Translation of your music from real-world formats & environments is the key.
It's quite easy to get a song to sound good on one set of speakers, but
having it sound great everywhere can be a challenge.
One of our specialities is achieving just this... from the car to the club, to your iPod or home hi-fi, to the radio or TV, and everything in-between.
Each mastering session is very unique, knowing what equipment and processes to use, and sometimes more importantly, what and when not to use is the key to a world-class result. This can, and does include...
Every piece of equipment in this space is specialised and tailored for the engineer, with painstaking lengths undertaken to ensure that every element is the absolute best solution. This, along with an acoustically designed and dedicated listening environment allows results that are simply not possible in a normal studio.
Mastering is your chance to listen to your music under an "audio microscope" and with the presence of not only a skilled, but an objective engineer. Someone that can see the bigger picture and help to mould the project into its best possible form.
Verification ; Does Your Mix Translate?
- Tone / Harmonic Enrichment, Equalisation, Dynamic Shaping, Stereo Enhancement, Noise Removal, Levelling & Sequencing; all the way through to the technical preparation and production of a checked and verified Master CD or DDP
Mastering is the final stage of the music production chain. After the recording or creation and subsequent mixing of music is performed, we commence our craft. Mastering prepares music for distribution to the public via various platforms. Typically tailored for the mediums of CD, Vinyl, Television, Radio and the Digital space.
- Mastering is the "icing on the cake" ...
Your final chance to validate and modify every technical and artistic aspect of your [mixed] music.
CD, SACD, DVD, Hard Drive or via FTP
44.1 - 384 kHz / 16 - 32 bit floating point
[ 24bit or higher preferred ]
DAT or Cassette Tape, 1/4" & 1/2" 2 Track
We Provide a Secure Online Transfer Service
- contact us to upload & for a free sample
The Butler Mastering - CD Mastering & Music Mastering Studio
Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney - +61 403 435 686
If you're unsure, you can provide us multiple mixes [vocal up / down etc], or provide stems[groups of mixed elements], or... just contact us.
Make notes about any specific desires, or worries &get your ISRC [Aria]
Do Not Limit or Normalise - we'll handle loudness
Headroom; try to leave us some space to work [anything from 2dB-10dB]
When possible, leave the tops & tails, we'll help with the fading (& spacing)
Do not up [or down] sample the audio, leave your session in its native state
What is Mastering?
Digital files at 48kHz / 24 bit or higher are preferred, however...