getting my music professionally mastered - scared as $*^t!

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by multoc, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    So my band "The Injured List" just got signed and my recordings will soon be going off to Spectre Mastering studios in Washington, they have a very professional space and their discography is rock solid!

    I'm just scared to death that my recordings in the end will sound like $*^t!

  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Hey!!! Congratulations man!

    A couple things to consider-

    In your deal, who decides the final outcome of the product?

    Do you have input into the desired sound from the mastering phase?

    In any case, express your concerns to whomever will be handling this. They may listen, they may laugh at you and tell you that they own you and to piss off. At least you did your best...

    Seriously though - congrats!
  3. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Are you locked into what they do on the mastering, or do you have the option to refuse/redo the work if you're not happy?

    Hopefully, you'll have saved the original copies of everything - pre-mastered, of course - in case you need to go back and start all over with someone else.

    Hopefully, they'll do a great job, and that won't happen of course. ;-)
  4. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    I'm not too worried I'm just worried about the quality of my recordings pre-master. I own the masters. Our contract basically says we have to pay back the label over time, while they cover the costs.

    I'm having him take two fifteen second samples to hear the guys work so I get an idea of what he can do for us. So i'm excited but nervous as I've never sent my stuff out, it's always been me doing it.
  5. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    If you have some good communication going on with your ME, there should not be problems, get a good expresso and enjoy it.

  6. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    I'm having such good communication with my ME that he's even doing some 30 second samples of a couple of songs to give me an idea of what he can do for us which is wonderful!
    I will fully recommend Troy @ Spectre Studios
  7. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    That is good news !


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