New! Improved Pricing Options

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Now when you choose the ‘Attended Mastering’ feature, a new pricing option also appears; Mastering Per Hourly Rates (PHR). This option is not searchable yet, meaning, visitors cannot find you under these pricing parameters, but PHR will show up on your profile card whenever they are searching with the ‘Price Range’ filter feature and which […]

DMS version 3.2 Released!

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The Directory of Mastering Studios is now releasing DMS version 3.2. This version is mainly a significant improvement upon front-end and back-end security, and also improved system message configuration. More details can be found at support forum. This version also marks an important change at the DMS search pages; 7 more price range category groups […]

Support Forum Is Mobile Ready

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Introducing our mobile ready or friendly support forum plugin. Visitors can ask a mastering engineer directly from their smartphones any questions to mastering engineers. Mastering service members who are away from the computers can now use their cellular phones to read or post in the support forum.  While the look may eventually change, the interface […]

New Control Feature: Turnaround Time!

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We have added another control feature for all profile pages: turnaround time (TAT). This control is comprised of 3 parameters: single (for one song mix), ep or mini album (for 4 to 8 mixes) and album (for 9 to 20 mixes). This control parameter will eventually become a filter when and if search results prove […]

What is mastering?

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What is Mastering? Mastering also known as ‘pre-mastering’ is the process of optimizing all individual frequency levels to meet ‘industry standards’. It guarantees your final product will translate on all playback systems and not just the studio where the music was recorded in. It is also a last chance to present the music production to […]

Understanding Mastering

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Written by Edward Vinatea. Table Of Contents Preamble What Is mastering? What is a mastering engineer required to have in order to provide this service? Realistic Mastering Results Grading Mix Quality Results The Three Main Conditions For DIY Mastering 1- A Digital Audio Workstation 2- Fairly ‘accurate’ speaker monitors 3- Acoustically conditioned room Conclusion The […]