German producer Martin Stimming introduces the Instant Mastering Chain
16.12.2021

German producer Martin Stimming introduces the Instant Mastering Chain

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Words by Eli Duxson

“Small box, big impact.”

Hamburg-based producer Martin Stimming has parted with reviewing gear and created his own Instant Mastering Chain in partnership with DOCtron hoping to revolutionise the live set experience.

What you need to know:

  • The Instant Mastering Chain is a fully analogue audio processor chain in a lightweight carbon chassis weighing just 1kg.
  • Stimming claims it also works wonders in the studio, especially as a powerful bus compressor.
  • The Instant Mastering Chain is available worldwide now!

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The Instant Mastering Chain is a fully analogue audio processor chain in a lightweight carbon chassis weighing just 1kg, making it perfect for riding shotgun with your laptop in your backpack to and from or between sets.

Any electronic artist gracing the live stage will be familiar with the difficulties of getting every sound loud and crisp, that’s where this portable mastering studio with the classic audio layout comes in handy.

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Stimming said “when I decided to not have a computer on stage, I immediately faced the problem of mastering my signal on stage in real-time”. 

“Four years and a couple of different approaches and prototypes later, I solved this problem!

“It fits in our carry-on luggage and makes the signal loud enough to compete against the DJ. Add some creamy lows and highs, compress it to your taste but leave the fast attacks intact, add a splash of tube-warmth and then squeeze it into the transformers! Your music suddenly comes two steps closer!”

Although the device was designed with hardware-only live sets in mind, Stimming claims it also works wonders in the studio, especially as a powerful bus compressor with its SSL compression layout.

The Martin Stimming Instant Mastering Chain is handmade by DOCtron in Mittelfranken, Germany.

Martin Stimming’s Instant Mastering Chain is on sale worldwide here.