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Beeptone Audio Mastering


Audio Mastering "Getting Your Project  Started"

To submit your  project to BeepTone for audio mastering you must supply a mixed down, stereo master in one of the formats listed below. You can mail or FTP your mixed recording direct to BeepTone.


Formats we accept for Audio Mastering

We accept your mixed recorded master on one of the following formats:

· Audio CD

· Data Files (wav, aiff, SDII, FLAC, etc.) on CD-R, DVD-R, flash drive, or via upload

*Compressed file formats such as MP3, AAC, or WMA files are not acceptable as a source for mastering.

 *It is recommended that processes such as compression, limiting, maximizing, etc. not be applied on the stereo buss during mix down. A master that arrives already compressed and or limited greatly reduces the ability of the engineer to deliver the best sounding master possible.

Masters with excessive level, clipping or audible distortion may also prevent us from mastering your project to its fullest potential. Leaving 3-4 dbs of headroom during mix down is a good rule to follow to avoid clipping and distortion on your master.

If any of the above issues are found on your submitted master we may request that you correct the issue and submit a new master before we proceed.

Handling masters
Handle all masters carefully, both before and after recording. Touch CDs only by the edges and keep them free of fingerprints and scratches that can cause data errors. Make sure your master CD is labeled clearly with your contact information.

It is very important that you download and fill out the BeepTone Engineering questionnaire to help our engineers get the most out of your master. If you are submitting a physical master please include a copy of the BeepTone questionnaire with it. If you are uploading your master you will be able to fill out a BeepTone questionnaire during the upload process that will be submitted electronically with your files.

Track Listing form for Audio Mastering

You must complete a Track Listing Form with your master. Required information on the form includes a complete and accurate running time log listing all events (tones, silences, songs, outtakes, noises, etc.) as they occur. The Artist, Title, and track names entered on this form will be used to add CD-text to your master. Please ensure all information is accurate.

For CDs, the maximum length is 79:45 minutes. Exceeding 74 minutes on a CD is not recommended because it does not comply with the "Red Book" standard. CD duplicators may require that clients sign a release if CDs exceed 74 minutes because they may not play properly on all CD players.