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STEREO MASTERING

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SuBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR STEREO MASTERING

File Specifications:

  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

  • Bit Rate: 16-bit or 24-bit

  • File Format: .WAV

File Preparation:

  • Labeling: Ensure tracks are correctly labeled with the title and artist(s).

  • Silence: Include slight silence at the beginning and end of each track file.

  • Headroom: Maintain a maximum of -6 dB headroom on the audio file.

  • Processing: Do not use a compressor, limiter, or maximizer on your master output when exporting.

  • Dithering and Normalizing: Do not dither or normalize the audio.

Additional Information to Provide:

  • Self-Mastered Version: Include a self-mastered or limited version of your track to give us a good idea of your vision.

  • Reference Track: Provide a reference track that you would like your track to sound similar to. It doesn’t have to be your own.

Revisions:

  • We offer one free revision on your master order. Additional revisions will incur a small fee. Please ensure your audio is 100% finished before submitting for mastering.

MIX AND MASTER

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SuBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR MIXING AND MASTERING

File Specifications:

  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

  • Bit Rate: 16-bit or 24-bit

  • File Format: .WAV

File Preparation:

  • Labeling: Ensure all files are correctly labeled (e.g., Kick, Percussion, Leads, Bass, Vocals, Effects, etc.).

  • Synchronization: Each audio stem must start from the same position.

  • Headroom: Maintain a maximum of -6 dB headroom on each audio stem.

  • Processing: Do not use a compressor, limiter, or maximizer when exporting stems.

  • Dithering and Normalizing: Do not dither or normalize the audio.

  • Silence: Include slight silence at the beginning and end of each track file.

Effects and Creative Processing:

Do you leave the effects on the channels? No, here's why:

  • Ultimately, it's up to you as the artist to handle the creative aspects of your music, including effects like reverb, delay, and sidechain compression. This allows the mixing and mastering engineer to focus on the technical processing needed to bring your track to its fullest potential while you maintain control over the artistic elements that define your sound.

Additional Information to Provide:

  • Self-Mastered Version: Include a self-mastered or limited version of your track to give us an idea of your vision.

  • Reference Track: Provide a reference track you would like your track to sound similar to. It doesn’t have to be your own.

Revisions:

  • We are happy to provide one free detailed revision if required. Additional revisions will incur a fee of £30 per revision.

How Long Will it take?

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Turnaround Times

  • Stereo Masters: Typically delivered within 1 to 5 working days.

  • Mix and Masters: Usually completed within 7 working days.

Priority Service

Need your project sooner? For a small fee, we offer a priority service to expedite your project. Please let us know if you require this service before placing your order.

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Alternatively, you can visit our prices page below to order our express 24-hour stereo mastering service.

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