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Online Mastering

Mastering is the final stage in making a record. Where we pull all the tracks together into a consistent whole, and bring the level up to commercial standards. Using our mastering-grade monitoring chain, high-end, hand-picked analogue chain and the finest digital tools available, we can surgically correct mix issues and bring your tracks to life.

Whether you need a pumped up, hard-hitting dancefloor shaker or a warm, organic tone for a delicate acoustic masterpiece, we use the tools and techniques to bring out the best in your tracks.

All new clients are eligible for a free mastering sample.

Online Mastering rates

We like to keep things simple, including our rates.

Mastering for digital £30 per track
Mastering for vinyl £10 additional per track
DDP image £15 per disc
Instrumental & alternate versions £5 per track

All rates include up to three mastering revisions, and one mix revision. Files are delivered as CD quality WAV – 44.1kHz, 16 bit – as standard. Other formats available on request. Extras charged at the rates above. Contact us for a full quote.

Vinyl mastering

The techniques used to bring tracks to commercial levels in digital formats don’t play well with vinyl. If you’re pressing on wax, we recommend getting a separate set of pre-masters that use minimal A/D clipping and no brickwall limiting, leaving the cutting engineer room to adjust what he needs for the best possible result on his particular lathe.

Before/After mastering samples

Want to hear the difference mastering can make? The tracks on the left are the mixes as we received them, and on the right are the final product. Louder, yes. But also warmer, fatter and richer. When we master, we bring out the music, not just the level.

Before mastering

After mastering

Uploading files for mastering

If you’re ready to go, simply send your files to submit@brightonmastering.co.uk with your favourite large file transfer system – we recommend WeTransfer.com along with the following details:

  • Artist name
  • Release title
  • Track titles
  • Running order
  • ISRC codes (if you have them)
  • Any notes you may have
  • Any references you can provide

File delivery specs

Please ensure you send your mixdowns ready for mastering:

  • As stereo interleaved, 24 bit WAV or AIFF
  • At the sample rate your project is in
  • With 3dB headroom – or at least no clipping
  • With master limiters switched off

Any questions, simply email us on hello@brightonmastering.co.uk or call Nick on 07795 484452.