How it works
Mastering is a form of audio post-production. The purpose of mastering is to correct mix balance issues and enhance sonic characteristics. Our algorithm matches the provided input and reference tracks and provides you a mastered track with the same RMS, FR, peak amplitude, and stereo width as the reference track.
Preparing your tracks before uploading
- Make sure you leave enough headroom around -3 to -6 dB.
- Your mix file should not be clipped.
- Upload both your mix and reference file with the highest possible quality. E.g: WAV 44.100 Hz with 24 or 16 bits.
- Avoid using data processing on the master bus (for e.g. limiters, maximizers, equalizers, etc.).
- Avoid using mono tracks, to take full advantage of stereo widening, use Stereo mixes.
How to choose the best reference track
- Use WAV files, uploading compressed files such as MP3 might work, but they won't achieve the full potential;
- To achieve best results choose a reference song in the same root key of your mix.
- Choose a song with the same genre and style
- Also, choose a reference track with a similar instrument setup and comparable mix for perfect results.
- Limiter on: This is the default setting. The result shall be broadcast ready.
- Limiter off: disable the limiter if you want to use your own limiter/compression tools. Using loud reference files, especially EDM (Electronic dance music), the final output can sound 'squashed'. Use this setting to have greater control over the dynamics of your song. Result: the output will not include the limiter.
- Normalization: setting normalization is only available if Limiter is off. Setting to off might result in clipped audio unless you select 32 as your bit depth.
If you are looking to work with your own limit/compressor, we recommend setting both Limiter and Normalization to off and set the bit depth to 32. Use the output WAV on your audio editor/DAW to finalize the master.
- We currently support tracks up to 15 minutes duration.