WHAT IS MASTERING?
Mastering is the
process of taking your source (CD, DAT, Download,
etc) and evening out the levels, cleaning up noise,
adding fade ins or outs, EQing, peak limiting,
adding compression or simply whatever your project
requires to prepare it for CD replication or
duplication. We could write a book on the "art
of mastering". There is certainly a lot more to it
than we can fit in this space!
WHY DOES MY PROJECT NEED MASTERING?
Your project, for all intents and purposes
may sound o.k. as is, but when it's mastered it can
then become equivalent to a major label-quality
release. Shouldn't your project be the best it can
important is it?
ALL COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS ARE MASTERED! It's
imperative and is the final stage in the process
before you duplicate your recordings. Even if you've
used the best equipment and good engineers during
the production and mixdown, the mastering process is
still a necessity to bring the sound quality of your
project up to the highest quality possible.
are the benefits of a good mastering job?
The listener will look forward to the next time he
or she gets to listen to it it, tells his / her
friends about it because it sounds great and fat -
instead, of feeling "Sick and tired" of hearing it.
Think of mastering as the "Polish" that makes your
music sparkle. It's what gives your music the
professional, "Major label" sound by bringing-out the
best in it. This is vital because when the A & R
manager has a big stack of demos to go through, he
or she is going to give very few of them a serious
mastering fix a terrible mix?
It will vastly improve it but keep in mind that
mastering can by no means completely fix terrible
recordings and mixes.
Can i do it myself?
It takes a professional mastering engineer with
years of knowledge and experience to know what to do
to bring out the best in your recording. To get a
master delivered at our quality and loudness it also
takes a arsenal of high end and expensive processing
What is CD Text?
Using a stand-alone CD Player CD-Text can appear if
it has been burned in the Table of Contents of the
physical disc. The meta data that shows up is the
Album Title, Album artist, track title and artist of
track. When one places a CD into a computer the
computer software usually doesn’t look at the TOC
that’s on the disc but rather looks at the number of
tracks on the disc and the length of each track. The
CD Player software then goes out to Gracenote (the
keeper of the music database on the internet) and
compares of the albums with the same number of
tracks and identifies those albums that have the
most similar track lengths as the album in the
drive. The more numerous the number of tracks on the
CD, the shorter the list of albums will appear from
which to choose.
Why use Quality
Dubs for your mastering?
We will bring 'Fresh ears', a new, experienced and
professional perspective when approaching the job
We use the very best equipment
We have musical ears for EQ and emphasis of the
musical tonality in your recording.
We offer high end Major Label quality on a budget.
You wont be disappointed!