Mastering is often confused with many different things. Basically, it means "creating a master file ready for duplication."
What we must understand here is that your song might not be ready to sold in stores because it doesn't meet the requirements nor does it compete with similar songs on the market. Mastering means I take your song and make it ready for distribution (Online stores, streaming services, vinyl cut, CD, etc) but if you're aiming to share it do DJs to play in a club, it will deliver proper power to sound solid.
In this process, I also make sure your song will sound best on most sound systems (eg. home, car, headphones, mobile, etc). If you have an album, I will make sure there's coherence between all songs as well. This includes fixing issues, balancing, adjusting tone, adding power, width etc. Sometimes, if you wish, I can add color.
Analog mastering means I will use outboard to process your digital file. It is not better than digital mastering, as it gives a special color. We often feel it has a hifi/lofi hiss, described best as "a gentle warm blanket."
You can send me a reference of a song you like so I can try to match it.
This includes 1 revision.
What I need from you:
- Stereo file, wav or AIFF, 16bits min, 44.1khz min.
- Book 1 master per song. If your song is 10 min and up, it will count as 2.
- No compression on the master when rendering and make sure there's at least 3 dB of headroom.
Pheek is always top, and the analog masters are very round and warm