Submitting Digital Files for Mastering
We are happy to master from your digital files.
If you intend to send AcousTech Mastering files for cutting please read
this in its entirety. There is a ½ hr charge for loading them in. (In
doing so, we also have to create a second, offset file, to run in sync
for preview information to feed the cutting lathe’s groove-spacing
computer, and this takes studio time.) AcousTech will only accept files
for mastering in the following configuration:
- Your files must be submitted on a DVD (or CD
is OK if they will fit). We do not accept files by FTP or any
other Internet means.
- Your files must be submitted as sequenced,
edited SIDES. In other words do NOT send a file for each song, and
do not send separate left/right files. Keep the file names on the
disc VERY SHORT, preferably SIDE A and SIDE B. I don’t need artist
names or extensions or mix info. Sonic Solutions HD will not allow
building a visible waveform if the file names are long. DO NOT LOCK
- Send .wav files only, sometimes called
Broadcast Wave Files or BWFs. NO AIFFs …and NO MP-3s.
- All tracks MUST BE AT THE SAME SAMPLING
FREQUENCY. NO EXCEPTIONS. …this means NO, we will not convert them
- We accept files up to 96 kHz and 24 bit.
(44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96 kHz are fine.)
- State clearly on the disc, or with
accompanying paperwork, what the sampling frequency and bit depth
are. (On paper or on the disc surface, NOT in a pdf or other file on
- If your project is 44.1/16 bit, DO NOT SEND
FILES. Send an audio CD or CD-R. There is no sonic advantage to
sending files. Save yourself $125.
last update 11-08-2010