Mastering Q & A
Either .wav or .aiff files will work, but .wav is preferred. Ideally, you deliver your master files in the highest definition possible. That means the same sample rate and bit depth that the song/album was recorded in. Your music will sound best if it is mastered in high definition and taken down to CD quality in the very last stage of the process. Incidentally, MP3s sound best with this approach.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ISRC CODES OF THE SONGS?
The artist(s). You can find information and submission details online at www.riaa.com. ISRC Codes should be submitted to the mastering engineer by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to (208) 338-8435.
WHAT ABOUT MAKING CHANGES TO THE MASTER?
The first mastered files we send you are Version 1. We ask that you listen to the masters, over the next week, on several different systems (car, home stereo, iPod, etc.). If there are any changes, please send your detailed changes to email@example.com.
WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO MY MASTERS?
The artist(s). We work on a for-hire basis. This means that at the end of the entire process, you retain ownership of the rights to your recording. Upon payment of your bill, you are free to publish, reproduce or sell your mix/master without our consent.