Some steps must be taken when preparing a track to be mastered; this ensures the process is carried out as effectively as possible.
If you have any doubts about the steps listed below, discuss this with your mixing engineer or feel free to contact us with any queries.
To improve the quality of our master, we ask that you follow the steps below.
- Remove any compressors or limiters that may be in use on the master channel of your mixes.
- Send your track in WAV or AIFF format, bounced at the same sample rate they were recorded in (to avoid any reduction in quality caused by the conversion). A Standard recommended sample rate is 48khz.
- Provide ample headroom in your mixes (peaking at about -2.0 db). Do not worry about the possible quieter volume larger headrooms will result in, achieving a loud and powerful finished product is our job!
- Ensure that the mixes are not clipping (clipping is permanent and cannot be removed during the mastering process!).
- When sending over your material, please attach information on the track names and order desired.
Once the above steps have been taken into account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote tailored for your project, and further information on sending your mixes over to us