Prepare & Upload Song Files

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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.

Due to an overwhelming amount of FREE SONG submissions, we currently can only master 2 minutes of one of your songs for a FREE sample. We still want you to hear the difference our Audio CD Mastering Company makes before you make a commitment. Too many people took advantage of our FREE song policy and only had one song mastered at a time sent from different email addresses. Send us a song using our FILE UPLOAD SYSTEM, Our file uploading system has a Text Field/Box that asks for a Description of your Audio Mastering Project, remember to type in Free Song. Our turn around time for a FREE 2 minute sample has been reduced from 7-14 business days to 1-5 business day

 

EMAIL: help@audio-cd-mastering.com CALL: 818-459-2004

 

FREE SONG SAMPLE

We have a TWO MINUTE FREE SONG SAMPLE POLICY! Send us a wav. song using our New Audio Mastering FILE UPLOAD SYSTEM below, we will Master 2 minutes of one of your songs for free so you can hear the difference. No catch, no obligation. Make sure that you mix down to a stereo wav. file. Level Should be from -3 to -6. You may need to bring your master fader down between -3 to -6 to get the desired level before you mix down. If the overall song level is too hot, Limited or Compressed we will have no room for Audio Mastering.

 

 

File Preparation Guidelines
How to properly prepare your 24 or 16 bit 44.1khz to 192khz Stereo wav. or aif. Audio Files/Songs for the greatest Mastering results.

Headroom - 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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipping_ (audio)

Clean Mixes - The best technique for recording vocals to insure that you have high quality/clean recordings is to mix your instruments, or bring your stereo instrumental down to between -6 and -10db before you start recording vocals. You should be able to turn your head phones output three quarters to all the way up and your mixed instruments or stereo instrumental should not be distorted or too loud before you start recording your first vocal track. This way you don’t have to use as much microphone/pre amp gain to hear your vocals, if you use less gain and stay in the green you will have clean recordings. Don’t let them clip/red or even go above green at the loudest point and always keep your recordings well below 0db. Your overall Mix will be between -3 and -6 db already without having to bring your master fader down before you mix down/bounce to a stereo wav. File, your Song/Mix will sound much better and you will get higher quality masters.

Don’t add Effects on the Final/Main Mix - like Normalization, EQ, Limiting, Compression, etc. to the final mix. That’s part of the mastering process and we will do it using our State of the Art Custom Made/Designed Outboard Mastering Gear that we have been upgrading since 1998.

Sample Rate - Keep the mixes in the pre-existing sample rate you've been recording in, the sample rate you chose when creating your audio session. Audio sample rates are 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz and 192 kHz. 16 bit 44.1 kHz is CD quality but you should record in the highest sample rate that your computer and recording software can handle.

Bit Rate - The bit rate of all your songs should be 16 bit or 24 bit. The bit rate of your final master will be CD quality 16 bit. Always mix down/bounce to disc as Stereo interleaved, uncompressed .Wav files. We will master good quality MP3's if that’s all you have because you or your mixing engineer no longer have access to the audio session files, either never created or no longer have original .wav or .aif mix down. Keep in mind that Mp3 is around to 10 times less quality then a high quality stereo .wav file because the compression used to create an MP3 file seriously degrades the quality of the audio file, making it a bad choice for mastering and only a last resort because we can still make an MP3 sound much better. At Ryan Clement Mastering we resample low quality audio files to 16 bit 192 kHz using our custom made software. We also have the Waves Mercury Collection TDM Plug-ins bundle and use some its tools like Crackle and Click restoration. Almost all songs have harsh crackles and clicks that you can’t hear in the mix, even the cleanest recordings record in Protools HD with a 3,000 dollar microphone have Crackles and a bunch of clicks here and there, they are mostly behind the percussion and when we take them out the mix sounds better. We make sure that the quality of your mixes are as good as possible before we run them through our high end outboard Mastering gear.

Song Title/File Name - Please make sure that your songs are titled correctly.

Album Length - Full length albums should be under 74 minutes in length minutes to adhere to the "Redbook" standard. This will make sure that there will be no errors during the duplication process.

Silence - Please leave one second of silence at the beginning and ending of each file if you can, if you have already done your own song starts and fade outs we will notice because they will sound on point. If they are not perfect we will use our 14 years of Mastering experience and make the beginning and ending of each song flawless.

ISRC Codes - You might want to think about whether or not you want ISRC codes for tracking, Title and Artist information imbedded into the audio CD. This is added when we burn your Redbook Master CD here at Ryan Clement Mastering. Here is some more information on ISRC codes - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Standard_Recording_Code

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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.

  

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

Thank You

Ryan Clement (Founder)