Mastered for iTunes

Le Lab Mastering was one the first Mastering studio to work with Apple on workflow and practices for mastering audio especially for encoded music.

With their Mastered for iTunes (MFiT), Apple has released a new generation of AAC encoding tools that accept hi-resolution PCM sources.

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Marc Thériault

Chief Mastering Engineer / Research & Development

Marc Thériault is establishing himself as one of the industry’s most promising mastering engineers, redefining boundaries with innovative techniques and approach. Thériault’s keen ability to grasp the essence of a project combined with his technical expertise allows him to develop the final creative touch for any musical genre.

As Chief Engineer at Le Lab Mastering, Marc is involved in all aspects of the studio design, calibration and gears sonic character. His Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, combined with over 25 years of experience in the audio industry, is the culmination of his art as a master in audio.

Already associated with eight Juno Awards as well as multiple Felix’s Award, Gold and Platinum records, Marc’s philosophy is to truly understand the relation between audio and emotion. With a solid reputation in live sound reinforcement that made him travel around the globe several time, Marc understands the moment that needs to be translated to any kind of media format.

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Marc-Olivier Bouchard

Senior Mastering Engineer

Marc-Olivier started to play violin at the early age of 9. His love for music definitely helped him find his path as a mastering engineer. Asked by Alain DeRoque to join SNB Mastering team when he was 19 years old, he received an intensive training and became one of the youngest mastering engineer who ever worked at this facility. After moving SNB to Pure Mastering, Marc-Olivier was asked to rebuild the critical monitoring with a team of professionals.

With mastered gold discs such as Annie Villeneuve and IMA, he proved that his knowledge helps artists to achieve their sonic goal in this critical last step. For Marc-Olivier, mastering is more than just an audio project to master. It’s putting breath and life into it and making sure that the vision of the artist and producer is well respected.

After a few years behind the mastering console, Marc-Olivier joined Le Lab Mastering in 2010. His assurance and approach are still appreciated by the people who have been working with him in the studio. His musical background leads him to work in many musical styles with different artists such as Anne Bisson, Gregory Charles, Ima, Zachary Richard, Michel Rivard, Anodajay and many others.

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Philip Gosselin

Mastering Engineer / Cutting Engineer

From a young age, Philip starts experimenting with his very first microphones and instruments lying around the house. Wanting more than what his basement had to offer, he decides to study electroacoustic music composition at Concordia University where he gains musical and technical knowledge. During his studies, he is also involved in several independent music and film projects, working both on the production and post production side of things.

Deciding to pursue his studies further, Philip proceeds to a masters in sound recording at McGill University where he receives the John Bradley award for his outstanding work.

In 2014, he participates in a recording program at the Banff Centre for the Arts where he works with artists such as Daniel Lanois, Reuben and the Dark, The Wooden Sky, Coeur de Pirate, Year of Glad and many more.

Now part of the team at Le Lab, Philip brings his capacity to outline the driving elements of a project, and to collaborate with the artists to value the unique characteristics of each project. With a growing vinyl collection, Philip is fascinated by the listening experience that this medium brings as well as the mastering process involved to craft it.

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Alex Rights

Mastering Engineer

Alex Rights is an awarded mastering engineer with years of experience, working for both local and international artists and record labels. He has mastered projects for Universal Music, Darling Recordings, Tinta Negra Records, Ad Litteram and Luminelle, among others.

During his first years in the music business, Alex worked in recording studios in Leicester, England, where he also participated in research programs in sound engineering at DeMontfort University. After graduating from the University of Montreal in Digital Musics, he worked as an acoustics lecturer and played various roles in the production of music. Rights was also involved in different spheres of the music industry along the years. In 2016, with a trained ear and years of experience, Alex went on to focus on mastering exclusively – What he always preferred.

Alex is now an in-house mastering engineer at Le Lab, and works daily at the studio on different projects.

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Carl Talbot

Mastering Engineer

Carl Talbot, recording producer and sound engineer, is a well-established audio professional in his community. His productions have received nominations, honours, and awards across the globe: Grammy, Juno, Felix, Gramophone Critics’ choice awards, Diapason d’Or, and many more. His 20 years of experience have led to hundreds of albums and films. Known for his musical approach and aesthetics, he benefits from having the rare qualities of being at ease artistically and technically in many genres of music. Starting in 2008, this strong experience led to a premier position with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal as sound recording engineer, and, in 2009, to a new collaboration with Montreal-based state-of-the-art mastering studio ‘Le Lab Mastering’.

Carl is currently the leading producer at Analekta, Canada’s largest classical label. He worked as well for Effendi Records, Justin Time Records, Sony-BMG, EMI, Virgin Classics and Radio-Canada.

Talbot holds a Bachelor‘s Degree in Piano and a Master’s Degree in Sound Recording from McGill University. He is a guest lecturer at the Banff Center for the Arts and at McGill University.

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Eric Poitevin

Mastering Engineer

Eric has been involved in the professional audio production of the arts throughout his 25+ years career. His experience encompasses all of the live performing arts: musical production, concert, theatre, dance, etc. Working for organizations such as MTV Asia, Cirque du Soleil, Laservision and many others who demand the highest level of professionalism, he has engineered many musical genres from pop to hard-rock both from a concert and studio production perspective and handled live broadcasts for Jason Mraz, Robin Thicke, Justin Bieber, Neon Trees among others.

Hard rock and high energy musical style remain his favourite framework in which he strives to maintain the artistic intention while formatting the product for final release.

He has several hundreds of hours of broadcast material ranging from sitcoms, live quiz, talk shows and musical mixing. He did the surround sound design for the Singapore water show "Wonder Full" seen by over 2 million people since February 2011. He can offer expertise on the various audio level requirements for broadcasting such as R-128, BS-1770 et ATSC85.

He was the Chairman of the Audio Engineering Society (Singapore) from 2011 to 2013. He has been solicited as an audio lecturer by prestigious institutions such the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and the LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore.

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Connor Seidel

Mastering Engineer

Connor Seidel is a young producer, engineer, mixer, and head of Evermoor Audio, a studio he built, and has been running since age 15. Working with a wide array of Montreal-based artists has given him a great deal of versatility, and has acclimated him to the fast-paced life of the studio. With experience across the board of musical styles, he has developed a sense for nurturing different genres with the appropriate techniques.

In 2014, after furthering his passion for the excellence and quality of sound at Sonic Ranch Studios in Texas by working on vintage Neve and SSL consoles, assisting platinum records engineers and running sessions, he joined Le Lab Mastering.

Understanding the importance of dynamics and sonic landscape, Connor approaches every project with the right mindset and the fresh ears required to bring it to its fullest potential. He strives to consistently perform at the highest level, and stay true to the vision of his clients.