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Room

New room under construction Work in progress!

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Studio Update – Abacus C-Box 3

Our new Abacus C-Box 3 are amazing! Really great to calibrate the sound between a « little windows »

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Audioanalyse A9

The Audioanalyse A9 is an amazing amplifier!! This amplifier was exposed in the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA) With B&W 805S sounds great!

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Mastering On « Air »

i’m working on the new « Adrien Kanter » album, sound great!    

New mastering solution

Retro Engineering

Story About Us

The Things you Should Know

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Retro Engineering

Retroengineering is a new mastering solution based in Nantes, France.
Runned by Tony Chauvin (Chevreuil, PercevalMusic), it offers the best results for digital masterings and at an affordable price.
Retroengineering’s primary goal is to offer high-quality mastering services to the independent music community.

Retroengineering already worked with artists and labels such as College, Mansfield Tya, Passe Montagne, Room 204, Sexy Sushi, Emma Zunz, Gordz, Boy & The Echo Choir, Vierge, Violant Kop, Vicious Klub, Africantape, RuminanCe Records, Effervescence, Humpty Dumpty Records, Sickroom Records, Valerie Records, Futur Records, Invada Records, Teona, Euphrate Records, SK records.

Please, contact us to have more information about rates, conformity, etc…

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Equipment

WAVE NATURE Rackspace Serie
AVID C|24

MYTEK 8-192 + DIO Pro Tools HD
AVID HD I|O 8X8X8
AVID HD I|O 16X16 Analog

AVID Pro Tools HD Native PCI-E
AVID Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt

Apple Mac Pro Double Quad-Core Intel Xeon (Westmere) à 2,4 GHz 32Go ram (Mountain Lion | SSD Samsung 840 Pro)
Apple Cinema HD Display 23″
Apple Mac Book Pro Retina 15″ 2,6Ghz (Ivy Bridge) 16Go ram SSD 512Go NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

Antelope Isochrone OCX

GYRAF AUDIO Giratec XIV
Dangerous Music Dangerous Compressor
Dangerous Music BAX EQ

AVID Pro Tools HD 10 & 11 Native
DSP-Quattro

Izotope Ozone 5 & 6 Advanced (AAX)
Izotope RX3 & RX4 (AAX)
Izotope Alloy 2 (AAX)
MeldaProduction MMastering Bundle (AAX)
MAutoDynamicEq
MAutoAlign
MMultiBandDynamics
MAutoEqualizer
MSpectralDynamics
MDynamics
MDynamicsLimiter
MModernCompressor
MStereoProcessor
MMultiBandTransient
MTransient
MMultiBandLimiter
MUltraMaximizer
MFreeformAnalogEq
MEqualizerLinearPhase
MMultiBandConvolution
MAnalyzer
MAutopan
MAutoPitch
MBandPass
MComb
MCompressor
MEqualizer
MFlanger
MFreqShifter
MLimiter
MLoudnessAnalyzer
MNoiseGenerator
MNotepad
MOscillator
MPhaser
MRingModulator
MTremolo
MTuner
MStereoExpander
MStereoScope
MUtility
MVibrato
MWaveShaper
Metric Halo Channelstrip 3 (AAX)
Metric Halo TranscientControl (AAX)
Softube Saturation Knob (AAX)
Native Instrument Driver (AAX)
Native Instrument Supercharger (AAX)
Avid Smack! (AAX)
Avid Maxim (AAX)
Avid ChannelStrip (AAX)
TL Space (AAX)
Waves Gold Native Bundle (AAX)
Waves Renaissance Bass (AAX)
Waves One Knob Pumper (AAX)
Crysonic Everything Bundle

MeterPlugs Perception (AAX)
Brainworks TT Meter – Dynamic Range Meter
Izotope Insign (AAX)
Melda Production MLoudnessAnalyzer (AAX)
Kanghelm VUMT Solo & Duo (AAX)

Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus 805 Signature
Audioanalyse A9
Avantone Mixcubes
Bryston 2B
Dangerous Music Source
Ultrasone PRO900

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Rates

Rates:

(Files sent via Wetransfer, Dropbox, etc.)

Tracks: 35 €
Package 5 tracks: 150 €
Package 10 tracks: 300 €
Package 15 tracks: 450 €
With a Package, additional tracks: +30€ / song
(Package included CD master)

Hourly Rate: 35€ / h
(Session, Editing, Restauration)

Vinyl  version: +10€ / song
in addition to a conventional mastering

Mastered for iTunes: +10€ / song
in addition to a conventional mastering

MP3 version: +5€ /song
in addition to a conventional mastering

Recording & Mixing: Contact us
(Depends on effort. We recommend external mastering in that case)

DDP + CD Master: +40€
CD Master: +20€
Hard Drive: +100€

We accept bank to bank, cash, Paypal (+3%) and Bank Check only for french.


