LB-Mastering Studios provides CD Mastering and Mixing Services. We provide you with the option to either upload your project or to send a CD or DVD to our Studio in Virginia. At LB-Mastering Studios you will always have the opportunity to speak to your Engineer, no matter where you are in the world. If you required an attendance session, please contact us to schedule a visit to our studio at no extra charge. CD Mastering is the final step your music takes before it is manufactured. It takes talent and experience to bring out all the potential of your mixes. Our engineer at LB-Mastering Studios has over 37 years of experience in music recording, mixing and mastering.
CD Mastering can make the difference between a “good” song and a “great” song. Mastering offers an objective professional ear to your music. It also provides a new perspective, which perhaps is the most important function of a Mastering Engineer. CD Mastering is the last stop in the line of audio quality control. Whether you have spent thousands of dollars at a studio or recorded your music at home, your Master will have that final touch that makes it stand out from the rest! If you have any questions, please contact us. Make sure you visit our Pricing Page to view our prices and how to pay for our services. LB-Mastering requires a 50% deposit before we can start your project. Turnaround time is approximately 3 to 5 days. Rush service is available upon request.
Prepare your files for mastering. Final mixings should be delivered as follows:
– AIFF, WAV files – No MP3’s files
– 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 96KHz, 88.2KHz, or 192KHz
– 16 or 24 Bit
– Keep the sample rate and bit depth in its original format
The Stereo Audio files should be exported with no Compression / Limiters / Normalizers / EQ / Maximizers on the Master Buss. Reference copies delivered from the engineer to you for listening purposes can have these processors to monitor with but pre-master files delivered to a mastering facility should not. Also, a little headroom should be available with no clips or overs. Please maintain the peak level of your master bus below -3dB. The optimal peak levels should be between -6dB to -3dB. We need room for our audio mastering processes. To ensure optimum results, files must be delivered as requested.
We’ll master your songs and send you a preview of your finalized songs for approval. Once you’re happy with the results we’ll send the final master.