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DES Mastering

DES Mastering The finest in analog and digital mastering technologies. est. 1990 Established in 1990, mastering engineer George Geurin at DES has mastered over 4000 albums for artists ranging from Grammy winners to local breaking acts.

Our system is based around the Sonic Solutions High-Density Mastering System and the new Sonic soundBlade system. No plug-ins here; our rack features the finest in analog and digital processing including a Crookwood custom mastering console, the TC Electronic System 6000 mkII, Legendary Audio Masterpiece by Rupert Neve, Manley Massive Passive and Mastering SLAM!, Thermionic Culture Phoenix Master Compressor and Mastering Culture Vulture, TubeTech SMC-2B and much more.

01/30/2020

For 2020, the 30th anniversary of DES, I have added some absolutely futuristic new digital processing and software, including the new iZotope Ozone 8 mastering tools and RX7 restoration and repair tools, along with a plethora of digital finishing plugins. The biggest change is I am moving from my long-standing (26 years) platform of SonicStudio (formerly Sonic Solutions) to Steinberg's WaveLab 10 Pro for my mastering DAW. Sonic just does not have the oomph now to keep up with current technology, and with that changing so fast, a mastering room cannot afford to lag behind. To get me aquatinted with all of this greatness, I am mastering the new album "Starlight" for my longstanding client, GOOD, which I guess could be described as EDM from space. Watch for it, and be prepared to hear some amazing music, and mastering!

09/20/2019
Apples's announcement doesn't mean a whole lot other than they will promote these better quality downloads more aggressi...
08/08/2019
Apple Announces APPLE DIGITAL MASTERS

Apples's announcement doesn't mean a whole lot other than they will promote these better quality downloads more aggressively. And it gives me the opportunity to remind you that DES Master has been an authorized Mastered for iTunes facility since its inception, and will continue as such under the new branding.

Today Apple announced that "Mastered for iTunes has officially been rebranded as Apple Digital Masters. Now every audio advantage of these h...

I thought they would've edited this down more. Rather verbose but there it all is.
04/18/2018
Meet George Geurin of D.E.S. Mastering - Voyage Dallas Magazine | Dallas City Guide

I thought they would've edited this down more. Rather verbose but there it all is.

Today we’d like to introduce you to George Geurin. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I moved to Dallas right out of high school in 1971 specifically to be in the music scene here as a rock and roll […]

03/08/2018

The Nadas “One Louder”, mastered by DES

09/14/2017

Mastering "Come On If You're Evil" for metal monsters Scream McQueen.

03/21/2017

Mastering the LP of Nina Massara's excellent new blues album "Watch Me". Watch her!

01/18/2017

Mastering "Ivory Tower", a HUGE new single by neo-soulsters Basic Programming. Watch for this!

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10/12/2016

DES Mastering's cover photo

09/23/2016

Mastering more heavy metal madness with Redefine's monster track "Heartattic".

09/23/2016

Mastering soulful R&B from Scott D.

09/21/2016

Mastering Crushpoint's crushing new ep "We are Not the Band You're Here to See".

09/13/2016

Mastering Randy McAllister's great new album of East Texas soul "Fistful of Gumption".

Randy McAllister's rocking new album getting Slammed!
09/13/2016

Randy McAllister's rocking new album getting Slammed!

Our Phoenix Master Compressor is back from getting some sweet custom mods. Many consider the Phoenix to be the best mast...
08/23/2016

Our Phoenix Master Compressor is back from getting some sweet custom mods. Many consider the Phoenix to be the best mastering compressor ever. That's difficult to say, but I've never heard anything better.

07/27/2016

Mastering "Champagne Velvet", an excellent new blues album by Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch.

05/26/2016

Wow, your mastering guy uses a tape simulation plug-in? LOL! The blow-up doll of mastering. If you never had the real thing, you probably think it's great.

Mastering Love Junky's new album.  It's a good day when a project comes in on 1/2" analog.
05/26/2016

Mastering Love Junky's new album. It's a good day when a project comes in on 1/2" analog.

