La Source Mastering

Jean-Pierre Chalbos

20 years of experience

In the mastering world, La Source in Paris is by far the reference in France and is often mentioned alongside top facilities in the UK & USA.

Founded in 1996 by engineer Jean-Pierre Chalbos, the world famous audio designer David Manley and the Scottish producer Peter Murray, La Source Mastering is today rewarded by the loyaly over the years of many young and established artists, sound engineers, producers and labels.



    • from stereo or stem files

    • CD quality, HD & MFiT

    • vinyl versions

Digitalization : analogue tape, vinyl, DAT, CD…


DDP creation : editing and CD pre-master



For more than 20 years, independant and major artists are trusting us.

Kalash Criminel "La Fosse aux Lions"
Vianney "Vianney"
Yasmine Hamdan - "Al Jamilat"
Orelsan "Le Chant des Sirènes"
Johnny Hallyday "Le Concert de sa Vie"
Céline Dion "Sans Attendre"
Hoshi "Il suffit d'y croire"
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine "Suppléments de Mensonge"
Simple Minds "Big Music"
Jamiroquai "Automaton"
Gojira "Terra Incognita"
Kendji Girac "Ensemble"
Marina Kaye "Fearless"
Acid Arab "Musique de France"
Francis Cabrel "L'In Extremis Tour"
Booba "Ouest Side"


The team at La Source Mastering welcomes artists and producers in our studios, on the west of Paris in Courbevoie, at Pont de Levallois.


  • Prism AD2, DA2, ADA-8XR

  • Lavry AD122-96 MKIII


  • Maselec MTC-2 & MTC-6


  • Lipinski L-707 + L-150

  • NHT PRO A20


  • Ampex + JRF heads

  • Studer A80

  • Sony DMR-2000

  • Thorens TD-521


  • Fairchild 670

  • Manley Vari-Mu & Slam

  • Maselec MLA-2, MLA-3 & MPL-2

  • Elysia Alpha Compressor

  • Waves L2

  • Jünger Accent 2


  • Maselec MEA-2

  • Manley Massive Passive

  • GML 8200

  • Siemens W295B

  • Dangerous Bax EQ


  • Thermionic Culture Vulture

Our vision of mastering


« Mastering is like the varnishing for a cabinetmaker, the crucial step that transforms a record into a product »

- Jean-Pierre Chalbos for Qobuz

Our domain naim was hijacked on 17/06/19. Our email adresses change : @sourcemastering becomes Please add new adresses to your contacts and delete the old ones.
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JP, Peter and victor

6 rue Watteau, 92400 Courbevoie

(0)1 43 34 07 69

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