Mastering

  • Book it now for a proffesional mastering of your track!

    45 min

    €50

  • Book it now for a proffesional mastering of your tracks!

    1 hr 30 min

    €90

  • Book it now for a proffesional mastering of your tracks!

    2 hr

    €120

What is mastering?

It takes time and effort to finish off a techno song and make it ready for the listeners. We are here to help you with this subtle process.

You can say that mastering is the final step in the music production process. It’s basically the post-production process of taking an audio mix or album and preparing it for the distribution.


The mastering stage often includes a series of subtle audio processes such as equalization, compression, saturation, stereo enhancement, and limiting. The aim of mastering is to balance the stereo mix, improve the cohesiveness of all individual tracks, and to reach commercial loudness.

Why is mastering important?

Mastering makes sure that your audio will sound as good as possible on all speaker systems, streaming platforms, media formats, and devices. Below are several other reasons why you should have a professional master on your tracks:

  • Emphasize or reduce frequencies to improve the overall mix

  • Fix tricky frequencies and eliminate imbalances missed in the mixing process

  • Create tonal balance, so your tracks frequency response is similar to tracks in your genre

  • Manage dynamics, control transient spikes, and glue tracks

  • Stereo enhancement to add dimension and balance the stereo field. Widening your mix will help it sound bigger. Stereo enhancement can also help tighten the center image by focusing the low-end.

  • Increase overall perceived loudness to reach commercial levels

  • Ensure all the songs in an album or EP sound consistent and balanced. Matching levels allows for listening to an entire album without having to adjust the volume for each song.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW BEFORE SENDING THE AUDIO

 

  • Please send the track in WAV format.

  • Don’t forget to at least leave -6dB of headroom .

  • Please do not have any type of compression or limiting on the master bus / master output.

  • Please make sure any 'normalize' feature is turned off in your DAW when exporting your track.

  • Please make sure you are not clipping your individual tracks or master output.

  • It would be great if you could tell me a reference track in the same style as your track so that I have professional material to compare the master to.

Send the stem to mercurialtones@gmail.com

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Like Mercury, the planet, we are split into two. The half of us freezes in endless darkness, while the other half glitters with a perfect shade of orange under the rays of our one and only sun. We thus become the Mercurials. We live through different tones of life, swinging from ice to fire. Mercurial Tones is a music academy that seeks to unearth this cacophony of emotions so as to be able to express them without losing their overwhelming sway.   

Mercurial Tones,
Stockholm, Sweden
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