Mastering

What Is Mastering?

Every major label release is mastered to prepare it for radio play and retail sale. The reason? In the studio you record one song at a time, resulting in songs that all peak at different levels and have different EQs. A mastering engineer can unify your album with skillful use of EQ, gain, and compression to give it a consistent sound from track to track. This process also allows the engineer to pump up the volume of your overall album so it’s as hot as can be and sounds unbelievable.

With mastering you can get the professional sound you want at a fraction of the cost. You’ll get the same exact treatment that perfectionists such as Eminem, The Roots, and Jason Newsted of Metallica fame have chosen.

A fresh pair of ears can be the difference between a good-sounding CD and a great one. A real advantage of post production is that an unbiased sound professional has the opportunity to evaluate your master and determine how to get the most out of your production. After you've spent weeks or even months in a recording studio listening to your CD over and over again, a fresh pair of ears can put the project into perspective for you and let you know whether or not your CD will benefit from post production. After all, you only have one chance to make your music sound its best. The choice is up to you.



Mastering Prices


DIGITAL MASTERING
    • $30 per song
    • 10 to 12 song album = $289
    • Each Additional Song After 14 is $30 Each

This charge also includes the encoding of ISRC codes, and the embedding of CD text and shipping and handling.  This also includes a printed out track sheet.