BY MICHAEL BRIGGS
Delivery within 3 days after order and file confirmation. I will let you know if there are any delays or issues with your files. Rush service available. Includes free revisions. See file prep instructions below.
Free Test Master
Mastering is the process of taking your mixed song or album and putting the finishing touches on it.
This includes several aspects and processes such as audio equalization, balancing, effects, track sequencing, adjusting the spacing between songs and more.
Mastering typically takes 1-3 days from the time that your stereo mix is received and approved, we have discussed your goals for the master and agreed to a start date. Rush service may be available for an additional fee.
Masters are generally delivered digitally as high quality 48k 24 bit WAV files as well as 320kbps MP3 files. Vinyl specific master WAV files, DDP files and CD-R masters to send to the pressing plant are available for an additional fee.
Please read all of the information and follow the recommendations below in order to get the best results. Let me know if you have any questions.
Audio effects used during mastering will vary from project to project, but may include:
- Stereo Imaging
- Harmonic Excitation / Saturation
- Limiting / Soft-Clipping
Questions or Mastering Quote Request
Call / Text: 940-441-3995
Direct Email: [email protected]
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How To Prepare Your Mix for Mastering
- We will get the best results if you include the minimum amount of effects on your stereo/master bus. Please try to only include effects that are musically necessary for the song and don’t use a brickwall limiter if possible. That being said, there are no hard and fast rules for anything in music and if you feel that certain effects are needed to get your mix to where you want it to be, go for it and I will do my best to work with your mix to achieve the best final product everyone will be happy with.
- Ensure that the peaks are not clipping. All peaks should hit below 0dbFS.
- Send me the mix in the original sample and bit depth that you mixed it at. Do not change the sample rate of the stereo mix. I will convert it if needed. 32bit WAV files are preferred but 24bit will also work.
- Include a text file with a list of all songs in the order that you want them on the final album.
Note if you want any songs to fade into each other or how much spacing you want between them.
- It is encouraged to send me a list of a couple of reference songs that have a similar vibe/sound to what you’re going for.
- Put all songs and the info text into a .ZIP file. (See below for example.)
- Let me know if you have any questions.
* I will let you know if there are any delays or issues with your mastering job and we can address them as needed.
Example of How To Send Files for Mastering