As the senior mastering and mixing engineer at Universal Mastering Studios West, Pete Doell has mastered over 100 chart-topping albums at the studio, adding to an impressive list of award-winning records, film scores and television spots dating back to 1981. A widely respected veteran, Pete has served as a staff mix engineer at some of Hollywood's most prestigious studios — including Sunset Sound, Capitol Records Studios, and Sony Pictures Studios. A short list of Doell's credits includes Miles Davis, Brian McKnight, Dwight Yoakam, Marilyn Manson, Los Lobos, Richard Marx, Dashboard Confessional, Sheryl Crow, Harry Connick Jr. and more.

In this video, Pete invites us inside the newly redesigned Studio A at Universal Mastering Studios West in Los Angeles to showcase a few of his mastering tips and tricks. Using the Precision Mastering Series plug-ins for the UAD platform, you’ll see how he incorporates the Precision Limiter, Precision EQ, and Precision Maximizer to add air, detail, and all-important “splat!” to his mixes.