Mastering Engineer


Mastering Engineer

Having spent a large portion of his teenage years flipping between classical music and T.Rex records, Ian probably had the ideal preparation for life in the studio.

Ian trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied both cello and guitar - passions he retains to this day. He began his career in the royalties department at EMI, before bringing his knowledge of their classical catalogue into play as an engineer at Abbey Road in the 1980s.

With over 25 years as an engineer and over 15 of those years as a mastering specialist, Ian's understanding of analogue and digital technologies is comprehensive.

His experience spans an array of production titles across all genres, from classical to pop and rock. He's worked on recordings by Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Jenkins, Lloyd Cole and The Commotions, UB40, Spandau Ballet, Steve Harley, Julie Felix, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland.

He relishes the online mastering model and enjoys working with clients and artists from around the globe who can benefit from Abbey Road's expertise wherever they're located.

As well as mastering new recordings, Ian engineers the restoration and remastering of older material and his projects include CD and Super Audio CD productions. He appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme The Art of Remastering broadcast in 2010, which explored this specialist topic.

Ian continues to remaster Cantonese pop music for Universal Music in Hong Kong, having totalled over 80 albums to date. More recently he is mastering to analogue tape for vinyl production in the Far East and back catalogue classical recordings for the specialist audiophile market in Europe.


Maria Callas - Remastered Edition

Great Recordings of The Century Series

Judy Garland - The London Studio Recordings

Shura Cherkasky - The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings

London Mozart Players / Harry Blech - The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings

Karl Jenkins - Peacemakers

Cantopop - various artists (over 40 albums)

Amy Winehouse & Antonio Pinto - Amy

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Collected Recordings 1983-1989

Lloyd Cole - In New York Collected Recordings 1988-1996

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra in London


I Keep It To Myself - The Best Of Wilko Johnson - Wilko Johnson
In New York: Collected Recordings 1988-1996 - Lloyd Cole
Just Go Wild Over Rock & Roll - Various Artists
The Sound Of Hip Hop - Various Artists
 Fu Zao - Faye Wong
 Mi - Faye Wong
Ai De Xuan Wo - Pat Chan
Ai Huo Hua - Jacky Cheung
Alan Tam-Wu Zhi Lian - Alan Tam-Wu Zhi Lian
Bao Feng Nu Shen Lorelei - Alan Tam
Black Gold - Various Artists
Dvorák: Complete Symphonies - István Kertész - London Symphony Orchestra
Hao Ge Xian Ge Nin - Roman Tam
Hot Summer - Leslie Cheung
Lang Man Qing Ge Pian - Andy Lau
Lin Zi Xiang Ge Ji - George Lam
Man Bu Ren Sheng Lu - Teresa Teng
Nan Wang De Teresa Teng  - Teresa Teng
Summer 87  - Leslie Cheung
Ulysse 31 Soundtrack Ultimate Edition - Denny Crockett, Haïm Saban, Shuki Levy Ike Egan
Wang Ji Ni Wo Zuo Bu Dao - Jacky Cheung
Wen Bie - Jacky Cheung
Xin Suan De Qing Ge  - Eric Moo
Yi Ke Bu Bian Xin  - Jacky Cheung
You Zhe Ni...Duo Me Mei - Cass Phang
Zhen Ai NS + Zhen Zheng GH - Jacky Cheung
 Fei Mi Mi Zhi Yin - Faye Wong
Ai Qing Xian Jing  - Alan Tam
Amy (Soundtrack) - Amy Winehouse
Collected Recordings 1983 1989 - Lloyd-Cole
Dan Dan You Qing  - Teresa Teng
Leslie  - Leslie Cheung
Love - Giovanni-Allevi
Present Arms (Deluxe Edition) - UB40
Qing Bu Jin  - Jacky Cheung
Salute - Leslie Cheung
Soul Boys of the Western World (Original Soundtrack) - Spandau Ballet
The Complete HMV Recordings - Igor Markevitch
The Late Years: Erato and HMV Recordings (1968-75) - Jean Martinon
The Root Of Love  - Alan Tam
Tian Kong  - Faye Wong
Wo Zhi Zai Hu Ni  - Teresa Teng
Zhen Qing Liu Lu - Jacky Cheung
 My Collections - Roman Tam
A Maximum High - Shed Seven
Change Giver - Shed Seven
Collection - Cass Pang
Collection - Frances Yip
Collection  - Johnny Ip
Envy - Kary Ng
First Love - Danny Chan
Greatest Hits  - Lung Kee Lee
Lam's Special - Lam
Let It Ride - Shed Seven
London - Frank Sinatra
Present Arms (Deluxe Edition) - UB40
Remastered (The Complete Studio Recordings 1949-69) - Maria Callas
Shuang Ye Xigo - Johnny Ip & Frances Yip
The Complete London Studio Recordings - Annie Fischer
The First Stage - Lowell Lo
The Warner Legacy - Janos Starker
Wei Wan De Xiao Shuo - Cass Phang
Heaven On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
Indo Jazz Fusions - Joe Harriott & John Mayer
Rachmaninov: Preludes & Transcriptions - Colin Horsley
The Polish Master Pianist - Witold Malcuzynski
Brother - Lon & Derrek Van Eaton
Complete Recordings, Vol 1 - Richard Farrell
Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers - Karl Jenkins
Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Schumann: Symphony No. 4 - Otto Klemperer
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 "Classical"; Scriabin: Rêverie - Various (Remasters)
The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings, Vol. 2 - London Mozart Players
Transcendental Etudes & Hungarian Rhapsodies - Liszt & Georges Cziffra
Box Selection: Their 8 RAK Albums 1974-1983 - Hot Chocolate
The Great EMI Recordings (Box Set) - Willhelm Furtwangler
The London Studio Recordings 1957 1964 - Judy Garland
Attack Of The Grey Lantern (Collector's Edition) - Mansun
Freaky Trigger - Win
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. 2 - London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
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
Bronson (Original Soundtrack) - Various Artists
Clotho's Web - Julie Felix
Faintheart (Original Soundtrack) - Various Artists
From The Album Of The Same Name - Pilot
Heavy Metal Kids - Heavy Metal Kids
Last Night Of The Poms - Dame Edna Everage
Minima_Rhythm - Joe Hisaishi
Morin Heights - Pilot
Second Flight - Pilot
The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings - Shura Cherkassy
Her Own Kind Of Light - Jackie Deshannon
Korngold, Goldmark: Violin Concertos; Sinding: Suite in A minor - André Previn
Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time
The Teak Project - Jonathan Mayer, Justin Quinn & Neil Craig
Walk Tall: The David Axelrod Years - Cannonball Adderley
Happening, Alive and Nasty - The Punk Singles Collection - Various Artists
La Belle Epoque: EMI's French Girls 1965-68 - Various Artists
La Musique Du Moment (The French Sound Now) - Various Artists
Pinball and Other Stories - Brian Protheroe
Teachings from the Electronic Brain (The Best Of FSOL) - The Future Sound Of London
Serious Contendor - Steve Diggle
The Very Best Of Max Boyce - Max Boyce
Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures - Janet Baker, Jacqueline Du Pre, London Symphony Orchestra & Elgar
Symphony No. 6: 'Pastoral' - Klemperer & Beethoven
Rachmaninov - John Ogdon
Singles (The UA Years) - The Stranglers