About Mastering Service
Online mastering is a process that allows you the client, to experience high quality professional mastering from the comfort of your own studio. Catering for musicians and producers from every corner of the globe. No matter where you live, online mastering has never been easier to outsource to a professional mastering engineer. A choice of two stereo mastering options are available to choose from.
Analogue mastering is considered the more professional option over digital mastering. With the aid of some of the industries best analogue mastering equipment, a smoother, fuller, louder, more dynamically controlled master is achieved.
Digital Mastering achieves a particular sound that some electronic producers have come accustomed to. just because your track is digitally produced does not mean it should be digitally mastered. In this case analogue mastering is even more so the option to choose. Digital mastering is performed 100% in the box using Universal Audio analogue emulation plugins. Such plugins will accurately emulate an analogue mastering chain whilst keeping within the digital domain.
The only difference between standard mastering and priority mastering is turn around time. Standard mastering is turned around within 4 - 7 days, priority mastering is turned around within 2 - 48 hours.
+ Mastered for iTunes (MFIT) and + Mastered for vinyl can be added to your order for each of the products you add to cart. For example if you have 4 tracks you require to be mastered with a standard turn around and all 4 tracks need to be mastered for iTunes. You will be required to add 4 standard masters to cart and an additional 4 + mastered for iTunes products. By doing so will mean all 4 of your tracks ordered for mastering include both 16 and 24bit wav masters, 320kbs mp3 master and a mastered for iTunes version.
A free mastering demo can be arranged for new customers. If you are a new customer and are unsure whether Audio Animals is the right mastering company for you, a free mastering demo can be arranged. To request a mastering demo before committing to placing an order, simply visit our contact page here and fill out the contact form. In the subject field type "Demo Master Request" and in the description add your external download link and any information you feel we may need about you or your track. We will then reply to your email confirming your track has been downloaded and booked in for demo mastering. The demo master will be returned as soon as we have a slot free in the mastering studio. Once we have completed your demo master you will receive a short clip that is around 1 minute in length, showcasing how your track will sound mastered by Audio Animals. Once you have received your demo master and you are happy that Audio Animals are the mastering studio for you, an order can be placed via this page for the complete mastering of your tracks.
How To Place An Order
- Pay for your mastering using the Add To Basket button at the top of this page.
- Now View Basket and check your order.
- Proceed to checkout and fill out necessary details.
- Accept terms and conditions and click place order.
- You will now be directed to paypal or worldpay where you can pay using card or paypal account.
- Once payment is completed you will be required to upload your files directly to us via the upload form here.
- One of our engineers will contact you via the email provided after receiving your order.
At Audio Animals we pride ourselves on using only the very best analogue mastering equipment available. Our mastering chain consists of various different eq's and compressors. Each with a specific purpose, tailored to obtain the best results possible. In order to obtain a loud yet dynamic master it is essential to use world class analogue mastering equipment.
Our mastering chain consists of 3 of very best compressors money can buy, the Maslec MLA-3, Maslec MPL-2 and Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph compressor. Utilising all 3 compressors in a mastering chain allows us to control the mix in a way that is unachievable in the digital domain.
Digital mastering is performed 100% in the box using Universal Audio plugins amongst others. Such plugins will accurately emulate analogue equipment using sharc DSP chips and achieve as close to the sound of analogue mastering that is physically possible in the box.
The mastering studio is interfaced using a Lynx Aurora (n) and SPL Phonitor 2. Such high quality A/D D/A converters are essential when using analogue mastering equipment.
To monitor our masters we use a pair of ATC SCM20ASL Mk2 Pro monitors. Using such sort after and highly detailed monitors means we never miss an error in the master.
Our mastering studio has been custom built from the ground up to the exact specifications required to get the very best sound possible. The room is built on a floating floor. All 4 walls and ceiling are sound insulated using 18 inch MDF, 50mm sound insulation rockwool, 18mm OSB board and 18mm thick DB plasterboard. A full list of equipment installed in our mixing studio can be found here.
|Maselec MLA-3||Maag EQ4||Rupert Neve 542|
|Maslec MPL-2||Kush Klariphonic||SPL Vitalizer Mk2|
|Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph||Dangerous Music BAX||SPLTwintube|
|Elysia Xpressor||Elysia Xfilter||Bison 500 M/S Matrix|
|Elysia Nvelope 500||4x UAD DSP (all plugins)|
Previous Mastering Work & A/B Demos
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"Why would labels get their artist’s tracks mastered at the likes of Metropolis when they could go to Audio Animals and get their tracks mastered for a third of the price but sounding 10 times better than anywhere else?" - Danny Kirsch
"You added such flavor and spice to it. I am forever grateful man. You really gave my songs a professional and perfect sound." - Vincent
"When I look for someone to work with, I look for a number of things. Audio Animals ticked all the boxes. I needed an experienced ear to listen to my track and advise me on any mix issues. Came back to me with a list of good changes that made a hell of a difference." - Michael Maas
"Amazing how people are receiving my music now. I sound like a professional and I stand out. You have taken my music to the next level." - Leroy DJ
|Service||1-3 Songs||4-7 Songs||8+ Songs|
|Standard Analogue Master||£30 Per Song||£27 Per Song||£24 Per Song|
|Priority Analogue Master||£60 Per Song||£54 Per Song||£48 Per Song|
|Standard Digital Master||£30 Per Song||£27 Per Song||£24 Per Song|
|Priority Digital Master||£60 Per Song||£54 Per Song||£48 Per Song|
|Up To 30 Minute Timed Master||£30 Per Song||£27 Per Song||£24 Per Song|
|30+ Minute Timed Master||£60 Per Song||£54 Per Song||£48 Per Song|
|+ Mastered For iTunes||£20 Per Song||£18 Per Song||£16 Per Song|
|+ Mastered For Vinyl||£10 Per Song||£9 Per Song||£8 Per Song|
|Service||1-3 Songs||4-7 Songs||8+ Songs|
|Standard Analogue Master||£30||£27||£24|
|Priority Analogue Master||£60||£54||£48|
|Standard Digital Master||£30||£27||£24|
|Priority Digital Master||£60||£54||£48|
|Up To 30 Minute Timed Master||£30||£27||£24|
|30+ Minute Timed Master||£60||£54||£48|
|+ Mastered For iTunes||£20||£18||£16|
|+ Mastered For Vinyl||£10||£9||£8|
|Standard Analogue Master £30|
|Priority Analogue Master £60|
|Standard Digital Master £30|
|Priority Digital Master £60|
|0-30 Minute Timed Master £30|
|30+ Minute Timed Master £60|
|+ Mastered For iTunes £20|
|+ Mastered For Vinyl £10|
Order four or more online masters for 10% off – COUPON CODE: AA-Master-4
Order eight or more online masters for 20% off – COUPON CODE: AA-Master-8
Order four or more online masters for 10% off
COUPON CODE: AA-Master-4
Order eight or more online masters for 20% off
COUPON CODE: AA-Master-8
Frequently Asked Mastering Questions
For any enquiries, please contact us directly using the form below.