World-class Audio Mastering
Starting at just $45
“Connected” by The Other LA
The Other LA Producer/guitar player CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool) delivered a solid mix for their song “Connected”. The SoundLAB boosted the volume, worked to tighten the low end, and EQ’d for overall clarity and detail, as well as a nice pop to singer Aria’s vocals.
Mastered by Brian Lipski in The SoundLAB’s Blue mastering room, featuring our GML9500 analog EQ, Focusrite compressor, and Weiss DS1 limiter.
“Sunshine” by The Morning Life
Producer/Engineer Jack Miele, who also plays guitar in The Morning Life, sent The SoundLAB some great mixes to work with. A modest increase in volume, some air on the top end, and a little control on the bottom to open up space for the vocals was all this album needed! A separate version was also mastered to 1/4" tape for later release.
Mastered by Brian Lipski in the Blue mastering room using our GML 9500 analog mastering EQ, and laid to 1/4" tape on our Ampex ATR-102!
How do you get your nearly finished song to a professional level? With help from a professional.
Audio mastering (aka post production) is the last creative step for your music—your final opportunity to take your music to the next level. And the best way to do that is by putting your music in the hands of an experienced mastering engineer.
The experts at The SoundLAB can improve and unify your music by:
- Raising the overall level.
- Evening out song levels and EQ individual tracks for cohesion.
- Correcting minor mix deficiencies with equalization.
- Enhancing flow by changing the space between tracks.
- Eliminating noises between tracks.
- Making your music sound great on any sound system.
- Adding IRSC codes (required for digital distribution).
- Adding text information (artist, title, track names, etc. that can be displayed by media players and mobile devices).
One giant leap for your overall sound.
iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube—we'll get you ready for each platform.
Classic warmth on a timeless format.
Why use The SoundLAB?
Quality. The SoundLAB at Disc Makers offers world-class audio mastering that makes your music ready for commercial release. Our industry-leading mastering studio offers you access to some of the most advanced audio mastering gear available.
Care. Your job will receive the individual care and attention it deserves. Since 1946, Disc Makers has been committed to quality and customer satisfaction, and our work is 100% guaranteed.
Rates. Our mastering rates are targeted and set for our customers–independent artists. The SoundLAB at Disc Makers gives you access to the same industry-leading equipment at a fraction of the price of the world's other top mastering houses. Visit The SoundLAB site to learn more.
Mastering for iTunes
Looking to have your music Mastered for iTunes (MFiT)? The SoundLAB is one of an elite group of mastering studios approved by Apple to provide mastering specifically for songs being sold in the iTunes Store and streaming on Apple Music. Our mastering engineers have the tools and expertise to properly prepare your tracks so you get the optimum sound when converted to Apple’s AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) formatted files. In order to ensure you have a superior sound when selling your songs on the largest music retailer in the world, get Mastered for iTunes, music as the artist and sound engineer intended.
*Our normal mastering packages do not include a certified MFiT master. Please email us or call us at (800) 468-9353 ext. 5774 to get a custom MFiT quote! MFiT certification requires a high-resolution master of at least 24/44.1K be supplied for the mastering session. More info on Apple’s MFiT requirements can be found here.
Your music is almost there. Finish strong with a professional touch from the experts at The SoundLAB.