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Stardelta finds Time+Space for mastering competition

Paul Watson 10 January 2011

Stardelta is a top notch mastering facility that was opened in June 2010, and is located deep in the valleys of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. When Lewis Hopkin, Stardelta’s owner, recently dropped into Time+Space’s HQ to try out some products, he agreed to support a brand new competition which will see Hopkin and his team master two tracks onto vinyl for one lucky winner who will be picked at random. Time+Space marketing executive Melanie Power says that although Hopkin is an existing client and is located close by, this is the company’s first collaboration with Stardelta. “Lewis is a customer of ours, but none of us had ever met him before,” Power explains. “When he came in to try out some gear, we got talking about his audio mastering suite and the high-end clients he works with; and we decided it would be great to work together on a mastering competition.” The versatile facility boasts two rooms and was designed by John Goldstraw (AIR Studios, Metropolis Mastering). Equipment includes a Sterling Modular desk with Maselec and Manley hardware, plus a Neumann VSM-82 disc-cutting lathe; and the second room offers analogue mixing to 24-track tape. Goldstraw sums the studio up: "All the equipment they’ve got is world-class. You’d be stretched to find another place with better gear. You could find different, but not better."  Competition applicants can enter now via Time+Space’s website and will be asked the following question: what does dB stand for? The competition closes on February 7th.  www.stardeltamastering.comwww.timespace.com

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