Mastering

Audio Mastering Workflow Step by Step Guide

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Step 1

Stereo Mastering is the final process before a song is released to the public. Our engineers know how to work the “The end game” which achieve these goals: to make the track sound professional on a variety of speakers, to increase the volume of the track to a standardized level, and finally just to make the track sound the best it possibly can.

Files submitted for mastering should be in the highest resolution available, and generally in 24kHz, 48bit Floating Point .WAV or .AIF format.

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Step 2

Additionally, for the best possible masters, we recommend removing any pre-mastering processing such as limiting and keeping the highest peak-level of each song at -3dB or less. This allows us enough headroom to best sculpt the dynamics and overall sound of your songs. Let us provide the perfect level for your destination; iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, Vinyl or any combination of media sites you plan to post your masterpiece on.

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Step 3

We use eMasterSound for your upload and finished songs. We encourage feedback as we work on the project. It’s also possible to request revisions, add-on services, and express mastering services at any time through your “MyAccount”. Your final songs and any previews will be available for download through this system as well.

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Step 4

Mastering a Full Album or EP; there is a section for sequencing information such as ISRC codes, song order, and text encoding. Your song order is required with this information to display on stereo systems when played. We provide Redbook standard .WAV files for download.

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Step 5

Mastering is the very last step of the mixing process before a song is released. The end goal achieves a few different things: to make the track sound professional on a variety of speakers, to increase the volume of the track to a standardized level, and finally just to make the track sound the best it possibly can.

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Step 6

Mastering audio can be a complex process. Professional engineers spend years perfecting techniques and chains of effects. Lots of practice and a refined ear can lead to impressive results when rendering a mastered track from a raw track. Many people use software to master audio, and software is easier to work with than analog gear if you’re just starting out. Here are some steps to get started on mastering audio.

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Are you sure? Okay here goes. Upload your song by clicking the “START YOUR Project” button below. Don’t forget to use the same email address you specified during checkout so that we can send you your completed song.

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Having trouble uploading? If this isn’t working, you can upload your file to your favorite file sharing site and send it via our contact form. You are also welcome to contact us for assistance, we are always happy to help.

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