CD Mastering procedure

 

Audio CD Mastering Procedure! Our mastering process is definitely up there with the Top Audio CD Mastering Compaies in the World. We use Pro-Tools HD systems to utilizing their high end A/D D/A converters. We run .Wav Audio Files/Songs through our Manley Massive Passive EQ or our custom made analog mastering EQ, which ever one makes your mixes sound warm and clear, Then we run your Mixes/Songs through our Manley Mastering SLAM stereo limiter and Micpre. After that we record the audio back into Pro-Tools HD using our high end A/D converters. Next, we edit the beginning and end of all your songs so there will be no noise between your tracks on the final CD and the fade outs will be perfect. Finally we re-name the mastered file found in our Protools HD session folder under Audio Files to the song title and either send it back to your email or burn the mastered song and create a Red Book Master CD. We only use the highest quality CD-ROM media when creating your Red Book Master CD.

Online Audio Mastering within 24-48 hours! We understand that you may have to meet a strict deadline and need your project fully mastered within a one to two days. Other CD Mastering Companies chareg extra to finish your Mastering Project in a reasonable amount of time, they probably don't have three identical Mastering Labs working 24 hour a day although our normal business hours are 10am to 8pm 7 days a week. During that time we have customer service and take on new CD Mastering gigs. At Ryan Clement Mastering we are here to meet your deadline. All you have to do is send us your mixed down 16 or 24 bit 44.1 to 192kHz stereo wav. songs between -3 and -6 db so we have enough headroom to work with. Send your songs/mixes either online using our FILE UPLOAD SYSTEM and Pay using our PayPal Payment Menu (choose the payment option that correlates with how many songs you need mastered) or send your Audio or DATA CD to us through The United States Post Office, make sure that you include a United States Postal Money Order made out to Ryan Clement for the amount that correlates to how many songs you are sending or which Audio Mastering Package Deal you choose.

Very Important! Please don't compress or limit your mixes to make them louder. We use one of the most transparent and expensive mastering compressors in the world. We need your mixes to be low and clean with all the dynamics. If you compress or limit your mixes before mastering it will do more harm then good.

24-48 Hour Mastering! We will have your Songs/Mixes, Stereo .Wav Files fully mastered within 24 hours to 48 hours from when we receive them. Usually within 24 hours. If you only have one song or just want to try us out we can have One Song Mastered in 1 hour from when we receive your File Upload and Paypal/Credit/Debit card payment. Since the stereo .wav files are going to be too large to send through regular email, please use our FILE UPLOAD SYSTEM to upload your Songs/Mixes as Stereo Wav Files below -3db with no limiter or compressor on main mix/overall song. If you are sending more then one song, please zip them up into one folder using Winzip or Winrar so we can download your whole mastering project at once.

Online Audio Mastering! Must send one stereo wav file for each song mixed down between -3 and -6 to give us enough headroom for widening, tube EQ warmth and high quality CD Mastering compression. Use our FILE UPLOAD SYSTEM to upload your songs to our server, remember to zip up all your songs into one folder and call the folder your full name and email address to make it easier for us to download your entire Audio Mastering project at once. We will do the same when sending the mastered songs back to your email address so that you can easily download and burn them to an Audio CD. We do not accept MP3 or WMA formats of your songs unless that is all you have and they are not distorted. MP3 and WMA files are not a high quality format, they are 10 times less quality then a stereo .wav or .aif file.

Preparing your CD for Audio Mastering by Mail! All you need to do is send us your stereo mixed down songs burned as Audio or DATA on a CD-ROM 24 or 16 bit 44.1kHz to 192kHz in .wav or .aif format if your using a Mac. You can also just simply send us your Audio CD and we will convert it into the proper format for you before running your songs through our AUDIO CD MASTERING gear. It is important that you do not have your mixes pegged to 0db. Keep the level down between -3 to -6 db so that you don’t run the risk of audio distortion. If you need cross fades or fade ins/fade outs we will do it free of charge. We have the fastest turn around time in the business. We can have Online Mastering projects finished within 24 hours and One Song Mastering finished in just 1 hour. If you choose Mastering by Mail we will ship your mastering project back to you within 48 hours of when we receive it through the United States Post Office. Please allow 1-2 business days for shipping. Please include a United States Postal Money order payable to Ryan Clement with the exact amount that correlates to how many songs you send or our price list on every page. Also include the Title of your project and a song list in the correct order with the song titles written or typed on a piece of paper. we can include CD text so that the name of your songs will show up on the screen in most audio players. If you are sending a playable audio CD please burn it in the correct order.