04/22/2016

Mastering Young Hustillionaire's new single "Juice".

04/15/2016

It's heavy metal madness at DES, mastering Kill for Mother's new ep "Bits and Pieces", songs from their upcoming release "Birth Through Blood and Ashes"

Digital and analog, so happy together, mastering Terrence Mackey and Nu Restoration's rocking gospel album "Jesus Sympho...
04/13/2016

Digital and analog, so happy together, mastering Terrence Mackey and Nu Restoration's rocking gospel album "Jesus Symphony".

04/06/2016

This is when it's fun, spending the day mastering Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat's upcoming album "Live At The Kessler Theater". Solid!

04/05/2016

One of my favorite jobs from 2015 - Jason Cloud and the MaxIII with their album "Moderne Day Bluesman...".

04/05/2016

More great gospel mastering jobs from 2015: A powerful live album from Ian Craig and Gidian's 300, "Operation 'Change'", and Gerald Davis' single "The Earth is the Lord's".

03/28/2016

Our client rapper Erreon Lee continued to hit marks way above the competition with the singles "Why", "Testify", "Ready", "Power", "Let Go" and "Eleven Rings".

03/28/2016

Before I get started on new business, I still need to acknowledge some of my favorite projects from 2015. Kenday Sean's EP "Let's Be Real" is a great combo of heartfelt pop ballads and edgy rockers, all featuring her beautiful bell-like vocal...

03/24/2016

My New Year's resolution for 2016 was to do a better job of keeping the DES page updated. Now here it is approaching the end of March and I still haven't posted since last July. Oh well, the price of being busy. So I'm going to knuckle down and make another effort to stay somewhat current. There's exciting stuff happening at DES, so stay tuned...

07/22/2015

2015 Mastering Highlights 11: Rapper Porsche Nine's single "Same Thang". MickDago's poppin' new album of pop rock "The Whiskey Sessions".

07/15/2015

Mastering "Chasing Airwaves", a fantastic new album of massive guitar rock by Tony Romanello and the Black Jackets.

07/13/2015

Mastering "Big Gus and Swampadelic", the self-titled album featuring more New Orleans r&b-tinged grooviness from Gus Samuelson.

07/09/2015

Mastering Sinner Man's self-titled new album of infectious swamp-rock grooves. It will put a mojo on yo azz.

07/02/2015

Mastering "The Soul Gent", and excellent live album by jazz pianist Arlington Jones. We are all groove citizens!

07/01/2015

2015 Mastering Highlights 10: Latin pop and cumbia singles from Marcos B. "Hey Neighbor" by Stephen Houpt and Amy Harms, an album of country/folk songs featuring acoustic lap steel.

06/26/2015

2015 Mastering Highlights 9: Bailey Heard's country ballad "The Elle Song". "Eclectic Soul", a powerful EP by Latoya Songstress Cooper. Rapper Chase B.'s thumping single "Candy".

Address

1409 S Lamar St, Suite 100
Dallas, TX
75215

General information

George Geurin - Mastering Engineer Victoria Ponce - Mastering Assistant -DES Mastering is a dedicated mastering facility est. 1990 yielding tens of thousands of hours of experience in mastering techniques and a catalog of over 3000 albums -DES offer the only regional mastering facility offering high-density mastering (96k/48 bit). -DES offers world-class mastering and editing at rates affordable to the grassroots artist/producer -DES features the Sonic Solutions SSHD and soundBlade systems, audibly the purest and most accurate digital audio mastering systems in the industry, plus state-of-the-art digital 48 bit outboard processing via the TC Electronic System 6000 and others. NO PLUG-INS USED. -DES offers the finest in analog mastering, including the Ampex ATR-102 1/2" 2-track, soiid state processing via the Legendary Audio Masterpiece and tube processing by Manley, Thermionic Culture and TubeTech. -DES offers attention to detail that only experience can bring. Our mastering engineer brings 36 years of experience in recording & mastering all genres of music.

Telephone

(214) 428-8777

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