Congratulations to Craig Holets of BassFuzz Mastering
, the winner of the 2010 RECORDING ORG
MS Master Giveaway!
A big THANKS! to SPL (Sound Performance Labs) for contributing an MS Master for our giveaway this year! A special thank you to my friends Paul and Ricardo, you guys ROCK! SPL is a stellar pro audio company. For more info on this visit their blog:
----------------------- BassFuzz Mastering
is a mastering suite located in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. The studio is acoustically treated with a combination of custom built and commercial absorption and diffusion to create an environment for critical acoustic reference (Readyacoustic High Frequency, Broadband, and Super Subass traps, ArtDiffusors Models C and F). The Westlake BBSM12 and Miller&Kriesel 55160 Subwoofer monitoring is fed by Benchmark
DAC 1 or Meitner EMM Labs DA2 converters. In addition to normal PCM, DSD files can be processed or created for the SACD format. Analog gear highlights include SPL MS Master for Mid/Side processing, Great River
and Gyraf Equalization, CharterOak
and Groove Tube compression, and Tascam
DV-RA 1000 Master Deck Recorder. Chief Engineer:
Craig Holets starting playing upright and electric bass at the age of 9 in his school orchestra program and joined his first rock band at age 12. In high school, Craig studied bass with Brian Benson (who played with Mel Torme, Nat Adderly), and with James Clute, principle bassist, for the Minnesota Symphony. At Moorhead State University, Craig performed in the school’s top rock ensembles and orchestra while studying acoustics and recording. He graduated with a BA in Music Industry.
After college, Craig supported October Records artist, Willie Wisely, on his award-winning and CMJ-charting albums. After leaving the band, Craig decided to pursue his passion as a mastering engineer at the highly-respected Original Sound Records. There he worked under Hollywood legend, Art Laboe, creator of the compilation album and the “Oldies but Goodies”. Craig’s return to Minneapolis brought him to the attention of the management team for Jesse Langseth (13th place 2009 American Idol finisher and younger sister of Grammy winning blues guitarist, Jonny Lang). They quickly enlisted him as the core of her touring and recording band. During that time, daylight found him running the support department at Minnetonka Audio Software for 10 years, a company creating cutting-edge DVD-Audio, Dolby, and DTS software, while developing BassFuzz Mastering during his off time. Currently, Craig is studying for a computer science degree, running BassFuzz Mastering studio and playing and recording with local artists, including Ryan Myrold (The Blenders) and Jesse Langseth.