Welcome to Chris Pavey Mastering, my passion is mastering and my love is music. CPM has developed over the last 7 years and I have worked with artists of all genres across the globe. My studio is located in a quiet village set in the rural surrounds of the Cambridge Fens - the perfect place to master!
WHAT IS MASTERING?
Mastering is the final process in the long chain of audio production. Remember, you only have one first impression with a piece of music, a well mastered track will always make a positive impression that stands out in todays competitive music industry.
A fresh pair of ears applying their input to your mix is never a negative move, and clients are always surprised on the details I can pick up on in their tracks. I will always maintain an independent view of the mixed tracks and will endeavour to add to and polish your mix without subtracting the feel or musical direction of the project.
HOW DO I PREPARE MY TRACKS FOR MASTERING?
At CPM I ask that my clients,
Provide the highest possible quality WAV/AIFF files. E.g if the track was recorded at 48kHz and 24Bit then please export at that level. CPM will not accept MP3 files. (Please talk to me if this is the only copy of the track you have.)
Make sure that your mix isn't clipping/going over 0dBFS.
Leave 1 to 2 seconds of silence before the first waveform (start point) of the track. Also 1 to 2 seconds of silence after the final audio as well. Make sure to check reverb tails/sustained notes are not cut off.
That all tracks are correctly labeled with a song title
If you need any help getting your mix ready please get in touch!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
Interview with Chris Pavey Mastering
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Monitoring - Bowers & Wilkins + Event Convertors - Benchmark Power Amplifiers - Chord Electronics Analogue Outboard - TLA/Joe Meek/
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering a wide range of music, film scores and voice over audio.