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Grevillea Mastering - Guidelines

MASTER TAPE GUIDELINES
 
Guidelines for the preparation of Master Tapes for CD Pre-Mastering and Audio Cassette Duplication.
The following guidelines have been developed to assist you with the preparation of your Master Tapes for Compact Disc Pre-Mastering or Audio Cassette Duplication, prior to delivery to Grevillea Recording Studios.

Careful adherence to these guidelines will help minimize delays in production.
 
For Compact Disc Pre-Mastering, we accept masters in the following formats:
 
Data Files on CD including WAV, BWF, AIFF, SD2 at any Sampling Rate and Bit depth
DVD Audio or Data Files
DAT (Digital Audio Tape)
CD-Audio (Standard Replicated Audio Compact Disc)
CD-R (Recordable Compact Disc, Red-Book or Orange Book Standard)
1/4" 2-track Analog Open Reel
1/2" 2-track Analog Open Reel
For Digital Masters, please note the following:
 
DAT Masters should have continuous Absolute or Linear Timecode for the entire duration of progam material
The Sampling Frequency should remain the same throughout the entire program.
A Sampling Rate of 44.1kHz is recommended. However 48kHz is acceptable.
CD-R masters should be recorded in "single session" mode, and must conform to Red Book or Orange Book specifications
Song List
Duration of each Song
Total Duration
Song Order for final Master
For Analog Master Tapes, please supply all of the above information, as well as the following:
 
Noise Reduction Used (if any)
Tape Speed
Alignment Tones (for Open Reel Masters)
Bias Level (for Open Reel Masters)
For Audio Cassette Duplication, we accept master tapes in the following formats:
 
DAT (Digital Audio Tape)
CD-Audio (Standard Replicated Audio Compact Disc)
CD-R (Recordable Compact Disc, Red Book or Orange Book Standard)
1/4" 2-track Analog Open Reel
1/2" 2-track Analog Open Reel
Audio Cassette
For Digital Master Tapes, please supply the following information:
 
Song List
Duration of each Song
Split Point for Side A and B
Total Duration of each Side
For Analog Master Tapes, please supply all of the above information, as well as the following:
 
Noise Reduction Used (if any)
Tape Speed
Alignment Tones (for Open Reel Masters)
Bias Level (for Open Reel Masters)