DC Mastering

Finished your tunes? We can master them for all formats you need. We will master your tunes with the ear only a true reggae minded engineer can. Forget the cheap online services, it will never sound as if we taken care of the mastering. We actually listen to what is needed, instead of using a predefined algorythm. We know how to make it sound good on soundsystem. Standard we deliver your masters for Vinyl, CD and online. Standard rate for mastering is €25,- per track.

Delivering files for mastering

Please send your mixes in 44.1KHz, 24bit stereo in wav or aiff. NO BUSSPROCESSING!!!!  unless its for the 'Glue' only.   

Leave plenty of headroom. At 24bit it no problem when your files are mixed down @ -15dB.

Be aware that mastering is not fixing mix mistakes. Please keep in mind that the better your mix, the better the master. 

Avoid stereo low end, excessive tops and heavy compression on the full mix. Check your tune for dynamic range. 

Please send your tracks thru wetransfer to dc@dubcreator.com  mentioning the given refno, your labelcode and order of the tracks (A1,A2, B1 etc).

Please take note of the maximum playing times for vinyl. As reggae is usually bassheavy we recommend not to go over the optimum playingtimes and preferably 45rpm.

12" @33 1/3 RPM:12" @45 RPM:
OPTIMAL - 16 to 20 minutes per sideOPTIMAL - 6 to 12 minutes per side
MAXIMUM - 25 minutes per sideMAXIMUM - 15 minutes per side
10" @33 1/3 RPM10" @45 RPM
OPTIMAL - 9 minutes per sideOPTIMAL - 8 minutes per side
MAXIMUM - 14 minutes per sideMAXIMUM - 10 minutes per side
7" @33 1/3 RPM (not recommended)7" @45 RPM
OPTIMAL - 5 minutes per sideOPTIMAL - 3 minutes per side
MAXIMUM - 7 minutes per sideMAXIMUM - 5 minutes per side