✅ Multitrack Mixing and Mastering - Separate mixing and mastering of each instrument of your song.
Multitracks are individual unprocessed/ raw audio files (tracks) from your recording session.
Online Mixing Service - Multitrack mixing / mastering is the highest tier of mastering. If in your song there are 15 different tracks; for example stero beat, guitar, bass or keyboard over the beat, with the rest being vocals, to have your track professionally mixed, all tracks of the song must be submitted to our mastering engineer.
Note that these must be raw files with no EQ, compression or effects to allow our egineer full control to manipulate files to achieve the best finished product.
When utilising our online mixing service you are required to submit all the separate instruments, vocals, and sound effects. Each file contains a single element of your track. (e.g. Vocal, Piano, strings, bass line, bass drum, etc).
Apart from our online mixing service, we also provide stereo mastering and stem mastering (see H.O.F. Mastering Bronze and Silver Packages).
✅ High Res. MP3 or
Compressed WAV, FLAC, AIFF
✅ Cloud Storage
✅ Shareable Storage Link
☑️ Still Picture Video (10-20 images)
Video pricing includes no more than 10 - 20 images.
Mix and Master Specs
Preparation and provision of files for Mix and Master:
Ensure your audio files for stereo/stem mastering and mixing meet thes following requirements:
Bit Rate: 16bit or 24bit
File Formats: WAV or AIFF
Sample Rates: 44.1khz, 48khz, 88.2khz or 96khz
Prior to submission of your final mixes for mastering or mixing, ensure the following:
1.) That they are indeed the final mixes. Be sure you are satisfied with the mixes.
2.) Make allowance for a small amount of silence at the start of the song and ensure tracks fade out smoothly.
3.) Be sure files don't excede - 3dB on the master fader.
Leaving certain master fader processing enabled is acceptable, however removing any compression and limiting would welcome, as It is impossible to “undo” over-compression or limiting.
If in your opinion limiting and/or compression on the master is vital to your music, feel free to detail to us in the message box.
4.) Verify that files contain no errors; check them after rendering.
be sure to accurately label mixes; correct track number order, track and artiste names should be included in the filename for efficient organisation. Note that these may be altered as necessary, during the mastering process.
For best file output and transfer:
1.) Place all files in a ZIP folder.
2.) Upload the folder to the following cloud storage mediums: Dropbox (preferred), Google Drive, We Transfer or similar file-hosting
Please indicate by number the desired file format.
1.) Stereo wav 44.1khz, 16 bit (included)
If another bit depth or sample rate is required instead, please indicate when making your order.
2.) Mp3 320kbps (US 6.50 /per rack)
Choose this option if you need high quality mp3.
3.) Additional high resolution wav (e.g. 96khz 24 bit) (US $6.50 per track)
Select this option if you want an additional wav file with a higher sample frequency or bit depth. Standard we deliver a 44.1khz/16 bit wav file.
4.) Mastered for I-Tunes (US $45.16 per track)
This selection provides you with an extra wav file at 24 bit which is free from inner sample distortion after conversion to the I-tunes format. Sound quality will be better in I-tunes.
5.) Lower level master for media that use loudness normalization (US $6.50 track)
iTunes radio, YouTube and Spotify no longer require files around 0dBfs. These streaming services now work with loudness normalization. They normalize all audio to a certain playback level. Each track they stream has the same perceived loudness. A louder master no longer benefits from just being loud, therefore a master that has plenty of dynamics and transients will certainly sound better on these platforms. The addied advantage is that your tracks don’t have to suffer from distortion, clipping or inter-sample clipping.
6.) Analog Mastering Treatment (US $64.52 per track)
H.O.F. utilises our analog tube equipment in the mastering chain to give your sound an analog finish.
7.) Run my master trough an analog tape machine (US $64.52 per track)
Your master is being recorded to tape and played back again to the digital domain. This can remove harshness from your track ad add detail and air.
8.) Analog mastering + Tape machine (+€75/track)
Combines our analog mastering using Manley, Maselec Elysia and Shadow Hills Equipment with the Tape Treatment.
9.) DDP (US $64.52)
You'll need a DDP when you want to press your album at a CD press plant. You will also receive a DDP safety copy from us and a software player that can play your safety DDP. With our DDP software you can also burn a CD yourself.
10.) Vocal Tuning (US $38.71 per track)
Select this option if you require us to tune the vocals of your track. You will need to order stem mastering if you want this. You must send us the vocals in a separate stem.
11.) Instrumental Version (Only for Stem mastering or mixing) (US $25.80 per track)
When you order a stem mastering of a vocal track we can also make an instrumental version for you using the same stems without the vocal.
12.) Vocal Mixing (US $45.16 per track)
Select this option if you want to have your vocals mixed with your instrumental. You need to select stem mastering also. and fill in the numer of vocal stems you have. Add one extra for the instrumental.
13.) Priority mastering (Delivery within 24..48 hours. Please read extra info!) (US $45.16 per track)
This option gives you a speedy delivery of your master. Normally the mastering is done within 3 to 5 workdays. If you need it faster than this mark this option. Please check first if we are available within 24..48 hours by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. If this option is selected on Friday afternoons or in the weekends we will master it on Monday. This service does not apply to mixing, only Stereo and Stem mastering.
14.) Mix check (S $12.90)
Use this option when you are unsure about your mix and you want our advise first. You upload the file, we listen to it and let you know what you should change. You then make changes and upload your revised mix.
15.) Native Instruments Stems file (US $38.71 per track)
A Stem file is an open, multi-channel audio file which contains a track split into four musical elements – bass, drums, vocals, and melody for example. With each element available independently, you can mix in ways that just weren’t possible until now. Also stemfiles are sold to customers on Beatport (for example) for a much higher price than a stereo file. So as a producer you earn more money. DJ's are willing to pay more for stemfiles. Please note that you will have to deliver stems too if you want this option.