Ian JonesMastering Engineer

Ian Jones

MASTERING
ENGINEER

As someone who spent a large portion of his teenage years flipping between listening to classical music and T.Rex records, from an early age Ian was perfectly suited to a life spent in the mastering studio.

Ian trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied both ‘cello and guitar,  passions he retains to this day. Ian began his career in the royalties department at EMI, before bringing his extensive knowledge of their classical catalogue into play as an engineer at Abbey Road studios in the 1980s.  He has been working at Abbey Road for over 25 years gaining a comprehensive knowledge of analogue and digital technologies and he has been remastering now for 15 years.
He is a versatile engineer and his career spans an impressive array of production titles across all genres from classical to pop and rock. He has worked on recordings by everyone from Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti , Herbert von Karajan and Karl Jenkins to Lloyd Cole and The Commotions, UB40, Spandau Ballet, Steve Harley, Julie Felix, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland.

Ian has also worked recently on projects with artists from the Far East, including Cantonese Pop acts from Hong Kong. 

His work covers specialist restoration and re-mastering of older material, as well as  mastering new recordings and his projects include CD and Super Audio CD productions. He appeared on the BBC Radio 4 program ‘The Art of Remastering’ broadcast in 2010.  Ian relishes the online mastering model and enjoys working with clients and artists from around the globe.

Discography

2015

Collected Recordings 1983 1989 - Lloyd-Cole

Collected Recordings 1983 1989

Lloyd-Cole
Love - Giovanni-Allevi

Love

Giovanni-Allevi
Present Arms (Deluxe Edition) - UB40

Present Arms (Deluxe Edition)

UB40
Soul Boys of the Western World (Original Soundtrack) - Spandau Ballet

Soul Boys of the Western World (Original Soundtrack)

Spandau Ballet
The Complete HMV Recordings - Igor Markevitch

The Complete HMV Recordings

Igor Markevitch
The Late Years: Erato and HMV Recordings (1968-75) - Jean Martinon

The Late Years: Erato and HMV Recordings (1968-75)

Jean Martinon

2014

A Maximum High - Shed Seven

A Maximum High

Shed Seven
Change Giver - Shed Seven

Change Giver

Shed Seven
Let It Ride - Shed Seven

Let It Ride

Shed Seven
London - Frank Sinatra

London

Frank Sinatra
London - Frank Sinatra

London

Frank Sinatra
Present Arms (Deluxe Edition) - UB40

Present Arms (Deluxe Edition)

UB40
Remastered (The Complete Studio Recordings 1949-69) - Maria Callas

Remastered (The Complete Studio Recordings 1949-69)

Maria Callas
The Complete London Studio Recordings - Annie Fischer

The Complete London Studio Recordings

Annie Fischer
The Warner Legacy - Janos Starker

The Warner Legacy

Janos Starker

2013

Heaven On Earth - Belinda Carlisle

Heaven On Earth

Belinda Carlisle
Indo Jazz Fusions - Joe Harriott & John Mayer

Indo Jazz Fusions

Joe Harriott & John Mayer
Rachmaninov: Preludes & Transcriptions - Colin Horsley

Rachmaninov: Preludes & Transcriptions

Colin Horsley
The Polish Master Pianist - Witold Malcuzynski

The Polish Master Pianist

Witold Malcuzynski

2012

Brother - Lon & Derrek Van Eaton

Brother

Lon & Derrek Van Eaton
Complete Recordings, Vol 1 - Richard Farrell

Complete Recordings, Vol 1

Richard Farrell
Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers - Karl Jenkins

Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers

Karl Jenkins
Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Schumann: Symphony No. 4 - Otto Klemperer

Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Schumann: Symphony No. 4

Otto Klemperer
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 "Classical"; Scriabin: Rêverie - Various (Remasters)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 "Classical"; Scriabin: Rêverie

Various (Remasters)
The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings, Vol. 2 - London Mozart Players

The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings, Vol. 2

London Mozart Players
Transcendental Etudes & Hungarian Rhapsodies - Liszt & Georges Cziffra

Transcendental Etudes & Hungarian Rhapsodies

Liszt & Georges Cziffra

2011

Box Selection: Their 8 RAK Albums 1974-1983 - Hot Chocolate

Box Selection: Their 8 RAK Albums 1974-1983

Hot Chocolate
The Great EMI Recordings (Box Set) - Willhelm Furtwangler

The Great EMI Recordings (Box Set)

