Every major motion picture release and TV program has its soundtrack mastered to prepare it for theatrical, broadcast and DVD release. The reason? Film and video productions present many difficult and unavoidable recording challenges for even the most seasoned professional, like shooting in multiple locations with differing acoustic qualities, ambient noise, and differing recording levels just to name a few. Filmmakers rely on audio mastering to turn these disparate elements into a cohesive whole.
Another advantage of mastering is that an unbiased sound professional has the opportunity to evaluate your master and determine how to get the most out of your production and at a fraction of the cost.
To improve your recording a mastering engineer, can:
• Raise the overall level.
• Even out levels and EQ individual scenes
• Correct minor mix deficiencies and help reduce ambient noise with equalization.
We're so confident that mastering can make a huge difference in the majority of recordings, that we are offering a FREE Mastering review - upon request - when you place a new DVD replication order. As part of our mission to make your DVD project a success, an engineer will preview your master to determine whether or not your DVD would benefit from post-production. Call us and we'll give you our honest opinion with no sales pitch.
*Mastering is not an automatic fix – Poorly recorded audio with distortion, low signal to noise ratio and ambient background noise is problematic. Bad audio is bad audio and there isn’t much that can be done about it. It’s very important to take care while in production and use professionals to ensure your audio is the highest quality producing the best sound possible.
*The Authoring House currently only offers mastering for Stereo mixes not for 5.1 surround sound.