Alien Beans Studio is owned and operated by King's X guitarist Ty Tabor.
Ty has been mastering local and international releases since 1998.
What is mastering?
Mastering is the process of taking your final audio mixes and fine tuning them. Ty makes adjustments to EQ, volume, deEssing, limiting/compression, and anything else needed to make your audio sound great. Mastering can be subtle or dramatic depending on your mix. The greatest benefit is that mastering can help make a group of different sounding songs sound like they belong on the same album. This helps your product sound like a real album as opposed to a demo.
What do I send?
We accept files in any standard stereo format (wav, aif, aiff, 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 withinthree business days of receiving your files.
What gear or software do you use?
Alien Beans has a huge arsenal of high-end 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 the software plugins we use. Speaking of plugins... Use this link for 10% off Waves bundles and plugins!
How much does it cost?
We have the best prices around.Check the price chart just below this FAQ area.
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. Please check your SPAM folder!
The more songs you send the less you pay per song.
This pricing applies for each session. For instance if you send five songs in January, and five more in March, (even if they are part of the same album) they will be treated as two separate five-song sessions.
Simply add $20 per song for each additional song over twelve songs.
Email Alien Beans for info on uploading your files. You will receive an email within 24 hours with a secure upload address.