Mastering

VocalMastering.com

Please visit our new mastering site: Vocal Mastering

Professional Mastering is what makes great recordings really jump out of the speakers, adding that extra “punch” and loudness, but also smoothing out rough edges and making songs flow together.  It’s an essential final step in making your project truly “pro” level.

Mastering contemporary a cappella music is especially tricky – the way sustained voices behave under limiting and compression is unique, and requires a highly experienced and delicate touch to deliver maximum clarity and loudness while maintaining dynamics and musicality.

Of special importance is the objectivity, specialized tools, and skillset of a Mastering engineer; asking your mixing engineer to also Master the project is acceptable if you’re on an extremely tight budget, or if the project would otherwise go un-mastered. But it’s difficult even with the right tools for someone so close to the project to be objective enough to make the “forest for the trees” decisions at this critical stage. Mastering is likely one of the smallest overall financial investments you’ll make in your project, but also one of the most important ones. Give your project the best possible chance to stand out: seek out a dedicated Mastering engineer.

diovoce has mastered hundreds of a cappella tracks for clients around the world. We employ a combination of vintage and modern ultra high-end hardware with a fully stocked suite of cutting-edge software to create a product that puts your music first, and helps it stand out in a crowded world of aural sameness. We can give your project the punchy, clear, rich sound that makes it stand out from the crowd, while remaining musically-pleasing and distortion-free.  And we can do it affordably.

Here are a few examples of un-mastered / mastered mixes:
Plaid Productions – All of the Lights (Unmastered

Plaid Productions – All of the Lights (Mastered – featured on ‘Sing 8′)

Duwende – Billie Jean (Un-mastered)

Duwende – Billie Jean (Mastered)

Hyannis Sound – We All Need Saving (Un-mastered)

Hyannis Sound – We All Need Saving (Mastered)

Dartmouth Aires – Brand New Jones (Un-mastered)

Dartmouth Aires – Brand New Jones (Mastered – featured on BOCA 2012)

Overboard – Toxic (Un-mastered)

Overboard – Toxic (Mastered – featured on ‘Sing 8′)

Six 13 – Hinei Mah Tov (Unmastered)

Six 13 – Hinei Mah Tov (Mastered)

Red States – Everybody Got Their Something (Un-mastered)

Red States – Everybody Got Their Something (Mastered)

No Southern Accent – Heavy In Your Arms (Unmastered)

No Southern Accent – Heavy In Your Arms (Mastered)

Ithacappella – Firework (Un-mastered)

Ithacappella – Firework (Mastered)

8 Beat Measure – Supermassive Reckoner (Un-mastered)

8 Beat Measure – Supermassive Reckoner (Mastered)

Veritones – They (Un-mastered)

Veritones – They (Mastered – BOCA 2009)

Rusty Pipes – Shadow of the Day (Un-mastered)

Rusty Pipes – Shadow of the Day (Mastered – featured on BOCA 2010)

Takenote – Showstopper (Un-mastered)

Takenote – Showstopper (Mastered)

Whiffenpoofs – The Whiffenpoof Song ( Un-mastered)

Whiffenpoofs – The Whiffenpoof Song (Mastered)

Contact us to arrange for a no-obligation sample-master of your latest project.