Willhelm Furtwangler
The London Studio Recordings 1957 1964 - Judy Garland

The London Studio Recordings 1957 1964

Judy Garland

2010

Attack Of The Grey Lantern (Collector's Edition) - Mansun

Attack Of The Grey Lantern (Collector's Edition)

Mansun
Freaky Trigger - Win

Freaky Trigger

Win
Melodyphony - Joe Hisaishi & London Symphony Orchestra

Melodyphony

Joe Hisaishi & London Symphony Orchestra
The 1956 Nixa Westminster Stereo Recordings, Vol. 1 - London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult

The 1956 Nixa Westminster Stereo Recordings, Vol. 1

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
The 1956 Nixa Westminster stereo recordings, Vol. 2 - London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult

The 1956 Nixa Westminster stereo recordings, Vol. 2

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult

2009

A Grand Night Of Singing - The Morriston Orpheus Choir & The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines

A Grand Night Of Singing

The Morriston Orpheus Choir & The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines
All Bound For Morningtown (Their EMI Recordings 1964-68) - The Seekers

All Bound For Morningtown (Their EMI Recordings 1964-68)

The Seekers
Bronson (Original Soundtrack) - Various Artists

Bronson (Original Soundtrack)

Various Artists
Clotho's Web - Julie Felix

Clotho's Web

Julie Felix
Faintheart (Original Soundtrack) - Various Artists

Faintheart (Original Soundtrack)

Various Artists
From The Album Of The Same Name - Pilot

From The Album Of The Same Name

Pilot
Heavy Metal Kids - Heavy Metal Kids

Heavy Metal Kids

Heavy Metal Kids
Last Night Of The Poms - Dame Edna Everage

Last Night Of The Poms

Dame Edna Everage
Minima_Rhythm - Joe Hisaishi

Minima_Rhythm

Joe Hisaishi
Morin Heights - Pilot

Morin Heights

Pilot
Second Flight - Pilot

Second Flight

Pilot
The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings - Shura Cherkassy

The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings

Shura Cherkassy

2008

Her Own Kind Of Light - Jackie Deshannon

Her Own Kind Of Light

Jackie Deshannon
Korngold, Goldmark: Violin Concertos; Sinding: Suite in A minor - André Previn

Korngold, Goldmark: Violin Concertos; Sinding: Suite in A minor

André Previn
Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time

Messiaen

Quartet for the End of Time
The Teak Project - Jonathan Mayer, Justin Quinn & Neil Craig

The Teak Project

Jonathan Mayer, Justin Quinn & Neil Craig
Walk Tall: The David Axelrod Years - Cannonball Adderley

Walk Tall: The David Axelrod Years

Cannonball Adderley

2007

Happening, Alive and Nasty - The Punk Singles Collection - Various Artists

Happening, Alive and Nasty - The Punk Singles Collection

Various Artists
La Belle Epoque: EMI's French Girls 1965-68 - Various Artists

La Belle Epoque: EMI's French Girls 1965-68

Various Artists
La Musique Du Moment (The French Sound Now) - Various Artists

La Musique Du Moment (The French Sound Now)

Various Artists

2006

Pinball and Other Stories - Brian Protheroe

Pinball and Other Stories

Brian Protheroe
Teachings from the Electronic Brain (The Best Of FSOL) - The Future Sound Of London

Teachings from the Electronic Brain (The Best Of FSOL)

The Future Sound Of London

2005

Serious Contendor - Steve Diggle

Serious Contendor

Steve Diggle
The Very Best Of Max Boyce - Max Boyce

The Very Best Of Max Boyce

Max Boyce

2004

Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures - Janet Baker, Jacqueline Du Pre, London Symphony Orchestra & Elgar

Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures

Janet Baker, Jacqueline Du Pre, London Symphony Orchestra & Elgar

2003

Symphony No. 6: 'Pastoral' - Klemperer & Beethoven

Symphony No. 6: 'Pastoral'

Klemperer & Beethoven

2002

Rachmaninov - John Ogdon

Rachmaninov

John Ogdon

1990

Singles (The UA Years) - The Stranglers

Singles (The UA Years)

The Stranglers