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Song Mastering

What is mastering?

Mastering is the final stage of audio production—the process of putting the finishing touches on a song by enhancing the overall sound, creating consistency across the album, and preparing it for distribution.

Why do you need to master a song?
If your song is only mixed, it will not sound complete. You will always need to
turn your song up when it plays, and turn the volume back down when a
"Mastered" song plays next. It can also sound too bassy, or thin.
Mastering Balances your song to industry standards.

Did Enviyon already Master my song?

If you did not specifically purchase a Mastering package, 

Enviyon has given you a Pre-Mastered version of your mix.

It's already included when we mix your songs. We do this 

to ensure our clients leave the studio with a "Marketable"

Product that is very comparable to industry standards.

Even if it already sounds good, Please note that getting

that same music Mastered will increase its quality sonically. 

How should I send my song in to be Mastered?
The song MUST be sent under the following conditions:
1. Must be a WAV file, 24 bit, no less than 44.1 KHZ
    
(your engineer should understand this)
2. The Song must have at least -4db Headroom. 
3. The song Must not have any Limiting or Compression on the
    Master bus of the mix.  (This means that the engineer did not add
     their own master or pre-master on your final mix).

Will Mastering fix a bad mix?

Try to look at Mastering as an "Enhancer" If the song is mixed

great, the Master will be Awesome, but if the Mix is not perfect,

those imperfections will still be there, and might be even more

noticeable (sometimes.) Make sure the mix is satisfactory

before having it mastered. 

Last question.... Can Enviyon adjust my mix while Mastering?

Great question. If Enviyon completed your mix, then we will automatically

adjust any areas "needing adjusting" during the Mastering Process. 

However, if we did not record or mix your music, we will need to go back

a step to the mixing stage, before we can start mastering. This can be done 

by utilizing our "Remote Mix" service, or you will need to come into the studio 

and work with an engineer so we can update your mix. This includes adding 

things or changing stuff that is already (or not) in the mix. You are not ready to

master if you still need to make changes to your song. 

Doesn't Streaming sites automatically Master uploaded songs?

Streaming sites do add a small amount of leveling to your uploaded

song in attempt to balance it based on its recommendations.

However, this gives you absolutely no control on how the song will sound 

once their "computer" touches your songs. You cannot fix it once its

uploaded. Get it professionally Mastered.

Don't depend on a computer to know how you want your music to sound. 

Song Mastering