Unless otherwise stated, our voice recordings are delivered as unmastered, unprocessed wav files. This means that the recording is entirely unmodified and has therefore not been amplified or altered in any way (similar to raw format in a photographic context).
Recorded material should always be mastered and processed so that it sounds as loud and clear as possible for its intended media form. We’ll gladly provide this service for a small fee if required. Here are a couple of examples of the difference between mastered and unmastered audio for you to listen to:
Mastering is the final step before your audio is ready to use. This involves optimising the audio so that it sounds perfect whether played on your iPhone or a large cinema system.
Before we master your recording, we carefully go through the entire file and measure all its frequencies with a spectrogram. This is so we can check that your audio sounds as intended and to ensure that the final result is a crisp and clear recording which sticks out in terms of quality.
We don’t use standard templates. Every recording is unique and must be mastered according to its own criteria.