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About Gench Studio

About Gench Studio

Let Gench make a sonic difference in your project. Contact us today to discuss the particulars of your project.

Gench offers competitive hourly rates, block rates, project deals, and is always willing to work within the budget of its clients.

We work remotely with clients all over the world using electronic file transfer and email correspondence.

Client satisfaction is our biggest goal.

cd and vinyl premastering services

Deploying the best in analog and digital technology, Gench mastering services provides professional quality sound without breaking your budget. Count yourself among the numerous and satisfied artists and labels entrusting their music to Gench. Mastering engineer Thomas Dimuzio brings years of experience, golden ears, and an outstanding track record to make Gench the best choice for you and your music.

digital sound restoration services

Broadband noise reduction, declicking, decrackling and phase-linear equalization are handled with a stable of digital plug-ins including Sonic Solutions NoNoise, and Waves Sound Restoration/Masters series. These tools in the right hands can result in a stunning improvement over the original sound sources.

hourly rates

$100/hour for mastering and/or sound restoration work
$75/hour for mixing and post production work

Don't worry about watching the clock with Gench all-inclusive projects rates. See below or inquire at mastering at gench dot com about the specifics of your project.

all-inclusive mastering project rates

The Gench mastering project rate is an all-inclusive package deal integrating a Class A analog signal path (read: tubes) with the best in digital limiting and processing. Providing an open stereo image with a musically warm and detailed sound that is simply unattainable via digital plug-ins. Includes multiple revision passes, if needed.

$125 for a single song
$225 for 7" vinyl premastering package
$395 for EP-length mastering package (under 30 minutes)
$495 for LP vinyl premastering package (under 45 minutes)
$595 for CD-length mastering package

single pass mastering project rates

Designed for the more budget-conscious artist, the single pass project rate entails the same signal chain as above, but includes only a single mastering pass. Any revisions, if needed, are billed at $100/hr.

$75 for a single song
$125 for 7" vinyl premastering package
$225 for EP-length mastering package (under 30 minutes or so)
$275 for LP vinyl premastering package (under 45 minutes)
$345 for CD-length mastering package

CD premastering work includes track level matching, track spacing, track fades/crossfades, track indexing (with pre-gaps), and encoding of track ISRC codes, and UPC/EAN code (ISRC and UPC/EAN codes are to be provided by the client, but are not required). Mastering reference files for each pass are electronically delivered to clients in hi-res mp3 format (256kbps).

Gench will deliver the following items upon approval (delivered electronically or via the postal service):

For CD:
(1) gold CD production master (in Red Book Audio format)
(1) reference CD (duplicated from the gold master)
(1) DVD containing DDP files and 16-bit 44.1K stereo WAV files
track sheets and PQ log

For vinyl:
(1) 24-bit 44.1K stereo file for each LP side
track sheets and PQ log

DDP files insure an error-free transfer to the CD glass master (for the disc replication process). Inquire with your CD manufacturing plant to see if DDP files can be accepted for replication. 24-bit stereo WAV files can also be provided by request and at no additional charge.

selected gearlist

• Avid Pro Tools HD|7 (192 tracks/24-bit)
• Digidesign ProControl (24 channel moving fader automation)
• Sonic Studios Soundblade software
• Outboard analog signal processing by Manley Labs, Summit Audio, NTI, Tube Tech, and Focusrite
• Outboard digital signal processing by Eventide, Lexicon, Kurzweil, Triosi, Lighthouse Digital, Kyma, and others
• Modular synthesizers by Buchla, Make Noise, Tip Top Audio, Moog, Metasonix, Synthesis Technology, and others
• Software signal processing by Waves, T.C. Electronic, Sound Toys, McDSP, GRM Tools, Focusrite, Eventide, Drawmer, Digidesign, Flux, and many others
• 5.1 surround monitoring by Genelec (1032A & 7071A subwoofer)

accepted media formats

All digital media formats accepted (16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit). All sample rates from 44.1 to 192K are accepted. Mastering projects can also be delivered via FTP or by using DigiDelivery, or electronic delivery such as WeTransfer or Dropbox.

contact

Contact Thomas Dimuzio at mastering at gench dot com to discuss the particulars of your project. Gench offers competitive hourly rates, project rates, project deals, and is always willing to work within the budget of its clients. Client satisfaction is our biggest goal.

gench labels and artists (partial list)

Gench-mastered projects are part of the catalogs of many respected labels and artists:

Matador Records
Apshodel
RéR Megacorp
Cuneiform
Ipecac
RRRecords
blackmetal.com
Slap a Ham
Pogus Productions
Tigerbeat6
Crionic Mind
Kill Rock Stars
Cargo Records
Sonoris
Staalplaat
Poptastic Productions
Praemedia
Seeland
Taox Productions
Ad Hoc Records
Fred Records
Isounderscore Records
Matmos
Fred Frith
Negativland
Blevin Blectum
Hawnay Troof
Sagan
Psychic TV/PTV3
Isis
Stompbox
Scot Jenerik
Illusion of Safety
Matmos/People Like Us/Wobbly
AMM
Rova Saxophone Quartet
K.K. Null
G.G. Allin + Shrinkwrap
Sensorband
From Monument To Masses
Dissecting Table
Warner Jepson
Brain (Bryan Mantia)
Scary Mansion