You may’ve tried automated mastering before, but things just got a whole lot more exciting.
Through CD Baby’s partnership with CloudBounce, you can now have your audio tracks mastered right there in your CD Baby dashboard at the same time you’re signing them up for distribution. And when you compare the results with those of other on-demand mastering tools, you will get far better audio for a lot less money; it’s only $4.90 per song.
What is audio mastering and why does your music need it?
Mastering is the final step in the audio production process. Mastering makes a big difference in how your track hits a listener. It does this by:
- limiting problem areas
- balancing frequencies to avoid mid-range muddiness
- boosting volume
- enhancing the punch of your mix
- adding clarity and sparkle
Mastering is essential for creating a crisp, commercial sound that will translate well on streaming services, radio, and CD without losing low-end kick.
What is CloudBounce?
CloudBounce is an online mastering engine (and an Abbey Road Red alumni company), built by musicians, that will help you instantly improve the quality of your audio by making your mix sound more powerful and clear.
It does this through new technology that employs machine listening, classification, and the application of various processing techniques such as compressions, EQ, limiting, and stereo imaging.
Quick, affordable, and quality mastering for your songs.
Sometimes you have sufficient budget and time to get your music mastered by a professional mastering engineer. Sometimes you need mastering that’s affordable and quick, but still makes your audio sound great.
- With CloudBounce, you can try before you buy, since you’ll hear a preview of the mastered version of your song within minutes.
- Just drag or upload a WAV or MP3 (though you REALLY should be starting with a WAV since it’s a superior audio format) into your CD Baby dashboard.
- Take a listen. If you like how it sounds, you’ll have 30 days to purchase a hi-res WAV of the mastered audio. Again, for just $4.90 per song.
Once you’ve paid for the mastering, the mastered audio file will be stored in your CD Baby account forever, so you’ll be able to download it whenever you need. Plus, you’ll know it’s ready for worldwide distribution too!
Here’s what other artists are saying about CloudBounce mastering:
Timo Juuti: “I put all the demos I get into a playlist but sometimes even a good track might go unnoticed if it’s very low volume. CloudBouce offers an easy and affordable option to ensure your demos will be heard, like literally.”
Petri Alanko: “I’ve seen and heard pretty much every mastering service there is, both man-made and automated, even done quite a few myself, but after having tested CloudBounce I was left with my jaw open: pretty damn good job, guys. Really, really nice. Open, defined, easily translatable to all listening environments from phones to tablets and beyond. Gaming companies and fellow musicians, take note!”
Kevin Somos: “I used CloudBounce for one of our latest tunes and the quality is there. I think it’s a great service for new producers to get their work mastered at fair price.”
The final step in preparing your audio is now easier than ever. Master your new audio tracks within your CD Baby dashboard!