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Abbey Road's unique mastering services available anywhere in the world.

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State-of-the-art Equipment

Mastering is the final stage in the production process and ensures that the music fits together seamlessly and that it is presented with the best possible sound. It involves editing and compiling the required mixes and tracks in production order, cleaning the audio to remove any unwanted blemishes or corruptions and polishing the mixed files. 

Abbey Road’s unrivalled combination of award-winning engineers and unique portfolio of vintage and state-of-the-art equipment has seen it become a leader in audio mastering. Our Online Mastering service makes the facilities at the world’s most famous recording studio available to anyone, anywhere.
 We have a range of stereo and surround mastering suites for creating a finished audio master, from mastering for a CD or audio files, cutting lacquer or copper vinyl, through to 5.1.

We can master to enhance both old and new recordings from any format: 78rpm or LP discs, analogue tape, digital master tape or audio file. 
Abbey Road has seen landmark recording by some of the world’s most popular artists, including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters and U2 – now you can add your name to the list.

Hajva, Poland.
Hajva, Poland.
“We're at studio atm, just listened for the first time... the sound is simply AMAZING, we're in awe. Our recording studio guy pledged to find you and learn all your secrets, so you've been officially warned. Awesome job, thank you very much on behalf of the whole Hajva band. I quess you must have heard that lots of times, but you left us speechless.”
Hajva, Poland.
Gravity, South Korea.
Gravity, South Korea.
“This is Gravity, from South Korea, thank you very much for your work! Most of all we appreciate that you respected our mixing balance and dynamic sound of the song, it was awesome that you make it so much better. We loved your work and even your comment in the mail! So, looking forward to another works for our song soon enough, hope you enjoy our song.”
Gravity, South Korea.
Eamon Dwyer, Ireland.
Eamon Dwyer, Ireland.
“Delighted with the mastering, many thanks.  As we say in Cork, fair play to you boy!” 
Eamon Dwyer, Ireland.
Narcisse, Switzerland.
Narcisse, Switzerland.
“Once again: it sounds wonderful. Thank you so much. I am very proud that Frank Arkwright worked on my album and I sincerely thank him for this great job.”
Narcisse, Switzerland.

Mastering Rooms

Mastering Engineers

Choose one of the world-class award winning engineers.

Pricing

ANY
Engineer

£90 (ex VAT)
  • Interaction with the engineer
    on your job
  • Guaranteed turn around of 5 days
  • Mastered WAV file ready for download on approval


    +


    One set of revisions allowed on request
    Track duration up to 10 mins Upload is final once complete


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the Engineer

You Want to Work With

£110 (ex VAT)
  • Choose your own Abbey Road engineer to work on your project
  • Interaction with the engineer
    on your job
  • Guaranteed turn around of 7 days
  • Mastered WAV file ready for download on approval

    +

    One set of revisions allowed on request
    Track duration up to 10 mins Upload is final once complete

+ Optional add ons

You can add your chosen extras in the process of uploading tracks.

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FAQ

What is mastering?

Mastering is the last stage in the process of putting a track (or release) out, adding the final polish to ensure that it sounds the best that it can in all possible playback situations and making sure that it fits together seamlessly so the sound doesn’t vary from track to track. Online mastering gives you access to Abbey Road’s world class facilities from anywhere on the planet, and after submitting a track it will be assigned to the most suitable engineer for the job and returned in whatever format your prefer – as a downloadable file or by post on CD or Vinyl.

Can I choose which engineer will master my track?

Yes you can, when you are submitting the project, though there will be an extra cost attached to this service... We suggest that you start by having a look through their past projects before making your choice. Please note, there is no option to attend the mastering session yourself.

How long will it take to master my track(s)?

Not long - online mastering should take a maximum of 5 working days from the point of payment, subject to your engineer’s work load.

How will you deliver my track?

our track will either be uploaded to your account section, or sent to you in the post if you have requested to receive it in a physical format.

How can I pay?

We accept all major credit and debit cards. For a full list of prices and services head over here.

Help – I can’t log in!

Don’t panic. If you’ve lost your password or been logged out for whatever reason, you can reset your password or have your existing one emailed to you right here.

I need more help,

Then get in touch. The best way to contact us is via our website using the contact form at the bottom of this page. Remember to quote the relevant job number, which you can find on your account page.

What formats can I get my track in? CD? Vinyl? Digital download?

All of the above. We will supply a mastered 44.1kHz 16bit wav or AIFF file unless you specify a higher resolution file is required as well as post physical releases to you on your choice of CD or vinyl.

Will I hear from the engineer mastering my track directly?

Yes. If needed then our engineers will get in touch with you about your track directly using the email address that you have registered your account with.

Will you notify me when my track has been mastered?

Yes, you will receive an email letting you know your mastered track is ready to download.

What format should I send my track in?

WAV or AIFF please. Uncompressed stereo with a bit depth of at least 16bits (and maximum 24bits) with a sampling frequency of 44.1kHz up to 96kHz. No pre-processing using limiting or normalising – we need as much headroom as possible to work with to make sure that your tracks sound as good as possible when we master it.

**Please note** Track duration must be no longer than 10 minutes. Each version or mix of a track will be charged separately.

Can I get any revisions to my mastered track?

Yes, you are allowed 1 set of revisions on your mastered track. After that, however, any further alterations will be charged at £90 a track or £110 if you specify an engineer.

Can I access my account at any time to view my files?

Yes you can, simply using your login details. Your files will be stored there for 1 month after our initial upload.

Is VAT included in the price?

No. VAT will be added to the price of your job, and displayed alongside your order on the checkout page right before payment.

Contact

Lucy Launder

Lucy Launder

Head of Mastering & Video Services

  • +44 (0)20 7266 7000

Abbey Road Studios

3 Abbey Road
London
NW8 9AY
UK

Please note that Abbey Road is a working studio and business and as such, is not open to the general public for visits or tours.

For information on vacancies and internships in the UK, please visit the Universal Music website.