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Tony "Jack the Bear" Mantz is the owner and founder of Jack the Bear's Deluxe Mastering (in Discogs [l=Deluxe Mastering]).
He has also founded in 1995 his own company [l598293].
Mastering has taken up the majority of his career since starting work in the music business in 1981. He's had a stint at recording and mixing, and a concurrent career in radio on Toronto's CFNY as an announcer, as well as Melbourne's Triple M, but found mastering as his calling.
Tony's travelled extensively around the world, meeting and learning from some of the best in the business, and was trained in the art of vinyl mastering by [a=Rick Essig] at [l=Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs], NYC. This was the same studio that that produced the likes of [a=Tom Coyne] and [a=Herb Powers Jr.].
Tony (Jack to most people) started freelance mastering work in 1990. In 1999 shop was set up at Melbourne's Sing Sing Studios, he made the break in early 2006 to build his own facility.