Ray Staff

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Ray Staff
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UK mastering engineer based in London.

Staff started his music career as studio assistant at Trident Studios in 1970. In 1986 he then moved to mastering at The Exchange then subsequently to Sony Music Studios, London in 1994, followed by a move to Alchemy Soho (all in London, UK). Between 2010 and 2018, Ray Staff ran Air Mastering in London, UK, part of the Air Studios complex. Since 2018 he is no longer employed by Air Studios but will work on selected projects only.

Mastering Engineer of the Year 2009 at the Music Producers' Guild Awards.
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AFLP 1 Ray Staff - Private Parts And Pieces album art Anthony Phillips Anthony Phillips - Private Parts And Pieces (Album) PVC Records, Passport Records AFLP 1 US 1978 Sell This Version
SPART 1085, AFLP 1 Ray Staff - Sides / Private Parts & Pieces album art Anthony Phillips Anthony Phillips - Sides / Private Parts & Pieces(LP, Album + LP, Album + Ltd) Arista, Arista SPART 1085, AFLP 1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
VP532CD Ray Staff - Private Parts And Pieces I & II (Private Parts And Pieces & Back To The Pavilion) album art Anthony Phillips Anthony Phillips - Private Parts And Pieces I & II (Private Parts And Pieces & Back To The Pavilion)(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Comp) Voiceprint VP532CD UK 2009 Sell This Version

Production

CDWIKM 21 Ray Staff - Give Daddy The Knife Cindy album art Naz Nomad & The Nightmares* Naz Nomad & The Nightmares* - Give Daddy The Knife Cindy (Album) Big Beat Records CDWIKM 21 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CDWIK 2 Ray Staff - Motörhead album art Motörhead Motörhead - Motörhead (Album) Big Beat Records CDWIK 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
843 987-4 Ray Staff - Soca Dance - Do You Feel It? album art Charles D. Lewis Charles D. Lewis - Soca Dance - Do You Feel It? (Album) Baxter Music, Orangina 843 987-4 France 1990 Sell This Version
495344 1, 4953441003, SV 131 Ray Staff - The Clash album art The Clash The Clash - The Clash(LP, Album, RM, 180) Columbia, Columbia, Simply Vinyl 495344 1, 4953441003, SV 131 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MES 673057 2, none Ray Staff - Mandarino Elettronico album art Ultraviolet (16) Mandarino Elettronico Ultraviolet (16) - Mandarino Elettronico(CD, Single) Mescal, Suoni Senza Filtro MES 673057 2, none Italy 2002 Sell This Version
MES 673455 2, none Ray Staff - Spazi Segreti album art Ultraviolet (16) Spazi Segreti Ultraviolet (16) - Spazi Segreti(CD, Maxi) Mescal, Suoni Senza Filtro MES 673455 2, none Italy 2003 Sell This Version
VICP-62820 Ray Staff - Let The Transmitting Begin... Japanese Edition album art Sikth Sikth - Let The Transmitting Begin... Japanese Edition (EP) Victor VICP-62820 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
B0029768-02 GH Ray Staff - Reflections album art Anoushka Shankar Anoushka Shankar - Reflections(CD, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon B0029768-02 GH Europe 2019 Sell This Version

Technical

CAS 1010 Ray Staff - Atomic Roooster album art Atomic Rooster Atomic Rooster - Atomic Roooster(LP, Album, Sma) B & C Records CAS 1010 UK 1970 Sell This Version
6369 903 Ray Staff - Friend's Friend's Friend album art Audience (2) Audience (2) - Friend's Friend's Friend (Album) Charisma, Charisma 6369 903 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
UAS 7086 Ray Staff - X In Search Of Space album art Hawkwind Hawkwind - X In Search Of Space (Album) United Artists Records UAS 7086 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
K 44126 Ray Staff - Nancy & Lee album art Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood* Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood* - Nancy & Lee(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records K 44126 UK 1971 Sell This Version
K 16001 Ray Staff - Stay With Me album art Lorraine Ellison Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me (Single) Warner Bros. Records K 16001 UK 1971 Sell This Version
UAS29285, UAS 29285, UAS 5535 Ray Staff - American Pie album art Don McLean Don McLean - American Pie (Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAS29285, UAS 29285, UAS 5535 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SR-678/9 Ray Staff - Chicago / The Blues / Today!  album art Various Various - Chicago / The Blues / Today! (2xLP, Comp) Vanguard SR-678/9 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
K 15503 Ray Staff - South In New Orleans (Doin' The Funky Lunchbox) album art Hungry Chuck Hungry Chuck - South In New Orleans (Doin' The Funky Lunchbox)(7", Single, Promo) Bearsville K 15503 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 10224 Ray Staff - Rock Steady album art Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic K 10224 UK 1972 Sell This Version
USP 100 Ray Staff - Live At The Padget Rooms, Penarth album art Man Man - Live At The Padget Rooms, Penarth (Album) United Artists Records USP 100 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 16219, WB 7651 Ray Staff - Ventura Highway album art America (2) America (2) - Ventura Highway(7", Single, Pus) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 16219, WB 7651 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K22002, K 22002 Ray Staff - New Magic In A Dusty World album art Various Various - New Magic In A Dusty World(LP, Comp) Elektra, Elektra K22002, K 22002 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DJS.269 Ray Staff - Honky Cat album art Elton John Elton John - Honky Cat (Single) DJM Records (2) DJS.269 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 46167 Ray Staff - Bump City album art Tower Of Power Tower Of Power - Bump City(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 46167 UK 1972 Sell This Version

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masterofreality

masterofreality

August 15, 2020
I have 2 records with RAYS in the inner groove and they both sound amazing !! this guy knows what he is doing.
waxthegroove

waxthegroove

May 22, 2015
digital tech on vinyl reissues for me are so wrong.im a musician can you please tell me what year kent went digital on vinyl & are the 45 reissues analogue,i respect analogue sound engineers for me its a way of life & the only way to tell musical history as it was intended to be heard by the musicians.