Mastering is the process of ‘framing’ the loudness, equalizing the sound and optimizing the stereo image of a recording with the help of the right equipment and software.
We now offer "online mastering": just send us your files and our engineers will do the work: easy and efficient! With their many years of experience they know to give your recordings greater precision and liveliness. Follow these 4 steps to take your recording to the next level:
1) Check your files
Check your levels. The signal over the entire track should be between -6dB and -3dB to allow for enough head-room and to prevent deformation etc. Export in Wave or AIFF format (in any case never MP3), 16 bit, 24 bit or 32 bit floating point. Do not use any mastering plug-ins (compressor, limiter, maximizer, stereo spread, dither or anything else) and send the tracks including the name of the artist and title. We can process all formats from 44.1 kHz to 365 kHz PCM as well as DXD multi channel.
Use WeTransfer to send your files to mastering at studiovanschuppen dot nl.
You can also send more specific information introducing yourself as well as any specific requests you may have for mastering.
You can also send us a reference track so we know what sound you are looking for and what you expect from the end result. Mark this file clearly as 'reference track'!
3) Free demo
To test out our mastering service we offer you a one-time opportunity to upload a single track clearly marked as a demo. Within 24 hours we will send you a fragment of the mastered track (approx. 30 seconds) free of charge. Have a listen back to your track and decide if you like what you hear! If you don’t receive a response within 24 hours please contact us to verify that we have received your file.
If you are happy with your demo you can transfer your payment. Payment instructions will be sent to you by email when you place your order.
When we are done mastering we will send you an email, usually through WeTransfer with the digital master (standard 16 bit 44.1 KHz) in Wave format. If you would like to receive different resolutions you can request these.
We also offer you one opportunity to request changes to the master free of charge. Let us know if you would like us to make changes to the EQ, compression, stereo etc. If after one round of changes you would like to make further alterations you will be billed for these.