From Hollywood to Ojai

On December 27, 1967 Doug Sax opened the doors to The Mastering Lab – Hollywood, founding the first independent facility in the world, as well as the most recognizable name in mastering. Now located in Ojai California, The Mastering Lab remains a revolutionary state-of-the-art company, utilizing unique concepts of signal flow and electronics pioneered by Doug’s brother, Sherwood Sax. All of our custom-electronics and console are all purpose designed and handcrafted. The musical use of this peerless equipment has earned The Mastering Lab more Grammy nominations for engineering than any other mastering facility.

A few Mastering Lab facts:

The Mastering Lab is  the first independent mastering facility to be established worldwide in 1967

The power amplifiers designed by Sherwood Sax in 1968 are still being used to this day to power the mastering room.

Doug Sax and Robert Hadley were the first mastering engineers to win a Grammy Award for Best 5.1 Surround Sound Album for Genius Loves Company in 2004