CD & Vinyl Mastering Services

Important details are always lost during mixing. It's my job to bring them back.

What main difference will mastering make to your recording?

The core aim of mastering your music for CD or vinyl (or even tape) is to ensure your songs have even levels and volume, and the sound is optimised for the intended media format.

How vinyl mastering is different to mastering for CD

Vinyl is an analogue format which cannot re-create digital sound completely. So to master your music for vinyl, I have to take a different approach.

For example, I have to reduce the inaudible bass sub-frequencies, because the vinyl itself automatically adds plenty of bass to your recording. I won't just simply process all your songs with a preset 'vinyl mastering' setting though! There are other technical adjustments needed for vinyl mastering, which depend on the unique characteristics of your music.

How my mastering process works:

  1. First I'll talk to you about what aspects of your recording need to be enhanced.
  2. Then I listen to your music very carefully. I will try to find other ways to improve your sound, such as audio restoration or noise removal.
  3. The next stage is to master a sample track, so you can hear the improved the sound. If you are happy with it, I'll go ahead and master your other tracks.

General rules:

  • Don't waste my time, and I won't waste yours!
  • When we agree to proceed with a project, it becomes a binding deal. We will both honour this agreement!

Revisions:

  • One revision is included in the price I give you. If further revisions are needed, I will charge based on number of tracks and how significant the changes are.
  • If a new mix is provided for revision, then I will have to treat it as a completely new master, as I'll have to repeat the entire process. I will therefore charge full price for a new master. I will consider exceptions based on the situation, but be sure to have your mix completely finished before handing it over to me for mastering.

Request a FREE mastered sample of your music

The free sample is paid for by you telling me exactly why I should give you a free sample. Show me that you have a passion for your music, and that you have a vision. Do not simply send me a file and a comment saying something like "impress me".

Request your free mastered sample

Got any questions?

I'll be happy to answer any queries you've got about mastering your recording.

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