How to book your mastering

How it works

To get your tracks mastered by Steve Kitch Mastering simply follow these easy instructions. You can call or email if you need any further information.

  • Upload your mixes to the server. Alternatively, you can send via post.
  • If required, you can request a test master (new clients).
  • Steve Kitch 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 Steve will send the digital masters. Any additional formats required (such as CD, vinyl) will also be sent.
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What you need to provide…

  • Details of song sequence, spacing, fades etc. for each track.
  • Any additional information that might be relevant. Eg. specific treatment, reference material, any clicks/pops/hiss etc. to be removed.
  • Your contact information – mailing address, email address, phone number, etc.
  • Please provide as many notes and examples as possible. If you do not provide any specific information then your mastering will be left to Steve’s discretion.

Where to send your masters

When your tracks are ready you can upload directly to here. If you wish to post then please send them to: Steve Kitch Mastering, 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 more easily during the mastering stage.
  • Do not apply any other overall processing to the entire mix as this is best left to the mastering stage.