Mastering engineer Bob Ludwig uses Merging Technologies gear to win Grammy Awards

Merging+ seem to have the lion’s share of the Classical recording scene—talking about Tilsson Thomas’ recent Beethoven cycle, the Concertgebouw, LSO Live and Marinsky recordings. Mastering engineer supremo Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine is a huge proponent of Merging’s tools. In the past decade alone, he has won a dozen Grammys for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical including:

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (2014), Beck – Morning Phase (2015), and Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (2016).

He also won Grammys for Best Surround Sound Album:

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (2006), Derek & the Dominos – Layla & Assorted, Love Songs (2012) and Beyoncé – Beyoncé (2015).

Philip’s Musings on Bob Ludwig Albums (NEW)

Leonard Cohen — Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour

Beck – Sea Change

And below are a couple older musings that you may have missed that are also albums mastered by Leonard Cohen.

One of the best Rock albums in years, Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

“Morning Phase” by Beck, my latest vinyl recommendation

More info about Bob Ludwig’s use of Merging+ tools at

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by Philip O'Hanlon

Music Evangelist and Master of Musical Enjoyment—Philip spends his time looking for fine music, tuning up synergistic electronic components to get the best sound, and making music compilations so he can share his listening journey and experiences with friends and acquaintances.

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