Mastering

Check out taperun.se mastering – A set of services aimed at abroad customers but equally suitable for locals.

The final touch on the song. We have a dedicated set of processors for mastering that will get your songs that final glow, shine, bite etc. The 2 channel Lyrek TR-55 tape recorder is often used when mastering. Generally suits digital recordings very well. the lows gets stronger and more defined and the highs gets a beautiful silky quality. You’ll also gain a few dB of level from the tape without compression.
Mastering is no work of magic. A rough mix won’t sound as good as a well balanced one after mastering. Before the actual mastering we ned to hear the mixes and will give feedback to the mixing engineer for possible changes.
Stem mastering is also an option most commonly the bass separated from the rest of the instruments. The bass register is usually where mixes go wrong, smaller loudspeakers don’t translate well and poor acoustics will affekt how the bass is mixed. If we get the bass on a separate track and the song without bass on another track there’s a good chance we can work some serious magic. This is only if necessary though, most mixes only get the standard mastering.