Mastering and audio processing services


Analogue + digital workflow

Production studio with drum room


Jonas Sjøvaag

Kongens gate 16

Oslo, Norway




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)


The tube mastering pair:

Gyraf Audio Gyratec G24 Passive compressor

Gyraf Audio Gyratec G23 Tilt EQ


The tube colouring pair:

Gyraf Audio Gyratec XIV stereo tube equalizer

Gyraf Audio Gyratec XXII stereo tube compressor


The super clean with optional saturation:

Rupert Neve R6 500 rack:

Bereich03 Filter

Bereich03 BAX EQ

Bereich03 Density


The tape:

Studer A80 Master Recorder


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



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

Studer A80 master recorder
Bereich-03 group
Ludwig WMP 1958


Faerder.audio is run by Jonas Sjøvaag, a Norwegian musician & composer holding a masters degree in improvised music from the Norwegian State Academy of Music from 2002 to 2008, a degree that included studies in electroacoustic music and signal processing. 

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. 

Faerder.audio also has a dedicated drum room with vintage and new kits, a wide array of snares, and offer recording and production services. 

Recent work:

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River Song III - single - front cover
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Question - single - front cover
Ghosts - album - front cover
Sleep on it - single - front cover
Come Summer - single - front cover
One More - single - single
Turmusikk front cover
Spring Song - Andreas Ulvo
Jonas Sjøvaag's Sunday Songs
A Life that Tip-Toes SINGLE