The 24-96 Mastering suite was designed as a true acoustic reference environment by Michel Schreiber, who is the European representative for THX. Every aspect of the studio's design has been thouroughly planned out with great care. This has ensured that 24-96 is a fantastic sounding room with acoustic linearity. However, it is also a listening environment free from distractions; not a single fan, resonant transformer or any other noise source is audible in the room. The mastering console has been specially designed to not obstruct acoustic flow while diverting any direct reflections, and the playback racks are fully mobile so can be moved when not in use to avoid affecting the acoustics. This extreme attention to detail has resulted in an incredibly clear sound and an extremely objective and intuitive listening environment.
Although based in Germany, Robin Schmidt has a large UK client base who he works for on a weekly basis. It is easy to see why his services and studio is in high demand across Europe. The choice of processors and signal path epitomises the 24-96 no-compromise philosophy: point to point wiring is used throughout, and only the very best equipment is featured on the spec. Examples include the incredible sounding and very rare Sontec 462 8 band Equalizer and the mighty Avalon 2077, and when there's room for improvement the best gear gets further modified, such as the custom Manley Vari-MU, Sontec 250 or Tube-Tech SMC2B-M. However while the equipment spec is of course important, these are just the tools. The real focus at 24-96 Mastering lies on working hard to thrill every client, every time.