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Quality Affordable Mastering & Mixing

We want to make your music sound it's best!

 

We are a mastering studio that helps artists and musicians around the world breathe life and energy into their music everyday...

Let us help do the same for you!

 

Master Your Sound

Give your music a BIG sound for a small price.

Want to add polish to your mix and make sure it’s loudness and quality rival today’s hits? We can help! Simply send us the stereo mix for each song you want mastered for us to work our magic!

Reasons to have us master your song(s)…

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We value your input. Share specifics and provide a song you’d like us to use to compare EQ curves with.

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You get to listen to the mastered audio before you pay so you can hear the quality you are getting for your money.

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We provide you with three versions of the master to chose from so you are more in control of the final result.

Mastering FAQs...

WHAT is MASTERING?

The average music listener may not know what digital audio mastering is exactly, but they'll sure be able to tell the difference between a track that has been mastered, and one that hasn't. Without having your music mastered, you run the risk of fans and/or industry professionals not taking you seriously. For most of us artists and musicians, our music is our baby... make sure it sounds it's best before you deliver it to the world to hear!

Who is mastering for?

Digital mastering is ideal for those who want to make their music sound it's absolute best - to add that extra magic to it, elevate the volume to industry standards without sonic distortion or peaks, and give it a more robust and exciting quality of sound! After you have your songs mixed properly, getting your album, EP or demo mastered is the right choice prior to making it available for digital download, CD duplication or online. So whether you're the artist, producer, manager or mixing engineer, getting music mastered is right for you.

It takes Pro Tools, pro experience, and other mastering software to accomplish this ...and we've got what it takes at ATL Sound Studio to get the job done right!

OUR MASTERING PROCESS

  1. You send us your audio in stereo format (see "What to Send Us").
  2. A sound engineer (not an algorithm) evaluates your audio utilizing industry-leading tools and experience to master your mix, focusing in the following areas:
    • Equalization to cut or boost areas in you audio where needed to bring tonal balance to your mix
    • Compression to add color and help glue your mix together as needed
    • Loudness Analysis to maximize volume transparently to around -9 to -8 LUFS (+/- depending on your loudness preference) to meet CD quality loudness standards
    • Magic by utilizing mastering tools to add tone and brilliance to your mix to help it stand out from the crowd
  3. Once ready (typically within 48 hours), you will receive three 90-second mp3 master review clips to choose from, as well as an invoice via PayPal. At this time, we will also request extra details for your song's digital file metadata.
  4. Once payment is confirmed and selection is made, the mastered songs will be delivered .wav & .mp3 formats within 24 hours online via WeTransfer.

Note on End Product: Each song will be set at a 44.1 khz sample rate and a 16 bit sample size while lossy files (like .mp3) will be encoded with an average bit rate of 256kbps. We provide a .wav & .mp3 file for each song mastered, but can also provide AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless or AAC formats, as well as other export parameters, upon request.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that we can only work with what audio you've provided us and that some errors may be unrepairable, such as distortion or skips.

What to send us

  • In order for us to work our magic on your song, the song(s) to be mastered should each be sent to us in a single stereo audio file (preferably .wav, but .mp3 or .m4a is acceptable). If you have the capability to control the output of the mix, we recommend to NOT apply a limiter or compression to the overall mix and keep the peak below -5dB so that there is plenty of headroom for the mastering.
    • Please do not send us multitracks or stems for mastering.
    • Songs should be fully mixed prior to mastering.
  • [Optional] If you have a popular song that you love the way it sounds and you'd like us to reference that during the mastering process to aim for similar EQ, dynamics and loudness, include that as well (in .wav, .mp3 or .m4a format only). If you don't have the file, at least tell us the song artist/title.

From there, we'll work our magic. The good news is, you don't pay until you hear the results for yourself!

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Get the Right Mix

Fine tune your tracks with precision and clarity.

Have a mix you want mastered but feel that subtle changes that could make a big difference are needed first? We can help! Simply send us your pre-arranged multitrack for us to help make your song sound it's best!

Lite Mixing FAQs...

WHAT is lite mixing?

Lite Mixing with ATL Sound Studio involves taking the elements within a song and making adjustments to blend them together in a more refined harmony for sonic cohesiveness. We feel it's important for the lead vocals to shine while enhancing the instruments to be heard in a way that they don't sound like they are battling each other for sonic space. The song should breathe, have quality dynamics and sound clear.

Note: Sometimes songs need vocal tuning, instrument alignment or special effects - these are most often changes made during the "tracking" or recording process at the direction of the producer and are not addressed during mixing lite service offered at ATL Sound Studio. Please be advised.

WHO IS lite MIXING FOR?

Have you ever had a song mixed but feel it doesn't sound good enough for mastering? As long as you have the arranged multitracks (the individual vocal and/or instrument tracks that make up the song), we can take your song, analyze it and improve it to bring a more balanced level of zen to your music.

