Mastering /Studio / MASTERING SAMPLES

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A good mastering can be everything from a subtle enhancement to a massive gain in loudness, imaging and depth, but either way what a mastering engineer does has to be perfectly appropriate. Mastering for audiovisual media is not only a job that needs sophisticated technical knowledge and skills. It is a job that needs a great amount of intuition and experience as well, to meet the style and intention of the mix – and to match the needs of artist, producer and label at the same time.

Though the loudness war is over, we still like loud masters, if the are dynamically alive and technically free of digital clipping and ISP (Inter-Sample-Peaking). Our unique multiple oversampling M/S limiter processing chain guarantees fat, but 100% clipping free master tracks with a general safety headroom of 0.4 dB for poor MP3-Encoding and all those cheap DA-converter designs that reside in portable media players these days. As broadcasting stations always apply their own automatic program limiters to avoid volume jumps between tracks, our masters will sound just fine here, while masters that tried to beat the last drop of loudness out of the material will sound flat and unpleasant on radio.

 

BEFORE/AFTER SAMPLES

Below you find a selection of mastering samples. But as nothing beats a free demo-mastering of your own stuff, don’t hesitate to let us show you what we can do for real:

We master 1 minute of your own material FOR FREE. If you don’t like what you hear, you don’t owe us a cent. If you want us to do the rest of your track(s), we’ll make you a reasonable offer. Just ask HERE.

1. POP-ROCK

BEFORE – original mix

Sofatumblers-Patients MIX

AFTER – mastered version

Sofatumblers-Patients MASTER

Sample courtesy of SOFATUMBLERS.

2. METAL

BEFORE – original mix

Human DNA MIX

AFTER – mastered version

Human DNA MASTER

Sample courtesy of HUMAN DNA.

3. SOUL

BEFORE – original mix

SheLa Be – Now MIX

AFTER – mastered version

SheLa Be – Now MASTER

Sample courtesy of SheLa Be.

4. HIP-HOP

BEFORE – original mix

Vince Dutch-Wunderschöner Tag MIX

AFTER – mastered version

Vince Dutch-Wunderschöner Tag MASTER

Sample courtesy of VINCE DUTCH.

5. CHAMBER MUSIC

BEFORE – original mix

Ivan Dorenburg-Mila MIX

AFTER – mastered version

Ivan Dorenburg-Mila MASTER

Sample courtesy of Ivan Dorenburg.

6. HARDCORE PUNK

BEFORE – original mix

3.MAHNUNG-Damit die Welt MIX

AFTER – mastered version

3.MAHNUNG-Damit die Welt MASTER

Sample courtesy of 3.MAHNUNG.