Today it is almost imperative to have some video accompanying an audio release. We know how that process works and we recommend a video to accompany one song or more on a project.
You can spend any amount of money on video, so unless you are a trust fund baby, you have to decide how elaborate you want it to be.
The most basic video is an in-studio filming of the session with two or more cameras. When the music is mixed and completed it is then synced with the studio recording. This is almost essential in the day of YouTube. We are not a video company, but coordinating it is a part of what we do and we will work with you to have it done right and affordably.
POINT OF PRIDE: With our historical video on our Benny Martin “Big Tiger Roars Again, Part One” OMS Records was one of the first independent record labels to incorporate video onto an audio CD.
Mastering is the final audio process and involves technical knowledge. It is a field all it’s own and there are companies that only do mastering.
It’s an important part of the chain. We have total respect for Mastering Engineers, especially the good ones. Mastering is the process that takes place after the recording and mixing of the product. Generally, mastering is done on the final 2 track recording, or “five point one” for surround sound mixes. The mastering process adjusts the equalization, and provides compression on the master mix, limiting and noise reduction.
For a full album release we will recommend a Mastering firm. Yes, we have the equipment, and we do offer in house mastering, but generally only for lower budget releases and demo recordings. If you are looking for wide distribution of your project, let us tell you why it is important to have your final mix mastered by a mastered engineer. It’s not generally expensive, and it makes the final product consistent and ready for play on various platforms.