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ONLINE MASTERING AND OUR PHILOSOPHY


During mastering, we do not only focus on the technical aspects like phase, spectral analysis, compression, equalization, delivery, etc., but also on sensitive aspects like good criteria at the moment of making decisions on delicate and polemic issues like dynamic range preservation, and thus granting a more musical and respectful character to your music.

"If Very Loud defines better the objective for your music, we will also know how to achieve it with the best skills".

It is important to remember that the Mastering process is not a phase to repair the deficiencies of the previous stages, Mastering does not fix a bad mix, during Mastering it is the moment to touch up, homogenize, enhance details, search for consistency and impact. Therefore we also offer ¨Mix Coaching¨ the service for advice and follow up of your mixes, with no additional cost once you have signed up for the Mastering by dBMix Studios. We stand on the fact that we rely on a work team dedicated to render to you the best possible service.

We hope to listen to your productions. Try our Mastering Demo, and achieve the international standards that your music deserves.
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To obtain the best result, please read the following instructions:

1- Please avoid sending your project on .mp3, .wma, m4a, or any other compressed format of low resolution. It is important that the files are exported directly from your mix. The minimum required to obtain an excellent result is 16bit (preferably 24bits and 32bits), Sample Rate of at least 44.1 KHz, Stereo, and .wav or .aiff format.

2- Before sending your project to us, please make sure that no process for gaining volume has been applied on the Master Bus of your mix. We will take charge of the volume level for your song.

3- Your peaks must be kept in a media between -8 and -2 dB on the Master Bus. This will allow us to have more Headroom to work and we will be able to achieve the highest level of quality on the mastering of your project.

4- We recommend that, together with theTrack to be Mastered (in a compressed .zip or .dmg file), you send us a Song/Track of Reference from any recording, in which you like very much the sound on the style to work with.

Do not forget to read our complete Mastering FAQs to obtain further information about Mastering at dBMix Studios.

If your Track exceeds 10 minutes of length, an extra charge will be added.

SOME TIPS BEFORE MASTERING

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Be sure the Master bus does not contain a limiter or any effects.

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Converting Mp3 files back to .wav or .aif files will not provide a better quality file. Once the file is converted to a compressed format it loses quality that can never be regained.

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Be sure your audio does not peak above -1dB.