Originally, works of art, such as art and music, are cultures that have matured
over a long period of time

as a means of passing on the advanced knowledge
and skills acquired by people to the future.
We firmly believe that ESOTERIC’s technologies and know-how for excellent sound quality,

which we have acquired since our founding, are also art and culture

that should be passed on to the future along with musical works.

Originally, works of art, such as art and music, are cultures that have matured over a long period of time as a means of passing on the advanced knowledge and skills acquired by people to the future. We firmly believe that ESOTERIC’s technologies and know-how for excellent sound quality, which we have acquired since our founding, are also art and culture that should be passed on to the future along with musical works.

In order to pass on the art of music from the past to the present and into the future,

we have established the ESOTERIC MASTERING CENTER, an in-house mastering facility

for high-quality music software production using Super Audio CD.
The Esoteric Mastering is a laboratory that independently produces

high-quality Super Audio CD re-mastered collections, utilizing

all of ESOTERIC’s
technologies for the highest quality sound reproduction.

In order to pass on the art of music from the past to the present and into the future, we have established the ESOTERIC MASTERING CENTER, an in-house mastering facility for high-quality music software production using Super Audio CD. The Esoteric Mastering is a laboratory that independently produces high-quality Super Audio CD re-mastered collections, utilizing all of ESOTERIC’s technologies for the highest quality sound reproduction.

ESOTERIC’s collection of Super Audio CD masterpieces will provide all music
lovers

and audiophiles with an opportunity to experience music on a deeper level


and encounter new sounds that were previously unattainable.

ESOTERIC’s collection of Super Audio CD masterpieces will provide all music lovers and audiophiles with an opportunity to experience music on a deeper level and encounter new sounds that were previously unattainable.

We hope that the strong bond with music that ESOTERIC brings
will give owners a lifelong

sense of pride in owning a collection and
an even deeper appreciation for works of art.

Now, with the Esoteric Mastering, a further exploration into
the deep world

of music known as masterpieces will start.

We hope that the strong bond with music that ESOTERIC brings will give owners a lifelong sense of pride in owning a collection and an even deeper appreciation for works of art.

Now, with the Esoteric Mastering, a further exploration into the deep world of music known as masterpieces will start.

Key equipment

Key equipment

Staff

Staff

Producer (ESOTERIC), Mr. Motoaki Ohmachi

Profile
1962: Joined TEAC CORPORATION. Involved in product planning in TEAC for decades.
1965: Involved in the Classic Master Print series in 4-tr, 38cm/2-tr Open-reel tape format.
1976: Specially involved in imported audio products such as Tannoy, to deepen excanges on music culture between Europe and Japan.
1987: Joined the original member of the ESOTERIC brand launch, and involved in sound-quality decision.
2002: Became the president of the ESOTERIC COMPANY.
Present: Producer of the ESOTERIC SACD.

“About ESOTERIC’s new mastering system”
I am sure you have experienced that the quality of the CD version differs considerably depending on the mastering method and equipment, even if the master is the same. ESOTERIC SACDs have always pursued the refined beauty of classical music, and now, in pursuit of even higher sound quality, we have built our own mastering center, the Esoteric Mastering System.
The Esoteric Mastering System has been developed with the aim of conveying the natural and refined tones of the master sound source, full of vitality and full of life, as well as to clearly express the atmosphere of the hall.
The equipment installed in the mastering center has been developed using ESOTERIC’s unique digital technology, and we are pleased to be able to deliver heartwarming impressions to everyone through improved musical expression.

Mastering Engineer (ESOTERIC), Mr. Masaya Tohno

Profile
2019: Joined the ESOTERIC SACD production as a mastering engineer with Mr. Ikka Sugimoto also from the JVC Mastering Center.
2020: Involved in ESOTERIC SACD Masterpiece re-mastering series.
2021: Joined ESOTERIC COMPANY.

“Concerning the mastering”
Until now, mastering has required the construction of a system that can meet the diverse demands of many producers and artists. When we launched the Esoteric Mastering System, we removed equipment that was not necessary for ESOTERIC SACD mastering and installed a large number of the latest ESOTERIC equipment, enabling us to create sound in a more specialized environment. From now on, we will aim to create sounds that express the essence of ESOTERIC and that will please our fans.

Technical Manager (ESOTERIC), Mr. Tetsuya Kato

Profile
1991: Joined TEAC CORPORATION, involved in R&D of the both TEAC and TASCAM professional audio products.
2002: Involved in R&D of the most ESOTERIC products, including K-series and Grandioso X-series.
2015: Became a board director of ESOTERIC COMPANY, in charge of product planning and R&D.

 

“About the equipment”
The Esoteric Mastering System, - which is newly constructed in the audio room at the ESOTERIC head office that has been produced many high-end products, - is centered on the Grandioso series, which deploys ESOTERIC’s latest and the finest sound quality technologies such as the Master Sound Discrete DAC, the Master Sound Discrete Clock, and the Ultra Fidelity Attenuator System, and other latest high quality sound technologies from ESOTERIC. These systems bring out the producer’s musical sensibilities and provide an environment in which engineers can perform mastering work with the highest sound quality. As a music lover, it is very exciting and thrilling for me to be able to witness the moment when a new masterpiece is born from the Esoteric Mastering System.

Esoteric Mastering softwares

Esoteric Mastering softwares