Preparing your tracks

We want to make sure that your order is perfect every time. All specifications for supplying your masters correctly are listed below – this enables us to work as smoothly as possible, from order to final stock delivery.

Masters can be supplied as audio CD/DDP or WAV files and should include a track sheet specifying A & B sides, song titles, start times and running lengths. DDP & WAV files can be uploaded to us directly via our FTP server (log-in details available on request), Dropbox or any other Web file delivery service.

Test pressings

Test pressings are always supplied for your evaluation and quality control – we will not proceed with any order until you have fully approved your test pressings.

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Glass Mastering

Glass Mastering involves the data from your master being transferred onto an optically ground and polished disc. The digital information is etched into a coating on the glass, which is then used to make stampers in an electrolytic bath. These stampers then go on to be used in the moulding process during replication.

Supplying Your Master

We prefer masters to be supplied as either DDP or Red Book CD-R and should include a track sheet specifying the song titles, start times and running lengths. DDP files can be uploaded to us directly via our FTP server (log-in details available on request), or sent via weTransfer (recommended), Dropbox or any other Web based large file delivery service.

If required, we have full CD Mastering facilities in-house – please contact us for details.

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Supplying your files for Authoring

For best results source data files should always be supplied rather than a video DVD copy. Data compression is involved in putting video onto DVD and it is always best if we can work from the original source files before that compression occurs to enable us to give you the best possible result. We can work from most common video file formats and should you need help at any stage, our engineers are available for advice on how to achieve the highest quality and compatibility for your DVD production master.

Video files can be supplied to us on hard drive, USB or DVD-ROM, or uploaded to us directly via our FTP server (log-in details available on request), weTransfer (recommended), Dropbox or any other Web based large file delivery service.

Supplying DVD Masters

If you are supplying your own masters, please supply a DLT (Digital Linear Tape) or a DVD-R. If CSS encryption is required, please supply DLT’s and make sure that you have “enabled” the DLT to be encrypted at the authoring stage.

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Masters can be supplied as audio CD/DDP or WAV files and should include a track sheet specifying A & B sides, song titles, start times and running lengths. DDP & WAV files can be uploaded to us directly via our FTP server (log-in details available on request), Dropbox or any other Web file delivery service.

You will need to: