HOW IT WORKS

 

It could not be any simpler:

Just follow the directions below and we will mixing or mastering your awesome music in no time.

 

US Mastering

Mastering

Mail or upload your Mixes

After contacting us, we will send you a secured web link so that you can upload your songs to our Filesanywhere account. You could also burn them to a CD or dvd-r and mail them to us via standard mail, USPS, FEDEX or UPS.

We request that your mixes be in the .wav or .aiff format - at the resolution your recorded it (don't dither or sample rate convert). We can also accept regular cd's, dvd's, and dat's. Make sure you leave some headroom to work with - at least 3dB max peak below zero. Let the mastering process take care of final volume and loudness.

Once we have your mixes we will start the mastering process. This starts by applying final equalization to your project to help balance frequencies and enhance the over all sound. We do this by listening first. Then with experienced ears and professional software and equipment, we shape the frequencies that bring your project to life.

Next, through creative compression and limiting we bring your project up to "radio" CD standards. In this stage of the mastering process we normalize and balance volume levels by applying compression and limiting to create a consistent and dynamic flow from beginning to end (amounts used are determined by the program material and ultimately what sounds good to the ear)

For the final stage of the mastering process, after all songs have been mastered, we then edit and sequence each song to your chosen song order.

 

Studio Equipment

US Mastering.com has an acoustically engineered and treated Mastering Room.

 

DAWs and Recorder:
Pro Tools 10 HD Native con Digi 192 HD I/O
Protools 9 con Complete Production Toolkit V2
Logic Pro
Wavelab
Sonar Producer Edition
Revox B77 Reel-to-Reel tape recorder

Controllers and Digital Mixers:
Avid C24
Presonus Central Station

Converters and AD/DA Interfaces:
Prism AD-124
Lavry Blue AD/DA
DIGI 192 I/O
RME 9632

Monitoring:
Focal Twin Be
Genelec
Yamaha NS10
Altec
Beyerdynamic and Sony Headphones

Compressors:
Pendulum Audio OCL-2
SSL G Series Stereo Compressor
Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor
Manley SLAM
Manley ELOP
Chameleon Labs
1176 Rev D UREI Clones

Equalizers:
Sontec MEP-250C Parametric Eq
T Filter Custom Stereo EQ (Sontec based)
UBK Clariphonic Parallel Stereo EQ
Dangerous BAX Eq
Chandler Curve Bender Mastering EQ
Weiss EQ MK2 (Digital)
Summing Box:
Manley 16x2 summing mixer

Plugins:
Universal Audio: Brainworx Digital v3, 1176LN classi collection, Manley Massive Passive, LA2A, Plate 140, Fairchild 670, among others.
Waves: R series. Several bundles
Avid: Producer Factory Pro bundle (with JOEMEEK SC2 Photo Optical Compressor, JOEMEEK VC5 Meequalizer, Purple Audio MC77, SoundReplacer, Cosmonaut Voice), Sonnox Oxford Bundle

Other Hardware under direct Request:
(additional fees may apply)
Universal Audio Compressors
TubeTech CL1B
Empirical Labs Distressors

 

Payment

We require a 50% deposit of the full quoted amount so we can start working. Once the job is done and you are happy, you can send the balance and we will send you the Master files at CD Resolution (WAV 44.1KHz 16Bits) and MP3, we can also send other formats if available. Payment can be sent online with a debit or credit card as we use Paypal to process payments (click below on the Paypal Logo). We can also accept check and money wire transfer from International Countries where Paypal is not available.