Alex WhartonMastering Engineer

Alex Wharton

MASTERING
ENGINEER

A self-confessed vinyl junkie, Alex grew up collecting soul, hip hop, reggae and indie records before developing an interest in recording. He joined us 15 years ago working in the studios, having experienced the Abbey Road sound via his parents’ 1960s record collection. Once in, he quickly worked his way up to the role of mastering engineer.

Alex has mastered albums and singles for The Beatles, My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, Marvin Gaye, Mogwai, Maverick Sabre, Mumford and Sons, Gilberto Gil, Slaves, Bring Me The Horizon, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, St. Germain and The Chemical Brothers. He’s also in high demand as a remastering engineer and has worked on genres ranging from ethnic, jazz, folk and classical through to indie guitar, pop and film soundtracks.

One of the very few mastering engineers in the world to possess a Neumann VMS 82 DMM (Direct to Metal Mastering) lathe, Alex uses this classic machine to cut copper discs which produce a better high-end, less surface noise and warmer sound quality. It’s currently the only operational model in the UK.

With plenty of opportunity to pursue his love of vinyl, Alex has cut some of the biggest pop and rock albums of recent years to 12”. These include Keane’s No.1 album Strangelands, Radiohead’s best-selling vinyl album The King of Limbs, plus albums from Joanna Newsom, Animal Collective, Massive Attack and Coldplay.

Recently Alex has been working on the Rolling Stones’ and Paul McCartney’s back catalogues as well as solo artists such as D. D Dumbo, Douglas Dare, Tom Hickox and Sigrid.
Highlights:

Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney

Radiohead - King of Limbs

Pixies - Doolittle 25

My Bloody Valentine - MBV

Marvin Gaye - Groovin’

Beastie Boys - The Mix Up

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk

St. Germain - Real Blues

Aurora - Running With The Wolves

Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive

Discography

2017

Silhouettes  - Aquilo

Silhouettes

Aquilo
The Big What If  - Pulled Apart By Horses

The Big What If

Pulled Apart By Horses

2016

 143/Teen Spirit - Bars and Melody

143/Teen Spirit

Bars and Melody
 Aforger (Digital and Vinyl)  - Douglas Dare

Aforger (Digital and Vinyl)

Douglas Dare
All My Demons Treating Me As A Friend  - Aurora

All My Demons Treating Me As A Friend

Aurora
Box set Vinyl - Rolling Stones

Box set Vinyl

Rolling Stones
Bury Everything (Digital and Vinyl)  - Stillhound

Bury Everything (Digital and Vinyl)

Stillhound
Hopeful - Bars and Melody

Hopeful

Bars and Melody
Live at The Hollywood Bowl - The Beatles

Live at The Hollywood Bowl

The Beatles
No Force On Earth - Damien Dempsey

No Force On Earth

Damien Dempsey
One time For Your Mind (Digital) - Ashok Prince Ft. TRU-SKOOL

One time For Your Mind (Digital)

Ashok Prince Ft. TRU-SKOOL
Pure McCartney (Digital and Vinyl)  - Paul McCartney

Pure McCartney (Digital and Vinyl)

Paul McCartney
Utopia Defeated (Digital and Vinyl) - D D Dumbo

Utopia Defeated (Digital and Vinyl)

D D Dumbo
Viola Beach - Viola Beach

Viola Beach

Viola Beach

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

 Blade Runner (Vinyl) - Vangelis

Blade Runner (Vinyl)

Vangelis
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)