- Maselec MLA-3 Multiband Compressor
- 2x SSL X-Logic Alpha VHD Pres
- SSL X-Rack Super Analogue Stereo EQ
- SSL Alpha link Madi-AX (AD/DA Convertor)
- SSL 24 Channel Summing Mixer
- SSL Master Bus Module
- Ampex ATR-102 Tape Simulator
- Manley Massive Passive EQ (Mastering)
- Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
- Trident A-Range EQ
- Little Labs Voice Of God Vog Bass Resonance
- Sonnox Oxford Inflator
- Precision K Stereo Ambiance Recovery
- Precision Enhancer kHz
- Precision De-Esser
Why Use Audio Animals To Master Your Track
Unlike a lot of mastering studios charging only £25 per track for a very basic digital master or budget analogue master. Audio Animals Studio use only the highest quality equipment. When compressing we use the industries best multiband mastering compressor the Maselec MLA-3 costing £3,390. We have a full SSL Solid State Logic Rack consisting of incredibly high end A/D D/A converters, eq, compression, pre amps and 24 channel summing mixer. For a full list of studio equipment we use visit our studio page here or watch our promo video below. More images of the studio can be found here.
We have a large client base ranging from world famous session drummers and reggae artists to underground drum and bass producers. See what they have to say about the service we provide here in our testimonials. Below you will find a player with some before and after examples of our mastering quality. All tracks we have been given the permission to use as examples.
Audio Animals ensure the highest quality mastering service. Mastering is not just an eq and compressor. There are many factors that need to be taken into account when mastering. We’ve worked in the mastering industry for the past 10 years and have built up the perfect mastering chain for our style. We guarantee you will not find a better service on the internet that provides such high end equipment for such little price. We’ve been told many times our prices should be at least £50 for what we provide. But we feel that increasing our prices will deter a lot of our underground clients. Affordable high quality mastering is now at everyone’s reach not just the major labels and artists.
Tour Of Audio Animals Studio
How Do I Pay For My Master?
You can pay for your master here:
Examples Of Audio Animals Mastering Service
Here are some examples of Audio Animals mastering service, switching between both mastered and unmastered:
How Do I Submit My Tracks?
- Select your Studio Service here and add to cart.
- 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.
- Now return back to the Audio Animals site.
- Click here and open the upload form.
- Now upload your track to Zippyshare or WeTransfer,
- Next fill in the form and click send.
- We will be in contact as soon as we receive your order.
How Should I Send My Files?
- 16- 24 bit Wav 44,100 khz
- -3db of headroom
- Bypass any master bus compression
Do I Get Discounts For Multiple Purchases?
Simply apply this coupon code to your order in your cart.
- Order four or more masters for 10% off - COUPON CODE: AA-Master-10-Over-4
- Order eight or more masters for 20% off - COUPON CODE: AA-Master-20-Over-8
What Is 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 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 mix and 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 a obscured outlook after listening to it looped for hours on end while producing/mixing it.
How Much Does It Cost?
Here at Audio Animals we mix and master using high end audio equipment (Maselec, SSL, Neve, Lexicon, DBX, Moog), which sets us apart from many mastering houses that purely use digital effects and plugins. Our prices start from £25 a master, although we offer discounts for multiple purchases such as albums and EP’s. We also offer a mixing service, that starts at £80, you can find more information on this here.
Our turn around time is generally 2 – 4 days depending on our current work load. However, we will try our best to cater for our customers needs, so if you need an especially quick turn around, let us know and we will see what we can do. For best results, send us your full track, in .wav format 44,100kHz 24bit at – 3db ( leave plenty of headroom ), with no compression, maximiser, stereo widener etc on the mix bus. As long as you leave plenty of headroom we will be able to get you an incredible sounding master back. If you send a track that is maximised and compressed the results will not be as good, as there is less room to work with. Please leave all the master compression and limiting up to us. To place your order please purchase your mastering here and one of our engineers will be in touch personally.