Master Lacquers ship via FedEx overnight to your pressing plant of choice in a purpose built container. There is a flat $50.00 fee
Please provide the highest quality versions of your stereo mixes. WAV or AIFF files at 24 bits are preferred. Audio CDs will work too. No MP3s. Any sample rate up to
192kHz is acceptable.
NO. Mastering for CD is optimizing for 44.1/16bit audio standard. When submitting Projects headed to the MFIT apple store, we submit to your aggregator or distributor
full 24bit versions that pass the apple codec with no “overs”.
Our part cutting master Lacquers will be done in 3 – 5 days. As far as the whole process goes you first need to approve a test pressing before full production begins Average turn around time at pressing plants these days is in the 60 – 90 day range.
Please be patient!
Unfortunately, at the present time no.
This is no easy answer as it’s completely program dependent. Longer sides equal lower Level cuts. More bass and stereo information also eat up groove space.
Above 22:00 fair
The shorter the better.
above 15:00 fair
above 11:00 fair
The shorter the better.
Alex Abrash Mastering is a full service audio mastering studio specializing in the restoration of archival master tapes. We bring 30 years of experience and an insane love of music to the mix. We are a small company promising huge results.
Recently we were pleased to be able to work with the Codigo group updating their historical FAINA catalog. The massive collection covered a lot of ground from mono to early stereo and on to multi-track recording. The result of this collaboration has been to give new life and new revenue to exciting music that might have been lost to time. Based on the reviews from critics and music lovers, the results of this challenge has been a success.
Our background is as eclectic as the music. For more than a decade, Alex Abrash was the Studio Manager for the NOHO-based Kampo Cultural Center which became home to David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, They Might Be Giants, and the B-52s and many others. Early in the decade we went out on our own, expanding to the full spectrum of musical genre. With Barclay Crocker it was classical collections from legendary labels Deutches Grammophon, Vanguard, Mercury, and Argo. We worked with the late music impresario Clement “Coxsone” Dodd at his historic Studio One in Kingston Jamaica, where we secured audio of early 60s reels masters of Bob Marley and the Wailers. More recently we embarked a project to restore a collection from the 70’s funk label STRATA Records of Detroit, the mid-seventies imprint being reissued by 180 Proof Records.
Let’s bring the past to the future. Alex Abrash Mastering is an affordable opportunity to rescue those unreleased assets that are just sitting on a shelf doing nothing. Not only can they make you money, but they can win whole new generations of fans.
Don’t let the music die!