Chris Pavey Mastering - Studio based in Cambridge UK. High fidelity mastering and brilliant customer service. Analouge and digital mastering tools. Mastered for iTunes and broadcast media.
Chris Pavey Mastering provides high quality audio and service to all its clients, from mastering new tracks to restoring old ones. CPM has developed over the last half decade and has worked with artists of all genres across the globe. CPM is located in a quiet village set in the rural surrounds of the Cambridge Fens. The studio uses high quality equipment, monitoring and has an excellent environment for critical listening.
What Is Mastering?
Mastering is the final process in the long chain of audio production. It is the finalising of any audio for commercial use and has many steps in itself that makes a track translate from the studio to the consumers in as fluid a way as possible.
Remember you only have one first impression with a piece of music, a well mastered track will always make a positive impression that stands out in todays competitive music industry.
A fresh pair of ears applying their input to your mix is never a negative move, and clients are always surprised on the details I can pick up on in their tracks. I will always maintain an independent view of the mixed tracks and will endeavour to add to and polish your mix without subtracting the feel or musical direction of the composition.
How Do I Prepare My Tracks For Mastering?
At CPM I ask that my clients,
- Provide the highest possible quality WAV/AIFF files. E.g if the track was recorded at 48kHz and 24Bit then please export at that level. CPM will not accept MP3 files. (Please talk to me if this is the only copy of the track you have.)
- Make sure that your mix isn't clipping/going over 0dBFS.
- That all tracks are correctly labeled with a song title
- If you need any help getting your mix ready please get in touch!
Mastering For iTunes...
The iTunes masters at CPM are created from the original master, and are then optimised using Apples guidelines for their AAC file format. This includes compensating for audio artefacts inherent with any lossy format codex.
The CD master, which you will use to publish and produces copies of, needs to conform to a 'Red Book' standard. This process includes sequencing of tracks into the playback order and authoring details. The CD masters will be exported as a DDP image for the client.
How Do I Receive My Masters
Master transfer to clients via secure DropBox link.