Optimization of your LUFS, RMS, Short and Long Term Peak, and True Peak dB volume levels for that right level of relative loudness that is just right for that song's specific genre
Improvement of low-end definition and will add more power and punch to your mix
Adding clarity and sheen to the high-end of your mix, as well as making the mid and low frequencies well balanced without muddying them up
Adding warmth to your audio with our high-end analog gear
Establishing a superior sonic field for all your songs
Correction of mixing deficiencies with equalization
The matching of levels throughout all your songs. So each song flows from one to another and each song will be at the same perceived volume from one song to another
Dynamic controlled processing with the correct use of compression
Stereo Image Enhancement, if needed, and if it doesn't degrade the lower frequency ranges in the center channel.
Removal of all unwanted noise throughout your tracks. This includes before the song starts, during the song is playing, and after it ends. This is for pops, clicks, crackles, hiss, and any other artifacts in your audio. Note that not all artifacts can be removed during the song without degrading the sound quality of the song. Each situation is different and we will analyze it and determine the best route to go to get rid of any artifacts
Editing and fixing the timing between your tracks
The insertion of fades if applicable and if we are told to do so before we start
Arranging of tracks for its final sequence
Upon request at the time of ordering, we are happy to also convert and send you high quality 320 bitrate MP3 files with every mastering option Free of charge. This is the highest MP3 bitrate possible. So you can have a wav file and an MP3 version of your final master
The difference is night and day between a professionally mastered song and one that was not professionally mastered!
GETTING YOUR AUDIO FILES READY FOR MASTERING
If you want the best possible results and you are not experienced with the use of compressors, limiters, and EQ, Do Not compress, limit or EQ your master bus (mix bus). Leave that to us.
The peak level on your master bus (mix bus) should never go above -3dB PEAK. Anywhere from -10dB to -3dB PEAK is good. Do not worry about the loudness. The loudness will come in the mastering stage.
Do not change the sample rate and bit depths. Keep these at the original format they were mixed in.
We accept Wave Files and AIFF Files. MP3's degrade the sound quality and are not a recommended format for mastering. If MP3's are all you have, then we can work with it.
If you can, leave 2 seconds of silence before and after your audio file.
If you are sending more than one audio file, please zip them into a zip folder before uploading it to us. This makes the upload and download process faster.
Songs longer than 6 minutes are subject to an additional charge.
For more information about our mastering process
If you have any questions on how to get your files ready, pleaseContact Usand ask us. No question too dumb! We are here to help you
THE TURNAROUND TIME
The Turnaround Time is usually within 24 hours for 1 to 3 songs. For 4 to 9 songs, it's usually 1 to 2 days. For a complete CD/album, the time shall be no longer than 4 days from receipt of material & payment. Times could vary depending on our workload, but we are good at keeping the posted turnaround times.
If you selected an audio mastering option that includes a physical master grade CD, please allow an extra 2 to 3 days for shipping. Albums should be no longer than 74 minutes (due to red book specs) and songs should be no longer than 8 minutes long. All CDs are shipped through the United States Postal Service