New Gear at Audio Bay Mastering

Our analog gear is constantly changing. During any given week we are demo-ing new products, experimenting with signal flow and working to create something new & better.  Below is some of the new gear we have purchased or are demo-ing for 2016:

1/2″ Ampex ATR 102 with the Flux Magnetic Heads.  Unveiled nearly 30 years, the Ampex ATR-102 is still considered by many to be the best mastering deck ever built.


EQSummit Audio DCL 200  Compressor –  This two-channel compressor-limiter combines the sonic charactor of vacuum tubes with the reliability and consistency of solid-state. Its circuitry incorporates selected 12AX7A vacuum tubes with high-reliability 990 op-amps in a transformerless signal path.  For reasons unknown, this piece combines great with the Manley Stereo VariMu.  That is the great thing about mastering in analog – combining gear and experimenting with signal flow.

pultPultec EQP-1A – This is a used piece we picked up on an online auction.  It needed a ton of work but was worth it.  After 3 techs and a month it is up and running!!!