Unlike other studios, the Audio Bay Mastering Studio will guarantee it’s mastering services. Since 1999, I have personally mastered hundreds of albums, demos and EPs. In 15 years of operating a mastering studio, working with both labels and independent artists I understand the importance of exceeding expectations. As a result, our mastering guarantee allows for “re-masters,” which empowers the artist to re-calibrate their mixes after mastering is complete as they see fit.
Many of the independent artists that I work with own their own digital audio work stations (DAWs) and record and mix their own material. Consequently, they often look for help to bridge the gap between an amateur and professional sound. I have found that often times the mastering process, which enhances both the good and any bad elements within a recording, can alter the mix in a way not intended by the artist. Therefore I offer the free “re-master” which is both a great learning tool for an amateur mixing engineer and takes the pressure off the artist to deliver a perfect mix for me to master, which in some cases is their first attempt at mixing an album.
In addition, I often work directly with independent recording artists to analyze their pre-production to offer recording and mixing suggestions prior to mastering. This extra step, combined with a free mastered sample and “re-master” option gives the artist a valuable partner to create a great sounding audio master.
Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions.