Mastering is the final process in any audio production before duplication, and offers a chance for a fresh pair of well-trained ears to make sonic improvements to your audio. Through the diligent use of a large range of processing techniques and a high level of quality control, mastering ensures that your finished product realises its full potential and sounds great on the ever-increasing range of playback devices (hi-fi, radio, mobile devices, laptop/bluetooth speakers etc). The process also includes cleaning up tops & tails, removing noise and artefacts (such as clicks and pops) where appropriate, ISRC and PQ coding, and adding CD Text.

Get Real Audio provides a competitive mastering service using a range of very high quality analogue and digital processing equipment for any CD, download, or video product, and vinyl pre-mastering.

 

MASTERING RATES:

Album: £350
5-track EP: £200
Individual or extra tracks: £50 per track

No hidden extra charges.

These rates include:

  • One mastering session (allow 5-8 hours for an album), you’re welcome to attend if you wish
  • One CD listening copy, or reference audio files, for approval
  • One optional unattended follow-up / tweak session + CD listening copy
  • Final quality control check (full listen and error test of final production master / DDP)
  • One of the following:
    • DDPi master file-set delivered electronically to your chosen duplication house (compete with MD5 checksum and PQ sheet)
    • Red-book compliant CD production master and delivery to you, or your chosen duplication house. (Not available with single track mastering
  • PLUS one of the following:
    • 16 or 24 Bit WAV files
    • Superior sounding mp3 files

We’ll also store your files indefinitely for future re-pressing, and reference in our secure archive.

If you need additional versions (vinyl pre-master, instrumentals / TV mixes, high-resolution download files, etc). Please get in touch to chat about it.

The Get Real Audio studio is perfect for solo performers, small groups/ensembles and voice-over work, and for overdubs and mixing larger projects. Our 16 input 192 track ProTools HD system is ample even for orchestral work.

We can also provide a mobile and live recording service. This is great if you have a larger ensemble, need to record a Grand Piano, or Drum Kit, or have a access to a great sounding space you’d like to use (we’ve worked in churches, living rooms, concert venues etc..)

STUDIO RECORDING RATES:

At Get Real Audio, or another fully-equipped studio

Per day: £180 (8ish hours)
Per hour / additional hours: £30
+ Expenses if more than 20 miles from Bath.

 

MOBILE / LIVE RECORDING RATES:

When recording equipment is required on location

Per day: £250 (8 hours)
Additional hours: £40
+ Expenses if more than 20 miles from Bath.

Josh can take on projects recorded elsewhere and work on them them at Get Real Audio. This could involve:

  • Mixing,
  • Compiling from raw takes
  • Restoring noisy or damaged recordings

This work can be undertaken under your supervision, or unattended, using remote file transfer. Josh can work in up-to-date versions of ProTools HD, or Logic Pro X, but may incorporate some analogue processing depending on the needs of the material.

 

Mixing Rates

At Get Real Audio, or another fully-equipped studio

Per day: £180 (8ish hours)
Per hour / additional hours: £30
+ Expenses if more than 20 miles from Bath.