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Medias

Here you could download a zip files with some samples of our work

Audio via Audio:

Romain Marsault – Le Mortier Japonais

 

Almonte (Autoproduction)

 

All At Seas

 

DelRio – (WeAre Sharks Records)

 

Karv Du (Autoproduction)

 

Master Master Wait  (Metadrone Record (Fr), Les Disques Anonymes (Fr), Rockerill Records (Bel) et SWAO Production)


Chevreuil – Sport (RuminanCe Records & Sickroom Records)

 

College  – Secret Diary (Invada Records – Future Records – Valerie Records)

 

Passe Montagne – Long Play (RuminanCe Records & Sickroom Records)

 

Gordz – Super 100% (RuminanCe Records)

 

Sabo – 8 Saisons à L’ombre (RuminanCe Records)

 

Chevreuil – Chateauvallon (RuminanCe Records – Sickroom Records – SUS Inpartmaint)

 

Percevalmusic – Design (TC REC)

Audio Via Video:



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References

BANDS:

Adrien Kanter, All At Sea, Almonte, Boy & The Echo Choir, College, Chevreuil, Del Rio, Emma Zunz, Gordz, Les Sales Tongs, Limbo Lake, Master Master Wait, Muddigger, Mansfield Tya, Passe Montagne, Percevalmusic, Room 204, Sexy Sushi, U-Boat, Vierge, Violant Kop, Vicious Klub…

 

ENGINEERS:

Steve Albini, Lionel Darenne, Miguel Constantino…

 

LABELS:


Africantape, RuminanCe Records, Effervescence, Humpty Dumpty Records, Sickroom Records, Valerie Records, Futur Records, Invada Records, Teona, Euphrate Records, SK records, Rockerill Records, Bitchy Prod, We Are Shark Records, Wild Youth Records…

 

STUDIOS:


Constantino Recording, Electrical Audio, Studio LaFrette, Ohm Studio…

 

SOME PROJECTS:

Chevreuil – « Sport » (label : Ruminance Records & Sickroom Records)

Mansfield.Tya – « S/T » (label: Teona)

Room 204 – « S/T » (label : Effervescence)

Percevalmusic – « Viescolaire »(label : Effervescence)

Boy & the echo choir – « and-night-arrives-in-one »(label : Humpty Dumpty Records)

College – « Secret Diary » (label : Invada record – Futur Records- Valerie Records)

Maethelvin – « S/T » (label : Valerie Records)

Chevreuil – « Chateauvallon » (label : Ruminance Records & Sickroom Records)

Mansfield.Tya – (label : Téona – Wagram)

Passe Montagne – « Long Play » (label : Ruminance Records & Sickroom Records)

Passe Montagne – « Extended Play » (label : Euphrate Records)

Gordz – « Super 100% » (label : Ruminance Records)

Chevreuil – « Ghetto Blaster » (label : Ruminance Records & Sickroom Records)

Sabo – « Huit saisons à l’ombre » (label : Ruminance Records)

Emma Zunz (label : SK Records)
Vierge (label : Diagone)

Vicious Klub – « You sound so bitter » (label: Bitchy Prod)

Violant Kop – « From stadium to garage » (Bitchy Prod)

Percevalmusic – « Recueil du mal » (label: TC)

Master Master Wait – « Modern War » (Rockerill Records)

Violant Kop – « Uptight » (Bitchy Prod)

Soakin Sampler Vol 1 (Soakin Records)

Our services

What we really can provide

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Mastering

Mastering is the final creative step in the recording process to produce a record album or a single for disc, home music server, iPod™, broadcast or internet delivery.

It consists in help the project reach its full potential, and optimizing the end product for all possible environments.

Advenced compression and equalization techniques for all styles of music.

Sequencing, leveling, processing, encoding, PQ Coding and Master preparation.


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FAQ

For the mastering session, we will need:

  • Your song order
  • Any information you have about what you’d like to achieve
  • Any song spacing notes
  • ISRC if you have it,
  • CD-Texts, EAN/UPC, Metadata to insert on your DDP Files or CD-master
  • Please note your files with a number, like the order of your tracks
  • We accept sample rates between 16 Bit / 44,1 kHz & 32Bit float / 192 kHz
  • We prefer stereo interleaved wave files .wav, but we accept split mono files .aif
  • Please don’t send us Mp3 files
  • Create a finished mix with at least -3-6 dB of peak headroom for delivery to mastering
  • Don’t use too much compression on your master bus (It’s better without compression)
  • Keep some « air » on your mixes 2 seconds before the beginning of the song and 2 seconds at the end
  • Bounce your tracks in the same format as you worked in
  • Don’t use « normalize » or any « dither » when you bounce or export
  • We don’t believe in the « stems » mastering process, a good mix can sound great after a good mastering process.
    We think « stems » just procrastinates the moment of choice.
    We believe in the work of recording engineer and mixer, we prefer a position after this practice to give your mixes the best possible sound.
    (90% of the time, artists are present on mixing sessions, not on mastering sessions!)
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