Dialled In Audio is excited to help you finish your creation to a high-quality master, detail to balancing frequencies creating warmth, punch and shine to your recordings.
In this digital age we often crave more warmth than we are able to capture in a recording. Dialled In Audio is geared towards analog mastering with the use of tube preamp's and compression, as well as the NEVE 8816 summing mixer, complete with the highest quality AD/DA converters and the classic stereo Widening! The Otari MTR10 1/4 in. reel to reel mastering deck is also available for those after the true analog tape sound!
Tailored to your project, we find that happy medium between digital and analog warmth for your recording.
All mastering is referenced through several different sets of speakers, to ensure a consistent and balanced sound through all systems of listening from car stereo to ear buds. Making your finished product ready for physical print as well as digital platforms such as iTunes, and Soundcloud etc.
Mastering is a different world from Mixing and Producing your own recordings. It is often the best choice to consider a Fresh set of ears at the Mastering stage of your project. Often ear fatigue can occur during the mixing stage, other times noise and other frequency issues can be inaudible at the Mixing stage. Mastering engineers come equipped with specialized tools to deal with any issues or noise that can be buried in your mix, once multi band compression and limiting is applied.
Mastering is a great time to re-introduce the analog sound. Proper Mastering is an Art… For most recordings, an algorithm driven mastering or a “Do it all preset”, will not bring out the best in your tracks because the Best Quality is always Handcrafted or rather, Ear-crafted!
Stem Mastering is typically used to reach industry standards for peak values and RMS, Root Mean Square, which is the rating of the amount of power that can be applied for optimal loudness.
Traditional Stem Mastering was done for radio use. It would consist of a stereo mix down for reference, an instrumental track , a vocal track and sometimes an additional track with back up vocals. This was mainly done to assure the vocals would not be lost in the mix due to the heavy amount of compression that would be applied for broadcasting.
Today Stem Mastering is applied with more precision using sub-group renders, thus giving access to frequency ranges that are shared with multiple instruments. It gives the Mastering Engineer more flexibility and the ability to make changes to frequency responses before combining it back together for the final Mastering stage. Achieving a beautiful finished production with clarity and separation that will meet industry demands.
If your looking to bring out more in your mix, this is an option to enhance your production.