Yes! We are happy to provide a free test master for all new clients. Just apply for our online mastering service and upload your track. Turnaround times for test masters can vary depending on current work schedules. Subject to time and availability.
Your masters are usually finished and returned to you within 3 working days. This can vary depending on current workload. Once your tracks have been received and checked-in, you'll receive an email with an estimated completion date. If your job is urgent then please contact in advance to discuss your requirements. There is a 12hr priority turnaround option if you're in a hurry.
The following methods of payment are accepted.
- Pay Pal
We believe that your music is in safe hands and that you will be delighted by the results. Any revisions (within reason) are completed until you are 100% happy.
The DDP format contains all the data and codes from a CD master and was specially designed for a safe and error-free transfer from mastering studio to replication plant. This is now the industry way to send CD masters online. There is no need to create a physical master and unlike a CD, there is a file and error protection process.
The ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the international identification system for sound recordings and music videorecordings. Each ISRC is a unique and permanent identifier for a specific recording which can be permanently encoded into a product as its digital fingerprint. Encoded ISRC provide the means to automatically identify recordings for royalty payments. If you are going to sell or broadcast your music commercially then it's wise to add these codes to your masters. You will need to apply to your country's ISRC provider to get these codes.
In 2012 Apple introduced Mastered For iTunes (MFiT) – a combination of practices and tools that allow us to help ensure that your fans have a great listening experience with iTunes purchased music no matter where they listen to it. Euphonic was one of the first mastering studios approved by Apple for MFiT and we’ve since created MFiT masters for hundreds of titles. MFiT masters do require some extra time, so there are extra fees associated with the creation of these masters. If you are interested in having your music sounds as good as it can on iTunes, be sure to ask us for more information. Not all labels & digital distributors are currently able to accept MFiT masters, so be sure to check with your label or distributor about MFiT availability for your project.
As an added bonus, the process involved in creating an MFiT master will typically improve the overall sound quality of a file though most data-compressed algorithms (such as an MP3 or YouTube stream).
- File Format Stereo WAV or AIFF at least 24bit
- Native sample rate you have been recording and mixing in. Please do not sample rate convert the mix!
- Headroom 🙂 Please leave a tad
- Limiting or clipping the master bus should always be avoided.
- Please provide a self master for reference if applicable.
- Fades Do not fade out the file yourself but tell me where the fade should begin and end.