Neptune Mastering offers professional audio mastering services to enhance your music’s sound quality. Whether you’re a music producer, musician or label, trust us to bring your music to life. With access to some of the finest digital and analogue audio equipment available, the studio’s signal path features 192kHz, 32-bit digital capability, along with a meticulously selected analog chain of modified and maintained high-end equipment meaning that your final product will be as carefully scrutinized as our desire to provide you with the very best. The studio also offers top-tier noise reduction/restoration services, utilizing some of the finest tools available today.
Our mission is to deliver the highest quality audio mastering services to enhance the sound of your music. We understand that music is more than sound. It’s an art form that deserves to be heard in its best light.
With over 20 years of music industry experience, enable us to recognize details in your music and focus on making your audio sound better, with a personal touch to be sure the results match your expectations and style for your music. We work with music producers, musicians, and labels, providing personalized and professional audio mastering services. Whether you’re looking to improve your sound quality, achieve a specific sound, or make your music stand out, we are here to help.
With today’s digital music market, many producers or labels may not see the need for mastering or opt into a DIY approach with presets or AI tools. However, they forget or underestimate the value a good mastering can bring to a release. Mastering engineers will have a fresh, unbiased ear, equipment, experience and facility to focus on the tiniest details. Contact us today and let Neptune Mastering make your audio better!
Neptune Mastering specializes in audio mastering, stem mastering, mixing, post-production, audio restoration, studio design and consulting. We love all aspects of sound and catering to independent productions paying special attention to client experience and trustworthiness.
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All songs are level matched
This is a crucial step for a number of reasons. The goal of mastering is to enhance the overall sonic clarity of a song as well as make sure that individual songs are level balanced to maintain a consistent sound and volume level. In addition, correct mastering will ensure that your songs are set to the correct frequencies and levels for digital distribution and radio play. In the simplest terms, cd mastering is what makes a group of songs sound like a commercially released record. For clients who do not need a full album or EP mastered we also offer our standard per song online mastering service.
In addition to our standard mastering service, we also offer stem mastering for clients who want our mastering engineer to have more control during the mastering process. For the majority of projects, standard stereo mastering will provide excellent results, however for artists who prefer to give our engineers the most possible control over their mix we also offer stem mastering. Mastering from stems allows us to dive deeper into the mix and more finely adjust frequencies and levels. It also allows us more control to correct problems in the mix that might otherwise be impossible with a single stereo file.
Our mixdown service brings you to stem mixing at an affordable price. We will ensure that your track is mixed down from your supplied stems to the professional standard and sound that you need. Audio mixing will ensure your music is mixed by a professional engineer who will bring a fresh pair of ears to your project and use the best technology to ensure a final mixdown that will give your track a professional edge that’s ready for mastering.
If you are struggling to get that polished professional sound on your mixdown then this service is for you!
Tracks are generally returned to the customer as stereo 16bit 44.1kHz WAV files with -6db of headroom ready for mastering. If you would like your track supplied with more or less headroom than -6db please feel free to add this as a note to your order.
Lacquer cutting is the process of transforming an audio recording into physically cut grooves on the surface of a lacquer disc via a machine called a lathe. This cut lacquer is used as the master in the electroplating process to create stampers which are then used to press your record. The lacquers are send directly to your pressing plant.
When ordering lacquer cutting you can choose to have us master your music or provide your own mastered files.
There are a number of audio mastering tips that will help you prepare your mixes before working with a mastering studio. It’s important to know how to prepare and submit your mixes so you can get the best sound for your songs. The mastering engineer wants to start with a clean slate, primarily on the master bus and will need to have the proper file type and format to get the most from your music.