TVD Radar: Third Man Mastering launches in Detroit, open to all public clients

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Third Man Records is proud to announce the launch of Third Man Mastering, a full service analog and digital mastering studio located at 441 W. Canfield in Detroit, MI’s historic Cass Corridor. 

Third Man Mastering provides mastering for all formats, including vinyl, CD, digital, and even cassette releases. Lacquer cuts are also available. Located directly next door to Third Man Pressing, Third Man Mastering offers a streamlined process from mastering to pressing, while of course also working with clients’ preferred plating facilities or pressing plants. The state-of-the-art studio includes vintage and modern gear allowing its engineers to work from any format tape or digital source. With an on-site Neumann VMS70 Lathe among the studio’s centerpieces, Third Man Mastering will cut lacquer masters, reference acetates or dub plates for any vinyl release. Both Third Man Mastering and Third Man Pressing are open now to all public clients.

Third Man Mastering’s in-house engineers Bill Skibbe and Warren Defever offer the combined experience of more than a thousand albums over the past quarter century. Skibbe—who recently recorded and mixed Jack White’s acclaimed third solo LP, Boarding House Reach (Third Man/Columbia)—has worked with an array of top indie artists and GRAMMY® Award-winners, producing, engineering, and mastering records by such artists as The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, Breeders, Jon Spencer, Boss Hog, The Fiery Furnaces, Shellac, Protomartyr, Lower Dens, Lonelady, Liam Hayes (Plush), and Yak, among many others.

Though perhaps best known for his recordings on the 4AD label under the moniker His Name is Alive, Warren Defever has spent much of the past decade as a top studio hand. Recent credits include producing, engineering, and remixing recordings by Iggy and the Stooges, Thurston Moore, Destroy All Monsters, Yoko Ono, Jonathan Richman, Elizabeth Mitchell, The Gories, Low, Ida, The Go, and Sun Ra, to name but a few.

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