Online mastering services & radio editing
Give your music the final polish it needs to make your sonic mark on the world! ALL SERVICES GUARANTEED! If we can’t get your project sounding like it should, get a unlimited revisions – if after performing our services your tracks aren’t enhanced after using our service!
- Radio Editing(16.99 upgrade)
- Special Editing
- 2 day Turn-around
- FAST SERVICE
- Superior Results
Examples, Demos & Recent Projects
COMMONLY ASKED AUDIO MASTERING QUESTIONS
1. Do you need me to send the track-outs or separate files to the song?
NO…No, and No I need a stereo mixdown of your song, not track-outs. Track-outs are needed for mixing, not my mastering service. mixing and mastering are two totally separate things.
2. What’s the difference between audio mixing and mastering?
Mixing is adjusting the individual tracks/individual instruments in of a song that were recorded, and mastering is what is done to the mix itself. Mastering is the last step before releasing your music. Audio mastering can help a song achieve a more significant sonic impact in some cases or gel together a mix. Mastering also keeps volumes and characteristics of multiple mixes consistent in and album or EP format.
3. How does online payment and delivery work?
Payments are made in full Before we do any work whatsoever on your tracks. After payment send files with a message stating: MASTERING + Your name in the notes via www.wetransfer.com Or dropbox, You can also email [email protected] if you have any questions about your order.
4. How do I get my mix ready for online mastering?
There are a few things to keep in mind when getting a mix ready to send off for mastering. Here’s a list of pointers that will help keep your audio sounding it’s best:
A. NO effects (compression, limiting, EQ, etc) on you master stereo output track. That’s our job not the guy mixing.
B. Make sure your song isn’t clipping. Clipping and distortion cannot be magically fixed by mastering, sorry. All orders are processed assuming you have read this, if you send “maxed out”, clipping files and aren’t happy with the results, that’s your fault and there will be no refund
C. Be sure you send a version of the mix you are happy with and the correct version.
5. What gear do you use?
Good question, but I don’t post my gear list for multiple reasons:
A. I don’t want to reveal my signal chain or process by giving away any of my plugins, gear or specs.
B. Most fly-by night illegitimate mastering websites have gear lists that are pathetically unrealistic for anyone charging under $150 per song.
Example: You have a $20,000 Custom Avalon compressor + 3 Crane Song units + vintage Manley Limiters for mastering yet charge $10 per song? Yeah right, GTFOH. So on that note I don’t post a list because anyone can do that who can type, and it’s cliche’ now.
6. Do you charge extra for revisions?
If a revision is needed because you are not satisfied with your mastering service, revisions are absolutely free.
Testimonials – Comments
“Best mastering service anywhere, I loved the final product & it held it’s own in the clubs and on broadcast radio” -Ron Mercy
Why You need a real mastering engineer
If a recording artist has any hopes of their songs being played on the radio, it is vital that their rough mix is mastered well. Often the best way to do this is to hire a professional mastering engineer. Professional mastering engineers can make a decent mix sound good and a good mix sound amazing. There are several things that mastering engineers do. Engineers work with the artist to decide what order the songs will appear on the, and they equalize the volume of the different instruments in each song and across the whole CD. Mastering engineers can also add more definition and clarity to the instruments on a song. They then adjust the intros and ends of songs, choosing length of time between songs and adding cross-fades or other effects if need be. Also on and individual basis for each song, precise adding of compression, equalization, stereo image enhancement, and in some cases restoration.
The order in which songs appear on a CD can greatly affect the way the CD progresses when played. If similar sounding songs are placed consecutively on a CD it can suggest
shortcomings in the songwriting or make listeners believe the artist has a limited range.
Also, some CDs can tell a narrative if sequenced correctly. Ultimately, it is up to the CD
mastering engineers to work with the recording artists and choose the song order on the CD.
Proper Volume Level
It is important that the instruments within a song and the songs on the CD are at an appropriate volume level. Within a particular song, the different elements must be mixed
appropriately in order for the song to sound good. The mastering engineer can give clarity
and definition to the different instruments in a song. The engineer also has the task of
assuring that volume levels across all of the songs are similar, to help the CD sound more
cohesive while still leaving room for dynamics.
Equalization, Enhancing stereo image, and proper compression usage
There are many factors that are involved with making the perfect master of a good song. The advantage of letting an expert complete this task is an experienced, trained ear.