MASTERING | CREATE THE VERY BEST IMPACT FOR YOUR AUDIO PROJECT

MASTERING RATES

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.

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 the first hand of what we are capable of!

€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)

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.
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.

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IMPORTANT MIXING SERVICE NOTES

WHAT YOU'LL GET

+ Unlimited Revisions
+ Master in MP3 (320kbps and 128kbps)
+ Master in Aif file type
+ Free Radio Edit Mastering (if applicable)
+ Individual Master or a Sequenced & Spaced Album Master (if applicable)
+ DDPi Master Image (if applicable)
+ 5% Discount for Art Graphic Design
+ 5% Discount for Replication Service
+ 10% Discount for Web Design

USING OUR ONLINE / REMOTE MIXING 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.

TURNAROUND TIME

In most cases, the turnaround time is within 10 to 15 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 mix 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.

+ 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

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