HOW DO I CONTACT YOU ABOUT MASTERING A PROJECT?
It's very straightforward. There is a contact form on this page and you can use that to make an enquiry. On it you can provide details on how many tracks you'd like mastered including what form of mastering plus anything else you'd like to discuss. As each project is personal I'll provide a quote tailored for your project, including discounts and a timescale. You and I can then arrange the digital transfer of tracks via Dropbox or WeTransfer.
WHAT ABOUT PAYMENT?
Payment is NOT usually required in advance, and I want to get your masters to you on time. I won't fully complete masters until you're fully happy with final master, plus revisions of masters during a project are also free of charge to a reasonable degree, and then the final master print and associated files will be released to you once you have made payment in full. This can be done via PayPal, of which I will give details with quote.
DO YOU HAVE A PORTFOLIO OF WORK I CAN LISTEN TO?
I have found that using someone else's mix is not a good representation of what I could do for you as a client. Instead we can arrange a free test master on a track of your choice. This can be 1-2 minutes of the song. HOWEVER, first track submissions for new client projects is FREE, or you can submit a test/initial evaluation track for a free master to see if you are happy with the work ADDAC Mastering will provide for you.
WHAT IS YOUR TURN-AROUND TIME FOR A MASTER?
This can depend entirely on the size of the project. An album may take several days of work, plus any additional time if feedback is required. If you need mastering revisions on a track or album that would increase the project time also.
CAN I ATTEND LISTENING SESSIONS?
At the moment, not right now. Not for lack of space where I work, but primarily the parking is limited. No-one knows what the future may hold, So look out for announcements.
WHAT IS STEM MASTERING VS STEREO INTERLEAVED?
Stem mastering is where you bounce instrument parts of your mix into separate stems, also known as separation mastering. If there's certain elements of a mix that you're unsure of or would like the mastering engineering to be able to have more control over the sounds of those parts if there's some real standout problems, a stem master might be the best way forward, rather than an entire remix. An example is laid out below.
Stereo interleaved is the more traditional way to send a finished mix to a mastering engineer. You'll send a final stereo interleaved bounce of your track as guided above in audio formats and the mastering engineer would create a final master from that.
Out of the two, stem mastering usually can be a bit more expensive, simply due to requiring more work for the mastering engineer and thus being more time consuming.