Mastering

We offer mastering services for artists who want to take their demos to the next level.

Contact us with details of any mastering requirements you have.

Listen to our track “Be here now” using the soundcloud player below:

If you have any questions about this service, please contact us for the information you need.

 

Who is this service for?

This service is primarily for anybody who has a mix of their song but wants to add the benefits of mastering to improve punch, clarity and an overall feel of extra quality to their track.

 

Do I need my song mastered?

Mastering adds the final touch of class to your recording to make it stand out.

If you have a decent mix of your track then mastering can really complete your work. If you aren’t happy with the mix then it’s always best to go back and try to fix it. However, mastering can still go some way to improving the sound even if remixing is not possible.

 

What do you do with my recording?

Firstly we listen to your mix. A lot. Sometimes little details jump out at you only after several listens, so we make sure we know your track inside out before we do anything with it. From there, we will apply plugin effects as we begin to master your track. These usually include things like compression, EQ, exciter, reverb, stereo width and so on, depending on what our ears tell us about what would work with your track.

Once we have a master version, we make sure it sounds good across a range of audio systems – including headphones and laptop speakers/mobile phone speakers. While it would be nice if everyone listened to music on a decent stereo, the reality is that many people are likely to hear your music on a laptop or mobile phone – so we test our mastered tracks on a range of speakers.

 

Is it going to sound better?

Our main focus is to make each track sound the best it can sound. If your mix was already very good, then mastering will introduce several subtle improvements rather than change anything too radically. You can normally expect a mastered track to sound louder, due to the compression involved in the process.

We master tracks geared primarily to an internet/mobile audience for music, because we believe that is how your audience will listen to your work. However we can be very flexible so long as we know what your requirements are, so please talk to us if you want your work mastered for a different target audience.

 

How much will it cost?

Mastering work is £15 per hour or part hour.