Alex WhartonMastering Engineer

Alex Wharton

mastering
Engineer

As a self-confessed “vinyl junkie” Alex grew up collecting soul, hip hop, reggae and indie records before developing an interest in studio work. Alex joined the studios over a decade ago as a studio engineer having heard the sound of Abbey Road Studios via his parents’ record collection from the 1960s, and once in quickly worked his way up to the role of mastering engineer.

Alex has mastered albums and singles for some of the biggest acts in pop, rock and dance worldwide including The Beatles, My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, Marvin Gaye, Mogwai, Maverick Sabre, Gilberto Gil, Slaves, Bring Me The Horizon, Isobel Campbell, Mark Lanegan, St. Germain and The Chemical Brothers. He is also in demand as a remastering engineer, with past projects including everything from ethnic and jazz to folk and classical as well as guitar based indie groups, pop releases and Film Soundtracks.
He is one of the few mastering engineers in the world in possession of a Neumann VMS 82 DMM Cutting Lathe. This Direct to Metal Mastering lathe cuts onto copper discs which retain an incredible high end, warmth and sound quality – It is currently the only operational model in the UK in service.

A vinyl enthusiast to this day, Alex has been responsible for cutting some of the biggest albums in pop and rock of recent years to 12” including Keane’s no.1 album ‘Strangelands’ , Radiohead’s ‘The King of Limbs’ (best-selling vinyl album of 2011), plus albums from Joanna Newsom, Animal Collective, Massive Attack and Coldplay.

Discography

2015

Central Belters - Mogwai

Central Belters

Mogwai
Fading Frontier - Deerhunter

Fading Frontier

Deerhunter
Live at 9:30 - Animal Collective

Live at 9:30

Animal Collective
Live At Wembley - Bring Me The Horizon

Live At Wembley

Bring Me The Horizon
Magic College / Her Crown - Allusondrugs

Magic College / Her Crown

Allusondrugs
Ocean Drive - Duke Dumont

Ocean Drive

Duke Dumont
Pipes Of Peace (Remastered) - Paul McCartney

Pipes Of Peace (Remastered)

Paul McCartney
Real Blues - St Germain

Real Blues

St Germain
Running With The Wolves - Aurora

Running With The Wolves

Aurora
Supermoon - Sophie Hunger

Supermoon

Sophie Hunger
The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Daniel Pemberton

The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Daniel Pemberton
Tug Of War (Remastered) - Paul McCartney

Tug Of War (Remastered)

Paul McCartney
What's The Score - Ady Suleiman

What's The Score

Ady Suleiman

2014

Await Barbarians - Alexis Taylor

Await Barbarians

Alexis Taylor
Doolittle 25 - The Pixies

Doolittle 25

The Pixies
Doolittle 25 - The Pixies

Doolittle 25

The Pixies
Soul Mining (Remastered) - The The

Soul Mining (Remastered)

The The
Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Wainwright

Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

2013

Live at the BBC The Collection (Remastering) - The Beatles

Live at the BBC The Collection (Remastering)

The Beatles
On Air Live At The BBC Vol 2 (Remastering) - The Beatles

On Air Live At The BBC Vol 2 (Remastering)

The Beatles
The Breeders - LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition)

The Breeders

LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition)