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MASTERING (click to access)
How to export your tracks for Mastering?
What is Mastering?
What formats can you work with and export?
What is Streaming Optimization?
What is Stems Mastering?
What is the usual turnaround?
Price & Turnaround for bigger projects?
Do you include any revisions?


MIXDOWN (click to access)
How to export your track for Mixdown?
What formats can you work with and export?
What is the usual turnaround?
Price & Turnaround for bigger projects?
Do you include any revisions?


ALL INCLUSIVE (click to access)
Includes everything listed above for Mixdown & Mastering.


AUDIO REPAIR (click to access)
How does it work ? Will it affect my audio file quality?
What is the usual turnaround?
Price & Turnaround for bigger projects?
Do you include any revisions?


Smart DSP Project Overview
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| MASTERING

How to export your tracks for Mastering?

What is Mastering ?



What formats can you work with and export?

We mostly work & export in :

– Format :  .wav

– Sample Rate : 44.1 kHz
– Bit Depth : 24-bit (or 32-bit (float))

We recommend sending files to work on in :
– Formats : .wav | .aifc
– Sample Rates : 44100 | 48000 Hz
– Bit Depths : 32-bit (float) | 24-bit — Not recommended : 16-bit

We can export in :

– Formats : .wav | .aifc | .flac | .ogg | .mp3 | .caf | DDP | Image

– Sample Rates : 44100 | 48000 | 88200 | 96000 | 192000 Hz
Also possible but not recommended : 32000 | 22050 | 11025 Hz

– Bit Depths : 24-bit | 16-bit
Also possible but not recommended : 8-bit
If it’s gonna be used in audio sessions again : 32-bit (float)

 
Over & Downsampling when needed with Izotope RX 7 Standard.
Dither when needed with Sonnox oxford limiter – Type 3 – 100% or Fabfilter Pro L-2 – Optimized – 100%.

Contact us  if you have any question !

What is Streaming Optimisation? 

Due to nowadays digital distribution process and in consequence of having so many different platforms with different audio codecs & loudness normalization process and targets;
Streaming Optimization is required in order to have your music translated well to your listeners via those different platforms.

We took the time to search and index technical data about the majors streaming distribution platforms (e.g. Spotify, YouTube, Itunes, Tidal) including when available :
Their Loudness Normalization Process
Their Loudness Normalization Target Level
Their conversion codec(s)
The BitRate Type of their codec(s)
The BitRate speed of their codec(s)
The best format they recommend
… (Feel free to join the community and asks some tech if you want to learn more about this ! )

We analyzed the data of the different platforms to come with a “universal” Streaming Optimized format/loudness target :
Fomart : .wav/.aif
Bit Depth : 24 bit
Sample Rate : 44100Hz
Loudness Integrated : -14 LUfs (+/- 0.5)
Loudness True Peak : -1 dB (+/- 0.2 in some cases)

Following your request, the option Streaming Optimization may also include up to 2 customization for specific platforms (if you wan’t a master fully optimized for Spotify or Tidal for example).


What is Stems Mastering? 
Stems Mastering consists in sending over your main Groups/Buss instead of your stereo mixdown.

We usually ask for the following stems (up to 8) :
KICK / DRUMS / BASS / MELO / VOX / SFXs / FXreturns

It will allow your technician to have more room for changes on specific elements without affecting the whole track, it’s also a good way to do more transparently an eventual volume balance adjustment…

Since it’s an additional step with deeper processing, it implies an extra fee.


What is the usual turnaround?
Once your order is approved, files & information are well sent you should receive your delivery :

1 Track Mastering – 24 Hours
EP Mastering (2 to 4 Songs) – 2 Days
Album Mastering (10 to 15 Songs) – 1 Week

Notes :

Indicated turnarounds are safely estimated and you will usually receive your delivery earlier !

Turnarounds may be delayed if agreed between you and your technician in order’s ticket. 



Price & Turnaround for bigger projects?

We do offer discounts for bigger projects, contact us with your project details to know more.
Turnarounds details will be joined along the quote.



Do you include any revisions?

Sure ! For mastering 1 revision by track is included.

If it’s used and you’re still not satisfied, a second one will be offered for free if the modification needed is due  to the technician processing while it will be charged an extra 5$ (USD) / Song if it concerns a previous issue already existing in your track.

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| MIXDOWN

How to export your track(s) for Mixdown? 

What formats can you work with and export?

We mostly work & export in :

– Format :  .wav

– Sample Rate : 44.1 kHz
– Bit Depth : 24-bit (or 32-bit (float))

We recommend sending files to work on in :
– Formats : .wav | .aifc
– Sample Rates : 44100 | 48000 Hz
– Bit Depths : 32-bit (float) | 24-bit — Not recommended : 16-bit

We can export in :

– Formats : .wav | .aifc | .flac | .ogg | .mp3 | .caf | DDP | Image

– Sample Rates : 44100 | 48000 | 88200 | 96000 | 192000 Hz
Also possible but not recommended : 32000 | 22050 | 11025 Hz

– Bit Depths : 24-bit | 16-bit 
Also possible but not recommended : 8-bit
If it’s gonna be used in audio sessions again : 32-bit (float)

 
Over & Downsampling when needed with Izotope RX 7 Standard.
Dither when needed with Sonnox oxford limiter – Type 3 – 100% or Fabfilter Pro L-2 – Optimized – 100%.

Contact us  if you have any questions !

What is the usual turnaround?
Once your order is approved, files & information are well sent you should receive your delivery :

1 Track Mixdown – 2/3 Days
EP Mixdown (2 to 4 Songs) – 5/6 Days
Album Mixdown (10 to 15 Songs) – Around 10 Days


Notes :

Indicated turnarounds are safely estimated and you will usually receive your delivery earlier !

Turnarounds may be delayed if agreed between you and your technician in order’s ticket. 



Price & Turnaround for bigger projects?

We do offer discounts for bigger projects, contact us with your project details to know more.
Turnarounds details will be joined along the quote.



Do you include any revisions?

Sure ! For mixdown 2 revision by track are included.

If they are used and you’re still not satisfied, a third one will be offered for free if the modification needed is due to the technician processing while it will be charged an extra 5$ (USD) / Song if it concerns a previous issue already existing in your track.

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|ALL INCLUSIVE

How to export your track(s) for Mixdown?

What formats can your work with and export?

We mostly work & export in :

– Format :  .wav

– Sample Rate : 44.1 kHz
– Bit Depth : 24-bit (or 32-bit (float))

We recommend sending files to work on in :
– Formats : .wav | .aifc
– Sample Rates : 44100 | 48000 Hz
– Bit Depths : 32-bit (float) | 24-bit 
Not recommended but possible : 16-bit

We can export in :

– Formats : .wav | .aifc | .flac | .ogg | .mp3 | .caf | DDP | Image

– Sample Rates : 44100 | 48000 | 88200 | 96000 | 192000 Hz
Not recommended : 32000 | 22050 | 11025 Hz

– Bit Depths : 24-bit | 16-bit 
Not Recommended : 8-bit
If it’s gonna be used in audio sessions : 32-bit (float)

 
Over & Downsampling when needed with Izotope RX 7 Standard.
Dither when needed with Sonnox oxford limiter – Type 3 – 100% or Fabfilter Pro L-2 – Optimized – 100%.

Contact us  if you have any questions!

What is Streaming Optimisation? 

Due to nowadays digital distribution process and in consequence of having so many different platforms with different audio codecs & loudness normalization process and targets;
streaming optimization is required in order to have your music translated well to your listeners via those different platforms.

We took the time to search and index technical data about the majors streaming distribution platforms (e.g. Spotify, YouTube, Itunes, Tidal) including when available :
Their Loudness Normalization Process
Their Loudness Normalization Target Level
Their conversion codec(s)
The BitRate Type of their codec(s)
The BitRate speed of their codec(s)
The best format they recommend
… (Feel free to join the community and asks some tech if you want to learn more about this!)

We analyzed the data of the different platforms to come up with a “universal” streaming optimized format/loudness target:
Fomart : .wav/.aif
Bit Depth : 24bit
Sample Rate : 44100Hz
Loudness Integrated : -14 LUfs (+/- 1)
Loudness True Peak : -1 dB (+/- 0.2 in some cases)

Following your request, the option streaming optimization may also include up to 2 customization for specific platforms (if you wan’t a master fully optimized for Spotify or Tidal for example).


What is Stems Mastering? 
Stems Mastering consists in sending over your main Groups/Buss instead of your Stereo mixdown.

We usually ask for the following stems (up to 8) :
KICK / DRUMS / BASS / MELO / VOX / SFXs / FXreturns

It will allow your technician to have more room for changes on specific elements without affecting the whole track, it’s also a good way to do more transparently an eventual volume balance adjustment…

Since it’s an additional step with deeper processing it implies an extra fee.


What is the usual turnaround?
Once your order is approved, files & information are well sent you should receive your delivery :

1 Track All Inclusive – 2/3 Days
EP All Inclusive (2 to 4 Songs) – 5/6 Days
Album All inclusive(10 to 15 Songs) – Around 10 Days

Notes:

Indicated turnarounds are safely estimated and you will usually receive your delivery earlier !

Turnarounds may be delayed if agreed between you and your technician in the order’s ticket. 



Price & Turnaround for bigger projects?

We do offer discounts for bigger projects, contact us with your project details for know more.
Turnarounds details will be joined along the quote.



Do you include any revisions?

Sure ! For all inclusive 3 revisions by track are included.

If used and you’re still not satisfied, a additional one will be offered for free if the modification needed is due  to the technician processing while it will be charged an extra 5$ (USD) / Song if it concerns a previous issue already existing in your track.

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|AUDIO REPAIR

How does it work? Will it affect my audio file quality?
Generally speaking, except making it better no, it won’t change you audio file either as it won’t be able to do magic, but Izotope RX is a tool that has already demonstrated it’s capacity to fix highly precise stuff in audio files without leaving artfacts, and save a lot of time for a lot of people.
For some specific issues where the wanted source is hardly affected, RX may help but will leave some artfacts, which in some case might removed/attenuated by a custom processing by your order’s technician.


What is the usual turnaround?
Once your order is approved, files & informations are well sent you should receive your delivery :

Less than 15 minutes material – 24 Hours
Less than 1 Hours material- 2 Days
Less than 3 Hours material- 5 Days

Notes:

Indicated turnarounds are safly estimated and you will usually receive your delivery earlier !

Turnarounds may be delayed if agreed between you and your technician in order’s ticket. 



Price & Turnaround for bigger projects?

We do offer discounts for bigger projects, contact us with your project details for know more.
Turnarounds details will be joined along the quote.



Do you include any revisions?

Sure! For Audio Repair 1 revision by file is included.

If it’s used and you’re still not satisfied, a second one will be offered free if the modification needed is due to the technician processing while it will be charged an extra 5$ (USD) / Song if it concerns a previous issue already existing in your file.