AUDIO MASTERINGS is an online mixing / mastering service based in Rennes France since 1998, offering a professional result at an honest cost.
Using the latest techniques and material available, we are able to offer a service that will adapt to the needs of all our customers at a reasonable cost.
Dance, house, techno, break beat, drum & bass, pop, rock, hip hop, live shows, singles, EPs, albums, whatever your needs , we have the experience to do the mastering of your music and mix your project to meet your requirements.
As the sound renders differently depending on the support it uses (CD,mp3,radio,phone,etc) we can provide different optimised versions of your project so it renders the best sound quality on every support and matches the loudness of mainstream music. We like t stay close to our customer as our philosophy is to give you the sound you want, if you trust us enough we will do our job as usual but if you have a certain type of sound in mind, we are happy to discuss it so we can take the best direction for the work.
Most of our customers do ask us for a very loud sound while for others there is the loudness war debate and the effect it has on the dynamics of the recorded music. We can make your tracks sound very loud without distorting or clipping the sound and without the pumping sound of too much compression. Different genres need a different approach and while we are in an era of very loud masters for dance, pop or rock, we do understand that a lower loudness would sound better on acoustic recordings, live, jazz, etc where the dynamic of the sound has to be retained. With years of experience in the industry, we are confident that the service we propose is excellent , for this reason we are not afraid of doing a free test master if needed, please do not hesitate to ask firstname.lastname@example.org
With over 20 years of experience, AUDIO MASTERINGS can assure that your music will be handled with love, and mastered to its fullest potential.
Our proprietary analog and digital mastering techniques, developed over time, will assure the finest quality for your songs. We use the finest quality equipment, many custom built from experts .
Please note we are here to help you. That includes:
- Listening to your mixes
- Helping you hear things you might have missed
- And making suggestions to help your sound, if you so desire.
- We want to be part of “your team”
- What can I do to prepare my mixes for mastering?
When mixing, try to reference your mixes against source material that you are familiar with, like your favorite CD’s. Apply minimal compression (or none at all) to your 2 track mixes.
On a DAW (digital audio workstation) a level of -6db on your mixes will leave us with enough headroom to do a good master for you. On an analog recorder, you may want to experiment on the level input, as some people enjoy the sound of tape saturation. Be sure to play back the first mixes and make sure they have gone to tape sounding the way you had envisioned. Don’t master before you master! Using mastering plug-ins is fine for your demos, or to make loud for yourself. Our best results will be to start with an unadulterated mix. The exception to that rule is if you mixed with that plug-in as part of your “sound”. If that’s the case, we will work with what you’ve got. Life is full of compromises! Don’t Rush! Take your time, and make sure your mixes are what you want. While mastering can sometimes vastly improve a mix, it cant fix a bad performance or lackluster mix. Get References! Please bring some of your favorite CD’s. Especially ones that you think your music can or should sound like. This will help your mastering engineer understand what you want from your session. Ask questions. Don’t be afraid or intimidated by the process. Your mastering engineer is happy to explain the process and show you what he/she is doing. How long does it take to master something?
There is no definitive answer, but an average full music CD consisting of approximately 40-50 minutes of music (10-14 songs) usually can be finished in about 4-5 hours. A CD single with a few different versions can usually be finished in an hour or less. Formats Accepted
1/2″ analog reel
1/4″ analog reel
.AIF (Aiff) files
Digital files should remain at the sample rate they were recorded at. Stereo interleaved or dual mono are both fine. Sony 1630
Other formats can be arranged. Please call for information.
Since 1998 we work with differents companies to offer the best quality result to our customers.
You can also choose the factory were you want to release your product between: MPO, GZ Vinyl, Curved Pressings, Optimal, Record Press Manufacture, France Vinyl, M Com' Musique, Vinyl De Paris ...
200, 300, 500, 1000 or more copies, including 5 tests pressings, CMYB labels, black or white sleeve with hole, 1 european shipping, and 6 to 10 weeks of delivery.
From 800€ including VAT.