& digital mastering
Digital gives us transparency & flexibility and analogue adds that warmth & punch musicians are always looking for. I take advantage of the best of both worlds, combining them together to get the best out of your mix.
Francis, mastering engineer
Before & after
These are some tracks I mastered, huge variety of music genres.
You will find before and after mastering samples to give you an idea of the improvement I can make to your music.
Title: My playlist 3
Description: This playlist is created using a SoundCloud playlist URL.
Stereo image, frequency balance, dynamic range, loudness, noise/digital errors, warmth, clarity, impact, these are all aspects that are improved through my mastering process. Mastering is also the process to create an album with a homogeneous sound.
Free mix appraisal & mixing guide
The secret to a great master is a great mix. I offer a free mix appraisal and mixing guide to make your mastering a better investment. Scroll down to the "Is your mix ready for mastering" section for more information.
INCLUDED in the price
- Detailed advise to improve the mix, if necessary.
- All revisions needed to the mastering to reach the result you want.
- DDP image for CD duplication and DDP player software to check the DDP image. before sending it to the duplication company. See FAQ page for more info about DDP image.
- Wav mastered files plus mp3 format when required.
- ISRC codes encoded onto the master, when provided.
The master is also tested on a professional metering system compliant with the latest loudness regulations to maintain the right dynamic level for your specific genre of music and situation. I advise my clients not to master too loud but in the end is the client's decision.
Testing the master
The master is tested on a broad range of professional studio monitors (including subwoofers) and hi-fi speakers in two different rooms, ensuring that your music translates correctly on any playback system.
Mastering grade analogue/digital compressors and equalisers. Advanced digital tools for the most delicate mastering tasks. A comprehensive metering system and professional audio monitoring system.
is your mix
ready for MASTERING
Free mix appraisal
The secret to a great master is a great mix. You can be a young producer who needs help or a pro mixing engineer who wants a second opinion. I listen to your mix and advise if anything needs to be done, absolutely free, before you pay for any mastering.
Free mixing guide
I have written a short mixing guide containing some simple but very effective ideas that will help you achieve a better mix. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your free copy of my “Short Guide to a Better Mix”.
Upload your tracks for mastering or a free mix appraisal