Andy WalterMastering Engineer

Andy Walter

MASTERING  ENGINEER

Andy is a diploma educated classical engineer by training, and joined Abbey Road back in 1991 having studied at Spirit Studios in Manchester for some years recording various Factory Records bands in the late 80s.

He is one of the world’s foremost remastering engineers, with four Gramophone awards and two Grammy nominations to his name. Using all of the newest digital EQs and plugins including CEDAR as well as classic analogue gear, Andy can work on recordings from any format including 78 record, vinyl, tape, CD, DVD, SACD and filmtrack audio. He has been responsible for remastering everything from the 80s pop that he grew up with through to 60s, 70s, 90s pop, classical music, spoken word, specialist opera and film scores.

Andy is in demand as a mastering engineer for the film and stage industries, mastering soundtrack albums for Holywood blockbusters including Harry Potter, Everest, Cinderella, Shadow Recruit and V For Vendetta.
Andy has also worked on cast albums for award-winning musicals including Lord Of The Rings, Dirty Dancing and Phantom Two: Love Never Dies for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (also remastering Lloyd Webber’s classic Jesus Christ Superstar) and has worked on a series of recordings with the world famous cellist Mtislav Rostropovich and on a musical audio history of EMI Classics – The Centenary box, for which he was Grammy nominated.

As a surround mastering engineer he has also worked on CD and DVD projects for some of the biggest names in pop and rock worldwide including David Bowie, Coldplay, Kylie Minogue, U2, The Cure, Robbie Williams, Radiohead and The Who.

Andy is also an expert in forensic work, and has worked with the police as well as business clients as a respected engineer in cleaning up audio for court cases. He gives expert lectures to industry groups around the world namely in the USA, Hong Kong, Berlin and the UK, talking about audio restoration, the mastering process and the ‘state of the art’ restoration technologies involved, for which Abbey Road is a pioneering illumini.

Discography

2013

Griffons at the Gates of Heaven - Sons Of Hippies

Griffons at the Gates of Heaven

Sons Of Hippies

2012

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Anna Karenina

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Anna Karenina
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Parklive - Blur

Parklive

Blur
Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 and Schumann Symphony No 4 - Mendelssohn

Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 and Schumann Symphony No 4

Mendelssohn
The Cabin In The Woods (OST) - David Julyan

The Cabin In The Woods (OST)

David Julyan

2010

Something Is Wrong: Vintage Recordings From East Africa - Various Artists

Something Is Wrong: Vintage Recordings From East Africa

Various Artists
To Scratch Your Heart: Early Recordings From Istanbul - Various Artists

To Scratch Your Heart: Early Recordings From Istanbul

Various Artists

2009

Everybody's Fine (OST) - Dario Marianelli

Everybody's Fine (OST)

Dario Marianelli
Marvellous Boy: Calypso from West Africa - Various Artists

Marvellous Boy: Calypso from West Africa

Various Artists
Open Strings: 1920s Middle Eastern Recordings, New Responses - Various Artists

Open Strings: 1920s Middle Eastern Recordings, New Responses

Various Artists
The Last Station (OST) - Sergey Yevtushenko

The Last Station (OST)

Sergey Yevtushenko

2008

Igor (OST) - Patrick Doyle

Igor (OST)

Patrick Doyle
Living Is Hard: West African Music In Britain, 1927-1929 - Various Artists

Living Is Hard: West African Music In Britain, 1927-1929

Various Artists
Messages: OMD Greatest Hits - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Messages: OMD Greatest Hits

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Nim's Island (OST) - Patrick Doyle

Nim's Island (OST)

Patrick Doyle
Sprigs of Time: 78s from the EMI Archive - Various Artists

Sprigs of Time: 78s from the EMI Archive

Various Artists

2007

Becoming Jane (OST) - Adrian Johnston

Becoming Jane (OST)

Adrian Johnston
Miss Potter (OST) - Nigel Westlake

Miss Potter (OST)

Nigel Westlake
The Best Of The Imperial Recordings 1965-1968 - Cher

The Best Of The Imperial Recordings 1965-1968

Cher
William Shakespeare's As You Like It (Music From The HBO Film) - Patrick Doyle

William Shakespeare's As You Like It (Music From The HBO Film)

Patrick Doyle

2006

Nanny McPhee (OST) - Patrick Doyle

Nanny McPhee (OST)

Patrick Doyle
V For Vendetta (Soundtrack) - Dario Marianelli

V For Vendetta (Soundtrack)

Dario Marianelli
Wah-Wah (Original Score) - Patrick Doyle

Wah-Wah (Original Score)

Patrick Doyle

2005

Deep Velvet / Old Gold and Ivory - George Shearing

Deep Velvet / Old Gold and Ivory

George Shearing
Feoffee's Lands - Jacqui McShee's Pentangle

Feoffee's Lands

Jacqui McShee's Pentangle
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (OST) - Patrick Doyle

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (OST)

Patrick Doyle
Pride & Prejudice (OST) - Jean Yves Thibaudet

Pride & Prejudice (OST)

Jean Yves Thibaudet
The Return (OST) - Dario Marianelli

The Return (OST)

Dario Marianelli
The Romantic Approach / Sophisticated Approach - Stan Kenton

The Romantic Approach / Sophisticated Approach

Stan Kenton

2000

I Shall Not Remove 1975-1980 - Cornell Campbell

I Shall Not Remove 1975-1980

Cornell Campbell
Shanty Town Determination 1976-1978 - Trinity

Shanty Town Determination 1976-1978

Trinity

1999

The Children Of Jah 1977-1979 - The Chantells

The Children Of Jah 1977-1979

The Chantells

1998

129 Beat Street Ja Man Special 1975-1978 - Junior Byles

129 Beat Street Ja Man Special 1975-1978

Junior Byles
Dreader Dread 1976-1978 - Johnny Clarke

Dreader Dread 1976-1978

Johnny Clarke
Forward The Bass: Dub From Randy's, 1972-1975 - Impact All-Stars

Forward The Bass: Dub From Randy's, 1972-1975

Impact All-Stars

1997

Good Vibes 1975-1979 - Horace Andy

Good Vibes 1975-1979

Horace Andy
Jesus Dread 1972-1977 - Yabby You

Jesus Dread 1972-1977

Yabby You
Morwell Unlimited Meet King Tubby's Dub Me - King Tubby

Morwell Unlimited Meet King Tubby's Dub Me

King Tubby

1996

Dub In The Roots Tradition - Scientist

Dub In The Roots Tradition

Scientist
Heart Of The Congos - The Congos

Heart Of The Congos

The Congos
Only Love Can Conquer 1976-1979 - Prince Alla

Only Love Can Conquer 1976-1979

Prince Alla
Termination Dub - King Tubby

Termination Dub

King Tubby
Voodooism - Lee "Scratch" Perry

Voodooism

Lee "Scratch" Perry

1995

Duran Duran - Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Duran Duran
In The Light / In The Light Dub - Horace Andy

In The Light / In The Light Dub

Horace Andy

1994

The Best Of Saxon [Caroline] - Saxon

The Best Of Saxon [Caroline]

Saxon

1990

Seven And The Ragged Tiger - Duran Duran

Seven And The Ragged Tiger

Duran Duran
True - Spandau Ballet

True

Spandau Ballet