Full Track Mastering
In the sense of music, mastering is the final step of audio post-production. The purpose of mastering is to balance sonic elements of a stereo mix and optimize playback across all systems and media formats. Whether you are recording and mixing in a million dollar studio, or recording in your bedroom closet (it's where we ALL started), you still need the final quality check of mastering. This ensures that your sound will be heard the way you intended it to be.
A good mastering job makes an album consistent and balanced across all tracks. At New Wave Studios we use a variety of plugins to enhance the sound that we perceive through the mixed track. Mastering for a track or project that was mixed in our studio is $30/track and for audio that was mixed elsewhere, it's $50/track. Below, you can listen to some examples of what a track sounds like mixed vs. mastered before deciding to get that New Wave shine.