Professional CD mastering is about bringing a cohesion and flow to your CD project via the experience, objectivity and full range accurate monitoring it deserves at the CD mastering stage.
At Jack The Bear’s we bring a service focus and musical sensitivity to your CD project, combining experience in all genres, including award winning and nominated CD releases.
We work weekends and evenings when required and offer wireless internet and a fully equipped kitchen for your use (and great Fair Trade coffee), along with competitive all-inclusive CD mastering rates.
Digital: 24 bit wav or aif audio files at whatever your existing session sample rate (ie, don’t change that), with no added fades/limiting/normalizing/maximizing or 16bit dither, and supplied on data disc (CD-R or DVD-R), USB or Firewire hard drive, or via online). Peak levels should be several dB below full scale.
To avoid any confusion, please name each audio file with intended track number, title and mix version if applicable. Example: 07_TrackTitle_vocalup.wav
Analogue: 1/2 inch 2-track tape with reference tones at 100Hz, 1kHz and 10kHz (ideally also at 40Hz).
Please always listen back to check your CD mixes prior to sending or bringing them in for CD mastering.