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

Bob Ludwig

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)

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

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

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