stripeiconTo get your tracks mastered by Audiomaster simply follow these easy instructions. We have also provided some guidelines to make sure everything goes smoothly. Alternatively, please call or email us.

How it works

  • Upload your mixes to our server. Alternatively you can send via post.
  • If required then we will send a free test master.
  • We will master your tracks and send you a link to download 16bit WAV files.
  • If any tweaks are necessary then these will be carried out and new WAVs will be uploaded.
  • Once final approval has been made then we will send the digital masters. If required we will also send a digital DDP image with PC/Mac player. A RedBook CD master can also be sent.

What you need to provide us…

  • Details of song sequence, spacing, fades etc. for each track.
  • Any additional information as possible eg. specific treatment, reference material, clicks, pops, hiss etc. to be removed.
  • Your contact information – mailing address, email address, phone number, etc.
  • We urge you to provide as many notes and examples as possible. If you do not provide us with any specific information then your mastering will be left to the engineer’s discretion.

Where to send your masters

When your tracks are ready you can upload directly to us via our website. Click here for details. If you wish to post then please send them to: Audiomaster, 10 Old Park Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4EZ, UK.

Format

Formats accepted are:

  • Digital files provided online in WAV or AIFF
  • Data CDR or CDRW containing audio data files
  • Data DVDR containing audio data files
  • Audio CD
  • DAT (16-bit – 32, 44.1 or 48 kHz)
  • Minidisc

When sending in physical media then please note:

  • Make sure you label the media itself with your name and contact details.
  • If you are sending CDR, make sure you use the best media available.
  • If you are using DAT then make sure you use a brand new one.
  • Fast forward and rewind the new DAT at least once before using it.
  • Leave two minutes digital blank at the beginning of the DAT (90% of errors on DATs appear in the first minute).

Things to remember when mixing

  • Do not apply any of your own mastering to the overall mix.
  • Make sure there is no clipping. Export at 24/32bit and leave plenty of headroom.
  • If possible, don’t do fade-ins and fade-outs during mixing. This can be done smoothly and easily in the mastering stage.
  • Do not apply any other overall processing to the entire mix as this is best left to the mastering stage.