Bridging the Gap Between the Artists Vision and the Outside World
It is the only semi-automatic mastering service available where a REAL mastering engineer evaluates your mix and optimizes it by ear!
The Mastering Collective is operated by real humans with a minimum of 5 years experience in professional mastering. A mastering engineer on our team evaluates your mix and makes it the best it can be to get you an advantage on the world's playlists!
Your project is instantly sent out to our dedicated team where your track will be treated and prepared for online distribution by the first experienced set of ears available.
This service is intended for single songs only and results in optimized masters at 16bit and 24bit, 44.1k WAV-files ready for "Online Distribution" (Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc).
For mastering of multiple songs, please visit The Panic Room.
Easy reliable service intended for single songs and results in optimised masters at 16bit and 24bit 44.1k.
Complete the form and upload your track as 24bit WAV or AIFF-file. *
* = After an engineer has checked the integrity of the audio sent and confirmed that it's ready for mastering, a PayPal invoice for the set amount will be sent to the specified email address for final confirmation.
Please make sure to have a good time while awaiting your mastered track.
Within 12 hours, our mastering team will have performed their magic and your mastered track will be ready for download.
"Working with The Panic Room means that my mixes always get the attention and quality treatment they deserve. They always work WITH me when Mastering my work and it's that back and forth and trust that always means the end result is not only what I could have hope, but hit right out of the ballpark instead"
/ Chris Themelco
Monolith Studios, Australia (Orpheus Omega, Harlott)
"Soilwork handed The Panic Room the tricky job of mastering a compilation spanning six different recording sessions. Not only did he do an absolutely terrific job, he was also a breeze to work with. All hail TPR!"
/ Dirk Verbeuren
(Megadeth, Soilwork, Scarve)
"Before I met The Panic Room, I was positive that mastering was an obligatory process you ran through to make your music sound worse. Needless to say, he showed me the effect that a professional, experienced ear can have on music. The techniques we developed and shared with each other further helped to enrich my own career in the years to come. TPR is your man!"
/ Ermin Hamidovic
Systematic Productions (Periphery, Devin Townsend)
A general rule of thumb is to have peak levels hit around -6dbFS on the meters in your DAW. This in order to end up with the best possible resolution in your 24bit file before the mastering process. Most important is that you are not going above 0dbFS which will generate unwanted distortion in most cases.
Processing on the mixbus is just as much a part of the mix as anything else. Do what you feel is needed to reach the musical result that you're after. The only thing we ask is that you remove peak limiting at the end of your chain and lower the level of the output so that your peaks are hitting around -6dbFS.
Always export your mix at the sample rate you've been working/recording at, and always at 24bit.
You will receive a professionally mastered track as a WAV-file at 16bit and 24bit 44.1k optimised for online distribution.
Online distribution means that your mastered file will most likely be encoded with lossy codecs on streaming services and download sites. Great care needs to be taken in order to make sure a high quality is preserved through the encoding process, and this optimisation is different to when preparing a master for physical distribution.
No, this service is only intended for single tracks. For more complex projects please head over to www.thepanicroomstudio.com and book a mastering session.
Please feel free to get in touch with us anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org.