Professional Audio Mastering



What is mastering?

Mastering is the process where an experienced mastering engineer uses specially designed equipment and software to correct problems within each song. Mastering most importantly takes your audio to the next level and produces a final product that is "label ready." Our mastering engineers will adjust many variables including:

  • Adjusting Frequencies with Analog and Digital EQ
  • Balancing Left and Right Stereo tracks with Stereo Imaging
  • Compressing and Limiting the overall sound level to achieve a warm analog punch
  • Adding dithering
  • Establishing correct fades in and out of songs
  • Establishing Correct Spacing between each track
  • Adding ISRC Codes
  • Adding CD-Text Information

What Is Stem Mastering?

Stem Mastering is a slightly more versatile option of normal mastering. We use a few "stems" (combined tracks such as drums, guitars, keyboards etc...) of your track to achieve the final master. You can send 3-5 stereo channels that we can tweak individually to make the absolute best sounding master. This is the best option for artists, engineers, and producers that have gotten their mix as far as they can take it but just need the extra bump to make it perfect.

Here are some different stems you can send us as well as an explanation of what we can do to each track:

1. Drums (for compression and clarity without affecting the rest of the song)

2. Bass (for getting a nice bass tone without affecting the rest of the mix with mud)

3. Guitars (we can roll out the mud in the guitars and bring presence without taking out the punch in the rest of the mix)

4. Vocals (we can get them sitting in the mix perfect if we isolate them with stem mastering)

You can use any stems you want. As long as you upload at least 3 and no more than 5.

It truly is the best way for us to have complete control over your song without affecting the mix you love so much.