Once your recording is mixed there is one additional step available that virtually all recordings intended for a CD release or radio airplay receive. That step is known as “mastering”. Mastering demos is also a recent trend.
What is it?
The stereo mix file is processed to increase the dynamic range as well as even out the frequencies to create a more professional “radio ready” sound. Other things can occur in this stage such as bringing out more vocal or adding effects such as reverb to the entire mix.
While the original purpose of mastering was to prepare a mix for commercial release, these days many demo mixes are enhanced with mastering.
But at $250 to $500 per song the major studios charge for custom mastering it can be costly to have a ten or twelve song CD mastered.
But how about a price as low as $55 per song?
Independent songwriters and artists price:
$75 per song for one or two songs.
$55 for three or more.
Send your best stereo mix(es) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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mp3 files can be mastered here. but for higher quality we can master .wav files 16/44.1 or higher.
Most projects turned around within 24 to 72 hours.
Additional details available at the above link.
Nashville Trax Client Dan Thompson Receives First Quarter Airplay Royalty Check from Sound Exchange.Posted: August 19, 2018
“My first royalty check for Miles & Miles release in the US… This is for one Quarter.. Miles & Miles was played over 1000 times per week in the US… it did really good.. Thanks so much for the great work Bill!”
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The CDs pictured, all released in 2018, demonstrate four different ways these artists chose to work with us to achieve a better result than they could muster on their own.
The upper left CD by The Greatest Gift was an eight song album, one of many we’ve done for this Christiam three-piece vocal group. The group’s songwriter sent us his rough originals recorded with just piano and vocal.
We charted his songs and cut all new music tracks. The group then added their vocals to those tracks in a local studio near them in the New England area and mixed there.
As we’ve worked with them they’ve gone from playing on Sunday’s at their local church to appearing on T.V. shows and scoring hits on the Gospel charts.
Lower Left: The Swansons first album: We cut all the music tracks using our Nashville Trax A Team. Based in the Los Angeles area, they came to Nashville and cut their vocals here at Nashville Trax then we mixed here in Nashville using three different mix and mastering studios, including here at Nashville Trax.
Country This has garnered considerable radio airplay in the United States and birthed two charting singles. We are now about half way through producing their followup album.
Upper Right: Rootstock was an album project we added individual instrument tracks as needed, steel on several songs, fiddle on a few songs, etc. simply beefing up the musical muscle.
Lower Right: This group is based in Norway. We cut every instrument track, they added their vocals at a studio in Norway, sent them back to us where we mixed and mastered. This Christian group reports that CD sales are going extremely well with many hundreds sold the first few days, nearly recouping their investment within hours of release.
In each case the group or artist mentioned above possessed a high degree of talent but no one is an expert at everything. We were able to provide top notch equipment, world class musicians, professional engineering and guidance to make their projects superior to what they could have accomplished alone.
We can help you too! e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your project, what you wish to achieve and how you believe we might help out. Or call producer Bill Watson at 615-319-8616.