What is mastering?
Mastering is the final step of audio post-production and it is the essential process of taking your audio mixes and bringing them to distribution quality
What is Stem?
Stem is a group of instruments such as Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, and Vocals. When you provide stems, the Mastering Engineer has much more options to target the shape and enhance the sound of the mix
Unmastered file prerequisite
WAV or AIFF _ 24 bit _ (44,100 Hz or better)
Leave headroom (-3dB or -6 dB)
Please NO clipping!
Best way to explain how the master should sound?
Please provide a detailed description of how you want your master to sound like. Also, name or provide some reference tracks you might have which come close to your desired sound. Most of the time a reference track will tell us more than a comprehensive description.