We've got the software and expertise to bring the best out of your sound to make it more brilliant and captivating! We use Pro Tools and experience to help accomplish this. If you plan on getting your song mastered, make sure it's mixed well first!

OUR PROCESS

  1. Once you send us your audio multitracks (see "What to Send Us"), we analyze each individual vocal and/or instrument track and seek to improve them in the following areas:
    • Balance to keep instruments or vocals from fighting with one another
    • Panning to place sounds in the right space and add movement throughout the stereo mix
    • Equalizing the frequency range to keep the lows low, add brilliance to the highs, and give your song clarity
    • Dimension by adding width or depth to a track with reverb, delay, and other enhancements to spruce up your song
    • Dynamic improvement by adding compression or excitement where needed to focus the energy
  2. Once ready (typically within 72 hours), you will receive a clipped version of the mixed song (audio cuts out for a moment every 30 seconds or so) as well as an invoice via PayPal.
  3. Once payment is confirmed, the full stereo version of the mix (.wav & .mp3) will be delivered to you within 24 hours online via WeTransfer, along with any other add-ons you had requested. *Keep in mind that all mixes include at least one free revision session.

Important! ALL MIXES ARE BOUNCED AT PRE-MASTERING METER LEVELS. This is to allow about 5dB of headroom for song mastering - the final stage of song development where polish is added to you mix to make sure it is comparable to commercial releases in both loudness and quality Mastering is priced separately - learn more at our Mastering page.

WHAT TO SEND US

In order for us to work our magic on your song, we need the .wav file multitracks - the individual audio tracks within your session. Here's some things to keep in mind:

  1. All tracks should be bounced starting at 0:00 and run through the end of the song (to keep your arrangement)
  2. Tracks should be bounced relatively dry, but if you are using a unique sweetening plug-in or effect that you absolutely want to keep on the track (e.g. Auto-Tune, filter sweeps, transition effects, etc), then definitely keep it on the bounce! (optionally you could provide a "wet" and "dry" version of that track)
  3. Provide a rough mix if possible so we can see where you were going and how to elevate your song!

Disclaimer: Not all studios or programs have the same plugins, or even the same compatibility, so for this reason we request that you do not send program files such as Pro Tools sessions.

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About ATL Sound Studio

Established in 2008, this studio's services are backed by more than 10 years of combined studio engineering and music production experience. Starting as a recording and mixing studio and later adding mastering to the services line-up, this studio was created to help the up-and-comer, the underground hitmaker and the everyday musician enhance and improve their sound before delivering it to the masses. We do this at an affordable price so that you can get the quality of big label sounds within your budget. Now we focus our efforts on the post-production services of mixing and mastering.

Owned and operated by our sound engineer, Paul William, his experience shines through giving each client a high level quality of sound, plus creative input when needed. He started his career in the late 1990's as a hip-hop recording artist. After recording his demo and starting on his first LP, he began to concentrate on his surroundings (i.e. recording, mixing and crafting beats) - deciding to dedicate most of his time to learning the ins and outs of being a sound engineer and producer.  

After taking much time to hone and perfect his talents, he started to engineer for other aspiring artists... and the rest, as they say, is history. He has had his hand in several projects as a recording artist, producer, and sound engineer over the years, and he continues his career as a recording artist, in addition to taking the experience he's gained to provide high quality mixes and masters for artists and musicians all around the world!

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Reviews

See what people are saying about us

★★★★★ "If you want that professional sound and quality.This is the right place with a very skillful engineer, who understands the art of music cohesiveness....I'm very thankful for what they've done to my album." - Bradshaw Deen via Facebook

★★★★★ "I was very impressed with the overall quality and speed in which Paul handled my project. He is very knowledgeable, and his prices for studio time are pretty good to. If you need to complete a project look no further." - Keith F. via Yelp

★★★★★ "Great Service! Best recording studio I have been too in Atlanta!" - Parodic Bros via Google

★★★★★ "Excellent studio with a professional and friendly atmosphere.. Careful if you go in after me though cause the mic might still be hot" - Brandon McCoy aka Firekracker via Facebook

"I will be sending more work your way salute for bless me with that Master!!" - Dangero aka Rodney Strong (@HBEGANG) via Twitter

"ATLSoundStudio forever thankful for the work you do for my projects!!" - Ty Legacy (@iamtylegacy) via Twitter

"My guy @ATLSoundStudio does my tracks right fam. Holla at him." - Vision (@visionrap28) via Twitter

"S/O @ATLSoundStudio FOR KEEPING ME ON TOP OF THE GAME..." - Hook Jr (@HOOKJRTHEHITMAN) via Twitter

Looking for Studio Sessions?

Unfortunately we are not taking on new clients for studio session at this time. If you are a current or returning client to our studio, or have a referral from one of our current clients, simply text, call or email to request a session.