ILLLEKTRIK.TOOLZ

Mastering & Production of Sound and Music


Terra Inhibita V Recording Studio



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ABOUT MASTERING

In fact "mastering" is pre-mastering, adjusting the sound for the best possible quality and balance.
Making the glass master is the final mastering, which should not change the sound at all.
Through the development of sophisticated digital editors and automation, fine-tuning of each song can be done which
was difficult or impossible just a few years ago. Each song's level, or relative volume, is adjusted so that they match from song to song.
The EQ, or spectral balance, is also adjusted, both overall and for each cut. Many times each song has a dynamic range that may need to be enhanced
by making it larger or smaller (more dynamic if it was overcompressed previously, less dynamic if suited for the music).


ABOUT THE MUSIC STYLES

Dealing with subculture & underground, we are well aware what's happening in our parallel world and sub-society.
We are close to industrial, dark-ambient, rhythm 'n' noiz, electronic, experimental, drum 'n' bass, breakbeat, techno, house, lounge, metal, noise, dub, ...
just to name a few! Well, the most important thing: we know how to process these styles of music.

MASTERING

This is the final step in the recording process. it's the little things that make a big difference in this process.We carefully listen to the program material, and decide on what the best process is for broadcast.
We add equalisation, compression, correct phase problems, smooth out bad fades and adjust volume of each track. The process never leaves the digital domain.
Stem mastering: more about this topic on our mastering section page!

WORKFLOW

disable any effects on the stereo output, no compressors, EQ, limiters or whatever on the stereo mix. we only need your finished stereo mix.
provide us a stereo mix of the finished song using the bounce function in Logic / Pro tools or export function in Cubase / Nuendo.The preferred peak is around –6 / -8dBFS.
burn a copy of the songs as a data session (.wav or .aiff file 16 or the prefered 24bit).
provide us a tracklist with songtitles, tracktimes, ...
having specific preferences for the processed material, provide us a separate sheet with your requirements.
we deliver 1 red-book reference CD-Rs ready for duplication.


MASTERING RATE (in euro)

full length CD / LP mastering: 200,00 € (+postage)

stem mastering: 450,00 € - max. 8 stems - (+postage)

REMIXING a track: 150,00 € (+postage)

basic rate 1 - 4 tracks CD / LP mastering: 125,00 € (+postage)


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