Saff Mastering is a facility providing mastering for all formats (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette, etc.) and lacquer mastering for vinyl in northwest Chicago. Carl Saff began tracking and mixing records in 1995, but mastering has been the focus of his engineering work since 2000. This studio's goal is to make sure the mixes you've worked hard to perfect receive the best possible presentation for your listeners, and payment is only accepted when the client is completely satisfied with the work.




Be sure to check out the studio's regular "Master of the Week" posts and more on the social media sites linked below:

And you can keep up with the studio's ever-expanding discography on the clients page. Here are some of the most recent additions ( indicates lacquer mastering only):

Carter, Dorothy
Troubador
(Drag City )
Soft Kill
Dead Kids Demos
(Social Cercle )
Fig Dish
Feels Like the Very First Two Times
(Forge Again)
Subtropolis
True Crime on Acid Bridge
(El Gran E)
Darin, Bobby
Commitment (2023 Reissue)
(Direction )
Soft Kill
The Big Hurt: Collected Singles & Rarities
(Social Cercle )
Murder in the Red Barn
Songs of Discontinuity
(Dipterid)
Modern Life Is War
Tribulation Worksongs
(Deathwish, Inc. )
Matmos
Return to Archive
(Smithsonian Folkways )
Haruspex Palace
ST
(Geographic North)
Tintoretto
ST
(Expert Work / American Handstand)
Human Impact
Gone Dark
(Ipecac)
I Hate Myself
Four Songs [2024 Remaster]
(No Idea)
Lilacs & Champagne
Fantasy World
(Temporary Residence)
Elkhorn
The Red Valley
(VHF)
Forgotten Boys
Click Clack
(Laja / ForMusic)
Drop Nineteens
Delaware (2024 Remaster)
(Wharf Cat)
VA
From Far It All Seems Small
(KR)
Murder in the Red Barn
ST
(Dipterid)
Sleepwalk
Out of Focus
(Summer Darling Tapes)