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What you get with this Hourlie
Mastering is the last stage in the process of putting a track (or release) out, adding the final polish to ensure that it sounds the best that it can in all possible playback situations and making sure that it fits together seamlessly so the sound doesn’t vary from track to track.
Accurately preserving dynamics and micro-dynamics of your audio material, I'll find the best way to give impact, space, clarity and punch to your final product!
Avoiding blunted, squashed, restricted, constricted, distorted, fuzzy and mushy sound, typical of an over compressed master.
In according with your requests and taste, we'll reach the best goal for you and for the best listening experience!
Additional Mastering Services can be added:
- Mastering of your final stereo mixes
- Stem Mastering (Mastering of several subgroup mixes)
- Online Mastering
- Mix Check
- EQ'ing (optimizing the frequency range)
- Dynamic processing (using either compressor and/or limiter)
- Mid/Side Processing
- Stereo field processing
- Phase correction
- Declicking/Denoising/Dehumming, restoring old recordings
- Fade In / Fade Out of the tracks
- Mixing (f.e. Mix-Compilation with no pauses)
- Cleaning and setting of individual pause length
- CD -Text or other Metadata Insert
- Total control of mastering results by downloading preview files for
you to check before final stage
- Creation of DDP 2.0 disc image for pressing
- Download of the complete disc image of the master CD
or the separate audio-files in any requested format (wav, mp3 etc.)
for digital release
- All mastered tracks will be archived
Control Room Monitoring:
Focal Twin6 Be
AD/DA Converters and Clock:
Antelope Audio Orion Studio 32Ch
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP
Motu Ultralite Mk3
Apple iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7, 24Gb RAM
t.c. electronic Finalizer, Studio Mastering Processor
t.c. electronic M-OneXL, Dual Effects Signal Processor
Aphex 204, Aural Exciter & Optical Big Bottom
DBX 286A, Mic Preamp Processor
BBE 362, Sonic Maximizer
Antelope Audio AFX DSP
Universal Audio DSP System:
Manley Massive Passive EQ
NEVE® 33609 / 33609SE Compressor
Empirical Labs - FATSO
Pultec Passive EQ
1176 Classic Limiter
Oxide Tape Recorder
FabFilter total bundle
What the Seller needs to start the work
I need informations about your track/release/project.
HOW IMPORTANT IS THE OVERALL LEVEL OF YOUR SONG?
___ Please favor dynamics over level
___ I want the level to be competitive with current major label releases
ARE YOU GENERALLY HAPPY WITH THE OVERALL EQ OF YOUR MIXES?
___ Yes ___ No
If “No”, please explain what your concerns are:
ARE THERE ANY RECORDINGS THAT YOU ARE LOOKING TO COMPETE WITH OR WOULD LIKE YOUR
PROJECT TO RIVAL (Reference Files)?
ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR PROJECT THAT YOUʼD LIKE I KNOW.
Things to avoid whenever possible:# Avoid normalization, sample rate and codec conversions such as mp3,
WMA, etc. These processes can do some considerable damage to the quality of your recording
I also need and ongoing collaboration for the duration of the job, to be sure the client is completely satisfied with the work I offer.
Please contact me BEFORE you commit to purchasing an Hourlie to ensure that we are both on the same page in terms of deliverables, hope to hear from you soon!