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    Doug Sax

    Doug Sax Biography

    Although well on a path to a career as a symphonic trumpet player, it was Doug's interest in recording and mastering that led him to put down his horn and open one of the very first independent mastering facilities in the world in 1967.

    As a part of the original design team for The Mastering Lab, Doug was instrumental in establishing procedures for evaluating different amplifier and power supply designs. Additionally, he pioneered test methods to correctly evaluate the effects of passive components such as resistors, switches, relays, potentiometers, capacitors, wire, inductors and transformers. His painstaking level of detail and relentless pursuit of a pure signal path has earned him the respect and admiration of generations of recording professionals and audiophiles the world over.

    In his long career as a mastering engineer, Doug has worked with some of the biggest and most diverse talents in the music business, including The Who, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Kenny Rogers, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Earth, Wind and Fire, Anita Baker, The Rolling Stones, Al Jarreau, Bette Midler, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Bonnie Rait, Lyle Lovett, Rod Stewart, and Jellyfish.

    In 2002, Doug received a TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement for his work on Diana Krall's The Look Of Love in the Best Record Production/Album category. That album also won a Grammy for Best Engineered Album the same year. Doug was also nominated for a Grammy in the Album Of The Year category at the 2002 Grammys for his work on the Dixie Chicks Home album.

    Doug also co-founded the Sheffield Lab record label, which pioneered direct-to-disc recordings, further establishing an audiophile market and awareness worldwide. That awareness earned Sax a prestigious Lifetime Honorary Membership in AES (Audio Engineering Society). And as part of the 2003 Grammy Award Ceremony, Doug was recognized by NARAS for his technical achievements in audio with a Technical Achievement Grammy. He was joined by such luminaries and prior winners as Rupert Neve, Les Paul, George Massenburg and Ray Dolby for this unique award. - themasteringlab.com

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