Sonovo is Norway's premier mastering studio, ideally located amongst the fjords of western Norway. Established in 2003, Sonovo has become the first choice for many artists, producers and labels in Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and other coastal cities. Today, Sonovo serves customers from all over the world.
Thor Legvoldis the owner and main engineer at Sonovo. Originally from the rich music scene of Los Angeles, he has a education in illustration and design from California State University and Art Center College of Design. An American with Norwegian heritage, Legvold moved to Stavanger in 2000, finding that both the city and western coast of Norway has its own unique musical voice and culture. An active bass player for both live and studio sessions in the 90's, Legvold focused on honing his mastering skills before opening Sonovo in early 2003.
Legvold has also consulted to both commercial entities and private parties regarding acoustics and sound technology, including the outfitting and running of Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound in Stavanger.
Margaret Luthar is an engineer from New York City who was previously enrolled in the University of Stavanger's Audio Production post-graduate program in Stavanger, Norway and worked as a studio assistant at Sonovo in 2009/10 before becoming full-time in 2011.
Margaret has a Masters Degree in Music Technology from New York University, and has been an engineer at The Banff Centre (2009) and the Aspen Music Festival (2009-10), as well as an intern in 2010 at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. In Norway, she has worked on a variety of different audio-related projects: Mastering, live sound, on-location recording work, assorted mixing work in 5.1 and stereo, and archival projects in tandem with the Norwegian Institute of Recorded sound.
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