MASTERING FOR VINYL RELEASE

In which format shall I deliver my mixes?

:: Please send your digital stereo-files in that format your material were mixed. Please don’t do upsample your mixes in sample rate! Bitdepth is minimum 24Bit.

How long does it take to have the master ready?

:: In generel it depends on the project lenght. In any case 1 day. If you have an urgent project, please let me know about and I try to work something out for you.

Delivery of master files:

:: I will send you a 24Bit high resolution file for cutting elsewhere – sometimes it is a DDP-Image with all necessary information (Track Sheet, Time Information of every single Song and A/B Side) – Please make sure you have talked to a cutting engineer or a cutting plant for individual requirements. Don’t you know a cutting engineer or plant? I would contact my professional partner for you! When you have any further questions, please let me know.

What is a DDP-Image?

DDP stands for Disc Discription Protocol. DDP-files are used when sending music to a CD or Vinyl manufacture. This files allow me to set the exact gap between the songs and crossfades, ISRC-Codes (Label-based), Track-ID’s and special artist needs like artist name and album name for instance. Please make sure, the chosen manufacture accept DDP-Images.
If you have any further question, please shoot me an email!

Time Guidelines For Vinyl Release – per side

Speed: 33 1/3 rpm

:: 12 inch –  10 to 12 minutes (single)
:: 12 inch – 20 to 22 minutes (full lenght)

Speed: 45 rpm

:: 12 inch – 6 to 8 minutes (single)
:: 12 inch – 12 to 15 minutes (full lenght)
:: 7 inch – 3 to 4 minutes

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