Mastering, a form of audio post-production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication). In recent years digital masters have become usual although analog masters, such as audio tapes, are still being used by the manufacturing industry, notably by a few engineers who have chosen to specialize in analog mastering. Mastering requires critical listening; however, software tools exist to facilitate the process.
Mastering is a crucial gateway between production and consumption and, as such, it involves technical knowledge as well as specific aesthetics.Results still depend upon the accuracy of speaker monitors and the listening environment. Mastering engineers may also need to apply corrective equalization and dynamic compression in order to optimise sound translation on all playback systems. It is standard practice to make a copy of a master recording, known as a safety copy, in case the master is lost, damaged or stolen.
• Tracks must be a good final raw mix. All track submissions must be final versions no further revisions allowed.
• Tracks less than six minutes and more than ten minutes will not be accepted.
• Send a maximum of five tracks for a digital EP. All WAVS files must be 24 bit / 44.100 Khz -6 DB minimum.
• Once your submission is accepted you will need to complete a contract.
• We will also need a brief biography for a press release for the online stores.
• The cover of your new release must follow our label’s style standard.
• The distribution process takes around five weeks until your final release date. Please don’t upload full length tracks on your website or other social media outlets.