Should you be releasing on CD, a CD Production Master is the critical last step in Mastering. This is the material from which all the CD’s are made, so it is essential that this be checked and error-free. All Studios 301 CD masters go through a rigorous quality control process, where the master is compiled, tested and then listen to in its entirety.
CD production masters are available in two formats: DDP and PMCD. DDP is the preferred format, as it is a file that can be uploaded, put onto a disk, backed up and have copies made.
PMCD is a high-quality physical audio CD, which cannot be backed up or copied, but may be required by some CD duplication companies doing a run of less than 500 CD’s.
Fees and Charges
DDP Master (digital upload) – 1 to 6 songs: $160+GST
DDP Master (digital upload) – 7 or more songs: $300+GST
PMCD Master (on CD): $350+GST and shipping (if required)
DDP Master (on DVD): $350+GST and shipping (if required)