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ACMastering: About Adrian

Mastering Engineer and Musician

Adrian’s whole life revolves around music. It always has.

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Trained as a musician and composer at Juilliard and Princeton, Adrian has a unique, global perspective on mastering. And let’s face it. The ability to keep your eye on the big picture is one of the things that separate the pros from the noobs in mastering.

Back in the day, Adrian began his audio career as the recording engineer for the bands he performed in as a teenager in Buffalo. He was so good at it that he landed a full-time gig recording concerts at the University of Buffalo.

After graduating from Princeton, he launched Adrian Carr Music Designs in midtown Manhattan, a studio that became recognized for its excellence in acoustic recording and mastering. During his 15 years in the Big Apple, Adrian mastered over 500 CDs, including everything from private projects to major label releases. Oh, and he received four Grammy Entry Nominations for his work as an Engineer/Producer. But whatever.

It also helps to have a great teacher: Adrian learned his craft from Vlado Meller, a world class mastering engineer whose clients include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Barbara Streisand, Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine, and Celine Dion. As you can see, Adrian's learned from the best how to bring magic to your music.

Thanks to the beauty of the internet, Adrian now amazes clients in the U.S.A., Canada, and Europe.

 

Selected Discography

Culture Prophet: Truth and Honesty: Kingshead Records 2015

The Weight: Retrospective Remastered, 2014

Cece Giannotti: Live Recording DVD, Calle del Cid Records 2013

Said The Whale:Hawaii, Hidden Pony Productions 2013 (Juno Award)

Margaret Tobolowska: Piancelle, Enchanten, 2013 (Grammy Nominee)

Stuart Francke/Bruce Springsteen, Heartless World, 2011 (Grammy Nominee)

Carole Pope: Landfall, Le Petit Mort, 2011 

RadioZ: Alicante Spain  Release 2010

Ketch Harbour Wolves: Dead Calm Records Toronto, ON Release 2010

Isaac’s Aircraft, Crash Records, London, UK     

Honor & Ashes: Projections, New York

Building Blocks, Blocks Recording Club- new compilation:The Brides:  Emma McKenna:  Pdf format: Shadow Self    The Pining   The Torrent:  Toronto, ON

Mr. DeMattos: Mr. DeMattos  Reggae Records, Toronto, ON

AAZED:  Those Who Worship Vanity Forsake Their True Loyalty  Ironcore Records, Ottawa, ON

Moralo: Mensonge Éternel  NF7 Productions, Québec

Suzanne Parayre: La Blonde du Poète Suzanne Parayre, Québec

Mikey T: Tonight  V1 Productions  US

Culture Prophet: Hustler  OZMachine Productions US

Rosi & Toni Grunschlag: Remarkable Performances Vol. 1 &2  Centaur Records  US

Victoria Jordanova: Outer Circles: Innova Records US

Madeleine Shapiro: Electricity  Capstone Records  New York

Marc Pelloquin: Night Chords: Music of Otto Luening  CRI Records  Grammy Entry Nomination

Chen Yi:  Sparkle   CRI Records  Grammy Entry Nomination

Ben Breen, violin and Milton Kaye, piano: Complete works of Johannes Brahms: Tall Poppies Records

Elenor Bindman/Susan Sobolewski: Out of the Blue, Duo Piano Ensemble

Rorem, Del Tredici, Baley and Hagen. American Song Composers Arsis Records/ECS Publishing

Zhou Long:  Music of China  Cala Records

Ubiquity Changed- Murray Hidary- Solo piano- Mad Dog Records

Music of Michael Dellaira – I Cantori Chorus , Albany Records

At The End: Music of Henry Mancini –Various Artists- Motown Records New York

Meditations – Ben Love – Motown Records New York

Pensando En Ti: Tania Solis: EMI Latin

Julius Katchen Plays Ned Rorem-LP Reissue – Deutsche Grammophon

Jeffrey Khaner – French Flute Music AVIE Records  

Soon Hee Lee:  French Song –– Musicika Records

Douglas Riva: Piano Music of Spain  Good Music Inc.

Christiana Fontanelli: Italian Favorites: Meadowlands Records

Mario Bertolino: My Favorite Songs - Meadowlands Records

John Browning: Music of Richard Cumming  CRI Records:

Elizabeth Lauer:I Love a Piano  I Virtuosi Records

Jennifer Higdon: Music of Jennifer Higdon I Virtuosi Records

David Tanenbaum: Last Letters from Stalingrad  New Albion Records

Harold Jones: Just As I Am: Antara Records

Browning & Gilcrest:  Duo Chant Prospect Classics

Sojourner String Trio: Journey

 

 

Archive Restoration

 Rosi and Toni Grunschlag - Duo Pianists

Hal Prince BroadwayArchive

Jonathan Sheffer Archive

John Grahm Anthology/Eastman School of Music Archive

John Brownlee Tenor Restoration

Elias Tannenbaum Archive

Timothy White Restoration and Archive