What is audio mastering?
Audio mastering is the final step that comes after the recording stage. Mastering takes a good sounding mix and breathes life into it. It takes the song to its highest peak by adding clarity, punch, dimension and volume it needs to enhance the end consumers listening experience. The mastering process add ensures that each song on an album sounds same. It adds a sonic cohesiveness to a project that other wise sounds inconsistent after the mixing process.
Why pay for mastering?
Mastering is a craft that takes years to perfect. Artist often ask themselves this repeated question.. "Why does my music not sound like songs on the radio?"
There are a lot of "DIY" mastering programs on the market that simply make the music "louder" but when mastered by a seasoned professional, you'll be amazed at how your music comes alive while giving it volume without unpleasant "digital distortion". You will will be doing your project injustice by not having a second professional ear work on your music. We cannot stress enough the importance of getting your music mastered by a professional in an acoustically accurate atmosphere with the correct tools and knowledge to take your music to limits your never thought possible.
When you pay for mastering, you are essentially hiring a professional to bring years of experience to your project to make it sound its best. Its truly worth the investment and the very reason every major release is mastered.
How much does it cost? What type of payment do you accept?
Our rates are extremely affordable at $65 for single song mastering. Full length 12 song albums are $399.
We accept cash, credit and paypal.
How can you be so affordable?
We've been in business long enough to reach economies of scale. We understand that the industry has changed and our pricing reflects this paradigm shift. We want to our service to be affordable for all artists no matter how big or small.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use a combination of high-end analog hardware and digital software. Only the best equipment is used to master your music. Click here to view a complete list of our equipment.
Can I hear a sample of your work?
Of course! Visit our mastering section to hear a few samples, or contact us if you would like to hear a sample of your own song mastered.
What else can you do?
We also offer studio consulting to help you get the best sound possible in your studio. We have years of experience and know the ins and outs of nearly every recording device manufactured today. We guarantee you will have exactly what you need to make quality music. Studio troubleshooting sessions are also available to help you solve any issues you are having with your equipment. Contact us for details and pricing.
How can I get my music mastered?
If you have a project that needs mastering, you can send it via an large file transfer site such as www.wetransfer.com or dropbox. Whichever method you are comfortable with works for us.
How do I prepare for mastering?
Create a Stereo two-track file. The song needs to have at least 3 - 6db of headroom before we can master it. This means that the peaks of the signal should not exceed the -3db mark. Any effects you want need to be added during the mixing stage. Do not raise the volume of the song during the mixing process.
What media formats do you accept?
We accept .wav files.
How long does mastering take?
Depending on how many clients we have at that particular moment, turnaround time can be as little as 24 hours depending on the amount of tracks and current workload
What if I don't like the mastered version?
If you are not happy with the result of the mastering we will make revisions to meet your requirements.
The first revision will be done free of charge. Any other revisions after that will be charged at our standard rate.
Revision requests will need to be submitted no later than 7 days after you receive your mastered song.