Veteran disc-cutting/mastering engineer Barry Grint has opened a new facility in Brook Green, west London. Previously based in the Smithfield area of the City, the new Alchemy Mastering facility is now up and running in its new location. At the same time, Rowan and Neale Laxton continue to run Alchemy Post in Cock Lane, offering a range of post and voice-over facilities.
“When we regrouped after the demise of Alchemy at Centre Point, we found a fantastic location near Smithfield Market,” said Grint. “For Rowan and Neale the site worked well as their voice-over facility was able to service the many New Media agencies that had moved to Clerkenwell and Farringdon. However, it transpired that it was too remote for the major labels as it involved travelling across London.
“We made a commercial decision to separate into two companies with Phil Kinrade and myself relocating Alchemy Mastering to a delightful Mews property in Brook Green, Hammersmith.”
“Phil and I set the project underway, which then coincided with Matt Colton feeling that it was time for him to start his own facility. Matt had worked for Alchemy at Centre Point and is now a director and equal partner, alongside myself and Phil.”
Facilities offered at Brook Green include digital mastering, vinyl mastering, pure analogue mastering, restoration, compilation mastering, CD duplication, and watermarked CD duplication. A second mastering room will be opening shortly. First clients in the facility include Gabrielle Aplin – English Rain (Grint) and James Blake – Overgrown (Colton).