Mastering Studio & Mastering Engineer
I specialise in providing music Mastering services to extremely high standards for clients worldwide. Working from my private Mastering studio in the UK, I provide all types of Mastering services for music releases including vinyl, albums, singles, Stem Mastering and Remastering services.
As an experienced Mastering engineer I have the ability to hear and feel music a certain way, a skillset that allows me to immerse myself into a project from a highly critical and creative perspective simultaneously.
I enjoy Mastering all genres of music, including fusions of Pop, Rock & Metal, Rap, Jazz, Reggae, Country, Electronic and EDM. I like pushing boundaries and striving for sonic perfection, whilst always respecting the vision of the music and the material itself.
2024 Stereo Mastering Rate/Cost – £45.00 GBP per song/track
* Discounts for Multiple Tracks/Songs, E.P & Album Mastering
Get in touch with me via email to discuss Mastering projects, rates and bookings.
Examples of my work can be found in the audio player at the bottom of the website.
Post Production Mixing
CD/DDP & Vinyl Sequencing
Mix/Production Consultancy & Advisory Services
EMAIL – CONTACT@SDRAUDIOPRODUCTION.CO.UK
TELEPHONE 📞 – The Mastering Studio: 02393073532
How much does Mastering cost?
My Stereo Mastering rate is £45.00 GBP per song/track. This includes unlimited Mastering revisions and final Master files are delivered as 24bit WAV, 16bit WAV, plus a high quality MP3 version as standard.
Discounts are given for multiple songs/tracks, E.P Mastering and Album Mastering.
What is Mastering?
Mastering is the final stage of a professional audio recording once the mix is completed. Working with an experienced Mastering Engineer, they will enhance the final mix, taking the sound of the production to the finish line and act as quality control for the end of the project. Along with enhancing the final mix, the main purpose is to get the audio to translate the same way as it was intended to in the “real world”, when played back on the vast number of different audio systems, broadcasting and digital streaming providers out there. It turns the final mix of a track into something that is ready for consumption at the standard needed and compared to in today’s music industry. Ensuring things are balanced tonally and hitting the correct target loudness levels required.
When working with a collection of audio recorded at different recording studios, with different mix engineers and at different times, Mastering can be used to bring the collection of tracks together to sound more like they are from the same recording sessions as each other. Helping them all fit together more convincingly to the ears of the end listener.
When working with problem mixes, some things can be fixed at the Mastering stage and some things can not. For this reason it is always best to be able to go back to the original mix sessions or mix stems to make any adjustments that could be highlighted in the Mastering stage.
Mastering can involve different types of EQ treatment, multiband and stereo compression / limiting, mono and stereo balancing, stereo width enhancement, de-
What type of final mix format is best for Mastering?
There are two ways for the final mix to be sent for Mastering. The first is a Stereo WAV file of the final mix, which I always prefer to work with if the mix itself is of a professional standard.
For more control over the different aspects and instruments of a mix, the “Stem Mastering” process can be used. This is multiple Stereo WAV files that contain the mix broken down into individual instruments, which once put together recreate the final mix exactly how it was. Stem Mastering is recommended for achieving better results with problematic mixes.
I like to work with 48kHz/24bit WAV files, but 44.1kHz/16bit and 96kHz/32bit is also accepted if the project has been recorded/mixed in that sample rate. What is most important is I work with the same sample rate files as the project has been created with. Please inform me of these details when sending the files.
When rendering/exporting/printing final mixes and stem files for Mastering, please ensure peaks on the main mix/tracks are no higher than -1 dB. If the meters are peaking over 0 dB, please lower the individual mix elements to remove the overload. If any processing has been done on the overall mix (for example Compression and EQ), please inform me of what has been used. If a version of the final mixes can be rendered/printed without this processing, please include these as extra options for Mastering.
Reference Tracks for Mastering?
Please include any reference tracks you may have of other artist’s material to demonstrate what kind of sound you are aiming for in regards to the final production.
Get in touch with me via email to discuss projects, rates and bookings.
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