Mastering at Resident Studios

Mastering is the final stage of any recording process and is what transforms a well recorded and mixed track to an amazing sounding, commercially ready product. It is essential to ensuring that your tracks make the impact they deserve!

Often considered the dark art of recording, mastering involves the source material being processed using equalization, compression, limiting, noise reduction and other processes. Track sequencing also takes place where mastered source material is put in the proper order. Editing, pre-gapping, levelling, fading in and out, noise reduction and other signal restoration and enhancement processes can be applied as part of the mastering process. The highly skilled mastering engineers at Resident Studios have wealth of experience in in this fine art and are ready to put the finishing touches to your tracks right now.

Resident Studios offer mastering at an affordable rate as our mastering sessions are all un-attended. Clients who record with Resident Studios get preferential rates that are quoted according to their individual project and needs.

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  • 1 track £50.00
  • 2 to 5 tracks £40.00/track
  • 6 or more tracks £30.00/track
  • All the above rates are per track. A track is considered to be not longer than 5 minutes. Tracks that are over 5 minutes are considered more than 1 track in terms of pricing (e.g. 1 track at 5:45min in length will cost £80 to be mastered).


  • Preparing your tracks for mastering:
  • You finished mix must be a stereo WAV or AIFF format when sent to us. The following guidelines should also be followed to get the best out of our mastering service.
  • Do not limit your mix.
  • Do not normalize your mix.
  • Your audio should peak at a level no higher than -3db or lower than -6db.
  • Upon booking mastering with us, we’ll send you instructions for uploading your tracks and an accompanying notes form to be filled in to which the mastering engineer will refer.
  • All tracks will be mastered and sent to you within 10 working days (subject to studio availability).

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