Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

by Andre Gonsalves

Here’s some common questions we get asked, if you don’t see your question below or need clarification don’t hesitate to ask us.

What genres do you specialize in?

Our engineers come from diverse backgrounds, but mostly we focus on hip hop, dance, pop, r&b, and rock.  Having said that though we all pretty much agree that we hate genre. We don’t believe in it. Creating music that adheres to genre convention is boring and is not creating art. In fact, we make it a point to work with artist of emerging genres (see next question).

What equipment do you use?

We don’t publish our equipment list because frankly we could say anything here and there would be no way to prove otherwise. Best way to know if we’re right for your project is to let us do a free mastering sample for you than you can decide for yourself.

How long is a free sample?

We usually provide free mastering samples from between 1 to 2 minutes. There isn’t a specified time because we try to provide enough variety in the song to show you what the full version will sound like.

What is your turn around time?

We usually will have a song mastered within 48 to 72 hours of receiving it on business days (Monday to Friday, excludes weekends and holidays).

Do you do mixing as well?

Yes we do. Go here to see our song mixing prices.

Will you include an ISRC code and an image embed?

You can only embed ISRC codes and images into Mp3s via the ID3 tag or when you’re burning a cd using a program such as CD Architect. We usually provide our clients with 16 bit 44.1 kHz wav files as this is the standard now, particularly if you’re uploading your songs to iTunes or for online consumption. Keep in mind, wav files do not have a specified place to enter ISRC codes, so there’s really no point to enter them. If you insist, we can enter the ISCR code into the wav file as a “Broadcast wave chunk” but it would only be read if a broadcaster was to manually check it. 99% of the time when you send your song to radio they will ask for the ISCR code on your release form.

Additionally if you are putting your songs on iTunes via a company like Tunecore they’ll provide you with the ISRC code which when you upload to iTunes you’ll be asked to enter.

We can provide you with an Mp3 with the ISCR code and cover art embedded into an ID3 tag.

What is your phone number?

We realized early on that having a phone in a studio isn’t the greatest idea since no one is going to hear it to answer anyway. If you have a question it is best to email us so that all of our attention will be on answering your questions (and not working on a song). If you are dying to speak to us you can call us at 1 (289)505-8629.

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