Traditionally and for many years analog mastering equipment were the sole tools used by many studios to bring music to its optimum level and to produce songs ready for radios and vinyl printing. Nowadays the digital revolution has simplified the process of music making. Recording studios and music producers have a wealth of resources available at their finger-tips, allowing them to compose, record, mix, and print music seamlessly. Nevertheless, the results always seem to lack that professional mastering engineer’s touch.
Analog Mastering Studios
Software recording studio programs like Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic X, Steinberg Cubase and others come with so many built-in mastering plug-ins. However, artists will continue to seek the type of quality mastering offered by high-end analog mastering studios for additional processing, polishing, editing, balancing, and other professional touches. If applied properly, these enhancements make a dramatic difference in the quality, impact, image, and competitiveness of the final release.
Accurate studio monitors and the best analog mastering equipment operated by mastering engineer with significant experience and the “right set of ears,” is required to bring music to its optimum level.
Analog Mastering vs Digital
Not that every song has to be mastered with analogue equipment. We have digitally mastered so many songs that did not need the coloring and warmth that analog equalizers and compressors add to the signal passing though. On the other hand, many songs were enhanced by the sweetness that analog gear added to the mix. When you send us your song we can master it using all the tools available at our disposal, then send you two versions to choose from. This way you will have the option to choose the version that you prefer the best. Mastering means getting the absolute best out of your music before releasing it and compromise is not an option.
Millennia NSEQ-4 Two Channel Class A Discrete Solid State Parametric Equalizer
API 5500 Stereo/Dual Mono 550 EQs with Range Switch
API Audio 2500 stereo compressor
- Michelangelo – Hendyamps Class A, all tube, full stereo EQ
TK-lizer Mastering EQ with M/S function
Lynx Hilo AD/DA Mastering Converter
- Full range Tyler Acoustics Decade MM5X Speakers
Emotiva XPA-2 Amplifier
Upload Stereo tracks 24 bit Wave (.wav)
We offer free revision if necessary
We offer free mastering for the instrumental of the same song
We offer free YouTube & Spotify versions if requested
Hourly Attended Mastering: $120.00
DDP file (CD manufacturing): $130.00