Doug Sax

Real Name:
Douglas Sax
Profile:
Legendary American mastering engineer from California.

Born: April 26, 1936, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: April 2, 2015, Los Angeles, California, USA

He left his career as symphonic trumpet player behind to establish The Mastering Lab in Hollywood, California, on December 1967. Eventually, he moved the facility further north to Ojai, California in 2006. It stayed there until his passing in April 2015. Three months later, the estate of Mr. Sax sold the business to Acoustic Sounds, resulting in its relocation to Salina, Kansas (where the company is now based).

Doug co-founded Sheffield Lab, which pioneered direct to disc recordings, further establishing an audiophile market and awareness worldwide.
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Instruments & Performance

10065-2-G Doug Sax - MDMS: System Conditioning And Degaussing CD album art Unknown Artist Imaging Unknown Artist - MDMS: System Conditioning And Degaussing CD(CD, Comp) Sheffield Lab 10065-2-G US 1996 Sell This Version

Production

M-1 Doug Sax - Sonata, Op. 143; Impromptu, Op. 36, Valse, Op. 42 album art Schubert*, Chopin*, Lincoln Mayorga Schubert*, Chopin*, Lincoln Mayorga - Sonata, Op. 143; Impromptu, Op. 36, Valse, Op. 42(LP, Album, Mono) Sheffield M-1 US 1962 Sell This Version
S9 Doug Sax - Lincoln Mayorga & Distinguished Colleagues album art Lincoln Mayorga Lincoln Mayorga - Lincoln Mayorga & Distinguished Colleagues(LP, Album, Ltd) Sheffield Lab S9 US 1971 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Volume II - The Missing Linc album art Lincoln Mayorga And Distinguished Colleagues* Lincoln Mayorga And Distinguished Colleagues* - Volume II - The Missing Linc (Album) Sheffield Lab Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Lincoln Mayorga & Distinguished Colleagues - Volume III album art Lincoln Mayorga Lincoln Mayorga - Lincoln Mayorga & Distinguished Colleagues - Volume III (Album) Sheffield Lab Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - I've Got The Music In Me album art Thelma Houston & Pressure Cooker Thelma Houston & Pressure Cooker - I've Got The Music In Me (Album) Sheffield Lab, Sheffield Lab US 1975 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Brahms Variations And Fugue On A Theme By Handel album art Lincoln Mayorga Lincoln Mayorga - Brahms Variations And Fugue On A Theme By Handel (Album) Sheffield Lab Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - The King James Version album art Harry James & His Big Band* Harry James & His Big Band* - The King James Version (Album) Sheffield Lab Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Discovered Again! album art Dave Grusin Dave Grusin - Discovered Again! (Album) Sheffield Lab US 1976 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Comin' From A Good Place album art Harry James (2) Harry James (2) - Comin' From A Good Place (Album) Sheffield Lab US 1977 Sell This Version
LAB 7 Doug Sax - Die Walküre: Ride Of The Valkyries / Tristan Und Isolde: Prelude To Act 1 / Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music / Siegfried: Forest Murmurs album art Wagner*, Erich Leinsdorf Conducting The Los Angeles Philharmonic* Wagner*, Erich Leinsdorf Conducting The Los Angeles Philharmonic* - Die Walküre: Ride Of The Valkyries / Tristan Und Isolde: Prelude To Act 1 / Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music / Siegfried: Forest Murmurs(LP, Album, Ltd, Gat) Sheffield Lab LAB 7 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Die Walküre: Ride Of The Valkyries / Tristan Und Isolde: Prelude To Act I / Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Funeral Music / Siegfried: Forest Murmurs album art Wagner*, Erich Leinsdorf, Los Angeles Philharmonic* Wagner*, Erich Leinsdorf, Los Angeles Philharmonic* - Die Walküre: Ride Of The Valkyries / Tristan Und Isolde: Prelude To Act I / Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Funeral Music / Siegfried: Forest Murmurs (Comp) Sheffield Lab US 1977 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Confederation album art Larry McNeely With Geoff Levin And Jack Skinner (2) Larry McNeely With Geoff Levin And Jack Skinner (2) - Confederation (Album) Sheffield Lab Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Still Harry After All These Years album art Harry James & His Big Band* Harry James & His Big Band* - Still Harry After All These Years (Album) Sheffield Lab US 1979 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Growing Up In Hollywood Town album art Lincoln Mayorga and Amanda McBroom Lincoln Mayorga and Amanda McBroom - Growing Up In Hollywood Town (Album) Sheffield Lab US 1980 Sell This Version
LAB-14 Doug Sax - The Sheffield Drum Record album art Jim Keltner / Ron Tutt Jim Keltner / Ron Tutt - The Sheffield Drum Record(LP, Ltd, Dir) Sheffield Lab LAB-14 US 1981 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - West Of Oz album art Amanda McBroom & Lincoln Mayorga Amanda McBroom & Lincoln Mayorga - West Of Oz (Album) Sheffield Lab US 1981 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Direct album art Tower Of Power Tower Of Power - Direct (Album) Sheffield Lab US 1981 Sell This Version
Lab 16 Doug Sax - Italian Pleasures album art Giuliani*, Carulli*, Legnani* / Michael Newman (7), Sequoia String Quartet*, Laura Oltman Giuliani*, Carulli*, Legnani* / Michael Newman (7), Sequoia String Quartet*, Laura Oltman - Italian Pleasures(LP, Album, Ltd, Dir) Sheffield Lab Lab 16 US 1981 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Romantic Music For Violin And Piano - Strauss And Dvorak album art Strauss*, Dvořák* / Arnold Steinhardt & Lincoln Mayorga Strauss*, Dvořák* / Arnold Steinhardt & Lincoln Mayorga - Romantic Music For Violin And Piano - Strauss And Dvorak (Album) Sheffield Lab US 1982 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - The Name Is Makowicz (Ma-kó-vitch) album art Adam Makowicz Adam Makowicz - The Name Is Makowicz (Ma-kó-vitch) (Album) Sheffield Lab US 1983 Sell This Version
LAB 23 Doug Sax - James Newton Howard & Friends album art James Newton Howard & Friends James Newton Howard & Friends - James Newton Howard & Friends(LP, Album, Ltd) Sheffield Lab LAB 23 US 1983 Sell This Version
Lab 19 Doug Sax - Sonata In A Major (Posthumous) D. 959 album art Schubert* - Jerome Rose Schubert* - Jerome Rose - Sonata In A Major (Posthumous) D. 959(LP, Album, Dir) Sheffield Lab Lab 19 US 1983 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Heartbeat Drummers Of Japan album art Kodō Kodō - Heartbeat Drummers Of Japan (Album) Sheffield Lab US 1985 Sell This Version
Doug Sax - Firebird Suite (1910), Original Version Complete With Finale; Afternoon Of A Faun album art Igor Stravinsky And Claude Debussy Igor Stravinsky And Claude Debussy - Firebird Suite (1910), Original Version Complete With Finale; Afternoon Of A Faun Sheffield Lab US 1985 Sell This Version