Mastering is both an art and science and is the essential step to transform an artistic piece into a professional product.
If you want to make a break in the music industry, you need a track that can be played both in a club and on any other sound device. This is why mastering is so important. It involves mixing with a focus on quality, resolution, analogue warmth and volume, respecting the artist’s sound contest without changing its essence.
If you want to send your files for Mastering please follow these specifications:
The files must have a resolution of 24 bits and a sample rate of preferably 44,100 Hz. Higher sample rates (48,000 Hz/96,000 Hz) are accepted. It is important not to change the resolution values of the project during export: so if you use a resolution of 16 bits, you should send the file at 16 bits rather than export it at 24.
The maximum peak of each file should not exceed -6/-3 dB, in order to ensure sufficient headroom for the mastering stage.
Please also make sure that there are no compressors or limiters on the Master channel of your Audio Midi Sequencer and that there are no active Normalizers during the export stage, as these can alter the original dynamics of the song.