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  • Andy VanDette

    is a mastering engineer in NY, NY USA. Starting as intern at the legendary Masterdisk Studios almost thirty years ago He has now been Chief Engineer for the last thirteen years.

    Along the way Andy has worked behind, along side, or maybe even ghosted for mastering greats like Tony Dawsey, Greg Fulginiti, Howie Weinberg, Greg Calbi, and Bob Ludwig.

    After upgrading his studio in 1995, Andy mastered projects for David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Uncle Kracker, Rush, Deep Purple, and Porcupine Tree. Be sure to check out his discography. You are sure to find someone you know or admire.

    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 *



Mastering 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 Itunes

Your 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 Mastering

Andy provides true uncompromised 5.1 reference environments.


Andy offers world-class vinyl cutting. Let Andy be your partner in creating the best sounding, most appealing version of your music on vinyl.


Media 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.