After completing a mix down per song, the settings for mastering are determined. The sound is being treated to achieve a certain loudness, frequency response and stereo image, similar to other commercially available CDs in the genre.

The CD-master, which is eventually made, also has the correct sequence, codes, fade-ins/outs and CD-text, so that it can be used immediately for the production of the final CD.

Masters can be delivered digitally online, on CD or in DDP format, or even as seperate Mp3's for direct online useage.

When required by the customer and if the budget allows for it, the mastering  process can  be taken outside the Toneshed studio and be handled by a dedicated mastering studio. Several contacts are available and the whole process can be handled by Toneshed.