We support mixes to be delivered as WAV files only. The mixes can range from 16 Bit / 44.1 kHz up to 24 Bit / 96 kHz. You can get your master in any format you desire, again between 16 Bit / 44.1 kHz up to 24 Bit / 96 kHz.
How long can my mix / track be?
We currently support track lengths up to 10min or 350MB, whichever comes first.
Will there be new Mastering Styles in the future?
Possibly! And we will release a PRO desktop mastering app soon that enables you to create your own styles, use and alter our standard styles, etc. Please subscribe to our newsletter to hear about all the latest updates as they become available.
How many times can I download my master?
You can download your master up to three times (3x). Be sure to save a backup of your downloaded master, as you will need to buy additional downloads after you have used all three downloads. This download limit helps us to keep the service optimally affordable for you.
How many tracks can I upload?
You can upload and master up to 100 tracks. If you go beyond this limit you will have to delete a track before mastering a new one. Your tracks will be stored for at least 12 months, and we will notify you via email if we ever need to clean up our harddisks.
What is TMT?
TMT is short for “Tolerance Modeling Technology”. (US Patent No. 10,725,727.)
It is a patented technology made by Brainworx to emulate real analog circuits with stunning accuracy.
Originally found in the bx_console line of plugins, TMT recreates the real-world tolerances of audio components found in audio circuits, which naturally exhibit subtle channel-to-channel variances in frequency response, time constants and more.
In our mastering.studio software we use proprietary analog-modeled TMT algorithms by Brainworx in our EQ, Compression, Limiter, THD stages.
Can I use mastering.studio to make my music ready for commercial release?
Absolutely! This is why we created mastering.studio! You will get professional results ready to be released on any platform. Very soon we will release a professional Mastering Audio Workstation (MAW) to be used by more experienced producers and professional mastering engineers, giving you the ability to tweak styles and create your own styles, while working locally on your computer. Please stay tuned and follow our email newsletters and social media channels.
Do I keep ownership and copyright of my music?
Yes, of course! We only provide a service to make your music sound its best. You (or whoever the original owners are) keep full ownership, copyrights and everything else!
Can I adjust the settings of a Mastering Style?
Our Mastering Styles are designed to get the best possible results without the need for any knowledge or tweaking on your part. Simply pick the style that sounds best to you and rest assured it will translate well to any listening environment.
In the interest of keeping the mastering.studio service as foolproof and high quality as possible, these Mastering Styles cannot be adjusted by users at this time.
Very soon we will release a professional Mastering Audio Workstation (MAW) to be used by more experienced producers and professional mastering engineers, giving you the ability to tweak styles and create your own styles, while working locally on your computer. Please stay tuned and follow our email newsletters and social media channels.
Can I suggest a feature to you?
Always! We are always happy to hear from you. Please use the contact form below.
What is M/S Processing?
M/S (mid-side) processing offers the possibility to treat the stereo (or side) and the center (or mid) parts of your track separately. This is accomplished by separating the left and right channel and applying some math-magic. What this means for you is that you can get a greater sense of width, space and control in your mix without adversely affecting the spectral balance of your tracks.
I created an account, but I never received a confirmation email.
We require all of our new customers to verify the email address on their account. If you can’t find this email in your spam folder, you may have mistyped your email address when you signed up. Try signing up again with the same email to resend your activation email.
Every time we send a new activation link, all previous links become invalid, so it's best to wait a few minutes for the message to be delivered before trying again. If you still don’t receive the activation email, your email service may have rejected the message. Contact our Support team and they can send you an activation link.
Can I pay in EURO, or any other currency?
We are a US company and our prices are calculated and displayed in US Dollars ($) only. When you pay in our online shop though and if you live outside the USA, your credit card provider will charge you in your local currency automatically, based on the actual exchange rate from the date of your purchase. You can find the most recent conversion rates for all currencies online.
Please note that your credit card provider may use slightly different exchange rates.
Can I get a refund for my purchase?
Our Service gives you the option to preview your Master directly via our web-based platform, even before you decide to check out by purchasing the Master. Because you have the chance to preview the Master before making a payment, we will not provide refunds after your purchase.
How do I change the email address that I use for my account?
You can change your email address in the Account section.
What filestypes does mastering.studio support?
