Andy VanDetteAndy VanDette spends many of his days putting the finishing touches on award-winning and charting music projects that span multiple genres. He worked his way from intern to Chief Engineer of Masterdisk in NYC, guided by the musical perspectives of mastering luminaries Bob Ludwig, Tony Dawsey, Howie Weinberg, and Greg Fulginiti.
During his 30 years at Masterdisk, VanDette mastered classic albums from the Beastie Boys, Uncle Kracker, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Rush, Deep Purple, Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, and more.
Now settled into the chair as Senior Mastering Engineer at Engine Room Audio NYC, Andy has spent some quality time mastering releases for acts Sevendust, Snatam Kaur, Big Wreck, Devin Townsend, Brian Blade and the Fellowship, Hands Like Houses, Wiz Kahlifa, Thank You Scientist, and other artists from around the world.
A classically trained musician from a musical family, Andy has seen all sides of the music business. Whether mastering, recording, performing on stage with a band, or vocalist on jingles for Nickelodeon and 150+ store chains across the USA.
Andy has worked with some of the most influential artists in the industry including,
Rush * Jon McLaughlin * David Bowie * David Fonseca * Deep Purple * Shinedown * Steven Wilson * Porcupine Tree * Needtobreathe * Mother Mother * Skillet * Atomic Tom * Metric * Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark * Bless the Fall Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton * Barefoot Truth * The Panics * Katchafire * Dearly Beloved * The Limousines * Saliva * Alberta Cross * Gotthard * Sparks the Rescue * Uncle Kracker * Simple Plan * Chunk! No, Captain Chunk * The Static Jacks * Every Avenue * Breathe Carolina * Mariza * Rui Veloso * Brooke Fraser * John Cowan * The Sway Machinery * Rita Redshoes * Die Fantastischen Vier * The Frames * Beastie Boys * Paul Langlois * Andy Snitzer * Deolinda * The Dear Hunter * Florence * The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion *
Selected Interviews 2015Sonicscoop
MasteringMastering is the final stage in the production process and ensures that the music fits together seamlessly and that it is presented with the best possible sound. It involves editing and compiling the required mixes and tracks in production order, cleaning the audio to remove any unwanted blemishes or corruptions, polishing the mixed sound with equalisation, compression and other outboard processing and then producing the final master.
Mastered for ItunesYour iTunes master is a high-resolution digital master, different from your CD master. The Apple encoder converts this high-resolution, optimized master, and produces an AAC version that your fans get at the iTunes Store, put on their phones, and fall in love with.
Surround MasteringAndy provides true uncompromised 5.1 reference environments.
VinylAndy offers world-class vinyl cutting. Let Andy be your partner in creating the best sounding, most appealing version of your music on vinyl.
RestorationMedia degradation or poor original recordings can conspire to damage the sonic integrity of legacy materials. The optional process of restoration can help your materials sound better than they ever did. Masterdisk’s vast experience making all kinds of recordings and reissues can come to the rescue.