Pete Lyman is the Principal Engineer and owner of Infrasonic Mastering, overseeing both audio and vinyl operations. Pete first opened Infrasonic’s doors in 2005, working with numerous indie artists, including No Age, Best Coast and Lord Huron. In 2017, he relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville and opened Infrasonic East. The facility houses two full-service mastering suites and a dedicated cutting room, enabling true analog mastering.
Pete’s mastering work can be heard on the Grammy award-winning “By The Way, I Forgive You” by Brandi Carlile (Best Americana Album, 2019), “The Nashville Sound” by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Best Americana Album, 2018), Chris Stapleton’s “From A Room, Vol 1” (Best Country Album, 2018) and Traveller (Best Country Album 2016). Other clients include Tanya Tucker, Halsey, Sturgill Simpson, Panic! At the Disco, Fall Out Boy, The Stray Cats and The Highwomen.
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Preparing Your Tracks | Jan 29
Welcome to a new feature on the Yamaha blog! In each installment, Grammy®-winning mastering engineer Pete Lyman talks about what it takes to get recordings ready for release. People often ask me how I got into mastering. IRead More
How I Use Steinberg WaveLab | Mar 25
Each engineer’s mastering process is a bit different. While most of my projects involve a significant amount of analog processors, the way I integrate that gear with Steinberg WaveLab 10 software is critical toRead More
How Not to Over-Process | May 27
My whole philosophy as a mastering engineer first and foremost is to do the least amount of processing possible to get the best result. When I know someone is about to deliver files to me for mastering, I suggestRead More
The Loudness Wars | Jul 15
I’m often asked my opinion about the so-called “loudness wars.” To me, it’s not a “war” and I don’t have a stance either way. I prefer to make the best-sounding record I can, without sacrificing any quality for theRead More