We support WAV (16bit 44.1kHz up to 32bit 192kHz) files. We recommend 24bit/96kHz to give the best possible results.
How does mastering.studio work?
First, mastering.studio analyzes your tracks to identify dynamics, loudness and the overall sound. With that information we can fix problems and adjust the overall balance. With a Mastering-Style chosen by you, we feed your track into a real mastering-chain, customized and approved by top-grade mastering studios, to give you a “sonic signature” and a true radio-ready sound in your final master. Once the Mastering-Style is applied, you can download your final mastered track as a WAV file to your hard drive.
Can I master a whole album?
Currently we can only master single tracks in one go, but you can upload up to 100 tracks and master them one by one. Album-based batch processing coming soon as well, please stay tuned.
How much does online music distribution cost?
mastering.studio currently offers one type of subscription for everyone
1 band/artist, $19.99 a year
What happens when I want to remaster a track I have already mastered?
Just press the “Remaster” button and a copy will be made of your track that you can remaster using a different style. This way you keep your old version and download tokens.
If I cancel my distribution subscription, what happens to my songs on streaming
After you cancel your distribution subscription your tracks will be taken down from all streaming
and sales platforms. You will still be able to download any tracks you have mastered from
What is an ISRC code?
Each song you upload is assigned a unique ISRC code. This is used to track your song across the
different online streaming and sales platforms. If your song already has an ISRC code, just add it
during upload in the ISRC field.
Do I Need to Provide a ISRC Codes?
If you are uploading a track for the first time or have lost your old code, leave the ISRC field
blank and mastering.studio will automatically create a new code for each track you upload. You
don't need any codes to upload a song.
What types of music files can I distribute and master with mastering.studio?
All tracks uploaded to mastering.studio must be WAV with a minimum quality of 16-bit, 44.1
Can I distribute a song without using the mastering.studio mastering service?
Yes, just signup for mastering.studio and upload your track on the distribution menu. Make sure
your self-mastered or un-mastered tracks are in WAV format with a minimum quality of 16-bit,
What is a Spotify URL and how do I find it?
The Spotify URL is a link that can be used to share an artist profile, track or album
Find whichever one of these you want to share
Click on the three dots
Click ‘Share‘ on the menu
Choose ‘Copy Spotify URI‘ from the second menu
You'll also see the options to ‘Copy Song Links‘ and ‘Embed Codes‘.
On the new downloadable desktop version of Spotify hold down the modifier key (Alt/Ctrl) in
the share menu:
What are the requirements for album art?
Any accompanying artwork for your singles and albums that you wish to upload and distribute
must meet the following requirements
JPG file (*.jpg or *.jpeg)
A file size larger than 1 MB and up to 10 MB.
The image must be a square (Aspect ratio 1:1)
Pixel dimensions of at least 1400 x 1400 pixels up to 4000 x4000 pixels.
Can i upload music containing samples?
It is the responsibility of the artist uploading their music to mastering.studio to ensure that they
have clearance for any samples used in their music. Tracks that feature copyrighted music from
other artists are likely to be taken down from streaming platforms and may be subject to royalty
How long does it take for my songs to get released on all streaming and sales platforms?
mastering.studio makes it quick and easy to submit your tracks to different online
music streaming and sales platforms in one go. Many of the platforms have their own specific
process for approving and uploading tracks. This means that your tracks will appear on some
streaming platforms within days. Others can take weeks. It generally takes between 2 weeks and
1 month for a track from a new artists to become available on the streaming and sales
platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music.
Can i upload multiple versions of a song?
Yes you can, each new version will receive its own separate listing and ISRC code.
Can I Change My Artist Name?
Yes, mastering.studio users can change their artist or band name once. Just select ‘Change
Name‘ on the Artist menu. It's important to note that changing your band/artist name will change
the name of the artist on all tracks previously uploaded with that account.
Can I use another artist's name?
Distribution from mastering.studio is subject to the same rules, guidelines, and copyright laws as
all commercial music platforms. Using an established artist's name is likely to result in your
music being rejected from the streaming platform. Be sure to follow copyright laws and respect
the intellectual property of other bands and artists.
How to Find My Artist/Album page on each streaming platform?
Here are some useful links for finding your releases on the different streaming and sales