Audio Mastering Services
Mastering Your Perfect Sound
The Mastering process allows us to unify the sound quality of your recording by equalizing, compressing or limiting to “sweeten” the sound and make it consistent within and across tracks. High quality mastering smoothes out inconsistencies to produce a high quality soundtrack.
Compression works by lowering the level of the loudest parts in your mix – the peaks you see sticking out when you view the waveform. By making them softer, it reduces the overall dynamic range, the difference between the loudest and quietest sections of a recording.
Equalization (EQ) is one of the primary tools in the mastering toolkit. EQ adds warmth, “air,” and tonal balance. EQ can also be used to correct problems like overly loud frequencies that pop out and overwhelm the rest of the mix.
Audio saturation is what makes analog hardware sound musical and pleasing. Driving sounds through tape, tubes, transistors, and circuits have long been an essential ingredient in great-sounding mixes. Saturation is a subtle form of distortion that adds pleasant-sounding harmonics.
Stereo Enhancement is a mastering technique in which one stereo file is used; whereas stem enhancement is a mastering technique in which multiple instrument groups or stems are used. Stereo enhancement provide the stere sound and loudness of the recording.
A limiter allows you to bring up the level without allowing the peaks to clip. Modern mastering is extremely precise in catching peaks and setting a ceiling to control the sound wave and provide a more consistent, enjoyable sound.