FAQs - Alien Beans Studio

Est. 1998
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What is mastering?
Mastering  is the process of taking your final audio mixes and fine tuning them by  making adjustments to EQ, volume, deEssing, limiting/compression, and  anything else needed to make your audio sound great.  Mastering  can be subtle or dramatic.  The greatest benefit is that it can help a  group of songs that sound different from each other sound like they  belong on the same record!  This can be the difference between sounding  like a group of demos or sounding like a real album.

What do I send?
We accept files in any standard stereo format (.wav, .aif, .aiff, .mp3, etc.) at almost any resolution.
Uploading / downloading makes everything easy.

What do I get?
You will receive your individually mastered files.   Most people choose the individual file method in order to control the final sequencing of the project.  These files can be  uploaded directly to the distribution service of your choice.

How long does it take?
We usually have your master finished within three business days of receiving your files.

What gear or software do you use?
Alien Beans has a huge arsenal of high-end VST professional audio plugins.  We are constantly updating  software!  Whether you need compression, EQ, limiting, noise reduction,  gain, editing, or any number of other tweaks, we are sure to have  something perfect for your project.  Your recording determines what  software plugins we will use.

How much does it cost?
We have the best prices around.  Find out here!

How do I book a session?
Easy!   Just contact Alien Beans Studio and let us know when you would like to  have your project mastered.  We will get back to you within 24 hours.
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