Master Your Tracks Instantly With Promaster by Aftermaster

If you’ve been using TuneCore or reading our blog for the past few years, you know that we’ve tried to highlight the benefits of well-mastered releases. Mastering is an art that can vastly improve the sound of your recorded music – and it once took knowing an audio engineer who specializes in this process to make it a possibility. It could also be more costly for those releasing on an indie budget.

In an effort to solve this, a little while back TuneCore began offering Aftermaster in our suite of Artist Services – a brilliant program that connects independent artists in need of mastering with GRAMMY Award winning engineers at a reasonable cost. Artists without the local resources or connections to high quality mastering options could now use Aftermaster to easily coordinate this studio magic-making in advance of their release.

Now, we’re psyched to announce a new and even more cost-friendly solution for instant mastering: Promaster by Aftermaster. TuneCore has expanded its partnership with Aftermaster in order to offer our artists the finest instant mastering tool on the market right now to polish their recently recorded tracks.

Promaster by Aftermaster is unlike any other instant mastering product in that it was wholly developed by artists, producers and audio engineers to streamline the mastering and storage process without compromising quality or creative intent. It uses cutting edge audio processing systems developed internally to instantly master audio to the highest standards.

Since we’re in the business of hooking artists up, Promaster by Aftermaster is ready to offer special rates exclusively for TuneCore Artists. For $9.95 per single and $24.95 per album, TuneCore Artists can also enjoy the following features:

  • Receive four versions of each track: ‘Powerful’, ‘Radio Ready’,’Bass Enhanced’ and ‘Vocal Enhanced
  • Free preview of your masters before you purchase
  • Master an entire album at once, ensuring consistency
  • Monthly and annual subscriptions available

Whether you just wrapped up in the studio, recorded a new single in your bedroom, or feel like revisiting some never-released tracks – polish ‘em up fast at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

Learn more about TuneCore’s partnership with Promaster by Aftermaster here, or if you’re ready to start instantly mastering your tracks, get after it!

LANDR Instant Mastering: MixGenius & TuneCore Help Artists Polish the Sound of Their Music

[Editors Note: Hot off the heels of announcing our partnership with MixGenius, an intelligent audio technology company, Franck Nasso (Head of Sales & Communications at MixGenius), wrote this blog introducing LANDR Instant Mastering – TuneCore’s latest Artist Service.]

Do you record your own music? Are you spending more money producing and mastering new music than you’re making? Here at MixGenius, we understand the problems artists face. We’re a Montreal-based start-up whose creative team is made up of musicians and producers. We get you.

Since launching in May, our LANDR cloud-based, instant mastering service has made a great impact on the music industry. Now artists can master tracks in minutes, directly on the TuneCore website, via LANDR. This is great opportunity for artists who’ve never experienced the benefits of great mastering, or just can’t afford the pros.

Artists are taking control of their music’s sound quality, with LANDR Instant Mastering.

UK singer Charlie Simpson

“I’m a big advocate of new technology, so when it came to mastering the B-sides and rarities from Young Pilgrim I turned to LANDR,” says Charlie Simpson. “The software, developed by MixGenius, did an incredible job of mastering each song individually to a professional standard, and brought the whole album package together to create a fluid and seamless listening experience. I can’t recommend LANDR highly enough.”

Canadian guitarist Bennet Lewis of indie supergroup Of Montreal

“I’m 25, money is tight, and I’m giving everything I have to make it in this industry,” says Bennett Lewis.  “[LANDR is] an insanely cool service. The sound quality is great and the mastering program really does open up the songs and makes them pop. It’s like magic. Allowing musicians to master their work for a fraction of the usual cost is groundbreaking. This will no doubt allow creators the ability to continue their projects and end up with quality results that don’t cost an arm and a leg.”

Mastering makes music sound better.

Mastering is the art of refining and polishing finished stereo mixes by making subtle adjustments to equalization, selectively adding compression, stereo enhancement, and other psychoacoustic tricks like aural excitation.

If you master your music before you send it out as a demo, or share and sell it worldwide, you’ll know that people are listening to a higher-quality sound than your original recording.

We’ve made LANDR Instant Mastering easy to use—at an artist-friendly price. Just $9.99.

  1. Go to the TuneCore website. If you are a TuneCore Artist, just go to the Artist Services Page, go to the LANDR Instant Mastering section and click on the “GET STARTED” button. If you are not a TuneCore Artist, just signup for a FREE TuneCore account, then follow the same steps.
  2. Drag and drop your track into the LANDR module. LANDR’s responsive algorithm will analyze the nuances of your track and respond with a professional master unique to your song.
  3. In the module, you can compare your original mix with a sample of the mastered version before you purchase your mastered track(s).
  4. If you choose to purchase the master, it’s just $9.99 per track. That’s it!
  5. You’ll instantly receive a download link via email for your mastered recording. Then you can upload it to your Tunecore account or download it to a hard drive.

In the time that it takes to listen to a song, you can instantly master a track.

We’re very happy that we partnered with TuneCore to help artists enhance the sound of their music with a high-quality mastering that rivals what they would get from a professional studio.

LANDR is quick. It’s easy. It’s affordable.

Now indie artists can add mastering to their creative mix.

TuneCore Partners With MixGenius To Launch Instant Mastering

NEW YORKJan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — TuneCore announced today a partnership with MixGenius, an intelligent audio technology company, to help artists release professional-quality music by offering fast and affordable mastering.  TuneCore is the first digital music distributor to integrate LANDR Instant Mastering, a new embeddable DIY mastering platform from MixGenius, into an artist’s dashboard.

Built for the evolving music industry and growing independent artist population, the LANDR Instant Mastering gives musicians the ability to master their songs directly from the TuneCore platform in preparation for worldwide distribution.

TuneCore artists can now use LANDR’s drag & drop simplicity to master their music within minutes and instantly preview the results. Mastered songs files are easily uploaded when the artist is ready to distribute the new music. Uncompressed WAV masters are available for only $9.99 per song.

“With the addition of the LANDR Instant Mastering, our newest Artist Service, we’re able to provide our artists with the means to create the type of high-quality sound recordings that their fans have come to expect,” said Scott Ackerman, CEO of TuneCore. “Partnering with MixGenius is a part of our continued mission to ensure our artists can access the best available tools for creating and distributing their music at affordable prices.”

“Mastering is a key, yet incredibly time-consuming and expensive aspect of making music,” said Pascal Pilon, CEO of MixGenius.  “We’re thrilled to put LANDR Instant Mastering at the fingertips of TuneCore Artists and give them the opportunity easily and affordably improve the sound quality of their music.”

MixGenius is an intelligent audio technology company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Since launching in May 2014, LANDR has amassed over 100,000 users in over 170 countries. Over 110,000 songs are mastered per month, more than all the mastering houses in the US combined.