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Færder Audio

Mastering and audio processing services

Analogue + digital workflow

Færder Audio is a studio in Oslo run by Jonas Sjøvaag. In the autumn of 2023 the studio moved into a new location in a spacious location in the hills near Oslo sentrum.

Focusing on a high quality stereo signal path, Færder audio specializes mainly in outboard signal processing of stems, individual tracks or mastering for CD, streaming services and vinyl.

The studio can be rented for preprod, or for the recording of audio or video. 

Færder Audio / gear list


Master chain hardware:

I run my setup in pairs as described below, using a digital patchbay for routing. Each unit can be bypassed within the pair. A80 and HW reverb are on separate out/ins.


Merging Hapi 16 analog out ->

Burl B32 Vancouver summing mixer

Flock Audio Patch LT


The vintage pair:

Sonic Farm Berliner dual tube preamp (V76)

Neve 5254 Diode bridge compressor (U73)

Picture of Sonic Farm Berliner stereo valve preamp, and the Neve 5254 Diode bridge compressor


The tube mastering pair:

Gyraf Audio Gyratec G24 Passive compressor

Gyraf Audio Gyratec G23 Tilt EQ

Picture of Gyraf G23-S and the Gyraf G24


The tube colouring pair:

Gyraf Audio Gyratec XIV stereo tube equalizer

Gyraf Audio Gyratec XXII stereo tube compressor

Picture of Gyraf G14 and the Gyraf G22


The super clean with optional saturation:

Rupert Neve R6 500 rack:

Bereich03 Filter

Bereich03 BAX EQ

Bereich03 Density

Bereich audio rig


The tape:

Studer A80 Master Recorder

Studer A80 GIF


The reverb:

Tegeler Audio Raumzeitmaschine (stereo tube reverb)


Rupert Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor

Merging Anubis PRE (AD)


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Sennheiser HD800 / HD650 Headphones, Beyerdynamic DT770

Focal SM9 Monitors

Technics SL-D2 / Ortofon Turntable -> Mytek RIAA



Merging Hapi 16 I/O

Sonic Farm Berliner

2X Merging Anubis



Stereo pair 1: Microtech Gefell M92.1S, selectable pattern, modified and matched by Andreas Grosser

Stereo pair 2: Pearl CC22 cardioid

Stereo pair 3: AKG D19 dynamic cardioid

Stereo pair 4: Shure 545 dynamic cardioid

Stereo pair 5: Stager SR-2N

Vox-O-Rama U49

Stager SR-3 Ribbon

Sennheiser MD441

AKG D2000C


Shure SM57

3X Beyerdynamic TG58

3X Line Audio CM4



Ludwig Transition badge '58: 12" 13" 13" 15" 16" 20" 22"

Kicks: Walberg & Auge 27" w/ calf skin heads, Tacton 20" w/ Remo Fiberskyn / Powerstroke III.  

Snares: Ludwig Acrolite 14X5, Ludwig Transition badge 14X5, Sonor Prolite 14X5, Custom walnut stave shell w/ calf skin head 14X5, Premier Olympic 14X6,5, Lefima 14X12, Slingerland 12X10, Walberg & Auge 14X5 vintage snare w/ cat gut strainer

Various percussion: Hand made Tombak (Iran), Cooperman 18" Tar, Schlagwerk 12" Riq



Reaper, Samplitude Pro X3 Suite, ProTools 12, Ableton 9, Adobe Audition, Reaper 5, DSP-Quattro

Acustica Audio Nebula 4, Brainworx, FabFilter, Soundtoys & many other high end plugins