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Preparing Your Music For Mastering



When either uploading or bringing in a hard copy, the best format to give us is 24-bit 44.1 Khz. wav or aiff file. A hard copy may be on a portable storage device such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive, or on a data CD.

The audio should be uncompressed and should NOT  be normalized because that will change the overall dynamics of the sound. We will supply all necessary compression, and we do not want audio subjected to any more processing than is necessary. 


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Compressing or equalizing the audio twice may reduce the fidelity of your music. Aim to have your average peak levels between -4 dB and -10 dB digital full scale. Note .. if you do not understand what this means, ask your engineer for all necessary information.

If you do not have your audio in the conditions listed above, do not worry, we can work with virtually anything be it an audio CD, computer file, or even mp3.  If any of the information above confuses you, do not hesitate to give us a call, or ask your local audio engineer to decode.


We understand the desire to rush and play your final mix for people, and the desire to make it as loud as possible. Well...do your thing with that, but PLEASE ask your audio engineer to make a straight up version of the mix with no master bus processing. (ie no compressors, limiters, eqs, etc inserted into the stereo mix signal path.) Once again, DO NOT  max out the levels on this version. Give us about 6-10 db  of headroom for us to make your final master sound stellar. You can make another version to play for friends etc. until your final master is ready. You can also feel free to try your own hand at mastering on this copy.

Including a song reference of a cd that you like is always a good idea and helps us to pinpoint what you want your finished master to sound like,
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