Salina, Kansas Company Now Offers World's Only Turnkey Vinyl Solution
In 2015, Acoustic Sounds purchased The Mastering Lab, the world's first independent mastering studio run by legendary cutting engineer Doug Sax. Sax, shortly before his death, contacted Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem to ask that Kassem consider purchasing and continuing The Mastering Lab. Sax said that he considered Kassem the only person that he felt could continue The Mastering Lab while upholding the quality standard that made the brand famous.
Getting The Mastering Lab back up and running has been an unbelievable process with tremendous expense. The famed equipment had to be relocated from Ojai, California, to Salina. Specialists had to be brought in for months at a time. And those are just the things that Kassem and company could anticipate. There were untold number of pitfalls and "adventures" that went on over the past three years.
But now with The Mastering Lab up and running, Acoustic Sounds is able to provide a turnkey solution for any customer wishing to have their music on vinyl. From the microphones of Blue Heaven Studios to the cutting at The Mastering Lab, to the graphic design at Acoustic Sounds, to the label printing at Acoustic Sounds Printing to the plating and pressing at Quality Record Pressings all the way to the direct-to-consumer sale at Acoustic Sounds, everything is in-house in Salina, Kansas.
The Mastering Lab is now open for business!