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What do I send you?

I want your best sounding mix. Send me stereo mixdowns in 24 bit (minimum) resolution. Bus processing is fine as long as it sounds better or holds the mix together.

A couple of things to consider:

  • Never change the sample rate of your project
  • Mp3 (and other lossy formats) are end formats and therefore not suitable for mastering
  • Check, check, check your mixes before sending them
  • You can use my WeTransfer channel to send me mixes:

What happens after I send my mixes?

Listening. A decent mix tells me what to do to make it sound better and improve connection with the outside world.

After that comes processing. Once that's finished I'll send your masters in hi-res (24 bit) so you can evaluate them on your familiar sound system.

Masters optimized for streaming are included.

Do you do stem mastering?

Stem mastering is possible. However, a great and balanced mix is usually the best way to go. Stem mastering requires extra work and therefore costs more than normal mastering.

Do I need separate masters for vinyl or CD?

Short answer: no. I'll make one master that suits all.

About vinyl:
Please be aware of the maximum playback length when choosing your tracks for the sides of your vinyl. Optimum playback length for a 12" 33 rpm record is 18 - 21 mins per side.
The disk cutter at the vinyl plant is the one making the final judgement when transferring digital files to vinyl.

For CD I'll provide you a playable DDP-image, including ISRC codes.

Can I attend the mastering session?

It's possible to attend the session. I encourage you to witness the process: in price there is no difference between an attended or unattended mastering session.

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What if I'm not completely satisfied?

We both want to be 100% happy campers. In case you're not entirely happy with your master I will do a revision, until you're completely happy with it.

Can I hear some of your work?

I've made a Spotify playlist containing many mastered songs and albums:

Mastered by Masterenzo Mastering

Can you listen to my mixes first?

Yes that's possible. The better the mix the better the end result. The benefit of a fresh pair of ears will likely improve your mix.

What about ISRC?

ISRC is an international code that facilitates the distribution of music rights. The code is unique per song.

The code is embedded during mastering when you release your music on CD. When releasing on streaming platforms the code is filled in while uploading your tracks.

An ISRC can be obtained free of charge. In Holland Sena issues the codes.