What does JustMastering.com do?

Answer: We offer a comprehensive suite of music mastering services to meet your needs. You will benefit from Rob's:

  • personalized mix consultation services (feedback/input on your mix, recording tips etc.)
  • intense customer focus (prompt responses to emails, direct answers to your questions)
  • dedication to helping you achieve the ultimate quality

 

How and when do I pay for the mastering services?

Answer: We will ask you to pay a deposit before we start your audio mastering project, and we will ask you to pay the balance toward the end of your project when you have reviewed and approved the work in progress. We accept payment via PayPal. Please refer to our audio mastering rates page for more details.

 


Will I have a chance to review and approve the work in progress?

Answer: Yes. We will provide you with limited duration samples (typically 1 to 2 minutes in length) of each song to review and approve before we finalize your masters.

 


How much say will I have in the mastering process?

Answer: The audio mastering process is a two-way relationship, and you will be working directly with Rob throughout the process. Rob will be your technical and musical consultant throughout the process, recommending and applying treatments that will work for your songs, however, when you receive your masters, please review them and ask for any necessary adjustments. If you ask for something specific and it doesn't appear to work for your song, Rob will explain why and will suggest alternatives for you. In the end, you can make the final call with the advice Rob gives you during the process. 

 


Can you tell us a bit about the equipment you use?

Answer: Rob takes a minimalist approach to mastering audio. He uses common, but high quality processing tools, and he has put the most focus into his mastering room and monitoring chain. Please refer to the gear list for more information:



How long does the audio mastering process take?

Answer: It can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours of work to master a single song, however, it does not happen all at once. Because that time has to be scheduled in and prioritized with other mastering projects, your actual wait time can vary depending on the nature of your project. You can read more about the audio mastering process in the articles "Song Mastering: The Audio Mastering Process Explained" and "Audio Mastering Process Step-by-Step".



Why do you advise against submitting mp3 files for mastering?

Answer: Submitting lossy formats such as mp3 will affect the quality of your finished master. You can read more detail about this in Rob's article "Maintaining sonic integrity before mastering".

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