What is mastering and why is it important?
Good question, I've put a full answer here for you to go and read.
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.
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 of the booked mastering date, although if it will take me longer I'll keep you posted.
Do I need to book in advance?
Yes, please get in touch as soon as possible. My lead times vary, but can be anywhere between 2 - 4 weeks.
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
Track list
ISRC codes
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!
We love working with Katie... we've a really diverse roster and as such have suggested some really different projects, each of which she's dived into with gusto and enthusiasm, whilst taking a considerate and nuanced approach to serve the music and help convey the artist's intention. Her work speaks for itself sonically, and her good nature and ethos to work towards a great sounding output collaboratively is wonderful.
tim dellow transgressive records
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