We are an MQA and Apple Certified encoding facility offering MQA, MFIT, & mp3 audio encoding.
Analog & digital stereo mastering, utilizing high-end custom & boutique equipment set in an ITU stereo compliant, high-end acoustic monitoring environment.
Digital surround audio mastering for both audio and video projects in 5.0, 5.1, 7.1, & 5.4.1 formats.
A service in which we preview your mixes prior to mastering, drafting a detailed narrative singling out any particular issues.
Brent LambertFounder - Chief Engineer
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Our studio features both custom and RPG acoustic treatments and custom furnishings. View photo
Our monitoring coupled with excellent interior acoustics yields an astonishingly accurate in-room frequency response. View chart
Our equipment includes stock, custom and modified gear from the finest manufacturers and independent designers.
- "Welcome to the first classic album of 2013. With 'Songs I Like A Lot', John Hollenbeck has created an absolute masterpiece..."
Frank Alkyer - Downbeat Magazine
- "Won a French Canadian Grammy for Le Fou. Thanks for everything."
- "Terrific! I love the way all the tracks are sounding!"
- "Great work on the master for 'You Can't Outrun The Radio'. The tones are authentic to my memory of the session."
- "Hey, it all sounds great... Great working with you on this record."
- "It's such a rush to finally hear it, I'm actually excited about my record again."
- 109a Brewer Lane
Carrboro, NC 27510
- (919) 929-4494
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Mastering Policies and Recomendations
MQA is a process involving both hardware and software that produces a specially encoded file that exceeds the quality of what is currently available from lossless or 'lossy' encoders.View Details
Mastered for iTunes (MFIT)
"Mastered for iTunes" involves a specific process and a subjective evaluation of the impact that the iTunes encoder has upon a particular master file. View Details
Do you wish that there was an easy way to sell your high-resolution masters to the general public? Wish no more, HDtracks is the premier online etailer of high resolution audio. View Details
About ISRC and UPC Codes
You may have been wondering what these codes are and why you are required to have them to distribute your music on iTunes? The answer lies in the process of distributing income from sales of tracks and albums. View Details
Vinyl has made a big comeback in the back half of the second decade of the 21st century. Artists are reporting high demand at 'merch' tables for vinyl and special events such as 'Record Store Day' have had an impact on the demand for vinyl as well. View Details
Streaming Audio Considerations
With the gaining acceptance and utilization of the current major streaming content providers, it is of utmost importance that your music sounds its best and as close to a high-resolution master as possible. View Details
CD Text and Metadata
A common request we hear is: "I want the artist name and song titles come up in my media player when I insert my new CD." View Details