Audio Pro International, in association with All Studios, presents the latest installment of our Studio Spotlight. Here, we see what London's Alchemy Mastering has to offer…
Alchemy Mastering is a high-end mastering studio, recently relocated to a Mews property in Hammersmith, West London, which also offers eMastering, CD/DVD duplication and watermarking facilities.
Alchemy is run by mastering engineer Barry Grint, together with Phil Kinrade, Jack 'Jacko' Adams and Matt Colton, who recently rejoined the company from Air Studios. "Relocating to West London was the first step toward rebuilding the Alchemy brand following the difficulties at Centre Point," said Grint. "I recognised Matt’s talent when I employed him at Centre Point, so Phil and I are very excited to welcome him back as a partner."
Grint, Colton, Kinrade and Adams possess many years of combined expertise for their ever-increasing client base. Grint started his career at Trident Studios in Soho, then moved to Tape One, followed by Abbey Road, before going on to set up Alchemy Mastering.
Adams is a colleague of Grint's from Tape One, who has an equally impressive discography. Phil Kinrade started out at Dick James Music, then set up Sound Basement, before moving to Chop 'Em Out in 1990, where he remained until the Sanctuary buyout in 2000; Colton has been a mastering engineer for over 15 years, working at a number of high profile studios including Air Mastering, Alchemy Soho and Porky's. He is now a director at Alchemy as well as a highly skilled Mastering Engineer.
Parking is available right outside the door at Alchemy, as well as good transport connections from Hammersmith underground stations. For international clients or for others unable to attend a session in person, Alchemy offers its own e-mastering service.Article continues below