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Mastering: preparing your music for release

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The mastering engineer...

...aims to improve the sonic presentation of your music.

This doesn't only encompass global EQ and dynamic treatments; optimizing towards the final distribution formats & targeted playback systems is just as important.

The significance of this process has shifted since the analogue days, and it seems, all that counts today is loudness.

As much as possible.

The true purpose of mastering appears to be losing importance, and butchering perfectly good mixes in favour of subjective loudness is the norm, so...

Rule #1: less is more.

What I can give you

  • A well trained ear
  • Critical listening skills
  • Great sense of detail

My approach to mastering

"Putting in the glue" to render a set of well mixed pieces into a coherent final product, and - only if necessary - apply a bit of final 'shine'.

What to expect

The result of the mastering effort will of course depend on the quality of the source material.

Even the best engineers, utilizing highest end equipment, cannot transform a bad mix into a professional sounding track.

However, in many cases, the outcome can be astounding, even if the original take isn't top-grade.

Mastering trials

Mastering trials will of course be provided free of charge, and will be delivered in *.mp3 format.

Delivery Formats

EP/Album:
  • Redbook-compliant master CD
  • DDP2 image
  • All tracks in lossy and lossless formats for digital distribution
Individual songs:
  • All tracks in lossy and lossless formats for digital distribution

Audio files will be properly tagged, incl. cover art and lyrics if desired and whenever possible.

How does it work?

Fill in the quote request form, or send me a message through the contact form.

I will then provide detailed instructions as to what I need from you, and how you can transfer your files.

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