MASTERING SERVICE

CREATE THE VERY BEST IMPACT FOR YOUR AUDIO PROJECT

Why Master? If you’ve ever wondered why commercial recordings sound louder, fuller or punchier than your own it could be because they’ve had the benefit of professional mastering.

Mastering is the final stage of production sitting between mixing and manufacture or distribution online. Bringing specialist equipment and expertise a mastering engineer will ensure that your record not only performs in terms of ‘loudness’, but also has the right tonal balance, stereo width, and depth of sound, creating a record that flows from track to track and is engaging to listen to.
 

MASTERING RATES

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Crucially, the Mastering Engineer bring a fresh pair of ears to your project and understand the technical demands of the end format, whether that’s Audio CD, Vinyl or MP3 download. Today the majority of music intended for release goes through some form of mastering process and with more independent artists also discovering the benefits, getting demos mastered is becoming widespread too.

As a musician, you may often find the technical talk of mastering and mixing a little perplexing and possibly tedious, and we of course appreciate that your priorities may be to deliver a superb performance rather than technical perfection, but this is why mastering studios serve such an important purpose.

You really should check out our most recent and past work to take a look at first hand of what we are capable of!

 

-REMOTE / ONLINE MASTERING INCLUDED –  
AFTER YOU ORDER THE MASTERING SERVICE YOU’LL BE ABLE TO UPLOAD ALL YOUR FILES

MAJOR RATE INDIE RATE
€12.50 per minute of the length of your song

Examples /// 5 Minute Song = €62.50 (€12.50 x 5 Minutes)
15 Minute EP = €187.50 (€12.5 x 15 Minutes)
43 Minute Album = €537.50 (€12.5 x 43 Minutes)
€8.50 per minute of the length of your song
Examples /// 5 Minute Song = €42.50 (€8.50 x 5 Minutes)
15 Minute EP = €127.50 (€8.50 x 15 Minutes)
43 Minute Album = €365.50 (€8.50 x 43 Minutes)
Applies to artists funded
directly or indirectly via major label,
major distribution company or similar business.

 
 
/// ONLINE DELIVERY ///
Your tracks will be mastered for CD production
and supplied as either WAV or DDPi files for you
to download, with a CD image for reference.
Max length 120 minutes.

Free Delivery
 
/// MASTER CD DELIVERY ///
Your tracks will be mastered for CD production
and supplied as either PMCD or DDPi files on a
CD Master, with an audio CD for reference.
Max length 79 minutes.

Master CD or DDPi < 20 Minutes + €20.00 Master CD or DDPi > 20 Minutes + €40.00
Audio Ref CDR bundles + €5.00 each
Postage Cost = €5.00 (Portugal) / €25.00 (World)
Applies to artists funded via a
fully independent label, management company
or studio and to non-professional, privately funded artists.

 
 
/// ONLINE DELIVERY ///
Your tracks will be mastered for CD production
and supplied as either WAV or DDPi files for you
to download, with a CD image for reference.
Max length 120 minutes.

Free Delivery
 
/// MASTER CD DELIVERY ///
Your tracks will be mastered for CD production
and supplied as either PMCD or DDPi files on a
CD Master, with an audio CD for reference.
Max length 79 minutes.

Master CD or DDPi < 20 Minutes + €12.50 Master CD or DDPi > 20 Minutes + €25.00
Audio Ref CDR bundles + €3.50 each
Postage Cost = €5.00 (Portugal) / €20.00 (World)
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WHAT YOU’LL GET:

/// Unlimited Revisions
/// Master in MP3 (320kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps and 96kbps)
/// Master in Aif file type
/// Free Radio Edit Mastering
/// Individual Master or a Sequenced & Spaced Album Master
/// DDPi Master Image
/// 10% Discount for Art Graphic Design
/// 10% Discount for Replication Service
/// 25% Discount for Web Design

 

IMPORTANT MASTERING SERVICE NOTES

USING OUR ONLINE / REMOTE MASTERING SERVICE  
/// As our engineers won’t be working with you in person, it’s important for us to gather as much information as possible about how you’d like your song to sound.
/// Sending a commercially released reference song is also very useful.
 
Instructions like these will immediately give us a better idea of what you’re expecting and we are always open to suggestions.
 
In most cases, the turnaround time is within 3 days. However, Sound Pressure Studios and its engineers are very busy, so in exceptional circumstances it may be longer. If this is the case, you will be notified and given the option to cancel your master and receive a refund.
 
HOW TO PROVIDE YOUR FILES  
It is your responsibility to ensure the stereo mix provided is ready for mastering.
 
/// We accept WAV or AIFF files at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz; 16 or 24 bit.
/// Do not limit or over compress your tracks or push them to 0db, we require your recordings to be a maximum of -3db and no lower than -16db.
/// Please provide your audio at the original settings from your recording session or software DAW e.g. if you have recorded at 16 bit/ 44.1khz you should provide files at this setting.
/// Please supply us with a clearly named title to every song and if it’s a demo, ep or album, please number the songs such as 01. Artist – “Song”.
/// Please ensure you have uploaded all the correct mix files that you want to be included in the mastering work.
/// In addition to as much written information as possible, you’re welcome to provide a commercial song which will be only a guide and results are completely dependent on the quality and style of the mix provided.
/// After you make your order and form is sent you’ll be automatically re-directed to the upload page where you can upload all your audio files.
 
Sound Pressure Studios want this service to run smoothly for you. Please read the above information and the FAQ carefully, to ensure you fully understand how online mastering works.
 
Put all your project files, WAV / AIFF / TXT in a folder and then compress that folder to a ZIP or RAR file! If you don’t have any compression utility, please find below some freeware software providers:
 
7-ZIP
RarZilla Free Unrar
Free RAR Extract Frog
PeaZip
 
Please read our TERMS AND CONDITIONS before ordering. We know it’s a bit tedious, but it really is in your own interests to understand both our and your responsibilities prior to order. We haven’t hidden anything in the small print, but it’s always good to know what you’re agreeing to before sending the order form!
 

OTHER SERVICES

RECORDING MIXING MUSIC PRODUCTION / BEAT SELLING AUDIO POST PRODUCTION SOUND DESIGN