TCM MASTERING: PROFESSIONAL, FAST & AFFORDABLE ONLINE MASTERING

TCM Mastering: Professional, Fast & Affordable Online Mastering

It’s probably fair to say that most people (even some musicians) have little idea what mastering is or what it entails. But the difference it can make to your music, when done properly, is truly amazing.

Once you’ve mixed your tracks, you’re left with a decision…..try mastering them yourself or hiring a professional. There are plug-ins on the market that allow you to attempt this final process yourself. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing you could end up ruining a perfectly good mix of your music.

TCM Mastering & TCM Music Group Studios-UK & Nashville, USA.

Founded and owned by multi-platinum mastering engineer and music producer Ted Carfrae, TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group have been offering a professional, fast and affordable service to the music community for over three decades.

TCM  have worked with most of the major record labels whilst their clients range from new, up and coming artists to established international musicians.

Take a look at some of the clients TCM has worked with recently.

If you’d like more information on what Ted and the TCM team can do for you and your music, give us a call or drop us a line. Our contact details can be found by clicking here.

With a professional mastering engineer you get many years of experience and a fresh pair of ears that may hear things in your mixes that need fixing. Bear in mind it’s very difficult to be objective about your own music if you’ve been working on it for weeks or months.

The mastering engineer works in a ‘tuned’ room, has specialist gear and high quality speakers which enable him to hear the music as it really sounds without colouration and emphasis on the high or low end.

Remember, music is produced in all kinds of different rooms and studios all over the world. So music tracks end up sounding very different in terms of quality, EQ, compression etc.

Think about this…..top bands often spend vast amounts of money and months recording and mixing. They don’t master their music themselves. They hand their mixes over to a professional who is specialised in this final process. A professional who can turn their precious music mixes into polished final tracks that can then be released on CD, aired on radio and TV or downloaded off the internet.

Make Your Music Shine.

If you have questions on mastering or any part of the music recording process, please drop us a line or contact us by clicking here.

Important ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ To Follow Before Getting Your Music Mastered Online.

1. If your mixes are of poor quality, for example unbalanced, over compressed or over equalised. Mastering will do little to improve them.

2. TCM Mastering recommend you use the following high quality audio file formats when making your music: WAV, AIFF, SDII at 16 or 24 bit sample rates, or higher. Although we can work with MP3 files (minimum bit rate of 192Kbps) we strongly recommend you do not work in this format as they are of a compressed, substandard quality and not ideal for high-end mastering.

3. For your final mixes avoid any additional processing such as: Normalising, Equalisation, Compression, Limiting or Finalizing. These elements will be added during the mastering process.

4. If you want to compress your audio files prior to uploading to TCM, we recommend that you use the Windows RAR/Winzip format which can compress your files without loss of quality.

If you are unsure about any of the terms or details above, please contact us by clicking here, we’ll be happy to chat and explain the process.

Finally – You are the most important person in this process. So please tell us what your expectations are of the music you send to us. Music is very subjective and therefore the more guidance we have from you at the beginning, the better your end result will be.

West 1 Entertainment News

Ted Carfrae (of TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group) and business partner James Baker formed West 1 Entertainment in 2011, which will handle artist management and promotion. One act they are particularly excited about is…..Ben The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently on tour in the UK playing 100% live, to packed crowds.

Tour dates are below.

SATURDAY 30th JUNE  – THE CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
FRIDAY 6th JULY – WOODVILLE HALLS THEATRE – GRAVESEND, KENT
FRIDAY 13th JULY – THE FERRY, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
FRIDAY 20th JULY – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SATURDAY 21st JULY – FRANKIES, MANCHESTER
SUNDAY 19th AUGUST – TRIBFEST
FRIDAY 24th AUGUST – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SUNDAY 26th AUGUST – ISLE OF WIGHT

For more information go to the website by clicking here.

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