FAQ

Mastering ?
Mastering, or more specifically pre-mastering, is the final step in the making of a record. It involves :
– Error checking and removal : clics, pops, etc.
– Balancing each track in the context of a record. In includes : spectral enhancement, analog colouration, stereo enhancement, dynamic enhancement and loudness gain. Of course, each process is done if and only if it is needed)
– Sequencing the tracks (fades, gaps, …)
– Redbook Standard (PQ coding, iSRC, EAN/UPC, CD Text…)
– Burning the PMCD or making the DDPi files to correct specifications
– Careful quality control
– Burning a reference CD or uploading references files
If mastering a single track, it just involves the first step (balancing the track). It’s a good idea to send some reference track of the same music style that you wish your tracks to « sound like ».

Files delivery
You can send us the files via our ftp, internet delivery (yousendit, dropbox, sendspace, …), on a usb card, SD card, CDR, or DVDR via postal delivery.

Which formats are accepted ?
We accept the following digital formats :
– Wav (24 bits & 32 bits float preferred, 16 bits accepted)
– Aiff (24 bits preferred, 16 bits accepted)
– Flac (24 bits preferred, 16 bits accepted)
– MP3 (only if no other format is available, and 320 kbps preferred)

Are there free revisions ?
At Storm Mastering, we are happy only if you are, so we offer unlimited free revisions (within reason !).