If you decide to ship your DATA or Audio CD we accept United States Postal Service Money Orders which are obtainable at any United States Post Office.

Call For Mailing Address!

Phone: 818 459 2004

Remember to make money orders payable to Ryan Clement, Founder of our CD Mastering Company.

Please include your contact information including your name, address, phone number and email address incase we need to contact you.

Quality Guarenteed! We are positive that if you hear the difference in sound quality, warmth, thickness and levels our Mastering Labs produce, you will send us every song that you ever recorded and tell all your friends. Our Audio CD Mastering rates are unbelievable! You can send us your songs one at a time or your whole album at once. We will keep a log of your CD Mastering settings in order to keep track of all your mastering sessions. Your songs will always sound like they belong together, the peak level from song to song will always be consistent and will be able to compete with Major Label releases and commercial radio singles! Audio Mastering adds the proper punch, warmth and clarity to your sound. if you don't like how your final masters sound after you receive them and the problem does not stem from your recordings or mix and we didn't do a good job on our end, we will have another CD Mastering engineer re-master your songs or entire project absolutely FREE. If the problems stem from your recordings or mix and you fix the problems we will give you a good deal on re-mastering your song or project even though the problems did not derive from our CD Mastering process.

What Are You Waiting For! Send us your song files today and have your Audio Mastering project finished within 24 hours if you Upload them to our server or if you send us an Audio or Data CD through The United States Postal Service, please include a United States Postal Money Order payable to Ryan Clement with the correct amount that correlates with how many songs/mixes you are sending in for Mastering. Also be sure to Include your contact information and specify which package deal you want. If you only want one song mastered the price will be $25.00 and we can do it in 1 hour during business hours 10am to 8pm 7 days a week. Full length albums 9-20 songs we will ship overnight/express mail back to you and pick up the shipping charges. How many other Mastering Companies with our affordable prices offer FREE shipping? If you are not happy with the master after you put it in any audio system we will have another engineer master your songs again absolutely free. If the problems stem from your recordings or mix and you fix the problems we will give you a good deal on re-mastering your song or project even though the problems did not derive from our CD Mastering process.

Payment Options.

Paypal/ Credit or Debit Card

Upload your Song or Mastering Project!

Please browse for your Song File/Folder to upload... To upload multiple files please use WinZip, Stuffit, or WinRar to Zip the Files up into one File/Zip Folder to upload.

 

Mastering Prices

 

If you decide to ship your DATA or Audio CD we accept United States Postal Service Money Orders which are obtainable at any United States Post Office.

Call For Mailing Address!

Phone: 818 459 2004

Remember to make money orders payable to Ryan Clement, Founder of our CD Mastering Company.

Please include your contact information including your name, address, phone number and email address incase we need to contact you.

We don't use Plugins like our Competitors! We do top level mastering for the lowest price in the industry. We charge $25 per song if you are an independent artist or record label; this includes a free Red Book Master CD. Most Audio CD Mastering facilities with similar equipment and experience charge around $100 dollars a song. We only charge $50 to a $100 a song when we master for Major Record Labels because they have a CD Mastering Budget.

Upload Song FIle Or Zip Folder

Please browse for your Song File/Folder to upload... To upload multiple files please use WinZip, Stuffit, or WinRar to Zip the Files up into one File/Zip Folder to upload.

  

Mastering Prices
 

Make sure that you leave a little bit of head room (3 to 6 dB) so that we have room for Analog EQ and Mastering Compression. The loudest point in your Song (or the peak) should be between -3 to -6db with no limiter or compression on overall Song/Mix, Compression is ok if you use it correctly on a separated track in the mix but not on the Song/Main Mix as a whole. The biggest mistake people make is sending us Audio Files/Songs that are too hot, clipping, limited or compressed. Learn more about audio clipping. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipping_ (audio)

At Ryan Clement Mastering, if you don't get a hold of our customer service in the first few attempts. Please leave a message which includes your phone number & email address so we know who you are (we get around 100 phone calls a day, you will probably get a quicker response if you email us)

TEXT: 818 459 2004 Email: help@audio-cd-mastering.com