What is mastering and why is it important?
How do I go about working with you?
Easy! Just email me
to let me know how many tracks you'd like mastering and I will give you a quote and a choice of dates that I have available. Once we have worked out a date that suits your time frame, send over your tracks via Dropbox or WeTransfer for mastering.
Can I hear some examples of your mastering work?”
Sure! Head over to my listen page
- each of the artwork images links directly to the record. I occasionally do test masters, however, the busier I get, the harder it is to fit these in.
How long will it take you to master my tracks?
This depends! The more tracks you have, the longer it will take. Usually an album will take me a day, but it may take longer if you wish to revise your mix, or you need any mastering revisions.
What is your turnaround time like?
Turnaround for initial masters is usually within 24 hours, although if it will take me longer, I'll keep you posted. Once the initial masters are approved, I will embed metadata and run formats - this can usually be done the day after.
Do I need to book in advance?
For an album, yes. However, if you have one or two tracks that require mastering, depending on my workload it's sometimes possible to do these the same day. If you're looking at getting an album mastered, it will require a full day in my calendar. I tend to get booked up a week in advance, so it's advisable to let me know as soon as possible.
I booked in for mastering, but my mixes aren't ready - help!
That's absolutely fine! Just let me know through email as soon as possible, and I can rearrange my diary to fit.
What is your studio like? What gear will you be using on my tracks?
My studio is a hybrid of analogue gear and plugins. The gear I use on each project completely depends on the music - part of my job as a Mastering Engineer is to make informed decisions about what equipment to use to get the best possible results.
Do I need to provide any information when I send you my tracks?
In order to get the quickest turnaround time for you, it is useful if the following information is provided when you send me your mixes:
Band / Artist name
Album / EP title
Can I be present whilst you work on my tracks?
Not at the moment, however it is something I am working on being able to accommodate for in the near future!