MasterTracks Recording Studios will help you realize your recording goals from concept to completion. We know it takes a lot of work to create a CD, so our goal is to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience for you!
The recording process begins with song selection, choosing a project name and music licensing. Once those items are determined we then move into pre-production which involves chord charting, selection and scheduling of studio musicians (if need be). Next, we record, edit, mix and master!
Your CD packaging (CD label, insert, tray card etc.) can be designed during the recording process and finished once the tracks are mastered.
We recommend a photography session once you decide to record! This will provide images for use in various promotional items including CD packaging.
We start by listening to your demo, and from this, we prepare chord or number charts for the studio musicians. At this stage, the character of each song starts to take shape. If you wish to use our studio musicians, it is recommended that you provide demos of the songs you wish to record.
Using Pro Tools HD, we can simultaneously record 24 tracks, up to a maximum of 192 tracks. This allows us to control each instrument individually so we can easily record, punch in or process each track to its maximum potential. We can also support 8 independent headphone mixes, allowing each musician to hear exactly what they want.
When editing your recording, we make sure every detail is perfected. This can be as simple as taking out some noise during rests in the music, or completely rearranging the part to suit the performers’ vision. We use the best tools available to bring your music to its fullest potential – every time!
Once your recording is complete, you will learn how your vocals and instruments have been equalized, panned, compressed and processed. Digital effects are added and their relative volumes are balanced. All work is to your approval.
Your songs are sonically enhanced and overall equalization is applied. Compression, limiting and expansion are often used to make the songs more exciting, and the songs are arranged in an order according to time, tempo and message.
After your master is complete our graphic artists can put the finishing touches on the design of your CD packaging so it can be quickly replicated. Then you can start selling and promoting your CD!
Replication and Insert Creations