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Mastering Services

At Woodlands studio, we offer all types of mastering services using the best analogue and digital equipment in an accurate, acoustically treated environment to bring your music to a professional and commercially competitive level.

Digital Mastering

Digital Mastering is the process of increasing the perceived loudness and clarity of your mix, all while using solely digital processing techniques.

Hybrid Mastering

Hybrid Mastering utilises the benefits of both computer-aided software and most importantly; the warmth, depth and iconic sound of our analogue equipment.

Stem Mastering

Stem Mastering takes each Stem then balances, enhances and cleans each before separately running it through our Neve 8816 Summing mixer for clarity, depth and warmth.

How To Submit Your Music / Turnaround Times / Terms and Conditions

Turnaround Times:

  1. Standard mastering time is typically between 2-6 business days.
  2. Priority mastering will skip the queue of those that have previously paid for a standard master. Please note this does not guarantee a next day delivery, but that is the aim of this option.
  3. Next Day Delivery is for those that require a 24 hour turnaround. Please note that this option is for business days. We will still try to honour this option on weekends but it is not guaranteed. If we cannot honour the next day delivery during business days, we will apply it to your next mastering order. If your master(s) is urgent, please email us after placing your order and we will make sure that this is prioritised above other NDD.

How to Submit your music:

  1. Check your final mix after a break and with fresh ears – tired ears won’t give you a proper mix reference.
  2. Check you aren’t unintentionally clipping anywhere in your mix.
  3. If you can, check your mix in mono and stereo and on different speakers
  4. Make sure the level of your track peaks between -6db and -3db. If the overall sum of your tracks are above -3db; please rebalance your individual tracks in your project to hit these levels on your master Output channel. Do not use your master fader to adjust to hit these levels.
  5. Remove all plugins from the master output channel (ie Compression, Maximisers, Limiters, Tape emulators etc…).
  6. When exporting/ bouncing, make sure dithering and normalising is turned off.
  7. Leave some silence at the start and end of your track.
  8. Allow reverb/ delays/ fx to play out at the end of the track when suitable
  9. Send a 24bit WAV premaster of your track
  10. Critically listen to your premaster before hand. Ensure that you are happy with the final result before the mastering stage. Don’t rely too much on the mastering engineer to ‘fix’ big issues and problems in your mix.
  11. Once you are happy, please upload to WeTransfer using the link function or any other similar file hosting websites and paste the link in the order page for us to download. Do not send separate wetransfer emails, these will be ignored and deleted.
  12. Remember not to leave your tracks until the last minute of a deadline. Allow us enough time to master your tracks properly.
  13. If you are ensure whether your track is ready, please use our ‘In-depth Feedback Service‘ before hand for further guidance.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. There are no refunds for mastering work.
  2. We do not offer a try before you buy.
  3. Please note that all mastering work is completed by Iglesias and Iglesias only.
  4. Our turnaround times are stated above but these are rough timings. NDD and Priority will always come first. Our standard delivery time can take up to 10 business days depending on time of the year, Iglesias being away for shows or if he is unwell. But typical times are stated above.
  5. You are solely responsible for any audio files, data, text and information submitted by yourself on the website
  6. All mastering work and emails are strictly confidential from both parties.
  7. Please send all work using the provided email address. Do not Instagram or WhatsApp updates or revisions. Please use dedicated email threads linked to your orders ([email protected])

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Digital Mastering is the process of increasing the perceived loudness and clarity of your mix, all while using solely digital processing techniques.

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