LOS ANGELES, CA, April 20, 2017 – The team at mastering facility The Bakery was recently called upon to master the deluxe double-vinyl reissue of composer Jerry Goldsmith’s classic score from the 1979 sci-fi smash hit Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The album, presented by La-La Land Records, Sony Music and Paramount Pictures, is limited to 1500 units and features colored 180-gram vinyl and a 12-page full-color insert booklet, all housed in a gatefold jacket showcasing original art by award-winning illustrator and designer Daren R. Dochterman. The set was produced by Mike Matessino and Bruce Botnick, mixed and mastered by Bruce Botnick, and restored, edited and assembled by Matessino – all from the original multi-track session tapes. The Bakery’s founder and primary mastering engineer Eric Boulanger, who frequently works with Botnick, mastered the album for vinyl.
Boulanger remarked, “Bruce Botnick’s master that he brought in sounded amazing, and it was a clear directive to make the vinyl sound as close to that source material as possible. Goldsmith’s original score was recorded at the 20th Century Fox stage and prominently features sounds from the massive pipe organ that used to reside there. Those deep, thundering low tones are often the most exciting part of the piece, and we had to take extra care in order to reproduce those strong low frequencies when I was cutting the vinyl. I am extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with this classic piece of music. The fans are going to love it.”
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Photo caption: Mastering engineer Eric Boulanger, pictured at his lathe at The Bakery with the new vinyl reissue of the score from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
About The Bakery
Located in the heart of Sony Pictures Studios, The Bakery offers a complete range of state-of-the-art mastering services for a wide range of clientele. The facility consists of a mastering room and a dedicated editing/production suite. Services offered include: Mastered For iTunes: Apple AAC format; Vinyl Mastering: Vinyl Cutting, Reference Lacquers and Master Lacquers; High Resolution Audio: From 24bit/48kHz to 192kHz Masters; and Audio Mastering: Audio Mastering for CD and Digital Distribution. Founder and mastering engineer Eric Boulanger, also an accomplished professional studio violinist, is the rare professional whose exceptional skill set regularly takes him from the studio to the stage. Working behind the console, Eric has mastered acclaimed projects for the likes of Green Day, Hozier, Selena Gomez, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, Eric Burdon, Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Plain White T’s, Chris Botti, Amos Lee, Serena Ryder, The Doors, Olivia Newton-John, Rufus Wainwright, and Sarah Jarosz, among others. Several of Boulanger’s projects have been nominated for and/or won GRAMMY® Awards.
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