About Sonovo

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, Oslo, Trondheim and other coastal cities. Today, Sonovo serves customers from all over the world.

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Thor Legvold is the owner and main engineer at Sonovo. Legvold has a long-standing interest in how we perceive music and how it affects us, and a passion for the importance of audio quality on our relationship to music. Legvold moved to Stavanger in 2000, finding that both the city and west coast of Norway has its own unique musical voice and culture.

Legvold established Sonovo with a dual mission: to deliver high quality audio for music, film, and television; and to mentor and guide female audio engineers into the industry. He is particularly proud that many of his interns and employees have gone on to become successful audio engineers in their own right. Thor works primarily in music mastering, originally in stereo, then later expanded into multichannel music production and post-production. He has been a champion of surround and immersive music formats since 2006, working with a number of clients as well as his own music productions incorporating immersive audio formats, including Auro-3D, Sony 360RA and Dolby Atmos. Thor serves as a member of the AES LA ExCom, is a voting Grammy member and recently published a chapter in Mastering in Music (Focal Press, 2020) about surround and immersive formats, co-authored with Darcy Proper.

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.

Thanks to: Ben Drews, Erlend Ronold, Ed Abbot and other friends for input and feedback for our new website. Soundtrack provided by Eric Clapton's 461 Ocean Boulevard first pressing vinyl LP.

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+47 900 558 68 // post [AT] sonovo.no // Postboks 513, 4003 Stavanger NORWAY