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!
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.
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:
– RarZilla Free Unrar
– Free RAR Extract Frog