Super Audio Mastering’s Simon Heyworth established his reputation in recording at Virgin’s Manor Studios, most notably as co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.
During his years as a recording engineer/producer, Simon showed an early interest in Mastering by always attending the vinyl of any records he worked on. Record engineering took him through many innovative ideas including mixing in Quadraphonic, the industry’s first foray into Surround Sound.
After some years working as a music producer for Film/TV soundtracks, which took him to studios all over Europe, he decided to go back to his roots working as a technician in the studio.
During the early 1990’s Simon joined ‘Chop Em Out’. Due to his extensive experience working with analogue tape, exceptional care, attention to detail and creative nature, Simon made the perfect engineer to take the Chop Em Out Mastering division forward. In his time there he built up a wide array of credits and relationships with labels and artists Re-Mastering legacy catalogue and Mastering new albums.
Simon became part of the SACD pioneering group of Mastering engineers working in DSD in both Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound.
In the summer of 2002 Simon moved to Devon establishing his own revolutionary Mastering studio, Super Audio Mastering, in the picturesque/stunning Dartmoor National Park.
In championing High Resolution Audio in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound, he Mastered various High Resolution Audio projects for: Simple Minds, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Depeche Mode. His Stereo work encompasses a wide array of genres and artists (Imogen Heap, King Crimson, Goldfrapp, Marillion, Dan Deacon, Brian Eno, George Harrison’s ‘The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992’ box-set, Charles Aznevour to name but a few (click here for more details).
Having spent the best part of his career working with both Analogue Tape and High Resolution Audio, Simon offers the highest quality Mastering in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound for CD, Online, DVD, Blu-ray & SACD.
Located in the Dartmoor National Park in the South West of England, Super Audio Mastering is established as one of the world’s finest Mastering facilities. Housed in a spacious granite-walled roundhouse, the studio is fully equipped to Master your music, both in Stereo and Surround for CD, DVD, Blu-ray, Online Distribution or SACD.
Super Audio Mastering (SAM) does not compromise on quality and is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ type service. Simon and Andy’s clients are testament to the fact that they work with their clients, not just for them. The whole experience is much more involving for the Artist. This is art meets technology, this is rock ‘n’ roll! And as such deserves the very best from seasoned professionals taking time, care and attention. This is exactly what SAM does.
Since opening the doors in 2002, SAM has been host to numerous new albums from new artists as well as seminal legacy productions in both Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound. With on-site accommodation SAM offers the highest standard in Mastering coupled with the welcoming, relaxed environment of a family home and of course not forgetting the idyllic retreat and stunning vistas of Dartmoor.