About Us

Masterlab Masteringstudios were founded 1995 by Andreas Balaskas, CEO. By that time Andreas had already gained a huge amount of experience in music and audio production. Starting out as a multiinstrumental musician, he soon found his way into recording and live sound engineering. While studying physics Andreas worked as a jingle and comercial producer for radio stations. After some time the road was calling him, and so he went out into the world as a live sound engineer, servicing everything from clubs to big halls, from corporate events to a 1.5 million people festival in Nigeria. Touring around the globe with world class musicians like, Giora Feidman, The New York Voices, The Count Basie Orchestra and many other, filled quite some pages in his book of experiences. During this time, Andreas was chief engineer in a mid sized recording studio and was part of the digital revolution which hit the recording facilities.


In the early to mid 90ís, Andreas saw the change in music production coming, when DAWs slowly entered the studios and especially home studios started to compete with commercial studios and budgets getting smaller and smaller. At the same time the need for premastering, digital editing and cd authoring increased vastely. Having already gained a lot of experience in analog and digital audio processing, the next logical step was to open a mastering studio serving producers and musicians with all kind of musical styles.


Masterlab Masteringstudios are delivering mixes and masters for more than 20 years. Many Gold and Platinum awarded albums were mastered at our facilities. Having extensively used most of the available analog and digital hardware as well as the majority of daws and plugins we felt the need for something unique and special.


It was early 2018 when Andre called Andreas up, he wanted to show him an idea he had about how to process signals in a very unusual way. They met at Andreas mastering studio and Andre demonstrated something he had put together by himself. While understanding the basic principle Andreas was really impressed! He had not seen any other plugin achieving similar results. Talking about the possibilities which this kind of dynamic splitting would open up, the decision to build a powerful new plugin was instantaneous. To their knowledge there was/is nothing like DynaQ on the market. Andre and Andreas had already worked together with Thomas on different other audio products, so it was a simple task to get him on board for his coding skills. About 1 year and many attempts later, after several complete restructurings, Andre, Andreas and Thomas are really happy to present Masterlab DynaQ.

Andre Dupke
Concept &
User Interface

Thomas Rehaag
Programming
& Algorithms

Andreas Balaskas
Owner & Consulting
Mastering Engineer