Dave Holland, Clark Terry, Danilo Perez and many others.
For more information, please call Fred Kevorkian at 917/406-9147 or studio manager Tino Passante at 212/765.7500. Go to the Website at www.Avatarstudios.net.