An Alternative Mix Of A Track
Choose this option when you want an alternative mix for a track on an album, as a single or EPs. Based in Yorkshire we can be contacted for enquiries or questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, get in contact on the Contact page. If you want to use us through a third-party app, try and find Sigil Of Brass onSoundBetter. An Alternative mix is one that is the same track, but with or without the vocal – same setting just with an element missing.
At our professional Music Mastering Studio, we can get your track how you want it. There are as many revisions on the mastering process you need but we reckon we will hit it right first time. We will work on your audio until you are happy. Sigil Of Brass has has mastered albums that have, in turn, had stellar write-ups in the national and international press. These write-ups include 5* Reviews in The Wire, Rockerilla & Gonzo Circus.
Mastering is the final step of audio post-production. The purpose of mastering is to balance sonic elements of a stereo mix and optimise playback across all systems and media formats. Traditionally, mastering is done using tools like equalisation, compression, limiting and stereo enhancement.
Think of mastering as the glue, varnish and polish that optimises playback quality on all devices — from tiny iPhone speakers to massive dance club sound systems. Mastering bridges the gap between artist and consumer. The term itself comes from the idea of a master copy.
All copies or duplications of the audio come from the master. These copies can be distributed on multiple formats like vinyl, CD’s or Tape, and streaming services like Spotify, iTunes and SoundCloud. Additionally, mastering allows for restoration of hisses, clicks or small mistakes missed in the final mix.
Mastering also ensures uniformity and consistency of sound between multiple tracks on an album. Ultimately, what mastering does is create a clean and cohesive feeling across all your audio.It makes it consumer-ready, club-ready and more polished.
Why Bother With Mastering?
The goal of mastering is to ensure that your audio will sound the best it can on all platforms. Music has never been consumed on more formats and devices than today. Even if you are recording and mixing in a million dollar studio, or recording in less than ideal conditions, 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. Without mastering, individual tracks can sound disjointed in relation to each other.
Mastering is a bit like photography – you can make the sky bluer and the grass greener.
- Andy Backhouse
Why You Should Not Use An Algorithm For An Alternative Mix
You should stay with the studio who made the original master for your alternative mix. You should not use an algorithm like LANDR or some such – this is because no matter how good the math is lacks the human touch. You do not want a one-size fits all robot mastering your track. As an example, run a field recording through LANDR and see how it copes with that?
It just use basic compression and squeezes everything in to a mess.
Do you trust this same robot with your music? Get a professional to help with your stereo mastering.
Mastering An Alternative Mix
Now think of mastering like the best carwash ever. You want your new car to look as slick and shiny as possible. Mastering polishes everything to a perfect shine. It puts gas in the tank and oils up all the moving parts for the best possible performance.
Think of mastering an alternative mix as the bridge between creation and sharing. After mastering, your audio should sound complete, uniform, professional and balanced. Whether you’re sharing online as a free download, or pressing a massive run of vinyl, good mastering allows you to release your work with confidence — no matter where it’s played.
Order an Alternative Mix - a version of a track that can be mastered using the same settings as settings as the main mix. This would typically be an instrumental, acapella, TV/PA mix or edit, vocal up, vocal down, clean, explicit, radio etc. Tracks returned within 24 hours of the order being placed. To read how to order, click HERE.
Product Brand: Sigil Of Brass
Product Currency: GBP
Product Price: 20
Price Valid Until: 2024-01-01
Product In Stock: InStock