Csound Music offers top quality audio mastering services utilizing the best mastering plugins available today. Mastering maximizes your music’s potential by bringing out the best combination of balance, depth, punch, clarity, consistency, and volume across all the songs in a project. Proper mastering can perfect your sound in the following ways:
*balance song levels and equalize the sound of individual tracks
*use noise reduction to eliminate clicks, dropouts, noise between tracks, and hum
*provide dynamic range compression or expansion
*dithering for various formats as required
*balance stereo levels and adjust frequencies
*edit flaws and maximize overall sound quality
*provide stereo widening and spatial enhancement
*enhance loudness without compromising dynamic range
Preparing Your Mixes for Mastering
For the absolute best possible audio mastering results, do not process your stereo mixdowns if your songs will be mastered. This includes having NO compression, limiting or equalization on your master bus.
Do not let the peak level of your master bus (mix bus) go above -4dB. The optimal peak levels should be between -10dB to -4dB. Note: It's okay if 1 or 2 peaks go slightly over -4dB.
Keep the sample rate and bit depth in its original (as recorded) format. We accept Wave files and AIFF files. MP3's are not an acceptable for mastering.
Leave 2 seconds of silence at the beginning of your track with faders in the mix position, if you can. Also leave a few seconds of silence after your track ends.
Your songs should be less than 6 minutes. If a song is over 6 minutes, an additional charge may be added.
Submitting Your Songs
Contact us here (email@example.com) and provide the following info: Name, email address, phone number, and number of songs you'd like to submit. We will send you a Dropbox link via email. Upload your files to the Dropbox folder and we will conduct an initial evaluation of the submitted files. If all is well, we will contact you to purchase the mastering services by adding them to the cart below. If there is a technical problem with the files we will contact you and attempt to resolve the issue before moving forward.