Audio Mastering / CD mastering
Audio mastering is the final stage of development for your audio project. You have laboured for many hours in the studio, changing, improving, editing and refining. Audio mastering is that last step typically carried out by a third person that can make all the difference to the end result, having the advantage of a 'A fresh set of ears.'
Audio mastering is often confused with mixing, but the two are quite different: Mixing is balancing the levels between instruments and getting the individual instruments to sound good, where as mastering is a final touch and maximising of the sound volume. Commerically released CDs often sound much louder than your own mixes as they use compression and clever limiting techniques to maximise the levels, boosting the overall sound.
Ideal Preparation for the audio mastering process/ CD mastering
Before sending in your final audio for the mastering process, get the mix as good as you can get it. Spend a little extra time when doing the mixdown, as the correction of errors; although possible is difficult and expensive. Ideally review the material through quality speakers and cheap sound systems at different levels to be sure that the sound is balanced and the frequencies are not too boomy.
Audio Mastering Process / CD mastering
Through our purpose built audio mastering studio we then pass your audio to one of our experienced mastering engineers who then with the aid of top end audio equipment and their own experience of over the last decade will personally refine and improve your tracks. After a final proof has been agreed you are ready for CD duplication or CD replication
Amstore has experience in a all genere's of music from Hip Hop to Gospel. Some of the processes include:
- Pq Encoding
- Multiband Compresion
- Noise Reduction
- Editing and Mixing/cross-fading
- Media Conversion
- Dubbing facilities are also available
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In addition to our CD / DVD duplication and audio mastering services, Amstore are also masters at delivering high quality vinyl records. Please follow this link for more information on vinyl pressing.