Answers to common questions
What do I send you?

I want the best sounding mix. Stereo mixdowns in 24 bit (or 32 bit float) 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 very 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 you my mixes?

Listening. A great mix tells me what should be done to make it sound better.

Then comes processing. After that I'll send the masters in hi-res (24 bit) to evaluate on your familiar sound system.

Do you do stem mastering?

Stem mastering is possible. However, a balanced mix is usually the best way to go. Stem mastering requires extra work and therefore costs some 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 maximum playback length when choosing your tracks for both sides of the vinyl. Optimum playback length for a 12" 33 rpm record is 18 - 21 mins.
The disk cutter at the vinyl plant is the only one making final judgements 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. (max. 2 pax.)

Book your session!

What if I'm not completely satisfied?

In case you're not entirely happy with your master I will do a revision, until you're 100% happy.

Can I hear some of your work?

I've made a Spotify playlist containing mastered work:

Mastered by Masterenzo Mastering

Can you listen to my mixes first?

Yes. The better the mix the better the end result. The benefit of a fresh pair of ears will most 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 the mastering session when releasing on CD.

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