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A mastering studio is generally a recording studio that offers mastering services. At its essence a mastering studio is the combination of a mastering engineer and the equipment that they use. In the process of mastering, and mastering engineer will adjust an audio file to ensure that it sounds good across all devices and platforms. If you enter your location to this page you will see mastering studios near you. Almost all of the recording studios on MusicWise offer mastering services, so we Will include these studios in the search results.

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Mastering studio is essentially the combination of a mastering engineer and the equipment that they use. In the process of mastering, and mastering engineer will adjust an audio file to ensure that it sounds good across all devices and platforms.
If you have already recorded and mixed a song, most studios will master it for you. You don’t need to necessarily have recorded and mixed the song or album with that studio. You can see the rates for mastering on each studio page in the rates section. These are generally priced per track, rather than per hour. They will usually also be a limit to the number of feedback rounds.
Some people describe mixing as the equivalent to an artist taking the paint and canvas and arranging the composition, combining the essential elements. The purpose of the mixing process is to make a song sound as a whole and to highlight certain sounds and instruments and to push others back. This is a crucial process when producing a song. Mastering involves compression and various technical processes to ensure that the song or album sounds good across a range of speakers and devices and platforms.
You should expect to pay anything from £50 upwards to have a song mastered. The cost of a mastering studio varies depending on the prestige of the mastering engineer, for example whether they have worked with any famous artists, and on the equipment that they use. Mastering equipment can cost tens of thousands of pounds, so accessing good equipment is part of finding the right mastering studio for you.
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