MASTERING

Sep 5, 2013 Written by 
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We prepare your final tracks for Vinyl, Broadcast, CD (Red Book CD and DDP) and web distribution (wav/mp3/mp4/aac/flac).

You can now send us your file and place an order using paypal (buyer protection included). So in case you want a refund, it's easy.

Link: Place an order for 1 track - Send your file to soundbringer at gmail.com

Check an Example of Album Mastering (Karagunes from Istanbul)

New! our Profile on soundBetter. Also visible on AudioHunt, we offer select services such as re-amping, ASP and mastering using a range of equipment.  Check the menu.

As monitors, we use Genelec 1030A speakers and Tannoy Precision monitors that go up to 50000Hz, we care for this because a signal’s higher harmonics can matter especially to create a tangible stereo perception.
Rupert Neve talks about the body being unable to relax when the HF content is cutoff beyond 20KHz so we respect the sound well beyond the perceived human hearing range..

 

Mastering is an Artform, requiring creativity and tools as the making of the music does, but with the aim to always imagine what the Artist wants the outcome to sound like in his mind.

We can master your song to 1/4inch at 15ips Mastering tape using a Studer A-807 through our outboard and then export to digital, this way you can keep a master tape reference for further format conversion (no dithering or other sound problems)

Final CD/WAV mastering is done with SonicStudio SoundBlade HD on Mac Pro. A Benchmark Digital Audio Workstation For Mastering, Restoration, Recording & Mixing. • Sonic Studio Engine (SSE) is trusted by mastering engineers worldwide for its transparent sound.

The digital domain is looked after by two Metric Halo ULN-2 Interface +DSP which allow extremely accurate capture and reproduction of sound, which matters when you leave the digital domain to go thru to analogue and back to the computer. Our analogue mastering service combines treatment with the legendary Fairman TSC Opto Valve Stereo Compressor/Limiter, two linked Legendary NEVE 2254/R Compressor/Limiter and Sonnox/Pulteq Eq (Software), Lexicon Mastering Tools as well as the Metric Halo +DSP tools such as M/S and Parallel Compression.

As a Label, we can also release or help your distribute your music yourself on various platforms (eg: itunes, bandcamp, youtube..).

As part of the Mastering we can add your work to our online label and create your Custom ISRC code with our SCPP/IFPI membership and insert it into your MASTER. This way your music will be trackable online and you can then get paid when your song/video gets played on all the platforms.

As long as we’re not too busy, we will be happy to do a test master of one of your tracks to show you what we can do for your music.

 

How To Send Your Files

Your mix can be uploaded to our servers securely, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the ftp details, if you send us your tracks on a CD, prefer 24 bit WAV files on a CD-ROM. 

Mail to:

Bart Izoard

SoundBringer Mastering House

Soueix-Rogalle 09140 France

Try and keep you levels down and bypass any master bus compression / limiting / widening you may have your master bus.

•  File Type : Wav / Flac / Aiff
•  Bitrate : 16 – 24 – 32 bit / 44,100 khz, 48khz, 88.1 khz, 96khz  •  Headroom : -3db

 

Should I Attend The Mastering Session

Having the artist attend the session can often be useful for both parties, and make for effective and fast communication. However, it is not absolutely essential that the artist attends the session and it is commonplace that mastering sessions and communications are dealt with via FTP (file transfer protocol) and email/telephone respectively.

As mentioned, it is not essential that artist attends the mastering session. There are certain things that should be provided to the mastering engineer, however:

This is the song order of your album. There are many possible orders and this should be decided and given to the mastering engineer before the session.

 – any questions and concerns you may have. For example, perhaps you feel one song is too quiet, or the vocal is not quite bright enough, or you want a warm and darker master. Let the mastering engineer know this, as he will otherwise take lead from what he is hearing and assume that it is the creative intention of the artist and producer.

 

Also read 'The Art of Mastering'.

 

We offer..

      • Attended, unattended and online mastering for CD, Downloads, Web, Video and DVD. Also preparation and pre-mastering for vinyl cutting.
      • Delivery of verified DDP or Red Book masters for CD, files for downloads, Enhanced CD and DVD authoring.
      • Transfer, archiving and audio restoration from vinyl and tape.
      • Mastering from stems.
      • Mastering for itunes see: http://www.apple.com/itunes/mastered-for-itunes/

 

Dj Mix Mastering Service

Our DJ mix mastering service is customised for all genres of mixes including podcasts and promotional mixes. Much like our analogue mastering service, dj mix mastering using the same analogue mastering chain but spans across a whole mix from start to finish. Whether your send your DJ mixes or a band/live set recording. Prices are dependent on the length of your mix and can be up to a total of 2 hours long.

This process of mastering is used by many professional DJ's and radio shows needing a professional release quality master to upload to their social media outlets and websites.

 

Monitoring Environments:

Main Studio: Tannoy Precision 6D Center and Stereo Reference monitors with JBL Sub - Carver 2x175 amp. Genelec 1030A Pair. 5.1 Surround monitoring using a combination of the above. Also a vintage JVC acting as a pair of NS-10s.

Listening Room: Philips Stereo Monitors and/or 1969 Dual Speaker Mono check with Audiophile Class D Amp SMSL SA-S3 2021b Tripath based on this famous chip..

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