The Airlab

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Jerome Schmitt

Jerome Schmitt has been doing mastering for the last 15 years, with an active background in music production and sound engineering spanning over 20 years.

Jerome started his career in the music industry as a lead guitarist and producer in the rock band Corpus Delicti in 1993. After producing the band's three albums and touring around the globe, Jerome focused in on his studio debuts behind the desk as a mixing and mastering engineer at the Millennium Studio, southern France in 1997.

In the meantime, Jerome also managed to established himself writing and producing soundtracks for TV and film as well as sound design for video projects for Sony Music and Virgin including Busta Flex, Disiz La Peste and Nâdiya, Orange and various film trailers. His own solo project Gom - published by Just Isn't Music (Ninja Tune) and Sonix Music Ltd - develops a unique blend of trip-hop, electronica and nu-jazzy post-electronica.

Jerome made his way to London in 2001 and found himself producing and mixing for various south London hip-hop artists before he started working in a busy post-production facility in Soho, London doing audio mastering on a SADiE system as well as sound editing/mixing for broadcast TV and DVD authoring (C4, BBC, Sky). At this time Jerome worked on most of the Ninja Tune and Big Dada catalogue (Amon Tobin, Luke Vibert, Hexstatic, Diplo, The Cinematic Orchestra) and Hydrogen Dukebox catalogue (The Creatures, A1 People, Metamatics, Plumbline).

In 2006 Jerome decide to open his own mastering studio in order to provide affordable but very high-end mastering services to independent artists. The Airlab, previously named Air Mastering, was born. The studio has a large independent-based clientele and has established a reputation for unique sonic quality.

Jerome was also resident mastering engineer and consultant for Miloco's now closed down mastering studios Blue Pro Mastering for five years.

Selected credit includes: Space, alt-J, Matthew Robertson, John Foxx and Robin Guthrie, Mr. Scruff, Ty, Pitman, Coldcut, Kid Koala, The Cinematic Orchestra, Loka, Skalpel, Amon Tobin, Jagga Jazzist, Hexstatic, Luke Vibert (Wagon Christ), Bigg Jus, Infinite Livez, Diplo, TTC, Spank Rock, NMS, Def Tex, Bad Manners, Roots Manuva, Warren Suicide, A1 People, Metamatics, Plumbline, Spork, The Rocks, Bromide, Naba Napalm, Pop Levi, La Méthode, Speech Debelle, The Qemists, The Death Set, Thunderheist, The Loose Cannons, DMG$ & XRABIT.

Labels: Extreme Music, Sony, Big Dada, Ninja Tune, Son Records, More Protein, Jungle Records, Scratchy Records and covermount compilations for MOJO, Q, Kerrang! and DjMag.