AUDIO MASTERING SERVICES


TO IMPROVE YOUR RECORDING THE MASTERING ENGINEER CAN:


  • Raise the overall level.
  • Even out song levels and EQ individual frequencies for cohesion.

  • Correct minor mix deficiencies with equalization.

  • Enhance flow by changing the space between tracks.

  • Eliminate noises between tracks.
  • Make your music sound great on any sound system. 

  • Add CD-Text information (Artist, Title, and Track Names that can be displayed by some CD players).


MASTERING RATES

BRONZE PACKAGE

  • 1 Song Mastering
  • Song Must Be No Longer Than 6 Minutes In Duration
  • Must Be Delivered in WAV Or MP3 File Type.
  • No Revisions.
  • Client must provide mastering expectations for engineer.

$24.99

SILVER PACKAGE

  • 6 Song Masterings
  • Each Song Must Be Under 8 Minutes In Duration.
  • Must Be Delivered in WAV Or MP3 File Type.
  • No Revisions.
  • Client must provide mastering expectations for engineer.

$99.99

GOLD PACKAGE

  • 12 Song Masterings
  • Each Song Must Be Under 8 Minutes In Duration.
  • Must Be Delivered in WAV Or MP3 File Type.
  • 1 Revision.
  • Client must provide mastering expectations for engineer.

$199.99


UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES OF MIXING VS. MASTERING


The most important thing to understand is this: a mix engineer applies effects and level changes to each individual instrument separately. A mastering engineer can only apply effects to everything in a mix at the same time.*

For example, a mastering engineer can’t add echo to the vocal without adding echo to all the other instruments in the song too. So what’s the point of mastering, anyway?

Mastering serves as a ‘glue’ to your mix by making overall changes. The main goal of mastering is to match the overall loudness and frequency balance (bass, treble and mid range) to A) your favorite professional (or amateur!) recordings and B) the other songs on your album, EP, etc.

Here’s an example of what mastering can and can’t do:

Let’s say a kick drum sounds weak. A mastering engineer may try boosting the low-end with a specialized mastering EQ to add impact, but if the instruments are poorly separated in the mix, the bass line will also be boosted by this EQ–in a way that causes the mix to become muddy.

Both mixing and mastering are essential. Understanding both the power and limitations of each process is crucial to your success and your art.