Prairie Cat Mastering


Prairie Cat Mastering was the audio mastering facility of engineer Mark Richardson (3).
Located in Belvidere, Illinois, it was established in October 2000 and shut down in October 2014.

It included a Neumann SP79C Console, a Neumann SAL74b cutting rack and a Neumann VMS 80 cutting lathe.


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  • waterheart776's avatar
    From Prairie Cat's Website:

    7/6/14 - Prairie Cat Retirement
    Hello Everyone,

    Today I'm announcing that on October 1st 2014, Prairie Cat Mastering will be shutting down forever.
    After 26 years, and over 14,500 records mastered, it's time to retire.

    I will be doing business as usual until then. However, since most pressing plants need 4-5 weeks to do test pressings, any lacquers cut and shipped after August 25th will be at risk for re cutting.

    The last day for cutting lacquers is Saturday, September 27th, 2014.

    I wish to sincerely thank everyone of you that allowed me to be part of your projects over the years.

    Good Health, Good Life, Good Luck