Mastering is the art / science of assembling individual songs into cohesive musical excellence and should be considered the final step in a recording project before going into manufacture. Mastering gives your music the means to compete in the world of commercially released material. We level the playing field by bringing your recordings to their fullest potential, whether you recorded it at home, or spent thousands of pounds at a recording studio. At JM Mastering the tracks are looked at in dedicated mastering studio which has been acoustically treated to give an even natural sound.
Assuming that you have left enough time before duplication/replication, you will be given a test copy to take away to make sure that what you hear in the mastering studio sounds good on your hi-fi, ipod, car stereo etc. If you are happy with the test copy then we will make a production master which is used for replicating or duplicating your copies. If you think that the tracks need a bit more work then we can go back a few stages and re-do the processing with different approaches.
Attended mastering sessions are charged at £55 per hour. If you are unable to attend a session but still would like to have your audio mastered at JM Mastering then please have a look at the online mastering service.