Norah Jones Upcoming DVD Mastered by Charlie Watts

Mar 25, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

At 5.1 Entertainment Group in West Los Angeles, Charlie Watts is currently mastering new and catalog material for an upcoming Norah Jones' DVD-Audio and CD release using digital technology from Z-Systems.

"I pretty much got rid of all my analog stuff," said Watts, whose mastering suite at 5.1 Entertainment is outfitted with the Z-Systems 24-bit/96kHz z-Q6 6-channel digital mastering equalizer and the z-CL6 6-channel digital dynamics processor. "They're really fantastic. I find that these things are really musical. They make EQ'ing natural, and the compressor and dynamics section is just truly awesome on any program material."

Watts, who has been mastering in the surround format since 1995, said that, even compared to 12 months ago, mastering DVD-Audio and DVD-Video is no longer such a time-consuming process. "We're mastering one to two DVD audio discs a day typically. Our mastering bookings currently service 10 to 25 discs per month, on average. We're moving capacity up to 50 a month, due to a huge increase in demand for DVD-Audio discs. We can deliver a mastered DVD-Audio disc within eight hours if we have to, but we try not to do that every day!"

Find out more about 5.1 Entertainment at For more on Z-Systems, visit

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.