Saturday, December 02, 2017

Mixing & mastering ahead for The Tomb Raider Suite album

Almost a year on from its original live debut, there have been delays to the intended November mixing, mastering and manufacturing of The Tomb Raider Suite album which finished recording sessions in October at the world famous Abbey Road Studios. Composer Nathan McCree updates:

"We have ... been working very hard to confirm the mixing and mastering sessions. My intention is to do both of these at Abbey Road – quality has always been my top priority. It’s a case of getting the right people in the right place, for the time that’s needed to complete the album in the vein that we started. I am therefore continuing to work with Abbey Road to secure the right engineers and mixing/mastering suites as soon as possible.

... our original plan for a November release has been pushed back 2 months as we were 2 months later getting booked into Abbey Road than we had planned. We are still hopeful the release will be in the early part of next year..." - Nathan McCree

At any rate, the unprecedented release is in the pipeline - expect the long awaited Tomb Raider Suite to debut in 2018, releasing material from the original Tomb Raider video games for the very first time.

Update: December 20th, 2017 McCree has successfully booked the mixing & mastering sessions:

"...we are now booked back into Abbey Road Studios for the Mixing & Mastering sessions. I have chosen Paul Pritchard as our Mixing Engineer who was the assistant engineer to Sam Okell for the recording. Paul is a whizz-kid on Pro Tools and being very familiar with our project now, is the best choice for this next step of the process.

For Mastering I have chosen Geoff Pesche. Geoff has a list of credits as long as your arm. Infamously at Tape One, Geoff cut the vinyl lacquers for the best selling 12” record of all time – New Order's iconic Blue Monday, as well as the platinum selling Dire Straits album Brothers In Arms. He’s also responsible for cutting the most played radio record of all time, Kylie’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.

Out of the Mastering Engineers recommended by Abbey Road, for me Geoff has the necessary hybrid experience to master The Tomb Raider Suite, not only for CD but for that precious Vinyl album too." - Nathan McCree

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