How To Order Your Analogue Master
- Please pay for your analogue mastering using the Add To Cart button at the top of this page (you can update your quantity above or when you check out).
- Once check out is completed and your order is paid for please complete the upload form here to give us your details, including your order number from your purchase.
- One of our engineers will be in touch personally.
How Do I Submit My Tracks?
- Add your required analogue mastering package to cart at the top of this page.
- Now View Cart.
- Check your order and proceed to checkout.
- Fill out necessary details, name and email address.
- Accept terms and conditions and click place order.
- You will now be directed to paypal where you can pay using card or paypal account. ( paypal account not required )
- Once payment is complete you will be returned back to the Audio Animals site.
- You can now fill out your upload form. Click here and open the upload form.
- Now upload your track to WeTransfer, dropbox, zippyshare.
- We will be in contact as soon as we receive your order.
How Should I Send My Files?
- 16 – 24 bit Stereo Wav 44,100 khz ( preferably 24 bit )
- -3db of headroom ( lower is fine )
- Bypass any master bus compression / limiter / eq / widening
- Send files via our upload form after completion of payment here
- Send single 1 stereo track stem of your complete mix
Want To Give This Product To A Friend As A Present?
You can purchase voucher codes for the value of £5 – £300 to be used store wide across our website. Voucher codes valid to purchase Studio Services, Sample Packs, Merchandise, Record Store. Purchase your voucher codes here.
What Is The Average Turn Around Time?
Turn around time ranges from 4 – 7 days. If you require your track back sooner or by a specific day, we will always meet your deadline and be able to arrange for your analogue master to be turned around sooner than the average 4 – 7 days turn around time.
What Is The Difference Between Standard Mastering And Premium Mastering?
Both standard and premium mastering use the exact same mastering gear and chain. The main difference is turn around time. Standard mastering is turned around in 4-7 days where as premium mastering is turned around in 1-2 days. If you are ordering standard mastering and require your track back by a certain day and time please let us know your deadline when sending your file here.
Why Do I Not Just Use Ozone?
Ozone will get your track quite loud but it will not give your track the clarity and overall fullness it deserves. Mastering is not just about audio processing. Expertise and knowledge play a huge part in knowing how to master a track. Ozone is a digital alternative to low quality mastering where as what we offer is high quality analogue mastering using the worlds best audio gear.
Will My Track Be Loud?
Yes your track will be loud but unlike most digital masters will keep it’s dynamic range. Knowing how to make your track loud without compromising dynamics comes with years of practice and experience.
What Is A Maselec MLA-3 And Why Do They Cost £3400?
The Maselec MLA-3 is widely known as the best multiband mastering compressor in the industry. The precision of this mastering compressor makes it perfect for all genres of music.
How Do Audio Animals Get Such Good Results?
This is partly down to experience and also the high end equipment we use. We use legendary audio equipment such as Shadow Hills and Maselec compressors as well as Neve, Maag, SSL, Elysia, Little labs eq’s.
What Is Analogue Mastering?
Often known as the dark art in musical circles, mastering is the last step of the audio production process, the stage between the final mixdown and the distribution of your music, be it as an mp3, cd or vinyl. What the mastering engineer does for you, can vary greatly depending on what a track needs. Using a combination of their high end specialist audio equipment, a properly acoustically treated room and most importantly their experienced ear, a mastering engineer will polish your music and give it that professional edge in a highly contested market.
Does My Music Need Mastering?
Simply, the answer would be yes. Although a good mixdown will go a long way, a properly mastered track will add that final touch to make it stand up against commercial music and be playable on a wide variety of sound systems. With the increase of home studios over the last decade, music production is now available to the masses, however, most will not have access to the equipment that will give you the competitive edge. It is also important to have someone master your track with fresh ears, who will take an objective view, as it is natural for a person to listen to a track with an obscured outlook after listening to it looped for hours on end while producing/mixing it.
Who Have Audio Animals Previously Worked For?
Our clients range from Grammy award winning music producers and world famous vocalists such as Lil Wayne and Kele Le Roc to Hollywood film composers and film studios such as Universal Studios, Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers Studios. For a full list of previous clients please visit our clients list page here.
How Much Does It Cost?
Here at Audio Animals we master using high end audio equipment ( Maselec, Shadow Hills, Maag, Elysia, Neve, SSL, UAD ), which sets us apart from many mastering houses that purely use digital effects and plugins. Our prices start from £20 a master, although we offer discounts for multiple purchases such as albums and EP’s. Discounts codes can be found here. We also offer a mixing and mastering service, that starts at £60, you can find more information on this here.
Do I Get Discounts For Multiple Purchases?
Simply apply this coupon code to your order in your cart.
Analogue Mastering Discount Codes
- Order four or more analog masters for 10% off – COUPON CODE: AA-Analog-Master-10-Over-4
- Order eight or more analog masters for 20% off – COUPON CODE: AA-Analog-Master-20-Over-8
Why Use Audio Animals To Master Your Track?
The key benefits to working with Audio Animals is the ability to have your tracks run through some of the industries top audio gear. Unlike a lot of mastering studios charging £25 per track for a digital master inside the box using digital plugins. Audio Animals sum out of the box using an analogue SSL Solid State Logic 52 channel summing mixer. This is the same summing mixer used in most no.1 hit records. Audio Animals excel in the industry offering industry standard loud masters whilst retaining dynamics unlike many other mastering studios. We are able to achieve this with help from our unique mastering chain. Our mastering chain consists of the world’s best multiband mastering compressor the Maselec MLA-3 and legendary Shadow Hills compressor as well as all our analogue masters are run to the truly unique sound of Rupert Neve’s 542 tape saturation units. We’ve worked in the mixing and mastering industry for the past 12 years and have built up the perfect mixing and mastering chain for our style. We guarantee you will not find a better service on the internet that provides such high end equipment at this price. Affordable high quality mixing and mastering is now at everyone’s reach not just the major labels and artists. The reason most artists and labels choose Audio Animals to master their music is simple…. Quality. For £25 you are receiving a master on equipment that would cost you £100′s at most high end studios. With Audio Animals that same high quality audio master is available to you for a fraction of the price. For a full list of studio equipment we use visit our studio page here. More images of the studio can be found here.
At Audio Animals we are unlike any other mixing and mastering studio currently in operation. We aim to help our clients gain exposure and better themselves. We do this by promoting their releases across the internet and through our network of online media outlets. By choosing Audio Animals and benefiting from our free promotion service, releases are able to create more revenue and reach thousands of people your release was otherwise unable to reach.