PLEASE NOTE: Ray Staff is now based at Air Studios and runs Air Mastering.
View Ray's pictures at Air Studios in 2009 in this gallery.
Ray Staff is one of the most experienced international
disk and CD Mastering Engineers. With hit after
hit spanning all genres of music, his technical
skill and creative ability allow him to achieve
the optimum result for each release format. In
a shoot out, Ray will generally be successful
against the best from other mastering facilities.
the legendary Trident Studios (Soho, London) in
1970 Ray became part of the fledgling Mastering
Department. From the outset he was contributing
to iconic projects: David Bowie Aladdin Sane and
Ziggy Stardust and Elton John Madman Across the
Water, Ray's skill saw him progress to become
Trident's first Chief Mastering Engineer. Ray
worked closely with leading record producer Ken
For Monty Python Ray created the world's first
three-sided album by cutting two spirals on one
side of the disc, creating the "hidden"
third side. This was topped later with a Johnny
Moped album for Ace Records, where the first track
on the A side was double cut, the two spirals
then joined together to play the remaining side
of the album.
Senior Mastering Engineer at Sony's UK Studios
Ray's interest in developing new technology saw
him become part of the international team developing
Sony's proprietary archiving system.
classics Mastered by Ray include Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti & Presence, Supertramp Crime
Of The Century and The Rolling Stones It's Only
Rock 'N Roll. Contemporary projects include the
No 1 debut album and single by Corinne Bailey
Rae and the latest Album by The Beautiful South.
is regularly featured in Hi-Fi publications for
his work on audiophile vinyl releases, where his
skills receive universal praise. He is also much
sought after by labels from the demanding worlds
of Jazz, World music, Classical and Crossover.
Ray is also building an impressive reputation
for surround mastering with Gary Moore, Deep Purple,
Band De Luc, UB40 and Alice Cooper released during
the past few months.
find out more about Ray and Alchemy's other mastering
engineers visit their website